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Find a Fellowship

Title
Deadline
American Jewish World Service World Partners Fellowship
January

http://www.ajws.org/what_we_do/service_and_travel_opportunities/world_partners_fellowship/

The World Partners Fellowship is awarded to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service opportunity. For ten months, fellows live independently and volunteer at an NGO (non-governmental organization) in India or Central America. As part of this service-learning experience, fellows engage in personal reflection, educational seminars and skills-building workshops through an in-country orientation and retreats with a peer-learning community.

jewish, NGO, volunteer
Christianson Grant for Work-Abroad Programs
October

http://www.interexchange.org/content/331/en/InterExchange%20Foundation%27s%20Christianson%20Grant%20Provides%20Up%20to%20$10,000%20for%20Work%20Abroad%20Programs.html

 

The Christianson Grant is open to individuals who have sought out and arranged their own work-abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs. Award amounts vary from $2,500 to $10,000. The intention of the grant awards is to defray the costs of transportation, participation fees, travel insurance, housing, and meals related to a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program. Recipients will be selected based on intent, with preference toward those with limited or no previous international travel experience and longer programs.

Deadlines: October 15, 2011; March 15, 2012; July 15, 2012

Dorot Fellowship
May

http://www.dorot.org/dfi

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Twelve Dorot Fellows are chosen each year to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.

The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential Jewish learning, and of various volunteer activities. In addition, Dorot Fellows and Staff exist in a Collaborative Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to the future of American Jewry.

jewish, Middle East
Google Policy Fellowship
January

http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/index.html

As lawmakers around the world become more engaged on Internet policy, ensuring a robust and intelligent public debate around these issues becomes increasingly important. That’s why we're announcing our second summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program—to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental to the future of the Internet and its users.

The Google Policy Fellowship program was inspired by Google's Summer of Code with a public policy twist. The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Program Overview
Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and trademark reform, consumer privacy, open government, and more. Participating organizations are based in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA , Ottawa or Toronto, Canada and include: American Library Association, Cato Institute, Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic, Center for Democracy and Technology, Citizen Lab, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Future of Music Coalition, Internet Education Foundation, Media Access Project, New America Foundation, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Public Knowledge, and Technology Policy Institute. More information about the host organizations and the areas of focus for the fellows are outlined here.

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations, but will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis; drafting reports and analyses; attending government and industry meetings and conferences; and participating in other advocacy activities.

Who should apply?
We’re looking for students who are passionate about technology, and want to spend the summer diving headfirst into Internet policy. Students from all majors and degree programs who posses the following qualities are encouraged to apply:

  • Demonstrated or stated commitment to Internet and technology policy
  • Excellent academic record, professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities, subject matter expertise
  • First-rate analytical, communications, research, and writing skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently, and to work smartly and resourcefully in a fast-paced environment
  • General “googliness” (we’re kidding!)

Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,000 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2012 (June-August). Exact dates of the fellowship will be worked out by the fellow and host organization.

LIVFund - Latin America

Livfund.org

The LIVFund Scholarship has been designed for anyone who wants to learn, intern or volunteer [LIV] abroad in Latin America and is seeking financial assistance to offset program or living abroad expenses. Two scholarships are awarded per month in the amount of US$500 each to people studying, interning or volunteering abroad in the following 21 Latin American countries: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela. We believe that the exchange of cultures makes the world a better place, and we are working to spread this mission through the LIVFund Scholarship.

Candidates coming to Latin America with an organized program, designing their own program or still waiting to be accepted to an abroad program are all eligible to apply. Students, interns and volunteers who are already abroad are also eligible to receive funding.

Candidates may apply for the LIVFund Scholarship up to six months in advance of their program start date.

Applications are accepted year-round.

National Geographic Glimpse Correspondents Program
July

http://glimpse.org/the-correspondents-program/

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is for talented writers and photographers with a passion for storytelling and a knack for finding truly unique stories. The program is open to anyone between the ages of 18 and 34 who will be working, volunteering, or studying abroad for at least 10 weeks. Correspondents receive the following benefits:

  • $600 stipend
  • Support from a team of professional editors
  • Career training in writing and photography
  • Guaranteed publication on Glimpse.org
  • Possibility of being featured on NationalGeographic.com

Fall deadline: Nov. 20, 2011

journalism, photography
Princeton in Asia
November

http://piaweb.princeton.edu/

Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. The first PiA "fellowships" consisted of a handful of Princeton University graduates who went to China in the late 1890s to do relief work and teach English; the program has since expanded considerably in size and scope throughout Asia. In 2007, PiA placed 125 fellows in 17 countries, including Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Currently the program offers 85 teaching fellowships with 40 additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business.

