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Career Advising Appointments

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Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu

 

 

Public Service

Institute for Social Innovation Fellowship
StartingBloc’s Institute for Social Innovation is a fellowship program that educates young leaders on corporate social responsibility, social entrepreneurship, and sustainable development, and then offers them various internships, jobs, and graduate and MBA program opportunities. In addition to the fellowship curriculum, StartingBloc offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet and work with a diverse selection of talented and highly motivated leaders of tomorrow.
Contact: Jocelyn Trigg, Program Associate, StartingBloc NFP
90 Park Avenue, 17th Floor, NY, NY 10016, telephone: 212.786.7445, fax: 617.321.4016
Dealines: Boston and Greater New York City, Spring 2007: December 1, 2006; Europe Program, London 2007: Tentative Application Deadline is April 1, 2007

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics
This prize is for juniors and seniors. The prize is given based on an essay competition through which students are challenged to examine and analyze urgent ethical issues confronting today's society. The essay topic and application will be available in September. Five prizes are awarded ranging in value from $500 to $5000.
Deadline: Early January

Advocacy Institute Fellowship Program
The Angie Martin Public Interest Fellowship is open to undergrad, grad, or recent graduates that display an interest in advocacy, social justice and social change. Work on programs such as the Capacity Builing Program and the Tobacco Control Project. Projects include writing and editing articles, developing advocacy case studies, training for global social change leaders, and interviewing and research. The position is paid, full-time for 6 months at the Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C. (note: a summer internship position is also available). E-mail intern@advocacy.org
Deadline: April

Humanity in Action Fellowship Summer Program
The core programs provide the fundamental foundation and experience for participation in HIA. During the five-week period, the international groups of HIA Fellows explore the minority issues basic to the HIA mission and enter the extensive HIA network. It is during this period they that research and write their reports and prepare to engage in outreach after the core programs are over. The associations with other Fellows and the immersion in the minority issues provides common experiences for all the Fellows—experiences that aid the development of careers based upon concern for human rights and the protection of minorities.
Deadline: Mid-January

Russian Young Leadership Fellows for Public Service Program
Successful U.S. participants will have demonstrated academic excellence, leadership potential, interest in public service or experience in community service, and proficiency in Russian. The program is designed to promote leadership and community service in both the United States and the Russian Federation . U.S. participants will be placed in non-degree programs at leading universities throughout the Russian Federation . The program also includes weekly community service commitments and a three-month professional internship. Grants will include round-trip airfare, medical insurance, monthly stipends for housing and living expenses, and limited allowances for books, tuition, and cultural enhancing activities.
Deadline: Late November

The Do Something BRICK Awards for Community Leadership
The awards reward twenty-somethings who are making the world a better place to live. The Do Something BRICK Award gives a $100,000 grant to the national grand prizewinner, plus nine grants of $10,000 each to the other winners to further the good work done by extraordinary young men and women. You must be under 30 years old and a permanent, current US resident. No group or team applications will be accepted. Each candidate must enter on his or her own behalf. Apply directly to: The Do Something BRICK Awards, 423 West 55th Street , 8th floor, New York , NY 10019 , tel. 212-523-1175. Application information and forms are available on the web site.
Deadline: Rolling

Peter F. Drucker Award for Non-Profit Innovation
This is an award for not-for-profit organizations that are already established. It is named after internationally known economist and oriental art expert Peter F. Drucker, formerly a professor at Claremont College . The award is $25,000 and a video documentary of the winning project or program.
Deadline: August

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships
These are two-year $60,000 ($30,000 per year) awards for an innovative public service project anywhere in the world. There are no restrictions of age, citizenship, or grade point average. 20 to 30 awards are given annually of $30,000 each ($90,000 for partnerships). Echoing Green Fellows make a commitment of two years toward their project. It may be a project that ends after that time (a test or seed project) or the project may continue, under the initiator's direction, or it may be self-perpetuating, although no further funding is guaranteed.
Deadline: Mid-January

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
Graduating seniors may apply directly for these awards for $10,000 for a proposal that encompasses any activity that furthers the public good. The activity can be undertaken by the student alone or working through established charitable, religious, education, governmental, or other public service organizations. One to two awards are given nationally. Approximately 120 applications are received each year, and about 20 finalists are selected for an interview. Applications are available from the Samuel Huntington Fund, 25 Research Drive , Westborough , MA 01582 , 508-389-2125.
Deadline: Mid-February

Lindbergh Grants Program
The program was founded to further Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Each year grants of up to $10,580 (a symbolic amount representing the cost of the "Spirit of St. Louis") are given for projects in the following categories: agriculture; aviation/aerospace; conservation of natural resources; education (including humanities/education, the arts and intercultural communication); exploration; health; and waste minimization and management.
Deadline: Mid-July

