Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Find a Fellowship

Title
Deadline
American Jewish Committee Goldman Fellowship Program
February

http://www.ajc-access.org/goldman-fellowship/ajc-goldman-fellowship

Designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management, this competitive fellowship gives students the unique opportunity to work in offices throughout the world—from San Francisco to Geneva, Switzerland, and from New York to Melbourne, Australia. Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned.

AJC Fellows are hosted by national and international AJC offices and affiliates; placements vary each year. Research and policy work span the range of AJC's interests from international affairs and diplomacy to interethnic relations and non-profit management. Applicants are asked to select their preferred field(s) of interest as well as any location preferences and AJC will seek to match requests with our needs.

California State Government – Executive Fellowship Program
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/executive/

The Executive Fellowship Program is sponsored by the California State University, Sacramento's Center for California Studies and the Office of the Governor to provide an experiential learning opportunity in California state government. Fellows work full-time in high levels of the Executive branch and meet weekly for graduate seminars. This program uniquely integrates work experiences with academic and professional development.

Academic Seminar
Fellows attend weekly university graduate seminars and earn 12 graduate units in Public Policy and Administration. Seminars provide an academic perspective on policy and administrative issues that are relevant to the public sector. Although some of the units are applicable toward a graduate degree at Sacramento State, separate application to a specific degree program is required. Other universities accept the units on a case-by-case basis.

Work Experience
Executive Fellows are placed in various levels of California's Executive branch including offices of the Governor, Constitutional Officers, Cabinet Secretaries, commissions, departments and programs. Placement assignments are made based on a combination of the Fellow's interests, skills and preferences along with the mutual desirability between the fellow and role of the office and the skills of the fellow.

The Fellowship Experience
The fellowship experience begins with a comprehensive orientation to California state government, including briefings by the Governor's staff, Constitutional Officers, legislative staff, academicians, and others. Fellows also have the opportunity to discuss public policy issues and to get to know each other. Unique to the Executive Branch experience is the inherent range of topics and levels of responsibilities. Because Fellows are placed in offices throughout the branch, they learn not only about state government from their individual experiences, but through the shared experiences of their colleagues.

Capital Fellows Programs
February

http://www.csus.edu/calst/capital_fellows_programs_overview.html

The Capital Fellows Program will place you in various levels of California’s executive, legislative, or judicial branches of government while you attend a weekly graduate seminar at Sacramento State. You need not be Californian, but must have a passionate interest in the Golden State.

Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.  The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

The selection process for the fellows programs starts in the late fall when the application period opens. Anyone with a bachelor's degree by September 1, 2012 and a demonstrated interest in state government and public service is eligible to apply. There are no preferred majors. Applicants must be 20 years of age by September 1, 2012. Graduate, postgraduate and mid-career applicants are welcome. Non-U.S. citizens must provide proof of appropriate immigration status. The Capital Fellows Programs do not meet the requirements for F-1 or J-1 visas.

Fellows are selected in the spring and start their programs in fall with an intensive orientation conducted by the program, after which they interview with various offices before being placed. They attend weekly graduate seminars conducted by their program's academic advisors.

law, politics, public policy
City Hall Fellows
December

Mission

City Hall Fellows offers America's best and brightest recent college graduates an unparalleled opportunity to experience local government from the inside out. Our mission is to:
  • introduce America's future leaders to the inner workings of local government;
  • bring their talent and energy to bear addressing the challenges local governments face; and
  • expose them to meaningful careers in public service.
 
Work Experience
Fellows will be grouped in cohorts of 10 within each host city – San Francisco and Houston – and will be placed throughout the local government with high-level local officials (e.g. mayor's office, city council, police department, housing agency, etc.). Fellows will function as full-time staff members in their assigned departments and will work on projects and tasks designated by their host city.
 
The Civic Leadership Development Program
In addition to working on critical city projects, Fellows will participate in an intensive and comprehensive Civic Leadership Development Program (.pdf) spanning the entire fellowship term. They will be introduced to the history,organization and politics of their host city, gain an in-depth understanding of city mechanics (such as the budget process and civil service), tour city facilities, explore public policy issues facing America's cities and dialogue with leading city officials and other policy makers and policy influencers about the mechanics, politics and challenges of local governance. Fellows also will complete service projects, including developing policy recommendations for review by senior city officials.
As part of this Program, Fellows will spend 2-3 days in their state capital interfacing with state government leaders and will attend a three-day national convention in Washington, D.C., where they will compare and share their experiences with Fellows from other cities and meet national policymakers and political leaders (including those who represent the Fellows' host cities).
 
Compensation
The City Hall Fellows fellowship is a full-time, 12-month position. The fellowship year begins in August and ends the following July. Fellows will receive a reasonable entry-level salary, commensurate with the local cost of living, and basic health benefits. Compensation may vary by locale.

 

 

Clarendon Scholarship
January

http://www.clarendon.ox.ac.uk/

Clarendon Scholarships are awarded to academically excellent students with the best proven and future potential. The Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses, and are open to students starting a new course at Oxford. They are highly competitive, with less than 7% of applicants selected for the scholarship.

