In addition to the resources listed below, Barnard College’s Dean of Studies Office is an excellent resource for students interested in learning more about fellowships and scholarships. The Dean of Studies office has compiled a selected list of scholarships and fellowships available to Barnard students, which is available here. Please contact Dean James Runsdorf at the Dean of Studies office with any questions regarding scholarships or fellowships.
Click below for funding opportunities and post-graduate fellowships available in the following areas:
The Allen Rosenshine Minority Education & Training (MET) Fund awards internships to minorities, women and individuals protected under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act to encourage the pursuit of careers in advertising. The program was launched in an effort to improve the level of diversity in the advertising industry. BBDO typically awards several MET Fund internships for the summer across its U.S. offices located in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis, and San Francisco.
Applicants must: (i) be a high school senior, be enrolled in an accredited two- or four-year academic institution, or a graduate student; (ii) be in academically good standing as defined by your academic institution; (iii) have a GPA of 3.0 or greater; and (iv) be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Interns receive a $4,000 stipend for the ten-week internship. The application deadline is typically in March. Please check NACElink for this opportunity during the spring semester or contact Barnard Career Development at firstname.lastname@example.org for the application materials.
The Ruder Finn Executive Training Program is for recent college graduates who are interested in exploring a career in public relations. Executive Trainees work full time, 35 hours per week, and attend weekly classes. Executive Trainees are typically assigned to a specific practice area of the Agency.
Executive Trainee applicants must have graduated from college before the session they apply for begins. Candidates with graduate degrees are also eligible to apply, but a graduate degree is not a requirement. All applicants must have a social security number and be authorized to work in the U.S. permanently.
Executive Trainees are paid based on an annual salary of $24,000, which is pro-rated for the four months of the Program. Trainees do not receive benefits during their tenure in the program. Program graduates hired as assistant account executives are hired at a competitive salary and begin to receive benefits immediately.
There are three sessions per year. The deadlines for the upcoming sessions are as follows:
The application deadline for the Spring 2013 (February 11, 2013 to May 31, 2013) program is October 12, 2012. The application deadline for the Summer 2013 (June 17, 2013 to October 4, 2013) program is February 8, 2013.
The Arden Professional Apprentice Program's philosophy is to provide a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of a nonprofit regional theatre. The program provides apprentices with a comprehensive knowledge of the inner workings of a nonprofit regional theatre through work in every aspect of operations including front of house, box office, marketing, development, artistic, education, production, stage management, finance, and general management. The program is a full-time-plus commitment running from late August to mid June.
Please visit the Arden Theatre Company’s website for more information about this program.
Two dozen administrative and production internships and fellowships are offered at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. each year. Approximately 10 months in length, professional internships and fellowships are season-long, full-time commitments. Members of the intern/fellow company work alongside some of the most renowned artists and professionals in the world to produce and support the mainstage season at the nation’s premier classical theatre.
Interns and fellows receive $150 weekly to help defray the cost of living expenses and housing is provided for all out-of-town interns and fellows. The application deadline for full time internships is April 1, 2011.
In addition to full time internship and fellowship opportunities, each summer, the Education Department at the Shakespeare Theatre Company invites a number of college students to help facilitate its summer education programs: Camp Shakespeare and Summer ShakesPEERS.
These summer education internships are full-time, short-term engagements that span from late-June to mid-August. Summer interns receive a weekly stipend, but are not provided with housing.
Applications for the 2012-2013 season will be accepted starting in January 2012.
The Van Lier Directing Fellowship is designed to give emerging Hispanic directors 30 and under, and living in New York City, an opportunity to mount two professional theater productions at Repertorio Espanol.
Three directors will be chosen to work on two productions each, one of their own choosing and one chosen in concert with the theater. Each production is given a modest budget and a limited run. Projects will begin summer of 2012.
The ideal fellows will have some previous experience in directing, an integral knowledge of classical Spanish theatre, contemporary Latin American theatre as well as a familiarity of Hispanic-American playwrights.
Candidates must be Hispanic Latino and 30 years old or younger and must also live full time in one of the five boroughs of New York City and plan to remain in New York City. Candidates are also required to have BA or MFA in dramatic arts and must be currently enrolled in any university of full time theater training program. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
The deadline is April 2, 2012.
Worldstudio Foundation, in conjunction with AIGA, the professional association for design, provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in colleges and universities in the U.S.
Applicants must: (i) be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; (ii) be pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in advertising, fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive design/motion graphics, or photography, and intend to pursue that discipline as a career; (iii) be matriculated (or planning to matriculate) as full time students at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S.; (iv) have at least a 2.0 GPA; and (v) have demonstrated financial need.
Basic scholarships are awarded in the amounts of $2,000 to $3,000. One or two top awards may be given in an amount up to $5,000 at the jury’s discretion. Honorable mention prizes in the amount of $500 cash are also awarded.
The ISJL’s education program currently includes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The project seeks to infuse Jewish life into these communities by providing educational services and expertise for both children and adults, including the development and implementation of a standard curriculum of Jewish learning. Education Fellows help to execute the ISJL’s education program.
Applicants must have a college degree and demonstrate active involvement in Jewish life or organizations. Fellows receive a salary, expenses and benefits. The fellowship program runs for two years.
Please visit ISJL’s website for application instructions.
The Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers (“IRT”) aims to reduce over time the critical under-representation on school faculties of certain minority groups, as well as to address the attendant educational consequences of these disparities. During the Summer Workshop at Phillips Academy, IRT interns engage a graduate-level curriculum of critical, cultural and educational theory. Students prepare for the GRE and work on their statements of purpose. At the end of the third week in July, the IRT hosts its annual Recruiters’ Weekend, attended by more than 60 academic deans and graduate admissions representatives from consortium institutions who are eager to speak with potential candidates about their graduate programs.
Applicants must: (i) be rising or graduating college seniors; (ii) have a GPA of 3.0 or above; (iii) have an undergraduate major in mathematics, social sciences, humanities, education or computer science; (iv) demonstrate a commitment to eradicating racial disparities in education; and (v) demonstrate an interest in serving as a positive role model to youth.
Participants receive a $1,200 stipend, travel expenses (for those traveling by plane or train), and room and board.
The application for 2013 will become available in early December 2012.
The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools. The MƒA Fellowship is available in Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, Utah and Washington, D.C.
Applicants must (i) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.; (ii) be new to teaching; (iii) have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university; (iv) have completed substantial coursework in mathematics; and (v) achieve a competitive score on the ETS Praxis Exams.
Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship to earn a master’s degree or teacher credentialing program in Mathematics Education and up to $100,000 in stipends, in addition to a full-time teacher’s salary.
The early decision application deadline for the New York program is typically in October, with the final deadline in January.
The Patrons Program, a not-for-profit organization, is an adopt-a-school program that facilitates systemic changes in 30 inner-city Catholic elementary schools in Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island. The Patrons Program hires recent college graduates to serve as Development/Marketing Fellows and right hand people to their Principals. Fellows are paired with one or two schools and get involved in all aspects of school life.
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s Degree and 0-3 years of experience. The Patrons Program asks Fellows to consider making two-year commitments.
Each year, the Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School invites a number of outstanding college juniors, seniors and graduate students, who have expressed an interest in teaching as a career, to intern with Summer School faculty and to be immersed in residential school life.
Teaching Interns work closely with experienced instructors. In addition to developing close working relationships with faculty mentors, Interns participate in seminars on teaching and residential life. They attend their own class, a seminar on the art of teaching, and gather together for evening programs. While experienced instructors teach Summer School courses, Interns have opportunities for co-teaching and, by term’s end, for teaching on their own.
Interns live in dormitories under the supervision of veteran faculty members, and share in the responsibility of overseeing the residential program. Dormitory responsibilities include working with a small number of advisees, taking duty nights, and establishing an adult living presence in the residence halls.
The Intern stipend is $3,200 plus room and board.
The Summer Research Opportunity Program (“SROP”) provides an opportunity for direct involvement in research and a taste of graduate student life. The program is eight weeks in length and includes faculty-supervised research, enrichment activities that prepare students for the graduate school application process (i.e., GRE workshop and application workshop), and a research conference.
Applicants must: (i) be current Sophomores or Juniors; (ii) have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3; (iii) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; and (iv) have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree at Northwestern University.
Each student chosen to participate in the SROP will receive a $4000 stipend, a round-trip plane ticket, university housing, and a campus meal subsidy of $450.