Morris K. Udall Scholarships
Offers scholarships for sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in environmental public policy and for Native American or Alaska Native sophomores and juniors pursuing careers in health care or tribal public policy. Recipients receive $5,000 towards expenses for tuition, fees, books, and room and board for one year.
Deadline: must be nominated through undergraduate institution -- contact Career Center

J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Students Working in Public Service Internships
$1,000 will be awarded to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public service. The award is meant 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 to applicants who have already found such a position, but who require additional funds. Applicants should send a resume together with a statement of short and long-term goals to the J.W. Saxe Memorial Fund, 1524 31st Street, N.W. , Washington , DC 20007 . Also include three references and a supporting letter from a faculty member.
Deadline: Unknown

Seventeen/Cover Girl Volunteerism Awards
These awards are for young women ages 12 to 21 who have done something extraordinary in the field of volunteerism, and whose accomplishments have benefited others in a major way. You may enter yourself or you can nominate someone you feel is deserving of an award. First-place recipients will win $10,000 plus an additional cash donation will go to a charitable organization they've worked to support. Second-place winners will each receive a $5,000 scholarship, as well as a cash donation for the organization they support. Up to 24 more winners received honorable mentions and a $1,000 Savings Bond. Look for more information in fall issues of Seventeen Magazine. 212-407-9700.
Deadline: See fall issues of magazine or call their office
No website.

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program
The program provides scholarships and fellowships for outstanding low-income African-American, Native American, Hispanic American, and Asian-Pacific American students to attend the undergraduate and graduate institutions of their choice. Individuals selected as Gates Millennium Scholars at the undergraduate level will receive funds for the cost of tuition, fees, books and living costs not covered by grants and scholarships already committed as part of a student's financial aid package. Scholars who pursue advanced degrees in the fields of engineering, mathematics, science, education or library science will receive up to four years of full financial support for post-graduate study, up to and including the doctorate.
Deadline: Mid-March annually

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans
Please click on the link above for more information.

Idealist.org's Fellowships in Public Service
Descriptions and contact information for a variety of domestic & international nonprofit and public policy fellowships.
Deadline: various; please check the individual listings

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship
Provides a $26,000 scholarship for undergraduate students who wish financial support to attend graduate or professional school in preparation for careers in government. The Foundation seeks candidates who have extensive records of public and community service, are committed to careers in government or elsewhere in public service, and have outstanding leadership potential and communication skills. Eligible candidates must attend an accredited U.S. college or university and be nominated by the institution's Truman Faculty Representative [candidates MAY NOT apply directly], be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, complete an application and write a policy recommendation, be in their junior year, except for residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa or the Northern Marianas who must be in their senior class.
Deadline: must be nominated through undergraduate institution -- if interested, contact Denise Gagnon, Fellowships Coordinator, in September of the application year.

The Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program
Offers a $3,000 prize plus the opportunity to attend a summer institute where students participate in leadership training and seminars on international issues. Open only to sophomores -- eligible candidates should have a B+ average or higher and solid experience in community service endeavors.
Deadline: must be nominated through undergraduate institution -- if interested, contact Career Center by November of sophomore year.

Rosie's Place - Kip Tiernan Fellowship for Social Justice                      Rosie's Place is a sanctuary for poor and homeless women.

The Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship honors the life-long work of the founder of Rosie’s Place.  It is awarded annually to a woman who develops and carries out an innovative project in the New England area that will benefit poor and homeless women.

The Fellowship provides a unique and exciting opportunity for a woman to develop and carry out a special project that will further the mission of Rosie’s Place anywhere in New England. Eligible projects could include: a policy initiative or campaign; a creative arts program; the development and implementation of a needed service; or the creation of an innovative project aimed at reducing poverty, promoting social justice and empowering poor and homeless women.

The Fellowship is 12 months long and is awarded on a one-time basis to an eligible woman. Fellows are paid a $40,000 stipend.

Info sessions are held each October and November. Click here for more information and to apply.  Deadline Dec. 1.

 

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Our Mission

To educate and empower students to reflect, explore, experiment, and take action to achieve their personal, professional, and academic goals. 


Staff Bios


Career Advising Appointments

Login to Quest to request an appointment with a career advisor.  If you have technical difficulties, please call the Career Center at 413-542.2265.


Quick Questions

Stop by to see a PCA during their drop-ins or take advantage of advisor drop-in hours.


Hours & Contact
Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Telephone: 413-542-2265
Fax: 413-542-5790
Email: careers@amherst.edu