A fellowship is a paid or unpaid practical work experience whose duration lasts longer than a semester. While all fellowships are unique, generally these opportunities:
  • Offer benefits including: industry exposure, networking, an opportunity to enhance your resume, and more
  • Are offered by organizations big and small, including corporate, nonprofit, and government organizations
  • May be as short as six months or as long as two years
  • Are traditionally full-time
  • Are sometimes linked with graduate degree programs or allow participants to earn educational credit
Fellowships provide students advanced hands-on work experience in a specific field. Additionally, some fellowship programs provide participants more benefits including: housing, health insurance, transportation, mentoring, leadership development workshops or scholarship funds.

To see a list of all the fellowships on CHCI’s NextOpp, scroll through the list below. Want to narrow down your results? Click here to do an advanced search based on your personal and academic information.

Current Opportunities

¡Profes! Scholarship and Fellowship Program


¡Profes! Undergraduate Scholarship

This competitive, non-needs based $2000-$3000/year scholarship seeks full-time, undergraduate juniors or seniors who want to become bilingual teachers. Candidates for this scholarship also include uncertified teachers, teacher aides & community liaisons who are bilingual (Spanish-English). Admission to the undergraduate teacher preparation program required.

¡Maestros! Graduate Fellowship

This competitive, non-needs based $3000-$4000/year fellowship seeks Masters or Doctoral students in Curriculum & Instruction specializing in bilingual or ESL education. One or more years of K-12 teaching experience required and bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred. Admission to the M.Ed. or Ed.D. program in Curriculum & Instruction required.

¡Directores! Graduate Fellowship

This competitive, non-needs based $3000-$4000/year fellowship seeks Masters or Doctoral students in Educational Administration who want to improve bilingual/ESL programs as a principals or school administrators. Two or more years of K-12 teaching experience required and bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred. Admission to the M.Ed. or Ed.D. program in Educational Administration required.

2016 DCCC Spring Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 11, 2024
Description: The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House of Representatives and the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way to victory.

Program Overview:

DCCC Fellows will learn skills that will prepare them for entry level positions on political campaigns when they graduate in the spring.  These skills include mobilizing communities, organizing political events, managing campaign data, and many more. We are looking for students with a passion to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives.

Hours per week: 15 – 20


Duration: 8 weeks   

2016 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: April 17, 2024
Description: ExxonMobil, one of the world’s largest publicly traded International oil & gas companies, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowships in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with one of ExxonMobil engineers/scientists to learn how their knowledge is applied in a corporate setting. 

Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
Description: Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering. The Fellowship of US $10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

America Solidaria's Fellowship Program

Description: America Solidaria U.S. seeks Fellows who are interested in implementing effective projects that help alleviate inequality and poverty in Latin America. These projects are primarily focused on health, education, and economic development to benefit children and youth.

The Fellowship is a service-year program and includes an out-of-country orientation that provides cross-cultural, technical, health, and safety skills. During the twelve months of in-country service, Fellows live with other fellows from participating countries in the communities they serve, ranging from small rural villages to large urban centers.

Fellowships provide support to local organizations in the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Peru, Uruguay and the United States.

Please note that Fellows are required to serve outside of their country of origin.

Twice a year (March and October), America Solidaria seeks a new cohort of talented individuals. Those who are selected during the March cohort will begin their year of service in September, and those who are selected during the October cohort will begin their year of service in March

American Fellowships

Application Deadline: November 15, 2023
Description: American Fellowships support women scholars who are completing dissertations, planning research leave from accredited institutions, or preparing research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Candidates are evaluated on the basis of scholarly excellence; quality and originality of project design; and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research.

AMS Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: The AMS Fellowship Program is a source of scholarships, useful resources, and unique opportunities for outstanding students looking to pursue graduate education in the atmospheric or related sciences. To date, 339 students have been designated as AMS fellowship recipients. The program helps these first-year graduate students to be educated about unique challenges facing the world so that they may better tackle these real-world issues after graduation. Fellowships come with several benefits that include financial support to maintain a full course load over their first year of graduate study, the opportunity to be special guests at the AMS Annual Meeting with exclusive events therein, ongoing academic and career advocation and support from AMS.

AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is pleased to invite applications for the AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science, to be awarded to a student in the process of completing a dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The Fellowship carries a $15,000 stipend and will support one year of dissertation research. Fellowships cannot be deferred and must be used for the year awarded, but can be used to support research at a location away from the student’s institution, provided the plan is approved by the student’s thesis advisor.

Questions? Any questions may be directed to Donna Fernandez, Development and Student Program Manager, 617-227-2426 ext. 3907. AMS encourages applications from women, minorities, and disabled students who are traditionally underrepresented in the atmospheric and related oceanic sciences. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or hold permanent resident status and must be pursuing a degree at a U.S. institution.

Analyst Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 03, 2024
Description: The Education Pioneers Analyst Fellowship places talented data-savvy professionals in mission-critical roles in school districts, charter management organizations, nonprofits, and other leading education organizations.

Complemented by professional development workshops, community service projects, networking and graduate school scholarship opportunities, our 10-month program provides Fellows with the exposure and access to launch a career in the education sector.

As an Analyst Fellow, you will consult for one-year on a mission-critical, data-driven project a leading education organization. Your work will help ensure every child receives a high-quality education. In the past, Analyst Fellows have:

  • Utilized teacher evaluation data to create more effective and sustainable teacher retention and teacher recruitment strategies at the district level
  • Consulted with school districts to help them better understand their budget resource allocations and student funding, at an education nonprofit
  • Implemented business aligned technology solutions to improve a charter school’s operational model
  • Led financial reporting and organizational efforts to drive operational efficiency and cost-effectiveness for a charter network

Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

Application Deadline: January 11, 2024
Description: The Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS) awards Postdoctoral Research Fellowships (PRF) to highly qualified investigators within 3 years of obtaining their PhD to carry out an independent research program. The research plan of each Fellowship must address scientific questions within the scope of AGS disciplines. The program supports researchers for a period of up to 2 years with Fellowships that can be taken to the institution or national facility of their choice. The program is intended to recognize beginning investigators of significant potential, and provide them with experience in research that will broaden perspectives, facilitate interdisciplinary interactions and help establish them in leadership positions within the Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences community. Because the Fellowships are offered only to postdoctoral scientists early in their careers, doctoral advisors are encouraged to discuss the availability of AGS Postdoctoral Research Fellowships with their graduate students early in their doctoral programs. Fellowships are awards to individuals, not institutions, and are administered by the Fellows.

Baltimore Community Fellowships

Application Deadline: March 03, 2024
Description: The Baltimore Community Fellowships program seeks dynamic activists and social entrepreneurs interested in implementing projects that address problems in underserved communities in Baltimore city. Fellowship awards are in the amount of $60,000 over 18 months. Fellowships are for initiatives that take place in Baltimore City. Applicants may come from any field, including—but not limited to—business, management, the arts, law, medicine, education, architecture, and engineering. Individuals from underserved communities and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Bankers without Borders

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
Description: The Grameen Foundation Fellowship provides 12-month placement opportunities for talented business and technology professionals seeking in-depth, hands-on field experience in the social sector. Fellows are placed in local field offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Fellows receive monthly stipends for living and health insurance, relocation assistance, group orientation and ongoing professional development. Candidates with diverse skill sets are desired, including business development, consulting, financial analysis, product development, and marketing.

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 13, 2024
Description: The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

Blueprint Fellows Program

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024
Description: The Blueprint Fellows Program is a year-long full-time academic tutoring program in urban schools across the country. The Program is part of a larger school reform effort designed to accelerate achievement in high need schools. Partner schools are currently located in Houston, Denver and Massachusetts. Blueprint Fellows are received a $20K salary and healthcare coverage and may receive a bonus of up to $5K based on attendance and student performance measures upon successful completion of the year-long commitment of service. To view all Blueprint Fellowship opportunities (both immediate and future), visit the Blueprint website.

Byron Hanke Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 01, 2024
Description: The Byron Hanke Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Community associations govern common-interest communities of any kind—condominiums, cooperatives, townhouse developments, planned unit developments, and other developments where homeowners support an association with mandatory financial assessments, and are subject to use and aesthetic restrictions

California Conservation Corps

Description: California Conservation Corps is a state department under the Resources Agency. The California Conservation Corps mission seeks to provide the opportunity for young women and men to work hard protecting and restoring California’s environment, responding to disasters by providing aid, and becoming stronger workers, citizens, students, and individuals through their service”

California Senate Fellows

Application Deadline: February 08, 2024
Description: Established in 1973, the California Senate Fellows (CSF) program is one of the oldest and most distinguished service learning programs in the country. The CSF program grew out of a desire to provide people with insight into the legislative process through experiential learning. It offers college graduates a paid, full-time legislative staff position in the State Capitol for 11 months. The fellowship program's primary goals include exposing people with diverse life experiences and backgrounds to the legislative process by providing research and other professional staff assistance to the Senate. The CSF program is jointly sponsored by the California State Senate and the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento. Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,550 plus full health, vision and dental benefits. They also earn 6 units of graduate credit from the Sacramento State Government Department.

California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program

Application Deadline: September 15, 2023
Description: The California-Mexico Dreamers Study Abroad Program is a demonstration project that builds upon the CMSC California-Mexico Dreamers Program (piloted during Spring Break 2015), and conceived to offer 25 DACA-protected Dreamers from various colleges and universities in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, a 24-day travel-study experience in Mexico City and Cuernavaca, Morelos. The proposed program intends to apply improvements to the pilot project, based on the lessons learned and a more rigorous academic program with an emphasis on perfecting Spanish language skills, and learning about Mexican culture and the DACA/DAPA process.

Capital Teaching Residency (CTR)

Application Deadline: January 04, 2024
Description: CTRs make a commitment to teach for a minimum of three years in Washington, D.C. Residents spend the first year of this commitment—their residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective mentor teacher. CTRs are initially placed at KIPP DC or E.L Haynes, two high-performing D.C. public charter schools.

During their residency year, CTRs are provided the opportunity to obtain their certification and train in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Math, Science, or English Language Arts classrooms. After the completion of their residency year, KIPP DC CTRs may be given the opportunity to pursue an additional certification in Special Education.

Throughout this residency, the program supports CTRs as they develop into skilled educators through extensive coaching, consistent work with a highly-effective mentor teacher, focused professional development coursework, and daily practice perfecting their skills in a real classroom.

CTRs commit to two additional years of teaching beyond their residency year. After completing their residency, CTR alumni remain in the classroom and continue to teach at E.L. Haynes, KIPP DC, or partner public charter schools across D.C.CTRs make a commitment to teach for a minimum of three years in Washington, D.C. Residents spend the first year of this commitment—their residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective mentor teacher. CTRs are initially placed at KIPP DC or E.L Haynes, two high-performing D.C. public charter schools. During their residency year, CTRs are provided the opportunity to obtain their certification and train in Early Childhood, Elementary, Special Education, and Secondary Math, Science, or English Language Arts classrooms. Throughout this residency, the program supports CTRs as they develop into skilled educators through extensive coaching, consistent work with a highly-effective mentor teacher, focused professional development coursework, and daily practice perfecting their skills in a real classroom. CTRs commit to two additional years of teaching beyond their residency year. After completing their residency, CTR alumni remain in the classroom and continue to teach at E.L. Haynes, KIPP DC, or partner public charter schools across D.C.

Career Development Grants

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023

Career Development Grants provide funding to women who hold a bachelor’s degree and are preparing to advance or change careers or reenter the workforce. Primary consideration is given to women of color and women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in nontraditional fields.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents whose last degree was received before June 30, 2011. Funds are available for tuition, fees, books, supplies, local transportation, and dependent care.

Grants provide support for course work beyond a bachelor’s degree, including a master’s degree, second bachelor’s degree, certification program, or specialized training in technical or professional fields. Course work must be taken at an accredited two- or four-year college or university in the United States or at a technical school that is fully licensed or accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. Funds are not available for doctorate-level work.

