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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

 

 

Government and Public Policy

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice.  Fellows are placed in community-based organizations and policy teams in Washington D.C.

Deadline: January

City Hall Fellows
City Hall Fellows offers America's best and brightest recent college graduates an unparalleled opportunity to experience local government from the inside out. Our mission is to:

    * introduce America's future leaders to the inner workings of local government;
    * bring their talent and energy to bear addressing the challenges local governments face; and
    * expose them to meaningful careers in public service.

The City Hall Fellows fellowship is a full-time, 12-month position. The fellowship year begins in August and ends the following July. Fellows will receive a reasonable entry-level salary, commensurate with the local cost of living, and basic health benefits. Compensation may vary by locale.  City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan organization, independently organized under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

White House Fellowships
These are for one-year assignments in Washington for young professionals. E-mail (almanac@ace.esuda.gov) or write President's Commission on White House Fellowships, 712 Jackson Plaza, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503.
Deadline: February 1, annually

New York City Urban Fellows & Government Fellows Programs
These programs offer outstanding college seniors and graduate students the opportunity and challenge of an intensive field work experience in urban government. Fellows work closely with City officials on long- and short-term projects and attend weekly seminars to get an academic perspective on the workings and problems of local government. Urban Fellows are selected annually in a nationwide competition and serve for a full academic year, from mid-September to mid-June. Government Fellows participate in a 10-week program. They receive a stipend from the City and a choice of paid health insurance plans. A fellow must be about to start his/her senior year, or must be an accepted or actual graduate student.
All students who are interested in an involvement in urban government are encouraged to apply regardless of previous field of training. For further information write: Director, Urban Fellows Program, 32 Worth Street, New York, NY 10013.
Deadline: Early 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

The Tomás Rivera Policy Institute (TRPI) Fellowship Program
TRPI directs research and analyses on issues related to political and civil engagement, education and the economic well being of the Latino community. The TRPI Public Policy Fellowship Program targets bright, enthusiastic graduate-level students from across the country to offer them experience in conducting relevant research which can biased to inform community leaders, policymakers, and other experts in formulating public policy affecting U.S. Latinos.
For eight weeks, two Fellows will participate in ongoing research projects at the Institute's Claremont, California office in a professional, nonprofit, nonpartisan research-oriented setting. Each Fellow will work full-time under the direction of one of TRPI's Senior Researchers. Participating Fellows will receive a stipend of $4,000. For further information contact the Fellowship Coordinator at (909) 621-8897 or at leah.leander@cgu.edu.
Deadline: Contact TRPI

Urban Scholars Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development)
Awards approximately ten fellowships to encourage new Ph.D. recipients to undertake research now, and throughout their careers, on topics of interest to HUD. This research will be valuable to the agency, as well as to practitioners and other researchers, and will promote a diversity of perspectives in the academic and policy arenas. The program enables fellows to engage in postdoctoral research on topics of interest to HUD for fifteen months. Through this fellowship program, recent doctoral recipients will be able to make a positive impact on the scholarship relating to housing and urban development, and demonstrate the value and necessity of such research to their discipline. Extensive eligibility requirements must be filled–see website for details.
Deadline: Early June, annually

State of California Capital Fellows Program
The Center administers the Assembly and Executive Fellowship, Senate Associates, and the Judicial Administration Fellowship programs. These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Associates, 18 Executive Fellows and 5 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. More information is available by contacting The Center for California Studies, California State University, Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, telephone (916) 278-6906.
Deadline: Varies

California Executive Fellows Program
This is a one-year public service and leadership development program to extend knowledge of California government, to prepare leaders for public careers and to promote civic education. The Center for California Studies, CSU Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6081, 916-278-6906, calstudies@cusus.edu.
Deadline: Late February

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.
Deadline: mid-October for spring, and mid-February for fall

Dell Thurmond Woodard Fellowship is part of the Tisdale Fellowship program, a summer internship available to undergraduate and graduate students.  Any student, undergraduate or graduate, who is interested in diversity and ethics issues, and in learning about high-tech public policy issues, can apply for this Fellowship.   
Deadline: February 15

 

Services



Quest

Quest
Search and apply for jobs and internships.

Pathways

Pathways
Alumni guiding students.

Alumni Directory

Alumni Directory
Look up Amherst College Alumni.

Liberal Arts Network

Liberal Arts Career Network
Internships and jobs.

Spotlight

Spotlight on Careers
Exploration site by college career services pros.

Career Beam

Career Beam
“Get right to work.”

Going Global

Going Global
International jobs.

Vault

Vault
Career intelligence.

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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