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Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program

Sabbaticals for Minority Activists! The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program is committed to advancing progressive social change by helping to sustain long-time activists of color. The program honors those who have devoted their lives to helping their communities organize for racial, social, economic and environmental justice. The Alston/Bannerman Fellowship Program is now part of the Center for Social Inclusion. Each year, about 10 Fellows receive an award of $25,000 to take sabbaticals of three months or more for reflection and renewal. The sabbaticals may be used to explore new interests, travel, relax, visit with other activists, or do whatever the Fellows think is necessary to prepare for their future work.
Please visit the website for more information or email info@Alston/Bannerman.org.
The program is currently engaged in a planning process, which includes redesigning its fellowships. As a result, there will not be an application deadline for the Alston Bannerman Sabbatical Fellowship in 2014.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) - American Fellowships

AAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. The AAUW Educational Foundation is one of the nation's largest sources of private funding exclusively for graduate women pursuing educational programs or professions that directly benefit women and girls. The Foundation funds pioneering research on girls and education, community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe. The American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations or scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave from accredited institutions.
Direct questions to Iowa City office - Please call 319-337-1716 aauw@act.org
2016 Deadline: November 15, 2015

American Association of University Women (AAUW) - International Fellowships

AAUW is a national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. The AAUW Educational Foundation is one of the nation's largest sources of private funding exclusively for graduate women pursuing educational programs or professions that directly benefit women and girls. The Foundation funds pioneering research on girls and education, community action projects, and fellowships and grants for outstanding women around the globe. The International Fellowships are awarded to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents for full-time study or research for both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited institutions.
Contact Information: 1-800-326-AAUW aauw@act.org
2016 Deadline: December 1, 2015

American Political Science Association Minority Fellows Program

The APSA Minority Fellows Program designates up to twelve stipend minority fellows each year. Additional applicants who do not receive funds from the Association may also be recognized and recommended for admission and financial support to graduate political science programs. Fellows with stipends receive a $4,000 fellowship that is disbursed in two $2,000 payments--one at the end of their first graduate year and one at the end of their second--provided that they remain in good academic standing.
If you have any questions please contact Shaunda Ragland at sragland@apsanet.org or 202-349-9362.
Deadline: October 24, 2014

Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School

The Arthur Liman Public Interest Program annually funds fellowships for Yale Law School graduates to spend a year working in the United States on public interest legal issues such as welfare rights, homelessness, racial profiling, indigent criminal defense, alternative sentencing courts, immigration, workers rights, and juvenile justice. Liman Fellows work on their public interest law projects for one year, beginning in the summer or fall after the fellowship is awarded. Fellows provide the Program with periodic progress reports, including a final report at the end of the fellowship year. Fellowships are offered to students at Barnard, Brown, Harvard, Spelman, and Yale. The Program provides each Fellow with an annual stipend of approximately $44,000. With rare exception, host organizations cover the cost of health and other benefits for the Fellow during the fellowship year. Host organizations must provide and arrange for malpractice insurance.
Visit the website for contact details.
Please visit the website for more information.

Arthur Liman Undergraduate Summer Fellowship

The Arthur Liman Undergraduate Summer Fellowship program offers college students an opportunity to participate in public interest law projects during the summer. Past Fellows have worked on issues such as children's rights, immigrations' rights, drug policies, and the death penalty. Placement of a fellow can include organizations providing civil or criminal legal services to individuals, representation of particular groups, entities focused on problems of legal and public policy and law related media. The fellowship is only offered to undergraduate students at Yale, Brown and Harvard University.
Visit their website to learn more.
2015 Deadline: TBD (Contact your Summer Fellowships adviser)

Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Ashoka's mission is to seek and invest in social entrepreneurs from around who exhibits creativity, a strong drive, and the ethical fiber to promote positive social change. Fellows are supported financially through a living stipend and professionally through Ashoka's global network of social entrepreneurs. Fellows work to serve the public in many areas including education, environment, health, human rights, civic participation and economic development. Ashoka has more than 1,400 Fellows across the world transforming the lives of millions of underserved people.
Paula Recart, Ashoka Representative (U.S.): 703-527-8300 usprogram@ashoka.org
Application Deadline: Rolling

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
832.369.3477 gilmanforms@iie.org
Spring/Summer Early Deadline: October 6, 2015 Regular Summer/Fall Deadline: March 1, 2016

Boren Fellowship for Graduate Students

Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
For more information please visit the website.
Application Deadline: January 28, 2016 at 5pm ET

Boren Scholarships for Undergraduates

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
To learn more please visit the program website
2015 Deadline: February 9, 2016

Capital City Fellows Program (Washington, DC)

The Capital City Fellows Program (CCFP) is an initiative of Mayor Vincent Gray to attract recent graduates of master's degree programs in public administration, public policy, urban planning, and related fields to work for the city of Washington, DC. The fellowship term is two-years and consists of four six-month rotations in different city agencies including the Office of the City Administrator, Office of Personnel, Office of Chief Financial Officer, and many more. The program prepares Fellows to meet the challenges of local government and develops management talent for the city. Fellows are considered regular District government employees and as such receive the standard benefits available to all city employees such as health insurance, life insurance, vacation days, leave accrual, etc.
Program Manager, (202) 727-1523 capcity.fellows@dc.gov
Deadline: May 4, 2015