In 2010-11, there were 297 Clarendon scholars at Oxford representing 46 different countries.

Whilst there are no quotas by course type, the majority of Clarendon scholars are working towards a DPhil (PhD). Scholarships are also awarded for 2-year graduate degrees (MPhil/BPhil/MLitt) or 1-year degrees (MSc/MSt/MBA/MFE).

A distinguishing feature of Clarendon scholarships is that scholars are selected from the leaders in their field - that is, academic departments nominate whom they believe are the most deserving of their place at the University of Oxford based on their academic record and ability to contribute significantly to their field of study, both in the present and future. This feature ensures the best and brightest minds are selected as Clarendon scholars.

Application Deadlines:
General: Fri., Jan. 18, 2013
Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations: Fri., Jan. 4, 2013

graduate studies
Fulbright Program for US Students
September

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/

The Fulbright program is the largest US international exchange program offering opportunities for students, scholars, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide. Sponsored by the US Department of State, the Fulbright was established by the US Congress to "enable the government of the United States to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries." In 2007, approximately six thousand grants were awarded, at a cost of more than $262 million, to U.S. students, teachers, professionals, and scholars to study, teach, lecture, and conduct research in more than 155 countries, and to their foreign counterparts to engage in similar activities in the United States.

Humanity in Action
January

http://www.humanityinaction.org/

HIA programs are designed to promote and facilitate an ongoing, trans-Atlantic and intra-European dialog about the challenges that democratic societies encounter as they experience new degrees and forms of diversity. The goal is to reinforce the HIA Fellows' commitment to democratic values and human rights; to encourage American and European students to become leaders in these fields; and to foster a growing international community bound together by these commitments. The core fellowship programs are in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, and the United States. Each core program is divided into two phases in the summer. During the first phase, recognized leaders of human rights organizations, politicians, diplomats, philanthropists, journalists, scholars, artists and authors meet with the Fellows during three-and-a-half weeks of intensive seminars, site visits, and focus group activities. Each program culminates in a period of research and writing. International teams of Fellows focus on past and present minority issues in their host country, producing a written report.

IMUSE Summer Fellowship
April

http://www.projectimuse.org/programs/

The IMUSE 2011 Beijing Summer Fellowship Program will bring thirty outstanding students from Chinese and American colleges and graduate schools together to share their opinions, experience Chinese culture, and learn from one another. During the fellowship, Chinese and American delegates will participate alongside one another in a variety of activities designed to be both academically and personally enriching. Delegates will participate in panel discussion events with a student audience, where they will discuss the pertinent issues facing Chinese-American relations today. They will interact with and learn from distinguished guest speakers, which in past IMUSE events have included distinguished academics and celebrities from both America and China. As IMUSE is strongly committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in both countries, the fellowship will include a short period of public service within an underprivileged community. Other activities and workshops will cover a variety of topics from politics to pop culture to food. All events will be carried out in English, and no knowledge of Chinese is necessary.

In an effort to help students become familiar with Beijing and all that it has to offer, IMUSE will facilitate tours to sites of cultural interest as well as major businesses and government offices within the city. In addition, two days of the fellowship will be spent visiting a village outside Beijing, granting delegates a rare opportunity to glimpse the rural China so often overlooked by Western visitors. In order to help document their experiences, delegates will each keep a blog during the two weeks that will be uploaded onto the IMUSE website.

Students will stay in a hotel for the duration of the program and have all necessary living expenses paid for, including accommodations, food, ground transportation, and $500 toward transportation to and from Beijing.

IMUSE hopes that this dynamic, multidisciplinary, and challenging two weeks will expose both American and Chinese delegates to a better understanding of each other, and foster friendships and relationships that last long after the two weeks have ended.

The program will include 15 delegates from North American schools and 15 delegates from Chinese schools. All students in an American postsecondary school (including two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools, and vocational, technical, and trade schools) are eligible to apply. Students need not be American citizens to apply.

Asia
Institute for Humane Studies Fellowship
January

http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=491

The Institute for Humane Studies awards scholarships up to $12,000 for undergraduate or graduate study in the United States or abroad. Last year IHS awarded 120 scholarships to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work. Applications will be considered from those who will be full-time graduate students or undergraduate juniors or seniors in the 2011-12 academic year and have a clearly demonstrated research interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society. Previous award winners have come from fields as diverse as economics, philosophy, and literature, and have conducted research on a variety of issues such as:

  • impediments to economic growth in developing countries,
  • market-based approaches to environmental policy,
  • the role of patient autonomy in bioethics,
  • the legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England, and
  • the relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance.
Middlebury College Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages
January

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace: Investing in the Study of Critical Languages

www.middlebury.edu/ls/finaid/fellowships/kwd

The Davis Fellowships are offered to cover the full cost of summer language study from beginner to graduate levels in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian at the Middlebury College Language Schools. Fellowship grants cover the full comprehensive fee (tuition, room, and board) at the Middlebury summer Language Schools.
 