Teach For America is building a movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. Teach for America recruits outstanding recent college graduates and professionals from all backgrounds to teach for two years in low-income communities.
Applicants must: (i) have a Bachelor's Degree; (ii) have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale; and (iii) be U.S. citizens, nationals, or legal permanent residents.
Corps members receive a full salary plus comprehensive health and retirement benefits. Salaries range from $30,000 to $51,500, depending on the region where the corps member teaches. Corps members will be fully employed by their school districts and receive the same salaries and benefits as other beginning teachers. Corps members will also receive additional benefits, including benefits from the AmeriCorps program (education award and loan forbearance), possible graduate school benefits, and a transitional funding package of no interest loans.
The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (“FSF”) is a national scholarship that provides awards ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, mentorship, and summer internships to promising students at partnerships schools who are interested in fashion and merchandising careers. The FSF has a strong commitment to Barnard College and has selected several students for this opportunity over the past several years.
Applicants must be current sophomores, juniors, or seniors in good standing, enrolled as full-time students pursuing a degree, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Seniors must be May graduates.
The Goldman Sachs Scholarship for Excellence Program, established in 1994, is an integral part of Goldman Sachs’ diversity recruiting effort, helping to attract Black, Hispanic and Native American undergraduate students to careers at Goldman Sachs.
Recipients of the scholarship in their sophomore year receive a $5,000 award toward tuition and academic expenses for one year. Students invited to return for a second summer internship are eligible to receive an additional award of $10,000. Recipients in their junior year receive a scholarship award of $10,000. Scholarship recipients also receive an offer for a paid Goldman Sachs summer internship.
Morgan Stanley’s goal is to build and maintain a workforce that is diverse in experience and background but uniform in reflecting our standards of integrity and excellence. Consequently, the firm's recruiting efforts reflect its desire to attract and retain the best and brightest from all talent pools.
Applicants must be female students currently enrolled at one of the institutions in this program as a sophomore at the time of this application who (i) has a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0) and (ii) has a desire to work within the Institutional Equities business.
This program provides outstanding undergraduate women with: (i) a financial award for exceptional academic achievement; (ii) a summer internship in Morgan Stanley’s Institutional Equity Division the summer prior to graduation, and (iii) a meaningful relationship with one of the premier firms in the industry. Sophomore applicants are awarded $12,500 during the spring semester of their junior year and the scholarship is renewable for the fall semester of their senior year provided that the student (i) maintains a minimum grade point average of 3.3 (on a scale of 4.0); (ii) successfully completes the summer internship; (iii) remains enrolled in an accredited 4-year academic institution, and (iv) during the internship, remains an employee in good standing and adheres to the terms and provisions of Morgan Stanley’s Code of Conduct and all applicable Morgan Stanley policies.
For more information about the Institutional Equity Division, please visit Morgan Stanley's website at: http://www.morganstanley.com/careers/recruiting. Barnard Career Development will inform students of the program application instructions and deadline in the spring semester.
FinAid is a great resource for students looking for ways to finance their education.
Foundation Directory Online, developed by the Foundation Center, is an online funding research tool that provides information to grantseekers about available funding opportunities with U.S. foundations.
Grantsnet is a good resources for research funding opportunities in the sciences.
The Institute of International Education manages undergraduate and graduate level scholarships at accredited academic institutions throughout the world.
The Gilder Lehrman of American History Scholars conduct primary-source research to prepare historical materials for publication and create brief historical documentaries. Each year’s project is designed to focus on a strength of the Gilder Lehrman Collection—the Founding Era, slavery and abolition, or the Civil War.
Applicants must: (i) be considered sophomores or juniors in an accredited college or university; (ii) have completed at least one course in college in American history; and (iii) should expect to major or specialize in American history or American studies.
The Gilder Lehrman of American History Scholars participate in a five-week research program in New York City from June 26 to July 30, 2011; each student is awarded a fellowship worth $10,000 that includes tuition, books, field trips, a travel allowance of up to $600 for transportation to and from the program in New York City, room and board, and a $2,200 stipend.
Information for the 2013 application process will be announced December 1, 2012.
The Smithsonian Institute’s Office of Fellowships offers internships and visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field.
This program is designed to provide undergraduate and beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields through direct experience in research or museum-related internship projects under the supervision of research and professional staff members at the Institution's many museums, research institutes and offices.
Internships and Visiting Student appointments are full-time (40 hours per week), for ten weeks during the summer, fall, or spring. Stipends are $500 per week, with additional travel allowances offered in some cases and a small research allowance for Visiting Students.
The application deadline is February 1st for the Summer and Fall programs, and October 1st for the Spring program.
China Education Initiative (“CEI”) recruits the college graduates and young professionals from top-tier Chinese and American universities. After undergoing a rigorous application process, a select group of applicants are offered positions as CEI Teaching Fellows. CEI places teaching teams of four (2 Chinese + 2 Americans) at each of our partner school. Teachers in the 2010-2012 cohort are currently placed at elementary and middle schools in Yunnan Province.
All applicants for the 2013 cohort must hold a Bachelor’s degree by July 2013 and speak fluent English. CEI is looking for recent graduates as well as working professionals to serve for a two-year Teaching Fellowship in China’s most under-resourced schools.
The Fellowship provides (i) a stipend commensurate with local salaries; (ii) accommodation during summer training and the academic year, generally on school grounds; and (iii) travel grants on a need basis.
The application for the 2013 Fellowship class will become available summer 2012.
The Christianson Grant administered by InterExchange Foundation is awarded to individuals who have 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.
Applicants must be: (i) US citizens or legal permanent residents; (ii) between the ages of 18 and 28; (iii) participating in a work, internship, or volunteer abroad program; (iv) committed to a program duration of at least six months; (v) willing to submit a written report upon completion of their program
Christianson Grants are awarded three times a year. Applications must be received by March 15, July 15, or October 15. Grant award amounts range from $2,500 to $10,000.
Summer Internship Program in Berlin for American Students of Journalism or Communication at the International Center for Journalism at Freie Universität Berlin
This summer internship program consists of two complementary segments. The first six weeks will be spent at the International Center for Journalism of the Freie Universität Berlin. Participants then engage in an intensive five-week internship with a German newspaper, (online) magazine, TV or radio station, press or public relations agency.
Undergraduate students enrolled in a school of journalism or majoring in a journalism-related field at a college or university in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Applicants should already have experiences in practical journalism. If no journalism major is available at your university, you may still apply if significant interest/activity in journalism can be demonstrated. The program is primarily designed for undergraduate students, but graduate students, graduating seniors and recent graduates may also apply.
Applicants must have German language proficiency at least equal to the “advanced intermediate” level. Applicants should also have a demonstrated interest in Germany and German affairs, i.e. an awareness of current political news coverage of Germany in the American media, and general familiarity with German history, culture and society.
Applicants who are selected for the program will be awarded a monthly stipend of €650 for the duration of their stay in Germany. DAAD will also provide health and accident insurance. Intercontinental travel will be at the participant’s expense. Participants will be housed for the duration of the program in student residence halls in Berlin, the costs of which will be paid from the monthly stipend.
RISE is a summer internship program for undergraduate students from the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences and engineering. It offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students to work with research groups at universities and top research institutions across Germany for a period of 2 to 3 months during the summer.
To apply for a RISE placement applicants must (i) be currently enrolled at a university/college in the U.S., Canada or the UK as a full-time student in the field of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering (or a closely related field); (ii) be an undergraduate who will have completed at least 2 years of a degree program by the time of the placement: and (iii) prove that he or she will still have undergraduate status upon his or her return to the home university.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) will provide a monthly scholarship of €650 for a period of 8 to 12 weeks (prorated depending on length of stay). DAAD will also provide health insurance and accident and personal/private liability insurance and an allowance of €150 for travel within Germany.
Humanity in Action (“HIA”) fellowship programs will take place for five weeks in the summer in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. The HIA fellowship programs bring together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
Applicants to the HIA fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the U.S. Applicants may not apply to a program in a specific country and cannot choose their city of participation.
HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship.
The Israel Research Fellowship seeks to invest in young leaders researching in, working towards, and advocating for a peaceful and flourishing Middle East. The Fellowship supports exceptional post-graduates and outstanding college graduates from across the world who have committed to a year-long, Israel-based fellowship in a major governmental, non-governmental, think-tank or media setting. Potential placements include the Prime Minister's Office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, NGO Monitor, the National Security Council, the Jerusalem Post, as well as a host of think tanks and research centers. The Fellows will be mentored by senior executives in their placements and be continuously informed by specially designed training seminars.