Capital Fellows Program (Sacramento, CA)

The Capital Fellows Program is an eleven-month post-graduate internship and seminar program in Sacramento, CA. Within the Capital Fellows Program, you can apply for one or more of the following fellowships: California Senate Fellows, Assembly Fellowship Program, Judical Administration Fellowship and the California Executive Fellows program. The work assigned to each Fellow will be similar to those of a legislative assistant and committee consultant. Fellows receive health benefits, a monthly stipend of $1,972 and are considered an employee of California State University, Sacramento.
Please visit their website to learn more. http://www.csus.edu/calst/Programs/about_programs.
2015-16 Deadline: TBD

Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) -Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program

CTWO is a racial justice organization that works towards the building of a social justice movement led by people of color. This resource center promotes the advancement of racial justice; sending out messages worldwide. It works to establish model multi-racial community organizations, build an active network of organizations and activists of color, and train the new participants, including members of the Movement Activist Apprenticeship Program. Members of MAAP participate in an internship working on the movement towards economic social justice. Placed with any one of CTWO's partnering organizations, members work full-time on an organizing campaign with a community organization or labor union.
Contact Information: 510-533-7583 ctwo@ctwo.org
MAAP 2015 Applications Deadline TBD.

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Koch Summer Fellow Program is an intensive ten-week summer internship program that offers an essential combination of free-market policy experience and professional training. Work with top policy experts, journalists, and academics while exploring market-based solutions to social and economic problems. Through your internship, an opening seminar and periodic speaker series, meet people who can be an important resource for your future career and build lasting relationships with them. Benefits: $1,500 stipend + travel expenses to and from Washington, DC, furnished housing (over $2000 value), books, seminars and career workshops. Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students from all countries and studying in all majors are eligible.
Contact Information: Scott Barton, (703) 993-4957 sbarton1@gmu.edu
2015 Application Deadline: October 15, 2014 for Spring Program and October 31, 2014 for Summer Program

Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowships

The Charles H. Revson Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for self-development in mid-career for urban leaders who have made a substantial contribution to New York City. Revson Fellows take a year of study and reflection at Columbia University. They receive financial support and tuition benefits, academic guidance, and access to University libraries and resources. Fellows also participate in weekly seminars to enhance their understanding of the complex challenges facing New York City. Each year, the program selects ten Fellows of diverse backgrounds and fields of achievement. Since its establishment in 1979, the Revson Fellowship has welcomed over 260 leaders to the University.
Contact information: 212-854-3081 iserp@columbia.edu
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Congressional Fellows Program

The CBCF Congressional Fellows Program was created in 1976 in order to increase the number of African Americans working as professional staff in the U.S. Congress. The Congressional Fellows Program offers public policy training to young professionals by providing them with an opportunity to work on Capitol Hill. CBCF Fellows work in congressional member and committee offices, attend leadership development seminars, complete a community service project and produce policy papers. During the first-year office placement, Fellows gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives in CBC Member Offices. Fellows work 40 hours per week on a range of staff assignments, including legislative analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting talking points and speeches for members, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for Congressional hearings. During the second half of the program, fellows transition to a congressional committee. The committee placement complements their experience in a member’s office and provides the fellows with a full view of the legislative process. Fellows also have educational enrichment opportunities through seminars on policy and politics. These seminars explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of policymaking and policy implementation, and evaluation of policy already implemented. As a cohort, the Fellows develop and implement a community service project. Fellows are also exposed to the history and work of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and prepared to analyze the impact of policies on African Americans and other minority groups.
For more information, please call 202-263-2800. internships@cbcfinc.org
2015 Deadline: TBD

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Congressional Internship Program

Established in 1986, the CBCF Congressional Internship Program answered the call to help diversify our democracy by increasing the pool of talented public servants. This intensive nine-week summer program offers the opportunity for college students from across the nation to learn about the legislative process, leadership and careers in the policy making process. Interns work in CBC member offices, attend professional development events, and participate in leadership development projects. The program prepares young people to become informed decision makers and influential leaders who shape our world. This program is offered every summer.
For more information, please call (202) 263-280 internships@cbcfinc.org
2015 Deadline TBD

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Donald M. Payne Foreign Policy Fellows Program

CBCF Fellows work in congressional member and committee offices, attend leadership development seminars, complete a community service project and produce policy papers. During the first-year office placement, Fellows gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives in CBC Member Offices. Fellows work 40 hours per week on a range of staff assignments, including legislative analysis, responding to constituent mail, drafting talking points and speeches for members, and coordinating logistics and public testimony for Congressional hearings. During the second half of the program, fellows transition to a congressional committee. The committee placement complements their experience in a member’s office and provides the fellows with a full view of the legislative process. Fellows also have educational enrichment opportunities through seminars on policy and politics. These seminars explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of policymaking and policy implementation, and evaluation of policy already implemented. As a cohort, the Fellows develop and implement a community service project. Fellows are also exposed to the history and work of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), and prepared to analyze the impact of policies on African Americans and other minority groups. The Fellow will gain extensive exposure to lawmakers and policy professionals dedicated to formulating and implementing global policy ranging from food security, equitable education access, combating preventable diseases, promoting gender equality to addressing climate change and other major global issues.
For more information, please call 202-263-2800 or email internships@cbcfinc.org
2015 Deadline: TBD