The Davis Fellowships are merit-based and intended for exceptionally qualified individuals with demonstrated interest in one or more of the following areas: international, global, or area studies; international politics and economics; peace and security studies; and/or conflict resolution. Individuals in other fields, including working professionals, are also encouraged to apply if their field of expertise requires them to study one of the critical languages listed above.
language
New York State Assembly Intern Program
November

http://assembly.state.ny.us/internship/undergraduates/?sec=main

The Session Internship offers college students a chance to participate in state government and the legislative process through a well-structured practical learning experience. Most colleges grant Session Interns a full semester of credit, as recommended by the Regents National Program on Noncollegiate Sponsored Instruction (National PONSI). The Assembly Intern Committee awards a $4,140 stipend (includes book allowance) to each Session Intern in the January 2, 2012 to May 9, 2012 Internship.

The Assembly offers up to 150 college students an opportunity to get involved in state government and gain firsthand knowledge of the legislative process. Interns complete an Orientation, are enrolled in the course taught by the Intern Committee faculty and are required to attend Issue Policy Forums on Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Tuesday evenings as scheduled, as part of their academic requirement. Interns are also assigned research and administrative responsibilities in an Assembly office.

Note: The Session Internship is a comprehensive program requiring specific academic hours. Students should enroll in no more than three credit hours in addition to the credit granted for the Internship.

New York State Senate Undergraduate Session Assistants
November

http://www.nysenate.gov/department/student-programs

The undergraduate program is intended to provide talented and able students with firsthand experience in New York State government at the legislative level. Each session, from the beginning of January through the end of April, 30 Session Assistants are selected to join a Senator's office and work full time as staff. The program takes place entirely on-site at the Senate in Albany, NY.

Applicants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, disciplines, and campus experiences. The enrollment will consist predominantly of college juniors and seniors. Exceptional sophomores are occasionally selected. Freshmen are ineligible.

This program was created to foster an appreciative understanding of the roles of process, personalities, and problem-solving in state government as well as return energetic and informed men and women to the classroom, to voter constituencies, and to the workplaces that serve New York State. The opportunity to experience government and observe policy development is unparalleled.

OCA Internships
February

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=

The OCA Internship Program is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about national issues and policies that affect Asian Pacific Americans. The OCA Internship Program also exposes interns to other aspects of Washington, D.C. Last year, interns visited Congressional offices where they had an opportunity to meet with Congressional Representatives, APA staffers, and members of the Congressional APA Caucus. Interns will also have hands on experience at the offices in which they are placed.

Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship
February

http://polisci.columbia.edu/undergraduate-programs/prizes-and-fellowships/phyllis-stevens-sharp-fellowship-american-politics

The Department of Political Science recently established the Phyllis Stevens Sharp Fellowship Fund in American Politics. Phyllis Stevens Sharp's ongoing interest in Columbia undergraduate education and American politics inspired her son, John Stevens Sharp (CC, GSAS), and husband, Donald E. Sharp (GSAS), to honor her with a Columbia endowment that benefits Political Science majors and concentrators.  The Sharp Fellowship will support undergraduate research and internships in American politics and policymaking.

Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
January

https://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship seeks to recruit talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. The Program develops a source of trained men and women from academic disciplines representing the skill needs of the Department, who are dedicated to representing America's interests abroad.

The fellowship award includes tuition, room, board, and mandatory fees during the junior and senior years of college and during the first year of graduate study. Each year's award also includes reimbursement for books and for travel (one round trip per academic year, up to a set maximum amount). The Fellow must commit to pursuing a master's degree in international studies at one of the graduate schools participating in the program. Participating graduate schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.

Junior Year Summer Institute
Attendance is required between the junior and senior years of college at a summer institute based at a graduate school of public policy and international affairs participating in the Pickering program. The typical seven-week institute curriculum consists of course work in economics, calculus, and policy analysis, with exercises to develop oral and written communication skills. Institute participants include students from a number of public policy and international affairs fellowship programs.

Two Summer Internships
Fellows must participate in one overseas and one domestic summer internship within the U.S. Department of State. Students receive a stipend during the internships.

Core Curriculum
Undergraduate course work must be completed in the following or the equivalent: English composition, western civilization, U.S. political systems, principles of economics, U.S. history, modern non-western history, comparative politics, international trade or world finance or economic development, and geography.

U.S. Department of State Summer Internship
March

http://www.careers.state.gov/students#.UToYXoHmXIU

The U.S. Department of State uses diplomacy to promote and protect American interests by managing diplomatic relations with other countries and international institutions and promoting peace and stability in regions of vital interest. The Department has a variety of programs, from summer clerical positions to management fellowships and summer internships, which allow students to participate in projects vital to the success of U.S. foreign policy. Foreign language ability is an important factor in placement for internships abroad.

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
February

http://aif.org/

The AIF Clinton Fellowship gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months. Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas. The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Since 2001, 265 Americans have worked with 115 Indian NGOs through the AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow.