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El Pomar Fellowship
The El Pomar Fellowship is a highly selective, two-year post-undergraduate leadership training program that develops today’s young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth through direct program and project management, community development, and grant-making. With the values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence as a foundation the Fellowship emphasizes leadership and professional development; it is designed to bring together highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests, and shape them into effective leaders for the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Fellows operate the foundation’s Community Stewardship Programs, conduct outreach initiatives and bolster the Foundation’s grant-making throughout the state, investing in the people and organizations of Colorado’s urban and rural communities.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Contact TRPI
AAUW Educational Foundation
Offers a variety of funding opportunities for women. Programs include fellowships or grants for doctoral work & research, career development, community action, teaching in public schools, international students and for study in specific degree programs where women's participation has traditionally been low.
Two-year post-graduate Fellowship program. Fellows will help staff the USGA’s Grants Program and gain experience in the nonprofit sector and the functions of the foundation world as well as the USGA's role as the governing body of golf. Continuous emphasis on leadership and management development. While assuming increasing levels of responsibility for USGA programs and the grant making process, Fellows will prepare for leadership positions on community, state, and national levels. Starting salary is at least $28,000 depending on experience.
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 email@example.com
Anheuser-Busch/Frank Horton Fellowship Program
This is a one-year internship for US citizens or permanent residents to encourage a college graduate who has a commitment to the Asian Pacific American community to pursue a public policy career. The fellow will participate in a nine-month program in the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) office, and will work on, among other things, campaign finance issues, particularly in relation to the Asian Pacific American community and Asian Pacific American political empowerment. APAICS, (formerly CAPACI, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute) 2445 M Street, NW, Suite 250 , Washington , DC 20037 , 202-296-9200.
Deadline: Early April
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
This is a nine-month experience-based, graduate-level training program in public policy. 48 fellows are selected (12 at each CORO center in New York , San Francisco , St. Louis and Los Angeles ). The program offers intensive leadership training in public affairs. 44 Wall Street , 21st floor, New York , NY 10005 , 212-248-2935.
Deadline: Early January
Common Ground Community Fellows
Fellows work as staff members and participate in seminars, conferences and events designed to complement and enhance the practical work of The Times Square, a not-for-profit housing organization focusing on providing housing and economic and job development opportunities for the homeless and low-income adults in New York City. Write to Common Ground, 255 West 43rd St. , New York , NY 10036 , 212-768-8989.
Deadline: Unknown, apply through AmeriCorps
Daniel K. Inouye Fellowship Program
Program encourages a college graduate who has a commitment to the Asian Pacific American community to pursue a public policy career. Depending on the preference and career goals of the successful applicant, the Daniel K. Inouye Fellow will be placed either in the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) office or in the office of a member of Congress or congressional committee, a federal agency, or a nonprofit public policy organization. The Fellow will have the opportunity to engage in research on policy issues and will be expected to write a substantial paper during the Fellowship. APAICS, (formerly CAPACI, Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Institute) 2445 M Street, NW, Suite 250 , Washington , DC 20037 , 202-296-9200.
Deadline: Early April
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
This is a six-month professional internship in Washington, D.C. Fellows are supported by a monthly stipend and serve as full-time project assistants at one of the nineteen participating organizations. For more information, contact the program director via the web site or at The Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship, 110 Maryland Avenue, N.E., Suite 409 , Washington , D.C. 20022 , 202-543-4100, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Mid-October for spring, Mid-February for fall, annually
Levy Institute Forecasting Fellowship
This is a two-year fellowship for an outstanding individual who has completed undergraduate study and may be considering graduate work and a career in economics, business, public policy, or related fields. The fellowship is an opportunity to learn more about economic forecasting in a program different from but complementary to formal training at the Levy Institute of Bard College.
For more information, contact: Coordinator, Levy Forecasting Fellowship Program, The Jerome Levy Economics Institute, Levy Forecasting Center, 69 South Moger Avenue, Mt. Kisco, New York 10549, 914-666-0641.