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Emerging Leaders Internship Program

The Emerging Leaders Internship Program sponsored by Walmart is a semester-long paid internship for college students. Interns work four days on Capitol Hill, in federal agencies and at non-profit organizations. Past interns have served in various capacities at the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and on House and Senate committees. On Friday afternoons, interns attend educational seminars that focus on domestic and international issues, participate in leadership-training sessions and visit cultural and historical sites in the Washington, D.C., area. Each cohort must complete a team community service project in the surrounding community. CBCF provides housing and a stipend. This program is offered during the fall and spring semesters.
For more information, please call (202) 263-2800. internships@cbcfinc.org
Deadline: June 6, 2014

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Louis Stokes Urban Health Public Policy Fellows Program

This fellowship is named after retired Congressman Louis B. Stokes of Ohio, founder of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust. The primary goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified, minority health policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities in the United States and abroad. The Louis Stokes Urban Health Policy Fellows Program is a 20-month policy training and leadership development program that targets early to mid-level policy professionals who are committed to eliminating health disparities nationally and globally. CBCF Louis Stokes Fellows receive health policy training while working in a CBC Member’s office as well on a congressional committee. Typically, they spend ten months working in a congressional member’s office and the remaining ten months working on a congressional committee that focuses on health-related issues. CBCF complements the fellows’ policy training on the Hill by providing opportunities to improve and develop leadership skills so they can be more effective in their professional roles. The program also includes educational enrichment opportunities through seminars on policy and politics. These seminars explore hot-button policy issues, the politics of policymaking and policy implementation, and evaluation of policy already implemented. Fellows are also exposed to the history and work of the Congressional Black Caucus, and prepared to analyze the impact of policies on African Americans and other minority groups.
For more information, please call 202-263-2800 or email internships@cbcfinc.org
2015 Deadline: TBD

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Congressional Internship Program

The Congressional Internship Program provides college students with a paid work placement in a Congressional Office or Federal Agency for a period of twelve weeks (Spring/Fall) or eight weeks (Summer). This unmatched experience allows students to learn first hand about our nation's legislative process.
Tel: 202-543-1771 rdecerega@chci.org
Spring internship deadline: November 7, 2014

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Graduate Fellowship Program

The nine month paid Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have earned at least a master's degree within three years of the program start date with unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience the public policy areas of secondary education, higher education, health, housing, law, and the STEM fields.
Tel: 202-543-1771 rdecerega@chci.org
2015 Deadline: TBD

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Public Policy Fellowship program was created by CHCI to assist in the development of the next generation of Latino leaders in public policy. Each year, the nine-month fellowship program provides up to 21 promising Latinos from across the U.S. an opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Some fellows have worked on international affairs, economic development, educational or housing policies. After careful considerations and interviews, fellows are placed in organizations/agencies such as the congressional offices, federal agencies, Washington-based media, corporate federal affairs offices, national advocacy organizations, and government-related institutions. In addition to the invaluable hands-on experiences gained from these placements, fellows are also provided with the opportunity to work on a community service project, attend a weekly seminar and receive a monthly stipend.
Contact Information: 202-543-1771, Faviola Donato fdonato@chci.org
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Congressional Hunger Center - The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program

The Congressional Hunger Center is a private, bi-partisan non-profit organization that fights hunger by developing leaders. The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, a project of the CHC, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this twelve-month program. Fellows are placed for six months with urban and rural community organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level, such as food banks, local advocacy groups, economic development agencies, and faith-based organizations. They then move to Washington, D.C. to complete the year with six months of work at advocacy and public policy organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement at the national level. Through this unique program, bridging community grassroots efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the anti-hunger movement. Applications are encouraged from candidates reflecting diverse educational, cultural, personal and experiential backgrounds. A living allowance, health insurance, travel expenses, professional development training opportunities, and an end of service award are included.
Contact Information: (202) 547-7022 ext. 29 fellows@hungercenter.org
2015 Application Deadline: January 5, 2015

Congressional Hunger Center - The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year initiative that begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The following year is spent in Washington, D.C. at national nonprofit organizations working on hunger and poverty policy. The fellowship trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger and provides them with a broad understanding of the problem of hunger, the skills necessary to contribute to a solution, and the personal experience that puts faces and names to these issues.
Contact Information: Susannah Wood, Assoc. Dir., 202-547-7022 ext. 24, swood@hungercenter.org
Application will open in Fall 2014.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full time, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that introduces a diverse group of young professionals to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Each year about 64 participants are selected from a national pool of applicants to serve at one of the following locations: Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. For nine months, Coro Fellows spend at least 50 hours a week in a unique series of field assignments, site visits, interviews, public service projects and seminars. Fellows are encouraged to view the program as their laboratory; to experiment with and experience life in the public affairs arena.
Contact information: 816-931-0751, national@coro.org, 415-986-0521, x107 recruitSF@coro.org
Application Deadline: January 23, 2015

Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST)

The Development Fund for Black Students in Science and Technology (DFBSST) was founded in 1983. Since its inception, DFBSST has provided over $365,000 in scholarships to more than 132 students pursuing an education in science and technology. One hundred one (101) of these students have already graduated. DFBSST scholars cover a broad spectrum of technical disciplines (i.e., aerospace, civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical engineering; architecture, astrophysics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics). Several of our scholarship recipients have obtained Ph.D. degrees in engineering, astronomy and other advanced graduate degrees.
Please visit their website to learn what institutions are part of this program and where to obtain an application.
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Echoing Green

Echoing Green seeks social entrepreneurs who exhibit fearlessness in defending their ideas, an unwavering belief that all individuals have the potential to contribute meaningfully to society, and a powerful passion for developing new solutions to some of society's most challenging problems. The Fellowship Program last two years and provides Fellows with financial and technical assistance (ranging from a large global network to a close peer-to-peer learning) to enhance their leadership skills and ensure organizational sustainability. Instead of working on a predefined project with an existing organization, each Fellow creates and builds his/her own organization to execute his/her own vision for social change.
Contact information: 212-689-1165 info@echoinggreen.org
2015 Application will open on December 2, 2014

Education Policy Fellowship Program

The Education Policy Fellowship Program's mission is to prepare mid-level leaders in the public and private sector for greater responsibility in creating and implementing sound public policy in education and related fields. There are currently 12 EPFP sites across our nation. The Program consists of a 10-month, in-service leadership development program which combines events of national scope with activities specific to each of the 12 state sites in the U.S. Leaders will sharpen their leadership skills, build upon their knowledge of policy issues and processes, and create and extend their network of professionals. They will engage in stimulating discussions with policy players, scholars, visit agencies and state capitals and attend national meetings where they will meet their peers from all over the nation.
Visit your state's EPFP page to learn more. iel@iel.org
Application Deadline: Varies by State

Equal Justice Works - Americorps Legal Fellows

Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Depending on funding, they are able to provide between 40-50 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.
Contact information: 202-466-3686 probono@equaljusticeworks.org
Application opens in June 2014

Equal Justice Works Fellowships

Equal Justice Works Fellowships provide the opportunity for lawyers to positively impact vulnerable communities around the country. Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. Depending on funding, we are able to provide between 45-55 two-year fellowships annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.
(202) 466-3686 fellowships@equaljusticeworks.org
The application and supporting paperwork are due to Equal Justice Works on September 17, 2014 by 5 p.m. EDT.

Fulbright for Non-U.S. Students Program

The Fulbright for Non-U.S. students is designed to strengthen the understanding and communication between U.S. and other countries. As an educational exchange program it offers insight into society and values to future leaders from around the world. Foreign students apply for Fulbright Fellowships through the binational Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassies in their home countries.
Applications must be submitted via the Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies in your home country.
Application Deadline: Varies by Country

Fulbright U.S. Student Program

The U.S. Student Program is designed to give recent college graduates, master\'s and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Most grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination. To obtain an application click here or you can contact your Fulbright campus representative.
Please visit the website for more information.
Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

Gates Millennium Scholars Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program is available to graduating high school seniors. The initiative, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and administered by the United Negro College Fund and partners, is aimed at increasing higher education access and opportunity to underrepresented groups to reflect the diverse society in which we live. The Foundation seeks to raise the number of African-Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, Asian Pacific Islander Americans, and Hispanic Americans enrolling in and completing undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Contact Information: 1-877-690-4677
2015 Application Deadline: January 14, 2015 at 11:59 EST.

German Marshall Fund - Marshall Memorial Fellowship

The Marshall Memorial Fellowship is a unique opportunity for emerging leaders from the United States and Europe to explore each other’s politics, business, innovation, and culture through experiential learning. American and European Fellows each visit five cities during the 24-day program. They meet formally and informally with a range of policymakers, political, financial, and corporate decision-makers, and distinguished community members. Each Fellow is also given the opportunity to explore his or her professional interests with individual appointments, but priority is given to the robust and intense group program.
Please visit the website for more information.
Nominations due by November 1, 2014

Greenlining Institute - Leadership Academy Fellowship Program

The Greenlining Institute is a California based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income and minority communities. It runs the Greenlining Academy Fellowship Program and the Academy Summer Associate Program. The Academy Fellowship Program is an annual leadership training program for multi-ethnic individuals focused on low-income advocacy and community economic development. Generally, fellows conduct research, write report and position papers, help organize community events, and interface regularly with multi-ethnic community, corporate and government leaders. Applicants must have completed their undergraduate studies and be enrolled in, or preparing for, graduate studies in public policy, urban planning, minority advocacy or economic development.
Contact Information: (510) 926-4000 questions@greenlining.org
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Greenlining Institute - The Academy Summer Associate Program

The Greenlining Institute is a California based organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income and minority communities. It runs the Greenlining Academy Fellowship Program and the Academy Summer Associate Program. The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive, ten-week leadership training program for multi-ethnic graduate level students who want experience working on low-income and minority economic development issues as policy analysts, advocates and community organizers. Each Associate manages or co-manages a research or advocacy project with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director.
Contact information: N/A
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Harold W. Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations

The Rosenthal Fellowship provides graduate students in international affairs the opportunity to spend a summer in Washington, DC working on foreign affairs issues at a U.S. federal government agency or department. The Fellowship program is open to graduate students enrolled in an APSIA member school and returning to school following the internship.
Please visit the website for more information. mbrown@apsia.org
APSIA schools nominate candidates in November.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation

The Truman Scholarship provides $30,000 towards graduate study in the United States or abroad in a variety of fields. The Truman Foundation seeks college or university students with junior-level academic standing who wish to attend professional or graduate school to prepare them for positions in (government, the nonprofit and advocacy sectors, and education) in public service. Not only does the Foundation provide support for graduate study but it also provides leadership training and Fellowship with Scholars from all across the nation who possess similar passion in making a difference through public service.
Contact information: 202-394-4831 office@truman.gov
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Hispanic Scholarship Fund - Graduate Student Scholarship Programs

See website for scholarship program descriptions.
Phone (310)-975-3700 http://hsf.net/en/contact-us/
Deadlines vary

Humanity in Action

Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.
Please visit the website for more information.
Application deadline will be in late 2015.

International Affairs Fellowship - Council on Foreign Relations

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) assists mid-career scholars and professionals in advancing their analytic capabilities and broadening their foreign policy experience. Selected fellows from academia and the private sector spend fellowship tenures in public service and policy-oriented settings, while government officials spend their tenures in a scholarly atmosphere free from operational pressure. The IAF Program is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. While a PhD is not a requirement, selected fellows generally hold an advanced degree and possess a strong record of work experience as well as a firm grounding in the field of foreign policy. The program does not fund pre- or postdoctoral research, work toward a degree, or the completion of projects for which substantial progress has been made prior to the fellowship period. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, and the program awards a stipend of $95,000. CFR awards approximately ten fellowships annually.
Visit the website for contact details.
Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in Canada

Launched in 2016, the IAF in Canada seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between rising generations of leaders and thinkers in the United States and Canada. The program provides for one to two U.S. citizens per year to spend six to twelve months hosted by a Canadian institution to deepen their knowledge of Canada. The IAF in Canada is open only to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy and have an interest in U.S.-Canada relations. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens. The program awards a stipend of $95,000 for a period of twelve months as well as a modest travel allowance. Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Fellowship Program fellowships@cfr.org
Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in International Economics

The IAF in International Economics offers business economists as well as university-based economics scholars hands-on experience in the U.S. government to expand their range of thinking and work on international economic policy. The program is open only to mid-career business economists and university-based economics scholars who have demonstrated commitment to a career in international economics and related fields. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens and hold a PhD in economics or a closely related discipline. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The duration of the fellowship is twelve months, and the program awards a stipend commensurate with the candidate’s experience in the range of $150,000 to $175,000, as well as a modest allowance for relocation expenses. CFR awards one fellowship annually. Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.
The Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) Fellowship Program fellowships@cfr.org
Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (Council on Foreign Relations), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

The International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. The IAF-J is only open to mid-career professionals who have a demonstrated commitment to a career in foreign policy and have an interest in U.S.-Japan relations. The program welcomes applicants from a broad range of professional, academic, and personal backgrounds. While the IAF-J is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, exceptions have been made when an applicant has demonstrated that the fellowship would add a significant new dimension to his or her career. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. CFR awards approximately three to five fellowships annually.
Visit the website for contact details.
Candidates can apply online between July 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security, sponsored by the Stanton Foundation

The International Affairs Fellowship in Nuclear Security (IAF-NS), sponsored by the Stanton Foundation, offers university-based scholars valuable hands-on experience in the nuclear security policymaking field and places selected fellows in U.S. government positions or international organizations for a period of twelve months to work with practitioners. The IAF-NS is only open to faculty members with tenure or on tenure-track lines at accredited universities and who propose to spend a year working in government or at an international organization. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States and be between the ages of twenty-nine and fifty. CFR does not sponsor for visas. Former Stanton nuclear security fellows who meet the eligibility requirements can apply. The program awards a stipend of $125,000. CFR awards approximately two fellowships annually.
Visit the website for contact details.
The online application deadline is January 16.