Ideal candidates are motivated, driven and interested activists with MA, PhD or Law degrees who are interested in a career in public service. Exceptional college graduates from undergraduate degrees will also be considered. All Fellows receive a generous stipend for their term of service.
The application deadline is typically in March. 2013/14 applications should be available online in December 2012.
The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship administered by the U.S. Department of State will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO—using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations. The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad. The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations.
Applicants must be (i)a U.S. Citizen eligible for foreign travel; (ii) at least 18 years old and not older than 25 at the time of application; and (iii) currently enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university in the United States.
The deadline for the Fall 2012 session is Monday, September 24, 2012. The Spring 2013 deadline is Monday, February 25, 2013. The Fall 2013 deadline is Monday, September 23, 2013.
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program administered by the Congressional Hunger Center is a unique two-year international fellowship. Its mission is to develop leaders committed to finding innovative and lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies. The two-year program begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Fellows are assigned to national and international non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations. Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements.
Each fellow must have at least one year’s continuous experience working to alleviate hunger and poverty or serving within a related field in a developing country. In addition, each fellow may be required by their host organization to speak a regional or local language. The Congressional Hunger Center generally considers only those candidates with a graduate degree in a related field. However, exceptions can be made if a candidate has equivalent experience. All fellows must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
The next application cycle will be in 2013.
The New Israel Fund (NIF) was established in 1979 to strengthen democracy and promote social justice in Israel, and is today Israel's foremost social-change institution. Specifically, it works to advance the following objectives: Fighting for civil and human rights; Promoting religious tolerance and pluralism; Closing the social and economic gaps in Israeli society; and Protecting Israel's environment. In 1982, NIF established SHATIL, the New Israel Fund's Empowerment and Training Center for Social Change.
The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO), active in one of the following areas: civil and human rights; social and economic justice; environmental justice; and Jewish pluralism. Additionally, Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development. Because Fellows intern full time in an Israeli NGO, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills.
Living expenses are covered by a modest stipend. Applicants should be college graduates by the start of the Fellowship year. Only U.S. and Canadian residents are eligible for the SJF; Israeli permanent residents are not eligible to receive an NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship.
Applications are typically due in January.
The Pasteur Foundation Summer Internship Program provides U.S. undergraduates with the rare opportunity to conduct summer research at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The foundation’s goal is to encourage students in the pursuit of a scientific career and to expose them to an international laboratory experience.
Applicants must: (i) be undergraduates with an excellent academic record and a strong interest in biosciences and biomedical research (prior lab experience is highly recommended); (ii) have completed three full years (six semesters) of college course work by the time the internship commences; (iii) not have received an undergraduate degree at the time of application; and (iv) be U.S. citizens. Knowledge of French or desire to learn it is advisable.
Interns will receive a living allowance of $400 per week for a maximum of $4,000. Travel/housing are not paid by this program, but a $500 subsidy is provided and intended to defray costs of travel and requisite insurance.
For program details, and information about the summer 2013 application availability, please consult the website.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy offers an internship program for university students and recent graduates worldwide who study art, art history or related areas and intend to gain practical experience of museology and familiarity with an important collection of modern art.
Applicants must be conversationally competent in Italian as the internship involves interacting with an Italian staff, other Italian interns and an Italian speaking public. Interns will receive stipends in the amounts of €2250 for a three-month internship, €1500 for a two-month internship, and €750 for a one-month internship.
Princeton-in-Asia (“PiA”) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by PiA’s Asian partners. Currently the program offers 150 full-year teaching and workplace fellowships in various Asian countries.
Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree prior to their fellowship placements. Teaching English as a Foreign Language experience is also required prior to departure for all English teaching positions, which require native English speaking ability. Asian language ability is not a prerequisite for most positions, but non-teaching positions typically require some language skills or specific academic or work experience.
All of PiA’s teaching fellowships provide a livable salary, assuming a modest lifestyle, as well as housing or assistance in finding housing. Airfare is generally not included. PiA provides medical insurance for fellows otherwise without coverage. The usual term of commitment is one year. All workplace fellowship positions provide salary, housing, and airfare in some cases.
The deadline for the submission of all application materials is December 1, 2012.
The UNAIDS Special Youth Programme recruits young people aged 20-24 from developing countries with some program experience in HIV related issues to join UNAIDS for a 9-month remunerated fellowship. The fellowship is divided into two sections: an initial fellowship in UNAIDS Geneva, followed—upon satisfactory performance—by a continued fellowship in the UNAIDS country office in the fellow's country of origin.
The Virginia Gildersleeve International Fund (VGIF) is a forty-year old fund that provides small grants for grassroots projects that empower women and girls in developing countries and is in consultative status with the United Nations. VGIF is offering a Fellowship to a qualified Master’s or Doctoral candidate for one year, with an option to renew for a second year. This opportunity could provide the basis for academic research, a thesis or groundwork for a dissertation, depending on the status and needs of the graduate student.
The Fellow will have had hands-on experience conducting evaluations or research, including designing data gathering instruments; a genuine interest in the condition of women and girls in developing countries; and previous related experience. After selection, the Fellow will develop a project plan for the coming year, which the Executive Director will agree to.
The Virginia Palmer International Fellowship will provide a $20,000 stipend to be paid over 12 months in equal monthly installments. Students from outside the United States are encouraged to apply, but must eligible to work.
Please visit their website for more information about their 2013 funding cycle. The letter of intent for the 2013 cycle is due July 31, 2012.
The American Society of Magazine Editors sponsors the Magazine Internship Program—a ten-week program for rising college seniors at magazines in New York and Washington.
ASME interns are working journalists.
Applicants must: (i) have completed their junior year of college; and (ii) be full-time students with a grade point average of at least 3.0 within their major.
ASME interns are temporary employees of the magazine they are assigned to and are paid a minimum of $350 a week before deductions. ASME interns are responsible for their own travel, housing, meals and personal expenses.
The Eric Breindel Collegiate Journalism Award is presented to the undergraduate journalist, columnist, editorial writer or reporter who best reflects the spirit of Mr. Breindel's writings: love of country and its democratic institutions as well as the commitment to preserve the freedoms that allow such institutions to flourish.
Applicants must be undergraduate students at an accredited college or university in the United States at the time the submitted pieces were written. Entries must have been published in the 2011-2012 academic year.
This award offers its winner a cash prize of $10,000, as well as a paid internship of his or her choice at either Fox News Channel, The Wall Street Journal, or the New York Post. In addition, residential housing in New York City for non-New York residents can be provided for the winner for the duration of the internship position.
The IHS Journalism Internship Program places talented writers and communicators—who support individual liberty, free markets, and peace—at media companies and non-profit investigative newsrooms. Past interns have worked at 20/20, the Orange County Register, Reason.TV, Fox News, etc. Internship placements are offered year-round, during the spring, summer, and fall.
The program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and recent graduates. Previous experience is a plus but not required. Skilled writers and communicators passionate about liberty are encouraged to apply. A journalism major is not required. Students from all disciplines, including political science and economics, are eligible.
The internship program includes an eight-week internship at a newspaper, radio station, new media company, or nonprofit newsroom; a $3,200 stipend and an allowance for travel to internship ; a six-day journalism workshop featuring working journalists; and mentoring and job placement assistance from the program director, a former journalist.
The International Radio & Television Society Foundation (“IRTS”) Summer Fellowship Program teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the media industry and business world through a nine-week, expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Fellows gain full-time, “real world” experience at New York-based media companies. In addition, the Fellowship provides the opportunity to network with industry professionals, take related field trips, and attend panels, lectures and group discussions.
Applicants must be college juniors, seniors or graduate students at the time of application and should either be a Communications major or have demonstrated a strong interest in the Communications field through extracurricular activities or other practical experience.
Summer Fellows receive air or train fare, housing at a local college dormitory, and a small allowance to defray the cost of food, intra-city commuting, and personal expenses.
The Newhouse Graduate Newspaper Fellowship and Apprenticeship for Minorities is a highly competitive 30-month program that provides two generous awards each year to minority students who have majored in subjects other than journalism as undergraduates. It is supported by the Newhouse Foundation. The winners study newspaper journalism on the master’s level at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Additionally, students receive professional, on-the-job training. While attending classes, students work as part-time interns at The Post-Standard newspaper in Syracuse. Later, after earning their master’s degrees, they work full time for one year as professional apprentices.