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

Application Deadline: January 01, 2024
Description: The Koch Fellow Program: Policy uniquely combines policy work experience with professional education. Through the program, fellows are connected to policy and research roles at more than 80 think tanks and non-profit organizations across the country, as well as directly with professors. Alongside this in-depth work experience on a variety of federal and state issues, fellows undertake a rigorous curriculum of market-based policy analysis, participate in professional education seminars, and engage in theoretical discourse on the ideas of a free society.

CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Health Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: The CHCI Graduate Fellowship Program helps provide exceptional Latino college graduates from across the country unparalleled exposure to professional experience in the public policy arenas of education, health, housing, law, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) while participating in CHCI’s nationally acclaimed leadership development training program. Graduate Fellows also have the opportunity to publish a policy paper and develop/execute a policy summit.

CHCI Higher Education Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Housing Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI Public Policy Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 16, 2024
Description: Begin your path toward becoming one of our nation’s future Latino policymakers. Recent college graduates can take advantage of this paid fellowship, which opens doors for talented young Latinos who are pursuing a career in public policy. You will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national nonprofit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more—growing both personally and professionally during your fellowship experience.

CHCI Secondary Education Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

CHCI STEM Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 05, 2024
Description: CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area. This paid, nine-month fellowship will provide you with valuable work experience, access to powerful Latino changemakers, and a chance to showcase your public policy knowledge on Capitol Hill.

Chuan Lyu Chancellor's Fellowship

Application Deadline: Contact for details
Description: This fellowship supports an entering graduate student during their first year of graduate study in the biological and biomedical sciences. The intent of the fellowship is to attract the best and the brightest to UCSF based on their research goals and academic merit.

City Hall Fellows

Application Deadline: March 14, 2024
Description: Want to make a difference after you graduate? If you are a graduating college senior or recent college graduate, you can now try your hand at running your city. City Hall Fellows’ 12 month-long, non-partisan fellowship combines full-time employment in San Francisco city government with intensive training and practice in how cities actually work. Each Fellow will be placed in a single city office working directly for a senior-level city official during the course of their Fellowship year. The compensation package consists of a living stipend in the low $40s plus employer-sponsored health insurance.

City Year Corps Member

Application Deadline: February 15, 2024
Description: City Year, an education nonprofit organization, unites diverse young people for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. Teams of corps members serve in schools for 11 months as tutors, mentors, and role models. Benefits include a living stipend and a $5,550 Segal Education Award.

Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program is restricted to U.S. citizens and permanent residents (“green card” holders) of the U.S. Acceptable candidates for Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program are individuals who: have completed a residency in Internal Medicine or Pediatric Medicine are qualified to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine or Pediatric Medicine are in the process of completing or have completed at least one year of training in Clinical Nephrology in an accredited U.S. program can demonstrate an aptitude for and a commitment to developing special expertise in an area of knowledge applicable to Clinical Nephrology intend to pursue a professional career with emphasis on the provision of care to patients with kidney disease, preferably within the confines of an academic medical center where they will be exposed to continued learning and teaching can secure the support of their training.

Comcast TCOM Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 06, 2024
Description: Comcast established the fellowship with the Department of Telecommunications (TCOM) at Ball State University for a student who will work up to 15 hours per week providing video services to Comcast Cable and be responsible to Comcast.

Communications Director

Description: from Rep. Alma Adams:


North Carolina Democratic Congresswoman seeks an experienced Communications Director.  The ideal applicant will be an excellent writer and editor with a proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment, while meeting tight deadlines. Responsibilities include:  planning and implementing national and local media strategies, managing social media platforms, writing press releases, talking points, op-eds and other materials.  Candidate must build and maintain excellent relationships with members of the national and local media and editorial boards and have on-the-record experience.  This is not an entry-level position; Hill experience is highly desired. Please send resume and two writing samples to NCCongressionalJobs@gmail.com. No phone calls, e-mails or walk-ins, please. Minorities and women encouraged to apply, North Carolina ties preferred.