International Career Advancement Program (ICAP)

The purpose of the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) is to help bring greater diversity to the staffing of senior management and policy-making positions in international public service, both in the government and for private non-profit organizations. Its goal is to assist highly promising mid-career professionals from underrepresented groups in advancing to more senior positions in international affairs.
Please visit the website for more information.
2015 Application Deadline: May 1, 2015 (Opens January 2, 2015)

John Hopkins School of Public Health Diversity Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates

The Diversity Summer Internship Program (DSIP) at the Bloomberg School of Public Health is a 10-week summer program that provides undergraduates with a graduate-level, independent research project in the biomedical or public health field. Students work under the direct mentoring of accomplished Johns Hopkins researchers, gaining valuable experience in a collaborative, challenging and fun environment. The Diversity Summer Internship Program welcomes applicants from all over the United States, including underrepresented and economically disadvantaged areas.
To learn more please visit the program's website.
The online application process will open November 1, 2014

Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship Program

The Kennedy Foundation supports a Public Policy Fellowship Program for professionals in the field of mental retardation. The Program annually brings outstanding individuals to Washington where they observe and participate in public policy development by working closely with the staff of a congressional committee and/or a federal department. Fellows develop practical programs to benefit individuals with mental retardation, their families and their communities. People with experience in state-level advocacy for persons with developmental disabilities, education, law, criminal justice, child welfare or other social services, mental health care delivery, or experience in development of family support services are strongly encouraged to apply. The Program provides a one year, full-time, hands-on experience with public policy decision making processes, a stipend, and relocation expenses.
Please visit the website for more information.
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program (LAWA)

The LAWA is a fellowship program that trains promising lawyers from Africa committed to advancing the cause of women's right upon return to their countries. Program participants study for and receive a Masters of law degree with an emphasis on gender studies at Georgetown University Law Center. Additionally, they complete a major graduate paper on an issue that affects African women's rights. Afterwards, they are assigned to work in various public interest or government organizations that are compatible with their interests and long-term plans such as the World Bank, or the Women's Rights Division of Human Rights Watch.
Please visit the website for more information.
2015 Application deadline: January 9, 2015

Marshall Scholarship

The Marshall Scholarship award is given to select individuals to study abroad in the United Kingdom. Approximately forty young American students are selected each year to study at any British University. Scholarships are provided for two academic years to study in any discipline leading to receipt of a British graduate, and on some occasion an undergraduate degree. As future leaders, these individuals will strengthen the relationship between the British and American people, their governments, and institutions.
Please visit the website for more information.
Application Deadline: Annually, October 1st

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

The Boren Fellowship program was designed to encourage U.S. graduate students to specialize in a regional and language study not commonly studied by U.S. graduate students. The fellowship gives students the opportunity to add an international dimension to their own education and future careers. Fellows pursue a study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. National Security and enable the nation to remain integrally involved in global issues.
Contact information: Campus reps or AED - 800-498-9360, 202-884-8285 nsep@aed.org
2015 Application Deadline: February 4, 2015 (Each campus sets an earlier campus deadline)

National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships

The NSEP undergraduate Scholarship program was designed to provide American students with the opportunities and resources needed to prepare them for today's world and future international endeavors that are critical to our nation's security. Scholars will enter their professional life with a profuse knowledge of a foreign language, culture, cross-cultural understanding and global outlook, which could be used in career and leadership opportunities in all fields of business, government, education, science and technology.
Contact information: Campus reps or IIE - 800-618-6737 nsep@iie.org
2015 Application deadline: February 4, 2015 (Each campus sets an earlier campus deadline)

National Urban Fellowship Award

The National Urban Fellows Program is a leadership development program that recruits and prepares mid-career women and minorities to become urban leaders. Each year, a class of 30 Fellows is recruited into a 14-month academic and mentorship program. Combining graduate academic education and a mentorship experience with a major urban organization, Fellows are prepared to be more effective leaders in government, nonprofit and private sectors working to sustain and enhance the urban communities. Through this program, fellows acquire a master's degree in public administration, priceless experience, and insight into urban policy formation, decision-making and management.
Please visit their website to learn more.
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

New York City Urban Fellows Program

The Urban Fellows Program is a prestigious nine-month program which introduces college graduates to local government and public service. The Program curriculum includes a full-time employment opportunity with the City government and weekly seminar series exploring the process of the local government. These seminars are often led by commissioners, elected officials, and people at all levels of the government. Fellows will work in the most challenging of areas, including but not limited to, budget process, agency operations, low income housing, affordable health care, education and economic development. A $30,000 stipend for nine months and health insurance is awarded.
Contact information: (212) NEW-YORK, 311 (within NYC)
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Open Society Fellowship

Physicians are especially qualified to advocate on behalf of their patients and the communities they serve. They hold a position of prestige and credibility that, with the right skills, can be a powerful tool in improving societal conditions. Thus, the Soros Advocacy Fellowship brings doctors together to share and enhance one another's skills as they work closely on projects in partnership with advocacy organizations in a 12-24 month period. Participating Fellows will design and implement personal projects that address health, service delivery, or deficiencies caused by social issues in the community such as racism, violence, income equality, or inadequate education. Future Fellows work with other advocates, outside experts, OSI staff, and an advisory board; all ready to advise and support the Fellows' endeavors. Financial award is based on the physician's salary.
Please visit the website for more information.
Application Deadline: August 4, 2014