Applicants must: (i) be U.S. citizens and members of historically underrepresented minority groups as defined by New York State guidelines (African American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino or Native American); and (ii) Have earned undergraduate degrees in fields other than journalism from accredited colleges or universities by June 15 of the year that they begin study at Syracuse University. It is expected that they will have an undergraduate grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.
The application deadline is typically on February 1st. Early application submissions are appreciated.
The Indianapolis Star and The Arizona Republic, Gannett Co. newspapers, host college students and new graduates with a talent for reporting, news design and graphics, or photojournalism through the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship program. Pulliam Fellows are members of the newspapers’ newsroom and earn $650/week for the 10-week program.
College juniors, seniors and graduate students enrolled in a journalism or related degree program as of November 1, 2011, are eligible to apply. Previous newspaper journalism internships and/or experience as a journalist on a college newspaper are preferred. All application materials for the Summer 2013 program must be postmarked by Nov. 1, 2012.
The Robert L. Bartley Fellowships, consisting of paid internships of one to six months at the Wall Street Journal, will be provided to applicants who are beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal’s opinion pages—editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts—in the U.S., Europe or Asia.
Start and finish dates are flexible, though it is anticipated that most Fellows will work during the summer months. The fellowship usually begins in June and runs through the end of August, although some run up to six months.
USA TODAY honors outstanding students with the All-USA Academic Teams. The top twenty students selected for each of the All-USA First Teams will receive a $2,500 cash award, trophy and will receive extensive national recognition through coverage in USA TODAY and usatoday.com. Second and third teams are named and each receive certificates of achievement. Students are nominated by their schools.
All material must be received by a deadline to be set later in the fall.
Village Voice Media, in conjunction with the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, is offering an intensive, 10-week-paid summer fellowship for minority students concentrating on Web and digital media. Digital Fellows will be immersed in blogging, photography, video, audio and social media, and will produce original reported material for Village Voice online publications. The course takes place at Cronkite's state-of- the-art journalism school in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
The program is open to students who are within one year of graduation, graduate students, or post-grads.
Fellows will be paid $500 per week. Housing will be provided. Fellows may ultimately be considered for positions within the Village Voice family of publications.
The Village Voice Media fellowship program presents an unparalleled opportunity for young writers who wish to pursue a career in magazine-style journalism. The purpose of the program is to identify writers who have the potential to become full-time staff writers, but who, through no fault of their own, lack the experience to be hired into such positions.
Most fellows hired either have a master's degree or at least a year of practical journalistic experience outside school. However, in some instances, fellows may be hired immediately after completing their bachelor's degree.
Writing fellowships are six-month jobs and pay $500 per week, without benefits.
Village Voice is currently accepting applications for 2013 fellowships.
AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive Fellowship gives undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to work in offices domestically and throughout the world - from New York City to Melbourne, Australia. 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. AJC seeks to match applicant's preferences with the agency's needs.
AJC's Goldman Fellowship Program is open to undergraduates in their junior or senior years, and students in graduate and professional schools. Students can come from a broad range of academic backgrounds. Important is excitement to engage the world through a Jewish lens, passion for making a difference, an interest in exploring American Jewish identity, good ideas, and willingness to work hard. Foreign applicants must already have US internship/work visas to be eligible to participate.
AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. The last two years' mandatory debriefing session, immediately following the Fellowship, was held during a week-long trip to Germany.
The Collegiate Leadership Internship Program (“CLIP”) is a competitive, paid summer internship experience in New York City that matches Jewish undergraduate students with engaging, substantive internships at a variety of for-profit, non-profit, and Jewish communal organizations.
Applicants must be rising Sophomores, Juniors, or Seniors and must attend school in the New York City metropolitan area or have permanent residency within a 50-mile radius of Manhattan. CLIP interns will receive a living stipend in the amount of $2200.
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (“HACU”) National Internship Program (“HNIP”) has recruited college students for paid summer- and semester-long internships at federal agencies and private corporations in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country. These ten and fifteen-week internship programs give college students direct experience in a diverse array of careers in the federal and corporate sectors.
The HNIP is open to all students, regardless of their ethnicity, gender, age, faith, etc. Applicants must: (i) have a minimum 3.0 GPA; (ii) be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at an accredited institution; (iii) have completed the first year of college prior to the start of the internship; and (iv) be authorized or eligible to work in the U.S.
The salary for federal interns is determined by the academic level of the intern at the time of application (listed below) and the salary for corporate interns is set by the corporate sponsor. Corporate interns will be paid, at minimum, the salaries indicated below. Pay is based on a forty hour work week and is distributed biweekly. Sophomores and Juniors are paid $450 and Seniors are paid $480. HACU pays for roundtrip airfare for federal interns.
The deadlines are: November 16 for the Spring 2013 session, March 1 for the Summer 2013 session, and June 14 for the Fall 2013 session.
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (“HSF”) is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. HSF has partnered with several companies to provide financial aid and internship opportunities to students of Hispanic heritage.
Please visit HSF’s website for more information and for application requirements and deadlines.
Participants in AVODAH’s Service Corps program live out and deepen their commitments to social change and Jewish life through a year of full-time work at anti-poverty organizations in Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and Washington, DC.
The program is for people aged 21-26 and combines work for justice, Jewish learning, and community building. Corps members receive furnished subsidized housing and a monthly living allowance.
The program begins in August and ends in August one year later. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 program year is February 11, 2013.
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Fellows are placed for half of their eleven-month term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level. They then move to Washington, DC to complete the year with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement.
This program is open to any U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a bachelor’s degree. The majority of candidates who apply and are accepted for the program are recent college graduates or have 1-3 years of post-college work experience. Most Fellows have been involved in service or advocacy work, but there is no specific anti-hunger service criteria required for selection.
Fellows receive a living allowance of $14,500 for the year and are also provided with health insurance, relocation stipends, and an end- of-service cash award of $3,500. Fellows do not pay for housing in the host community during the six-month field placement, and a $3,500 housing stipend is provided by the Congressional Hunger Center to offset the cost of housing in D.C. during the policy placement segment of the program. All program-related travel expenses are covered by the program.
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 class of Emerson Fellows is January 14, 2013.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (the “Endowment”) is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the U.S. As one of the world’s leading think tanks specializing in international affairs, the Endowment conducts programs of research, discussion, publication and education. The Junior Fellows Program at the Endowment is designed to provide a substantive work experience for students who have a serious career interest in the area of international affairs. Approximately 8-10 students will be hired to work at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, DC, on a full-time basis for a period of one year.
Applicants must be nominated by an official of their university who has been designated for this purpose (in Barnard’s case a Career Development administrator). Applications are accepted only from graduating college seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. No one will be considered who has started graduate studies (except those who have recently completed a joint bachelors/masters degree program). Applicants should have completed a significant amount of course work related to their discipline of interest. Language and other skills may also be required for certain assignments. The selection process for the Junior Fellows Program is very competitive. Accordingly, applicants should be of high academic quality.
Applicants should consult their designated nominating official, Alexandra Nestoras, concerning nominations, since no university is permitted to nominate more than two students each year. To receive the application packet, please e-mail Alexandra Nestoras at email@example.com and include “Carnegie Junior Fellows” in the subject line.
Application materials must be sent via email to nominating officials by October 15, 2012. Application materials must be received by Carnegie by January 15, 2013.
The Center for California Studies at the California State University Sacramento administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows work for 10 to 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. Fellows 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 application deadline is February 11, 2013.
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program at George Mason University’s Institute for Humane Studies combines a paid public policy internship with two career skills seminarsand weekly policy lectures. The intensive ten-week program begins in June and includes a $1,500 stipend and a housing allowance.
Undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public policy issues and in learning how a market-based approach might help solve social and economic problems.
Each summer, CAPAL places over 10 summer interns in the U.S. Federal Government. These internship positions are open to all majors, and are suited for individuals looking to gain real-world federal government experience. Many of the CAPAL interns acquire public policy and management skills at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). However, CAPAL also has partnerships with many other federal agencies as well.
Each CAPAL intern will be awarded a $2,000 stipend to support the successful completion of his or her internship. The early internship application deadline is generally in early March for the following summer.
Each year, CAPAL awards three scholarships to allow outstanding Asian Pacific American students to spend the summer interning for a federal government agency, a Capitol Hill legislative office, or a non-profit organization, and gain firsthand knowledge of the workings of American government.