The basic prerequisite for PiA placement is a bachelor's degree. In addition:

  • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) experience is required prior to leaving for Asia for all English teaching positions. At least 20 hours of TESL preparation either through a short course (such as that offered at Princeton) or through volunteer tutoring will fulfill this requirement. Tutoring can be accomplished at most universities and also through church groups and human service organizations. Check with colleges in your area to see if a TESL course is offered or contact a local Literacy Volunteers program.
  • English teaching positions require native English speaking ability. PiA recognizes that citizens of any country may have native-speaker fluency in English, but we have occasionally had problems convincing Asian institutions of that fact.
  • Asian language ability is NOT a prerequisite for most teaching positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills.
  • All applicants MUST be able to come to Princeton for a personal interview in January, and all applicants receiving placements MUST attend the weekend orientation held in late May on the Princeton University campus.
Teach for China
February

http://www.tfchina.org/

Teach for China (TFC) is an innovative non-profit organization primarily supported by the Ford Foundation that addresses educational inequality in low-income Chinese communities with high incidences of minority populations. We work in partnership with:

  • Princeton in Asia
  • The Woodrow Wilson School's China and the World Program (CWP)
  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • The Chinese Communist Youth League's (CYL) Graduate Student Volunteer Program

CEI operates with the approval of the Chinese central government and is the first and only volunteer organization in the PRC to pair graduates from top universities in the US and China in a long-term service initiative. We are now recruiting promising future leaders to serve as fully sponsored teaching fellows in China.

Asia, education, teaching
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/nonprofit-philanthropy/leadership-initiatives/hearst

Deadlines:
Summer 2013: March 22, 2013
Fall 2013: July 19, 2013
Spring 2014: November 22, 2013

The Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy Program (NSPP) of the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with NSPP. Through this fellowship, NSPP seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Activities
In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Requirements
The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community of color. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  2. Excellent research and writing skills;
  3. Demonstrated financial need;
  4. American citizenship.

The student must be able to intern for 12-15 weeks at the Washington, DC, office of the Aspen Institute. Fall and Spring internships will be part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

Fellowship Stipend
A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

diversity, minority
Women's Ways of Leading: Ecuador

http://www.studentaffairs.columbia.edu/sda/leadership/women

Over the course of 10-12 days, a group of Columbia University women travel to Picalqui, Ecuador to volunteer with women and children, to assist in eco-agriculture and reforestation efforts, and to explore issues related to responsible and sustainable agricultural development and policy. We work directly with our partner, La Fundacion Brethren Y Unida, a local non-profit with over 57 years of experience, to provide qualitative programming, which includes countless opportunities for cultural exploration and exchange. Participants also engage in weekly pre-trip programs during the fall semester to prepare for what peers have described as the experience of a lifetime.

WorldTeach

http://www.worldteach.org/

WorldTeach provides opportunities for volunteers to teach in developing countries, making a meaningful contribution to schools and communities that are in great need of teachers. Most volunteers teach English, and students range in age depending on the placement. In some countries, volunteers may also teach math, science, computer skills, or HIV/AIDS awareness.

Volunteers work as full-time teachers, as employees of their host school or sponsoring institution in their placement country. Most volunteers live with a host family or on the school campus, and participate fully in the life of their host community. WorldTeach year programs are 10-12 months in length, and the summer programs are about two months in length. There are programs in a variety of countries around the world.

For year-long programs, volunteers must have a bachelor's degree. Summer program volunteers do not need to have a college degree, but must be at least 18 years of age. WorldTeach programs are open to native speakers of English; volunteers do not have to be US citizens.

Because WorldTeach receives no government or significant outside funding, we must ask volunteers themselves to cover most of the expenses associated with their placement, travel, training, and support. The reality is that the cost of traveling abroad is very expensive, and thus we discourage people from thinking of the program cost as "paying to volunteer," but rather "paying to live abroad."

Year-long programs in Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Rwanda, and Thailand.

Six-month programs in Chile and Namibia.

Summer programs in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland, and South Africa.

Deadlines vary by program.