Communications Director/Policy Advisor

Description: from Rep. Kaptur:


 We are seeking candidates for the position of Communications Director/Policy Advisor for a fast-paced and highly engaged office. The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal skills, the proven ability to manage multiple communications projects, and the ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in the representation of the Member’s position on policy issues. S/he will be responsible for developing, managing and coordinating all communications activities, including writing press releases, op-eds, mail pieces, talking points, organizing press events, maintaining the official website, implementing social media strategy, maintaining press database, writing e-newsletters & coordinating Tele-town halls. Duties will also include briefing the Member for interviews, writing and implementing PSAs, interacting with the press as the Member’s principal spokesperson and coordinating the Member’s overall press relations. The ideal candidate will have Hill experience, a depth of legislative and policy knowledge including that of the appropriations process, and Ohio connections of benefit. Candidates must be able to work extended hours and under time pressure, while maintaining a positive attitude and demeanor. Please submit resume, cover letter, two writing samples, and salary requirements toMidwestern.Resume@mail.house.gov with “Communication Director/Policy Advisor” in the subject line. No walk-ins or phone calls.

Community Action Grant

Application Deadline: January 01, 2024
Description: Community Action Grants provide funds to individuals, AAUW branches, and AAUW state organizations as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equality for women and girls.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

Application Deadline: January 20, 2024
Description: The Coro Fellows Program uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers.Today’s complex urban environments present constantly evolving challenges and opportunities, creating an increasing need for versatile leaders with the ability to forge connections and lead across the non-profit, business and government sectors. Competitively selected applicants will join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences.

D&P Creative Strategies Fellowship

Description: D&P Creative Strategies is seeking highly organized, motivated, and detail-oriented undergraduate and graduate students to join its government relations team in Washington, D.C. as part-time fellows. D&P is a hybrid government relations and advocacy firm that works with nonprofit and corporate clients on a myriad of issues. We increase our clients’ presence on Capitol Hill, help build coalitions to support initiatives and legislation, and ensure that our work benefits the broader community. As a certified minority and women-owned business, we take pride in working towards increasing the level of diversity in the government relations field. Our fellows can expect a high level of responsibility and mentorship. We are looking for candidates with a desire to learn and grow, flexible attitudes and skill sets, and composure under challenging circumstances. Alongside veteran members of the D&P team, fellows will be responsible for public policy and strategic communications work, including a variety of projects and policy issues that are relevant to our clients. They will also engage in frequent legislative monitoring, policy analysis, and content development

Democracy Fellows Program

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
Description: The Democracy Fellows Program based in Denver, CO is an intensive, ten week-long summer bootcamp that trains the next generation of progressive young leaders to create change in their communities. Fellows work to build a more hands-on democracy, developing their leadership skills while learning and applying the principles of grassroots organizing and political advocacy. It’s a full time program, designed for hardworking young folks, college students, and recent college grads from all over the place who are passionate about civic engagement, democracy, and politics. Financial stipends are available for fellows.

Director’s Financial Analyst

Application Deadline: October 16, 2023
Description: A two-year fellowship with rotations working with Research, Markets & Regulations, Supervision, Enforcement, Fair Lending & Equal Opportunity, Strategy and Operations with a “supply and demand” approach. Your skills and interests play a large role in determining assignments, along with the needs of the teams.

You’ll finish the program with experience you can use at elite institutions in any sector, poised to make huge leaps forward in your career.

The program will feature:


  • Meaningful work on projects that impact consumers.
  • Mentorship from seasoned career development advisors with experience in the private and public sectors.
  • Professional training on financial markets, problem-solving and interpersonal skills development from “best in class” trainers, designed to match those offered by top financial services providers.
  • Unparalleled access to data.


Donald M Payne International Development Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 19, 2024
Description: Howard University, in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, invites outstanding individuals interested in international development and careers in the USAID Foreign Service to apply for the 2015 Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship. Candidates can be graduating seniors or college graduates with strong academic records and a desire to promote positive change in the world. The Payne Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Selected fellows will receive support for graduate school and will enter into an exciting and rewarding career.