Each CAPAL scholar will be awarded $2,000 in scholarships to support their successful completion of an internship of their choice in the Washington D.C. metro area. Each CAPAL scholar will be responsible for obtaining their own placement. The early scholarship application deadline is generally in early March for the following summer.
Summer internships at the Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) provide excellent opportunities to experience and observe the budget process and policymaking at the federal level. The internships, which have ranged in number from 10 to 28, are located in Washington, D.C. and normally last 10 weeks. Compensation is based on academic level and work experience.
Ideal candidates for CBO internships are pursuing graduate academic programs in economics, public policy, health policy, financial management, mathematics, statistics, or engineering. Very strong undergraduate candidates currently in their senior or junior year may be considered on the basis of the applicability of their education and experience to specific assignments at CBO. CBO starts taking applications typically in mid-December for the following summer.
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (“CHCI”) Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in areas such as international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.
Applicants must have: (i) earned a Bachelor’s Degree within two years of the program start date and not have received credits towards an advanced degree; (ii) high academic achievement (preference of 3.0 GPA or higher); and (iii) U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.
CHCI Fellows receive a $2,200 monthly stipend, domestic roundtrip transportation to Washington, DC, and health insurance.
Application deadline for the 2013-2014 Public Policy Fellowship is February 15, 2013.
Connecticut Voices for Children works to promote the well-being of all of Connecticut’s young people and their families by advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies. This entry-level policy position at CT Voices is specifically designed for people who have been out of college for no more than two years and who are interested in doing state-level policy work before entering graduate or professional schools. The Fellow will work with senior staff trained in law, public health, education, and social work on a range of research and policy analysis initiatives with a special emphasis on child poverty and family economic security, at-risk youth (juvenile justice and foster care), K-12 education, and early care and education. In addition, the Fellow will work on state legislative initiatives by preparing testimony for legislative hearings and providing general support for CT Voices’ legislative agenda.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree, excellent research, writing, and presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills and initiative, and a commitment to social justice. They must also demonstrate passion about the full range of issues that affect children and their families. Quantitative skills and experience with data analysis is preferred. Experience in policy research and analysis and skill with spreadsheets is advantageous. This is a salaried position with excellent benefits.
The application deadline is typically in January.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena through field placements, group interviews, seminars, focus weeks, individual and group projects. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.
Recent program participants have ranged from 21 to 53 years of age. Coro is looking for people who have demonstrated some leadership either academically, or within a community and have an interest in public affairs. In addition, Coro is looking for the following qualities: ability to work within a diverse group, commitment to public service, flexibility and intellectual curiosity.
Tuition waivers and payment schedules vary between Coro centers. Nationally, there is tuition between $3,500 and $5,000, of which a partial deposit is due upon acceptance into the program. Need-based stipends are available at all Coro centers.
Recruitment for the 2013-14 class of Fellows will begin in September, 2012.
The application deadline for the 2013-2014 class of Fellows is January 18, 2013.
The two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program provides start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. The program offers (i) a stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years; (ii) a health insurance stipend; (iii) a yearly professional development stipend; (iv) conferences led by organizational development experts; (v) access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow the fellow’s organization; (vi) a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world.
The first phase of the application process ends in early January 2013.
El Pomar Foundation, founded in 1937, serves the needs of the state of Colorado through financial and programmatic support. The focus of the El Pomar Fellowship is on cultivating the next generation of leaders in the state of Colorado. The El Pomar Fellowship is a two-year post-undergraduate program in leadership development and public service. Fellows work throughout the state of Colorado with the Foundation’s grant-making program, operating programs, and outreach programs.
Applicants must be graduates of a four-year university or college and should have a Colorado connection. The starting annual salary for this fellowship program is $29,000 with competitive benefits.
The Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service, administered by the Research Center for Leadership in Action at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, is a seven-month development program for a select group of approximately 30 promising young public service professionals. The program brings together diverse emerging leaders working in public service positions throughout in New York City. Through FELPS, these leaders gain valuable experience and exposure to a range of career exploration activities that will help them define their path into public service. Monthly activities consist of two evening or weekend sessions, as well as additional activities (including social events and community service) organized by Fellows.
Applicants must be recent graduates from an undergraduate institution. Most applicants will have graduated from their undergraduate institutions (regardless of graduate work) in approximately the last two to five years. Applicants must be employed full-time in a public service position in the New York City Area at the time of application, and must stay in a public service position throughout the fellowship. Internships and part-time positions do not meet this requirement.
Fellows come together for a series of twice-a-month workshops held on evenings and weekends.
Fellows in the Financial Clinic Fellowship Program will serve for one year providing financial services to New York City’s working poor, fostering a sense of civic engagement and social responsibility, and innovating solutions to the socio-economic problems they encounter. In addition to providing direct financial services to working poor over the course of their year of service, Fellows will be expected to write at least one white paper per month on a salient socio-political topic, and to research, design and develop a business plan or research proposal for a social innovation that will be presented at the end of the service year.
Prospective Fellows are civic-minded graduates or graduating seniors of leading colleges and universities with degrees in finance, business, or economics. Candidates must have excellent analytic, writing and communications skills; envision themselves as a future finance or business leader; be able to handle and manipulate large amounts of data; and be prepared to travel to work with diverse, low-income communities. The application period for 2011-2012 Fellowship Program is now closed.
The Frank Newman Leadership Award recognizes students with financial need and civic leadership potential and provides both financial support and mentorship to help them achieve their academic and civic goals. Two $5,000 awards are available to undergraduate students at Campus Compact member colleges and universities.
Sophomores and Juniors with demonstrated financial need and who have evidenced civic leadership potential during the preceding 12-month period are eligible to apply. Such potential is evidenced by academic achievement and the ability to create lasting change through civic action. Applicants should also possess a sustained commitment to public engagement and the community.
Please check Campus Compact’s website for the application deadline.
Global Health Corps is building a community of emerging leaders who share the common belief that health is a human right. GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity. Global Health Corps fellows work with high-impact organizations in year-long paid positions. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Fellow candidates apply for specific positions with one of the placement organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience, and are selected jointly by GHC and the placement organization. The program requires fellows to participate in intensive training, quarterly workshops, and two retreats.
There is no single experience, background, quality or skill that makes someone the “right” candidate for the fellowship. GHC strongly encourages applicants from all sectors to apply, including but by no means limited to engineering, finance, consulting, government, architecture, research, technology, and education. In order to be chosen as a fellow, applicants must be 30 or under at the time of application, have an undergraduate university degree by July 2013, and be proficient in English.
The positions available at placement organizations can be found by clicking here. The applications for the 2013-2014 fellowship classes are now open. To learn more information and fill out the online application, click here.
The deadline for submitting applications is February 3, 2013.
The one-year Green Corps program intersperses intensive classroom instruction with multiple campaign efforts. Trainees gain hands-on experience running field campaigns to win environmental protections and public health initiatives. At the end of the training, the Green Corps program facilitates trainees' placement in permanent positions with leading environmental and social change groups.
Applicants must be college graduates. Green Corps Organizers earn a salary of $23,750. Green Corps’ year-long program begins in August with Introductory Classroom Training in Boston, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate.
The Deadline differs based on your current location:
New England application deadline: October 17, 2012
Midwest and Mid-Atlantic application deadline: November 2, 2012
West Coast application deadline: November 9, 2012
The Greenlining Institute is a national policy, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. The Greenlining Leadership Academy works to empower and develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change. The Academy offers advocacy training and hands on public policy experience to students and young people seeking to acquire these skills and build vital social networks that will enhance their ability to be effective advocates.
The Greenlining Leadership Academy offers several paid fellowship and summer internship programs. Please visit Greenlining’s website for more information.
The application deadline for the Summer Associates Program is January 13, 2013.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship’s Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts.
Fellows must have graduated from college by the time they begin the Fellowship. Most Scoville Fellows graduated within two years of the beginning of their Fellowships.
Fellows receive a stipend of $2,400 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provides $500 per fellow to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees.
The application deadline for the Spring 2013 semester has passed. The application deadline for the Fall 2013 semester is January 7, 2013.
Hidden Villa is a nonprofit educational organization that uses its organic farm, wilderness, and community to teach and provide opportunities to learn about the environment and social justice. Hidden Villa stretches over 1600 acres of open space in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, about 40 miles south of San Francisco.