Open Society Institute - Baltimore Community Fellowship Program

The Baltimore Community Fellowship Program supports individuals who wish to utilize their education and professional experiences in serving marginalized communities. The Program allows Fellows to work under the mentorship of a nonprofit organization in Baltimore City or work independently on a project geared towards specific problems that affect marginalized communities in Baltimore. Among the benefits Fellows receive are stipend for living expenses, a network of Fellows and alumni, an opportunity to interact with their New York counterparts and more. Duration of the program is 18 months.
Please visit the website for more information.
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Point Foundation Scholarship

Point Foundation (Point) is the nation's largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Point promotes change through scholarship funding, mentorship, leadership development, and community service training. Very strong academic performance is one characteristic that Point seeks in all its applicants and subsequent scholars. Additionally, proven leadership skills and the desire to make a difference in the world are highly valued. Each person who applies for a Point Scholarship is evaluated on the totality of their situation. Academic achievement, personal merit, leadership, involvement in the LGBTQ community, professional experiences, financial need, marginalization, personal and future goals are all taken into consideration.
Please visit the Point Foundation website for more information or email info@pointfoundation.org
There are several rounds to the application process. Part I becomes available to applicants on November 1, 2014.

Presidential Management Fellows

For twenty-seven years, the Presidential Management Fellows Program has appealed to master's and doctoral-level students who wish to work in the Federal Government. The Program provides an opportunity for Fellows to apply the knowledge they gained while in graduate study towards a career in the Federal service. Fellows participate in domestic and international affairs, technology, science, criminal justice, health, financial management, and other fields in public service. Students who have completed a graduate degree from an accredited college or university are eligible to be nominated by their schools. The Program seeks graduates who have a breadth and quality of achievements, leadership skills, and have demonstrated dedication to pursuing a career in public policies. Those accepted receive Federal benefits.
Contact information: 202-606-1800 pmf@opm.gov
2015 Application is expected to open October 1-15, 2014

Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program

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. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.
Please visit the website for more information.
2015 Application Deadline: September 19th at 11:59PM EST

Robert Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights

The Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights provides financial support to allow two determined Yale Law School graduates to pursue full-time international human rights work for one year. Fellows work on a project of their own design in cooperation with appropriate organizations. The project may deal with issues anywhere in the world, including monitoring human rights developments in a specific country or countries, conducting on-site investigations, drafting reports on human rights conditions, and engaging in advocacy aimed at publicizing human rights violations as a method of curtailing abuses. An annual symposium is given every spring during which current fellows give a presentation about their work. This gives Fellows an opportunity to network and receive guidance from the Schell Center staff and other fellows as well. An annual stipend is awarded and health insurance may be provided.
Please visit the website for more information. schell.law@yale.edu
2015 Application Deadline: February 2, 2015

Rotary Peace Fellowship - Master's Degree

Rotary offers master's degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 master's degree fellowships at these institutions: - Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA - International Christian University, Japan - University of Bradford, England - University of Queensland, Australia - Uppsala University, Sweden
Direct questions to: rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org
The application will open on December 1, 2015.

Rotary Peace Fellowship - Professional Development

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, Rotary offers a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. Rotary awards up to 50 certificates each year.
Direct questions to: rotarypeacecenters@rotary.org
The application will open on December 1, 2015.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue 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 career.
Please visit the website for more information.
Application Deadline: January 19, 2015

Skadden Fellowship

The Skadden Fellowship was created to support graduating law students who have shown exceptional promise in the field of public interest law. For two years, Fellows are given the opportunity to pursue public interest work by providing legal services to the poor, elderly, homeless and disabled, as well as those deprived of human rights or civil rights. Previous Fellows have created projects geared towards economic development and community renewal. An annual salary of $37,500 plus benefits is awarded for two years.
Please visit the website for more information.
Application Deadline: October 6, 2014

Soros Justice Fellowship

The Soros Justice Fellowships fund outstanding individuals to undertake projects that advance reform, spur debate, and catalyze change on a range of issues facing the U.S. criminal justice system. The Fellowships Program is part of a larger effort within the Open Society Foundations' Justice Fund to reduce the destructive impact of current criminal justice policies on the lives of individuals, families, and communities in the U.S. by challenging the overreliance on incarceration and extreme punishment, and ensuring a fair and accountable system of justice. Fellows receive funding ($58,700-$110,250) through either an Advocacy Fellowship or a Media Fellowship.
Please visit the website for more information. sorosjusticefellowships@opensocietyfoundations.org
Application Deadline: October 22, 2014

Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship

The Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship (SNSF) Program, made possible by a generous grant from the Stanton Foundation, offers younger scholars studying nuclear security issues the opportunity to spend a period of twelve months at CFR offices in New York or Washington, DC, conducting policy-relevant research. Qualified candidates must be postdoctoral fellows or junior faculty in a tenure-track position at a recognized university. Junior faculty at law schools or with a law degree as their terminal degree are also eligible. The program is intended for those who are pursuing a career in academia and is only open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are eligible to work in the United States. CFR does not sponsor for visas. The program awards a stipend of $110,000 for junior faculty and $80,000 for postdoctoral fellows. CFR awards two fellowships annually.
Visit the website for contact details.
The online application deadline is December 15.