DPDF Student Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023
Description: The Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF) Program helps early-stage doctoral students in the humanities and social sciences formulate innovative dissertation research proposals through workshops, exploratory summer research, and writing guided by peer review and faculty mentorship. The program seeks young scholars who are interested in strengthening their dissertation research plans through exposure to the theories, literatures, methods, and intellectual traditions of disciplines outside their own. By the end of the fellowship, participating students will complete a draft dissertation research proposal that can be reviewed with academic advisors.

During the DPDF fellowship period, fellows are required to take part in the following activities:

  • Spring workshop (early June): Fellows work together to hone their research questions and design exploratory summer research plans to identify appropriate methods to answer those questions.
  • Summer research (June to August): Fellows conduct a minimum of six weeks of research away from their home institutions to establish contacts, find sources, identify sites, review new literatures, and test the feasibility of their initial research questions, methods of investigation, and analytic approaches.
  • Writing (late August to early September): Fellows draft dissertation research proposals, using an online and interactive DPDF peer-review platform to critique one another’s drafts, in preparation for the fall workshop.
  • Fall workshop (mid-September): Fellows share their progress and challenges, critique one another’s latest research plans, and begin final revisions of their dissertation research proposals.
  • Workshops are led by humanities and social sciences faculty with extensive experience helping doctoral students across diverse disciplines refine research proposals. Participants work primarily with the same faculty and small multidisciplinary groups throughout their fellowship.

Eli Segal Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 31, 2024
Description: The Eli Segal Fellowship is a highly competitive and prestigious fellowship for one AmeriCorps alum. This fellowship provides emerging leaders with an unparalleled opportunity to gain first-hand experience in how a federal agency works to implement policy and leverage national service in order to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing our nation.

Named in honor of the first CEO of CNCS, Eli J. Segal and one of the first champions of national service, the Fellow will have the opportunity to work with the CEO’s Office and other departments in the agency to advance national service policy, operations and strategy. Successful fellows have an entrepreneurial spirit and will have access to high level officials to craft a project and initiative that will help advance the mission of national service and the strategic goals of CNCS. Read more about past fellows

The Fellow will become a fellow with the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program, an organization that provides emerging leaders who have great potential assistance that furthers their ability to serve in the pursuit of a more just and equitable world. Fellows have the opportunity to foster meaningful relationships with the 60 inspiring and multi-generational fellows who are already leaders in their communities as well as the network's many founders. For more information about the program, please visit segal.brandeis.edu.

ELP Fellowship Programs

Description: Each year, we select emerging leaders to participate in each of our fellowship programs. Fellows come from diverse personal and professional backgrounds as we strongly believe in broadening the voices within the environmental movement. Our Fellows have on average, three to ten years of professional experience and come primarily from four sectors: academia, business, government and non-profit. Once selected, Fellows participate in overnight retreats that take place over the course of a year. Each retreat focuses on specific leadership competencies from diversity and coalition building to systems thinking and strengths based leadership. Fellows are expected to complete several assignments including the development of a personal leadership plan that will serve as their personal and professional roadmap. ELP strongly believes in the need for lifelong skill development and peer support. Upon completion of the fellowship program, Fellows graduate to Senior Fellows status within the ELP Community. ELP Senior Fellows are eligible to attend additional trainings, take active roles in the development of ELP public programming and continue to expand their professional network through online resources, networking events, collaborative partnerships and mentoring within the ELP Community.

Empire State Fellows Program

Application Deadline: April 12, 2024
Description: Governor Cuomo invites mid career professionals interested in public service to apply to the Empire State Fellows Program. The Empire State Fellows Program is a full-time leadership training program that will prepare the next generation of talented professionals for careers as New York State policy-makers.

At the end of the fellowship, a performance review process will identify fellows that will be given the opportunity to continue to serve as leaders in New York State government after completing the program.

Governor Cuomo will appoint each Empire Fellow to work directly with a Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner, or other high-level policy maker. Work assignments will offer Fellows unparalleled experience collaborating with senior officials and participating in the policy-making process. While taking part in the work of government, Empire Fellows will participate in educational and professional development programs that will help them to serve as effective and ethical government leaders.