Deadline: Contact institute
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
20/20 Vision Kate Sherman Peace and Environmental Fellowship
Work experience designed to provide graduating seniors with an educational, challenging and productive experience in public policy work on a wide range of peace and environmental issues, and to encourage participants to consider a profession in public policy work. This is a one-year fellowship, starting in May 1999. Stipend: Minimum of $1000/month, plus health insurance. Call for an application, 202-833-2020.
Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program
Fellows have completed a bachelor's degree when the fellowship year begins and are interested in a public service career. Recent fellows have had diverse backgrounds. Eighteen are selected from a national pool. This prestigious and competitive program is for 11 months, October through August. Amount: $17160. Sponsor: California State Assembly. Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship, 1020 M Street, Suite 402 , Sacramento , CA 95814 . 800-776-1761.
New Voices National Fellowship Program
Sponsored program areas are: international human rights, women's rights, racial justice/civil rights and many more. A New Voices Fellowship offers the following benefits: support for salary and fringe benefits for two years, financial assistance to cover student loans and/or other approved expenses, professional mentoring and a professional development account, and biannual leadership training conferences. For more information, email, or call 202-884-8051.
Deadline: Early January
Public Allies places young adults in paid one-year community leadership positions in non-profits or government agencies, with 1 day/week in training seminars. They select the community's most promising leaders to serve as Allies - talented young adults, aged 18 - 30, who commit to ten months of intensive leadership training and a professional apprenticeship. Allies receive a living allowance, health and child care benefits, and an educational award. They create full-time professional apprenticeships in non-profit and public agencies where Allies take responsibility for projects in areas such as youth development, health, education, economic development, and public safety.
The American Prospect Writing Fellowship
The American Prospect is a national, bimonthly magazine that focuses on politics, policy and culture. The magazine offers six yearlong grants of $20,000 each to writers under 30 who exhibit the drive and motivation to become critical journalists and public intellectuals. Throughout the year, participants will create two to four articles for The American Prospect and two to four articles for other national magazines.
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship Program
A one-year program that trains emerging leaders in the fight against hunger. Leland Fellows spend the first six months of the program working in grassroots organizations at sites throughout the country learning about hunger and poverty through hands-on experiences. The following six months are spent in Washington , DC at national nonprofit organizations working on hunger and poverty policy. Two intensive ten-day training sessions are held in Washington , DC during August and February to help the Fellows prepare for and reflect upon their work and experiences. You may also contact Mickey Leland Hunger Fellows Program at (202) 547-7022 ext. 17 or fax (202) 547-7575 or e-mail email@example.com
Fellowship in Creative Responses to Homelessness
Sponsored by the Common Ground Community, a not-for-profit housing organization focusing on providing housing and economic development as well as job development opportunities for the homeless and low-income adults in New York City. The Fellows will work as staff members and participate in seminars, conferences and events designed to complement and enhance the practical work experience at Common Ground. Fellows will be provided with a housing unit at The Times Square Hotel, a 652-unit building, renovated and managed by the Common Ground, in the heart of NYC's Theater District. In addition, a yearly stipend of $10,000, health and dental benefits will be provided. Fellows are expected to begin work the first week of September. 212-279-2079.
Massachusetts Promise Fellowship
Fifteen Massachusetts Promise Fellows serve one year with non-profit organizations and state and local agencies in order to actively engage citizens, corporations, organizations, and communities to improve the lives of children by guaranteeing access to fundamental resources children need to grow to be healthy and productive adults. The Massachusetts Service Alliance is the nonprofit state commission on community service. The mission of the Alliance is to generate an ethic of service throughout the Commonwealth by creating and supporting diverse, high quality service and volunteer opportunities for all ages groups, resulting in stronger communities and more active citizens. Stipend and Benefits During 12 months of full-time service Fellows receive: a $13,000 living allowance, health insurance, excellent training, free coursework at Northeastern University , $4,725 post-service educational award.
Massachusetts Service Alliance
120 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor
Boston , MA 02116
Phone: 617-542-2544 x229
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: Late February
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 Devereux Foundation offers a full-year training program to recent college graduates interested in psychology, social work, counseling, and/or special education. This would be an ideal opportunity for your current seniors or recent alumni who want to solidify their research and clinical interests through hands-on experience for a year before applying to graduate school.
Deadline: Early February