T he International Institute for Strategic Studies (AmericasIISS–AMERICAS INTERNSHIP)

The International Institute for Strategic Studies is seeking volunteer interns on a part- or full-time basis to support the activities of its office in Washington DC, for Fall 2016. Requirements: Successful candidates will have the following qualifications: Be at least a college junior in good standing (recent college graduates will also be considered) or a graduate student studying international relations, security studies or a related field; Have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) or equivalent; Be eligible to work in the US. IISS-Americas regrets that it cannot assist with procuring visas or entry permits. Please include this information in your application. Responsibilities: Successful applicants can expect to gain direct exposure to the work and management of a leading international think tank. Duties will include research support, administrative and operational support, and assistance with event management. Applicants with previous office experience and a proven professional demeanor are preferred.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies – Americas internships-washington@iiss.org
Fall 2016 Internship Application

The College Board Professional Fellowship Program

Launching this year, the College Board's Professional Fellowship Program is designed to recognize, support, and reward rising leaders from African American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds who are working effectively to close achievement and attainment gaps in their schools, colleges, and communities across the country.
n/a socialjustice@collegeboard.org
2015 Deadline: TBD

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Every year, The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans supports thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing graduate school in the United States. Each Fellowship supports up to two years of graduate study - in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program - in the United States. Please note that the Fellowship does not cover tuition for executive programs, accelerated Bachelor's/Master's programs, or online degrees.
Please visit the website for more information or email pdsoros@sorosny.org
Deadline: November 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm EST

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation identifies and develops leaders and institutions to meet the nation's critical challenges. See the website for more information about specific WW programs.
Telephone: (609) 452-7007
Application deadlines vary.

Thomas R. Pickering: Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Are you a graduate student interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of States? If so, then the Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship may be for you. The Fellowship seeks outstanding students who reflect the diversity and excellence of our nation. The program arms it fellows with the necessary skills to successfully represent America's interests abroad. Applicants must be a citizen of the United States, have a 3.2 or higher, and be seeking admission to a graduate program for the following academic year. Fellows are expected to enroll in a two-year full-time master's degree program (such as public policy, international affairs, public administration, foreign languages, sociology, economics, etc) in the United States. Each successful candidate is required to serve as a Foreign Service Officer for a minimum of three years.
Contact information: 609-452- 7007 pickeringgfaf@woodrow.org
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Thomas R. Pickering: Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Are you an ambitious, driven, and enthusiastic undergraduate student? Have you ever considered a career as a Foreign Service Officer? Would you like to represent the United States and its interests in world affairs? Do you love to travel, learn new languages, cultures, meet new people, and work amongst the most high-level professionals from around the world? If so, then the Picking Fellowship is looking for you. Students from all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds, with an unusual level of commitment, uncommon motivation, and the ability to endure any and all directives with invariable dedication to U.S. interests are desired. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, a college sophomore, and have a 3.2 GPA or higher at the time of application. Each successful candidate is required to serve as a Foreign Service Officer for a minimum of four and a half years.
Please visit the website for more information. pickeringfaf@woodrow.org
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

Tribal Membership Fellowship

The Tribal Membership Initiative at UC San Diego\'s Office of Graduate Studies is an endeavor to increase diversity, by providing fellowships to incoming graduate students from Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian ancestry. All tribal members admitted under this initiative and enrolling in a UCSD MEng, MEd, MBA, MPIA, MS, MA, MFA, PhD, DMA, or EdD degree program will be eligible to receive a two year fellowship. MBA and MPIA participants will receive a $18,000 per year stipend and a maximum of $25,000 per year for tuition and fees. All other participants will receive a $18,000 per year stipend, full coverage of tuition and fees for the first year including nonresident supplemental tuition, if applicable, and coverage of all resident tuition and fees for the second year.
For more information contact Chris Murphy at cpmurphy@ucsd.edu.
For information on eligibility please visit the website.

Udall Foundation-Native American Congressional Internship Program

The Internship Program is a ten-week summer internship in Washington, DC, for Native American and Alaska Native students who wish to learn more about the federal government and issues affecting Indian country. The internship is fully funded: the Foundation provides round-trip airfare, housing, per diem for food and incidentals, and a stipend at the close of the program. 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.
Contact Information: Chia Halpern (520) 342-6566 Halpern@udall.gov
2015 Application Deadline: TBD

White House Internship Program

President Obama believes in the capacity of young people to move America forward. He is committed to providing young leaders from across the nation an opportunity to develop their leadership skills and fostering a continued commitment to public service through the White House Internship Program. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and prepare them for future roles in public service.
Please direct all inquiries to the following email address intern_application@whitehouse.gov.
Spring 2015 Deadline: September 7, 2014

Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP), Georgetown University Law Center

The WLPPFP brings lawyers to Washington for one year to work in public interest organizations on pressing women's rights issues. The selection process for Fellows is highly competitive and draws recent law graduates from across the country and recently from outside the United States. Fellows selected for participation are placed with different organizations, including women's rights groups, civil rights groups, Congressional offices, government agencies, and the Georgetown University Law Center Domestic Violence Clinic.
For more information please email wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu.
2015 Application Deadline: TBD