Residential internships offer the unique experience of living and working on a farm and wilderness preserve while learning aspects of environmental education programs, sustainability, organic agriculture, animal care, and nonprofit administration. Agriculture internships begin in Feb/March and run for a full year. Environmental Education, Community Programs & Animal Husbandry internships run from the Labor Day weekend in September until the end of August of the following year and include day and evening programs for children and families during the school year and summer camp.
Please visit Hidden Villa’s website to view available internship positions.
The Hope Reichbach Memorial Fund provides scholarships for students who take internships in civic leadership and community organizing. The Fund aims to continue Hope Reichbach’s legacy of progressive values and passion for Brooklyn.
Candidates must have completed their freshman or sophomore year of college; show demonstrable financial need; excel academically; are active in their communities; show leadership potential, have an interest in mentorship and professional development; are passionate about social change and community and public service work, and are interested in interested in working in Brooklyn-based organizations.
Each student will receive $300 per week of full time work. Internships must run between 8-12 weeks long.
The Island Institute is a membership-based community development organization focusing on the Gulf of Maine, particularly the fifteen year-round island communities off the Maine coast. Since 1999, more than 70 Island Fellows have worked and lived in coastal and year-round island communities for up to two years while addressing critical local issues.
Island Fellows are recent college and Master’s- level graduates (usually within four years of graduation). Fellows have worked with town governments, local nonprofit organizations, local schools, historical societies, libraries and in many other areas on projects incorporating marine science, land-use planning, education, the arts and even healthcare services.
Fellows receive a stipend of $16,600 plus a $5400 ($450/month) housing allowance—in the event that housing is not provided by the host community—for a total of $22,000. In addition, Fellows receive Americorps benefits including the opportunity to defer federal student loans and a $4,725 education award at the completion of the year that can be used to pay student loans or for tuition to an accredited graduate program. Fellows also have basic health care benefits and two-weeks of paid vacation.
The application deadline is typically in May.
The J.W. Saxe memorial Fund awards a $2000 prize to one or more college or university students involved in public service to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term. Preference will be given applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds.
Applicants must be (i) undergraduate or graduate student in an accredited college or university; (ii) seeking support for an internship in public service, not general support; and (iii) have demonstrated public service activity. Financial need of the student will be taken into consideration.
The Koch Associate Program is a challenging job opportunity in Washington D.C. for professionals who are passionate about free-market ideas, and want to become more effective at advancing liberty throughout their careers. Each Associate is placed into a full-time role for the duration of the program. Positions are varied and represent all areas within a think tank, policy institute, or non-profit organization.
All Associates receive a competitive wage and benefits package that is commensurate with work experience and education.
The final application deadline is typically in March.
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program.
Applicants should have at least a bachelor’s degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women’s studies. Graduate work is not required. Applicants should have strong quantitative and library research skills and knowledge of women’s issues; familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel is required. Knowledge of STATA, SPSS, SAS, or graphics software a plus. Qualitative research skills also a plus.
Research areas for 2013-2014 include:
Compensation for the fellowship is $27,000 over the 9-month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend. The position is full-time and generally spans the academic year (September-May), but starting and ending dates are somewhat flexible.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Fellowships are due by March 1, 2013.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship places Fellows who commit to a year of service at non-profit organizations, schools, and city agencies across Massachusetts to create, lead, and manage youth development projects.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Fellows receive a $14, 000 taxable living allowance ($269/week), health Benefits, over 200 hours of professional development training, a $5,550 education award, loan forbearance, free courses at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies, and a monthly travel allowance.
Please visit the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship website for application instructions.
The New York City Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. New York City Urban Fellows are placed at an array of agencies across the City where they learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. Each class of New York City Urban Fellows works from September through the middle of May and receive a nine-month stipend of $30,000 and health insurance coverage.
The application deadline is January 4, 2013 at 5 p.m.
The New York Intern Program is an opportunity for young adults to commit to a year of service, discernment, social justice and intentional community. NYIP is based at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in West Harlem. Each year, five college graduates, ages 21-30, join the program from late August through mid-August of the following year, to provide direct-care to people in need, through initiatives at some of New York City's most innovative and caring agencies.
NYIP is an AmeriCorps program, and by the year’s end, having accumulated 1700 work hours, interns qualify for a $5,350 grant toward future or past education expenses. During the year, AmeriCorps participants are eligible for forbearance on federal student loans. Interns share an apartment at the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Each intern also receives a bi-weekly stipend to cover basic food and personal needs, sharing supplies as desired. Rent, utilities and medical insurance are all provided through the program. In addition, each intern receives MetroCards for the entire year. Finally, interns receive a Relocation Allowance at the year's end to facilitate their transition.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible, beginning on December 1st. Admissions decisions are typically completed in mid-April.
The New York State Senate offers graduates in school or mid-career an unparalleled opportunity to become a part of government and observe how legislatures operate. Year-long fellowship positions in the legislative, journalism, law, and finance areas of the New York State Senate are available through this program.
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens. In most cases, Fellows must be full-time matriculated graduate students in an accredited university during the immediate previous spring and fall semesters. Applicants to the James. L. Biggane Fellowship in Finance should be in mid-career and not less than 35 years of age at the time of application. Biggane applicants need not be currently enrolled in graduate-level study, but must have previous graduate-level experience.
Fellows receive a grant-in-study stipend of $32,000 with certain benefits. The application deadline is typically in April.
The NYC Civic Corps – an AmeriCorps program – unites a diverse group of professional volunteers for 10 months of full-time service, assisting organizations and City agencies in increasing their organizational capacity to engage volunteers and building sustainable volunteer initiatives.
Any individual who applies to be a member of the NYC Civic Corps must: (i) be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (ii) have earned at least a Bachelor’s Degree by August 31, 2012 (iii) be able to serve full-time, averaging a minimum of 43 hours per week (iv) have not completed more than 3 years in an AmeriCorps State or National Program.
While in service, corps members receive a monthly stipend of $1,270 (pre-tax), basic medical coverage, a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, and monthly training Seminars providing skill development, knowledge building, and networking opportunities.
The NYC Service Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to obtain practical City government experience in the areas of volunteerism and community service at the City level. The centerpiece of this year-long fellowship, offered to recent college graduates, is a work experience at NYC Service — Mayor Michael R Bloomberg’s comprehensive program to engage more New Yorkers in volunteer service and target those volunteers towards the City’s greatest areas of need.
Applicants must be recent graduates, no more than two full years out of college. Applicants must have one year service related work experience.
Fellows are paid a taxable stipend and receive a choice of paid health insurance plans. (Housing is not included.) Fellows, who in addition to meeting all other stated requirements, must have one year service related work experience are paid a taxable stipend of $45,768.
The application deadline is typically in June.
The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills. Fellows’ duties vary across the Partnership’s internal teams but often include event planning and execution, conducting research, writing and preparing correspondence, and conducting outreach to external partners, such as government agencies and colleges and universities. All Fellowship positions are physically located in Washington, D.C. at the Partnership's office.
Applicants are extraordinary undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates with a commitment to public service; strong written and oral communication; analytical thinking; and an ability to work well in teams.
Full time fellows with an undergraduate or graduate degree will receive a $1000 per month stipend; full time fellows who are currently undergraduate students will receive an $800 per month stipend; and part time fellow stipends will be pro-rated accordingly.
The Spring 2013 application deadline is October 26, 2012. Applications for Summer 2013 should be available in January 2013.
PolitiCorps is a national leadership development program and political organizing bootcamp designed to engage and prepare college students and recent graduates for a life of public service through a combination of skills and policy classes, intensive field work, strategic planning exercises, and access to a broad network of activists, strategists, and policymakers. The program is open to college juniors, seniors or recent graduates (aged 20-24) dedicated to public interest and the political process.
Fellows receive an average stipend of around $1000 with free housing.
Application review begins in the fall for the following summer.
Public Allies' mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. The Public Allies signature AmeriCorps Ally Program identifies diverse young adults and prepares them for leadership through paid full-time nonprofit apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training. Selected allies will work four days per week at a nonprofit where they will create, improve and expand services that benefit children and youth, promote economic development, improve education and address other local needs. Selected Allies will also participate in weekly skill-building and leadership development seminars delivered by community leaders, practitioners and educators. They will receive personal coaching to help Allies reach their leadership development and professional goals, all culminating to presentations at the end of the year for Allies to demonstrate how they met their learning objectives
Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status, be at least 17 years of age, and have a high school diploma or GED. Allies must be passionate about social issues, interested in working with a diverse group of people, and ardent about developing full leadership potential. Public Allies is looking for potential Allies that are self-directed, energetic, creative, and resourceful.
Allies will earn a monthly stipend of $1,300 to $1,800 in addition to health care, child care, student loan deferment, and an education award of $5,550 after completing the program
The deadlines for submitting your application to the Ally Program differs from state to state. Click here to find out the deadline of the state you would want to work in.
The Public Policy and International Affairs (“PPIA”) Fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student’s junior year in college to the completion of a Master’s degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. The program was started to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions and international organizations.
Applicants must: (i) have completed junior year of college by the start of the Junior Summer Institute and have at least one full semester of coursework remaining before graduation; and (ii) be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
PPIA Fellows receive full tuition to attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute, in addition to a minimum $1000 stipend. PPIA Fellows also receive a minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. PPIA supports its Fellows through the Pipeline Partnership program with various organizations to provide paid internships.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Applicants must (i) be U.S. citizens; (ii) be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall for a two-year program; and (iii) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
The application deadline is January 18, 2013.
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
The application deadline is January 13, 2013.
The Sonoma County Economic Development Board has traditionally offered year-long full time, paid, program development internships in areas such as the Business Environmental Alliance Program, the Economic Research and Policy Program, the Green Business Program, the Tourism Program, and the Workforce and Youth Program. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $40,000 per year.
The AIDS Health Project (AHP) Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program is a one-year program designed to target college graduates who have an interest in the health professions, social services, or non-profit management. This one-year program helps AHP not only to better manage the volume of services the organization offers, but also to groom future mental health, social service, and public health providers with expertise in HIV care.
Interns receive a $900 per month housing stipend paid directly to each intern’s landlord. Most interns find part-time, paid employment that covers other living expenses and often leads to full-time work after their internship.
The application deadline is typically in March.
The Udall Foundation provides a ten-week summer internship in Washington, D.C., for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian Country. Interns work in congressional and agency offices where they have opportunities to research legislative issues important to tribal communities, network with key public officials and tribal advocacy groups, experience an insider's view of the federal government, and enhance their understanding of nation-building and tribal self-governance.
Applicants must: (i) fall under the Foundation's definition of Native American or Alaska Native; (ii) be a junior or senior in college, a recent graduate from a tribal or four-year college, or a graduate or law student; (iii) have a college grade-point average of at least a “B” or the equivalent; and (iv) be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident.
The internship is fully funded: the Udall Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a $1,200 educational stipend at the close of the program.
Applications are due January 31, 2013.
U.S. PIRG is a federation of state-based, nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations that work in the public interest. Fellows at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group works closely with experienced advocates and organizers, and learn to make the case for reform through targeted research, coalition building, outreach to citizen activists and the media, and direct lobbying of decision-makers. Fellows take on the critical role of building the organization by canvassing for portions of the year, in addition to running a citizen outreach office in the summer months. The Fellowship position is a two-year commitment.
As a recent graduate, Fellows will earn $23,750 over the course of the first year, and $24,250 in the second year. Fellowship candidates are hired nationwide and placed in U.S. PIRG offices across the country.
The Payne Program is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service.
Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need.
Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 23, 2013.
The United States Golf Association Fellowship in Leadership and Service is committed to providing opportunities for personal development through golf and its values. The Fellowship is an intensive, two-year commitment aimed at developing recent college graduates’ professional and leadership skills through a variety of job responsibilities, seminars and classes. Through participation in the program, Fellows gain a strong understanding of the role of philanthropy and the non-profit sector. Fellows work in all facets of the USGA Grants Initiative.
USGA Fellowship candidates are generally recent graduates of four-year colleges or universities with eligibility to work in the U.S.
Fellows receive a starting salary of $29,000 with a starting bonus of $1,500. A competitive benefits package, relocation expenses, and bonus awards are also offered.
The application deadline for the fellowship was in January in previous years. Please consult USGA’s website for more information.
Each year, the Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice works in Families USA’s health policy department and assists Families USA’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, the Villers Fellow will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to health reform implementation and other health policy issues.
In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained a college degree or plan to receive a degree by August 2012. Fellows receive a salary of approximately $38,000, excellent health care benefits, and other employer-sponsored benefits for the duration of the fellowship.
The application deadline is January 25, 2013.
The Washington Center has formed partnerships with a number of federal agencies in order to provide competitive government internship opportunities. Program components, job responsibilities, majors requested, geographic locations available, and scholarship/stipend amounts vary by agency. Positions are available at a number of agencies each term, which have included (but are not limited to) the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and the National Archives and Records Administration.
In order to be considered, applicants (i) must be U.S. citizens; (ii) must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program with a GPA of 2.75 or above (many programs require at least a 3.0 or 3.5 in order to be eligible); (iii) must be available for the full term of the internship; and (iv) should have demonstrated experience and/or strong interest in working for the federal government.
Students who are selected for a competitive government placement will receive a stipend from The Washington Center twice each month. There is no program fee associated with federal placements. Housing is available to all students who would like to take advantage of The Washington Center’s fully furnished, conveniently located apartments. If a student wishes to live in TWC housing, the cost of housing will be deducted from the stipend.
The Competitive Deadline for Spring Semester and Postgraduate Spring 2013 is October 12, 2012. The Regular Deadline is November 16, 2013.
The Competitive Deadline for Summer Term, Summer Quarter, and Postgraduate Summer 2013 is February 15, 2013. The Regular Deadline is March 15, 2013.
The Competitive Deadline for Fall Semester and Postgraduate Fall 2013 is May 3, 2013. The Regular Deadline is June 14, 2013.
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many low-income and minority communities. Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including from the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. The Wellstone Fellow plays an integral role in the work of Families USA’s Field and Minority Health Initiatives Departments.
In order to be considered, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. Preference is given to applicants who have obtained a college degree or plan to receive a degree by August 2011. Fellows receive a salary of approximately $38,000, excellent health care benefits, and other employer-sponsored benefits for the duration of the fellowship.
White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.
Fellows receive a salary and benefits from the agency for which they work. Salary is paid a salary of approximately $100,000 per year. White House Fellows cannot receive compensation from any other source during their year of government service.
Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must have completed their undergraduate education and be working in their chosen professions.
The application deadline is January 15, 2013 at 5:59 p.m. EST.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (“PSI”) 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 PSI.
Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color, have demonstrated financial need, and U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
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. A fellowship grant of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the Fall and Spring fellows and approximately $4,000 will be awarded to the Summer fellow.
The application deadline is December 14, 2012 for the Spring 2013 program and March 29, 2013 for the Summer 2013 program. The application deadline for the Fall 2013 program is July 15, 2013.
The Women's World Banking Fellowship Program enables future global leaders in microfinance and women’s economic empowerment to experience the challenges and rewards of contributing to an organization that works diligently to create financial opportunities for low income women. Over a 2-year period, Fellows will deliver solutions for the organization and network member institutions concerning an array of microfinance initiatives including: credit, savings, youth products, financial education and microinsurance.
Fellows will be based in our New York City office. Travel in the field may be required. WWB will give preference to those with demonstrated abilities to tackle the type of work required to best support the needs of clients in developing countries.
The Fellowship is open to candidates with a minimum of 2-years work experience or a relevant graduate degree in business administration, international development, finance or economics. Fluency in English/Spanish or English/French is required.
The American Society for Microbiology (“ASM”) Undergraduate Research Fellowship is aimed at highly competitive students who wish to pursue graduate careers (Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D) in microbiology. Students will have the opportunity to conduct full time research at their home institutions with an ASM member and present research results at the ASM General Meeting the following year.
Eligible student candidates for the fellowship must (i) be enrolled as full-time matriculating undergraduate students at an accredited U.S. Institution; (ii) be involved in a research project; (iii) have an ASM member at their home institutions willing to serve as a mentor; and (v) not receive financial support for research (i.e., Council for Undergraduate Research, Minority Access to Research Careers, Sigma Xi) during the fellowship.
The Fellowship provides (i) up to $4000 for student stipend; (ii) a two-year ASM student membership; and (iii) up to $1000 in travel support for students to present the results of the research project at the 2012 ASM General Meeting.
The application deadline is February 1, 2013.
The Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program was established to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Students representing racial and ethnic minority groups, disadvantaged backgrounds, and students with disabilities join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City.
Applicants must: (i) be current undergraduates in good standing who are underrepresented minorities, economically disadvantaged, or have a physical or mental impairment; (ii) have completed two semesters of calculus at the college level; and (iii) be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
Participants receive housing near Columbia’s Morningside Campus, a $2800 stipend as well as some funds to offset costs of food and travel to and from New York City.
The Brown and Caldwell Minority Scholarship Programconsists of three elements designed to increase students’ interest in the environmental profession and to support them in defining career goals. It will provide the selected student with (i) $5,000 in tuition scholarship for the following school year; (ii) an optional paid summer internship at a Brown and Caldwell office; and (iii) a dedicated mentor to guide the intern through the company’s information and communications resources.
Candidates for the Brown and Caldwell Scholarship Program must: (i) be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident; (ii) be a full-time student enrolled in his/her junior year at an accredited four-year undergraduate college; (iii) have a declared major in civil, chemical or environmental engineering or one of the environmental sciences (e.g. geology, hydrogeology, ecology); (iv) have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale; and (v) be a member of a minority group.
Code for America enlists the talent of the web industry into public service to use their skills to solve core problems facing our communities. Code for America helps passionate technologists leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, and become civic leaders able to realize transformational change with technology. During the 11-month program, fellows will receive a crash course in municipal government, and unparalleled networking, mentoring, and support throughout the year, while they work in teams to develop open-source applications for their assigned cities. The program will be based out of San Francisco, where fellows will spend the majority of their time in order to share of resources across the teams, engage in training and development exercises, and connect with mentors and speakers from the Silicon Valley and San Francisco-based technologies communities. In the month of February, however, the fellows will be embedded on-site in their assigned cities, working with city officials hands-on to understand their needs and develop the project.
Code for America cannot at this time sponsor work visas for international applicants. Non-US citizens with the necessary paperwork to participate in the year-long fellowship are welcome to apply.
Fellows will also receive a stipend in the amount of $35,000, travel expenses, and healthcare benefits.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed in part to recruit and prepare students for careers with NOAA and in the oceanic and atmospheric science.
The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with (i) awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; (ii) a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and (iii) if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year.
Applicants must (i) be current sophomores; (ii) have U.S. citizenship; (iii) be majoring in disciplines related to oceanic and atmospheric science; and (iv) have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.
The application deadline is January or February, depending on the specific program. Check the website for more details.
The Geek Squad Academy-Women’s High Tech Coalition Scholarship will offer students with an interest in public policy and a passion for science and technology an opportunity to support their educational endeavors.
To qualify, all female applicants must: (i) attend an accredited higher learning institution and be currently enrolled as an undergraduate student; (ii) possess a 3.0 or higher GPA; (iii) demonstrate a commitment to public policy and interest in science and/or technology; (iv) possess an excellent extracurricular record consisting of professional and volunteer-related activities; (v) utilize first-rate analytical, communications, research and writing skills; (vi) fill out the online application; and (vii) submit a resume and 600-word essay and upload it with the application.
This program provides college students the opportunity to work within a Congressional Office during the year. Winning applicants also receive a cash stipend of $3000.
The Google Policy Fellowship program offers students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer working on these issues at public interest organizations in either Washington, DC, San Francisco, CA, Toronto, or Ottawa, Canada.
Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 for 10 weeks during the summer of 2011 (June-August). Students who are enrolled in or accepted into an accredited institution including (but not necessarily limited to) colleges, universities, masters programs, PhD programs and undergraduate programs are eligible to apply.
The Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship is an internship program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy (“FE”) to provide opportunities to women and under-represented minority students who are pursuing academic majors related to the Fossil Energy mission. FE’s Headquarters, Field Offices and National Laboratories offer 10-week, paid summer internships to qualified students to gain experience, and offers an insider's view to the Federal government.
Applicants must be: (i) U.S. citizens; (ii) currently enrolled full-time in an accredited college or university; (iii) interested in a career in Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Technology or Engineering; and (iv) maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or above.
Students will be given a weekly stipend of $500 for undergraduate students ($650 for Master's students, and $750 for Doctoral and Post-Doctoral students), travel costs to and from the host site and travel costs to the Technical Forum for presentations and awards.
Microsoft is offering four different types of technical scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year to current undergraduate students: General Scholarships, Women’s Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities.
To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled full time in a Bachelor's degree program at a 4-year college or university. Applicants must also be making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a related technical discipline such as electrical engineering, math, or physics—and must demonstrate an interest in computer science. Applicants must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
Recipients may receive either a full or partial scholarship and will apply for a summer internship at Microsoft. Scholarship recipients must complete a salaried summer internship of 12 weeks or more at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, Washington if offered an internship position.
The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program aims to provide opportunities to attract highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students to aeronautics and related fields. Students awarded scholarships under this program will be provided an internship opportunity at a NASA center performing aeronautical research between their junior and senior year.
Applicants must: (i) be studying an eligible field related to aeronautics; (ii) have at least two years of full time study left to complete at an accredited U.S. college or university as of Fall 2010; (iii) be citizens or nationals of the U.S.
The scholarship award includes up to $15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for education related expenses, and a summer internship at a NASA Research Center with a stipend in an amount up to $10,000.
The Langley Aerospace Research Summer Scholars (“LARSS”) Program is managed for NASA by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium under the auspices of the National Institute of Aerospace. The LARSS Program provides paid internship opportunities year round for eligible students during spring, summer, or fall sessions.
Rising Juniors and Seniors receive a $5,000 stipend for the 10-week summer session period of research. Rising College Freshmen and Sophomores receive a $4,000 stipend pursuant to the LARSS Bridge Program.
The National Institutes of Health (“NIH”) Undergraduate Scholarship Program offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research.
Applicants must: (i) be U.S. citizens, nationals, or qualified noncitizens; (ii) be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a full-time student at an accredited, 4-year undergraduate institution; (iii) have a 3.5 GPA or higher or within the top 5 percent of their class; and (iv) from a disadvantaged background. Disadvantaged background means that the financial aid office has certified the applicant as having “exceptional financial need.”
The program offers scholarship support (up to $20,000 per academic year), paid research training at the NIH during the summer, and paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation.
The National Science Foundation (“NSF”) funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its Research Experiences for Undergraduates (“REU”) Sites program. A REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution. Each student is associated with a specific research project, where he/she works closely with the faculty and other researchers.
Undergraduate students supported with NSF funds must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or its possessions. An REU Site may be at either a U.S. or foreign location.
Students are granted stipends and, in many cases, assistance with housing and travel.
Use the NSF webpage to search for an REU site. Students must contact the individual sites for information and application materials.
The Health Research Training Program (“HRTP”) provides the opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students the opportunity to work on current relevant public health issues under the close supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals. HRTP operates during the fall, spring, and summer.
Applicants must be enrolled as a matriculated undergraduate, graduate, or professional student in a degree program at an accredited college or university in the US and must have a GPA above 3.0. In many cases, financial support is available for HRTP students.
The application deadline is August 15, 2012 for the Fall internship, November 15, 20112 for the Spring internship and February 15, 2013 for the Summer internship.
The seven week program is designed to provide college students and recent graduates with comprehensive exposure to the Piedmont Environmental Council’s (“PEC”) work in the Piedmont region and Virginia.
College students and recent graduates are eligible to apply for the program. PEC provides accepted Fellows assistance with local housing, classroom facilities, activities and special project expenses, and a small living stipend.
California Institute of Technology’s (“Caltech”) Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships program (“SURF”) introduces students to research under the guidance of seasoned research mentors at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (“JPL”).
To be eligible for SURF, applicants must: (i) be a continuing undergraduate student; (ii) have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5; (iii) have completed the second semester at their college or university; and (iv) not be under any disciplinary sanction. Students must identify and contact a mentor and collaborate with the mentor to develop and define the research project. The mentor must be a member of the Caltech faculty or JPL technical staff.
SURF Fellows are considered Caltech student employees and will receive $600/week.
The UNCF•Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Awards are intended to encourage the interest of African American undergraduate students in furthering their science education and pursuing biological, chemical or engineering science careers by providing tuition support and opportunities for research and engineering experience in a state-of-the-art industrial laboratory.
To be considered for a UNCF • Merck Undergraduate Science Research Scholarship Award, applicants must be: (i) African American; (ii) enrolled full-time in any four-year college or university in the U.S.; (iii) a junior who will be a B.S. or B.A. degree candidate in the 2010-2011 academic year; (iv) a life or physical sciences major; (iv) a student with a minimum GPA of 3.3; (v) committed to and eligible for two summer internships at a Merck research facility; and (vi) a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Each award is up to a maximum of $30,000 that consists of a scholarship award of up to $25,000 and a summer research internship stipend of at least $5,000.