The Empire State Fellows Program is designed to attract talented professionals with demonstrated leadership potential who want to refocus their careers on public service. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their academic and professional experience, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, and creativity.

Applicants who are members of groups underrepresented in policy-making roles in New York State government, which include but are not limited to Black, Hispanic, Asian and Pacific Islander persons; women; persons with disabilities; and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender persons, are particularly encouraged to apply.

Encore Fellowship

Application Deadline: Year Round
Description: Making the transition to an encore stage of work in the social-purpose sector can be a significant undertaking. Encore Fellows make significant contributions applying the skills, experience and knowledge acquired during a primary career. Encore Fellowships are high-impact, flexible, time-limited, paid assignments with nonprofits and public agencies, offering the opportunity to establish new personal networks and learn what it’s really like to work in a new social-purpose environment.

Encore Fellows: Make significant contributions using the skills, experience and knowledge you already have Earn a stipend (typically $20,000 to $35,000) for completing a 1,000 hour assignment Enjoy a flexible work schedule (~half-time for a year or full-time for 6 months) Learn firsthand about nonpro?ts, foundations and other social institutions Establish contacts and personal networks in a new sector Join a peer cohort of Encore Fellows If you are interested in becoming an Encore Fellow, we’d like to hear from you. Encore Fellow applicants are invited to apply year-round, and if there is a good opportunity that seems to match your interests and skills, a program director will contact you. Please note that the process is selective. Due to the number of applications and limited number of fellowships, you may not be contacted, but we will keep your application available for consideration as new fellowship opportunities and programs open up.

English Language Fellow Program

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023
Description: The English Language Fellow Program sends experienced U.S. TESOL professionals on paid teaching assignments at universities and other academic institutions around the world. As a U.S. Department of State public diplomacy initiative, Fellows are cultural ambassadors that promote English language learning and mutual understanding through cultural exchange. Fellow projects are 10-month, full-time positions for professionals with a graduate degree in English language teaching and two years’ classroom TESOL teaching experience. In return, the program provides professionals with a platform to build skills that can greatly enhance their TESOL careers.

Equal Justice Works Fellowship

Application Deadline: June 01, 2024
Description: Each Fellow will work with a prominent non-profit organization selected by Equal Justice Works in one of six cities - Denver, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Oakland, Sacramento, and San Francisco - to provide high-quality, high volume legal services to immigrants in the host organization’s community seeking relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programs.  Services may include but are not limited to:


  • conducting outreach to underserved populations to locate individuals eligible for DAPA or DACA relief;
  • providing direct legal representation to assist with DAPA and DACA applications;
  • creating and conducting culturally competent “know your rights” sessions; 
  • training and managing pro bono attorneys to expand DAPA and DACA services;
  • preparing written brochures and/or manuals on DAPA and DACA issues for widespread distribution; and
  • collaborating with other legal and non-legal service providers in the community to share information and run trainings.








ESA LOFT Video Gaming Innovation Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 1st
Description: Video Game Innovation Fellowship available for 16-24 yr olds - Accepting Application The ESA | LOFT Video Game Innovation Fellowship: Is a unique program that encourages innovation among youth, ages 16-24 years old, by challenging them to create a video game and/or idea that addresses a social issue in their community. Twenty Gaming Innovation Fellows will be selected from across America for their vision, creativity and potential impact on society. In October, the Fellows will present their ideas to influencers and policymakers in Washington, DC and receive a $1,000 grant to continue the creation of their video game idea.

Executive Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 08, 2024
Description: The Executive Fellowship Program is sponsored by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and the Office of the Governor to provide an experiential learning opportunity in California state government. California’s executive branch is one of the most dynamic in the United States.  Executive Fellows function as full-time professional staff in executive offices at various levels of California’s executive branch which includes the office of the governor, constitutional offices, cabinet secretaries, commissions and departments. 

FairVote's Democracy Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: March 11, 2024
Description: Each year we seek applicants for full-time, salaried Democracy Fellow positions in Washington, DC for 11 months from September through July of the following year. FairVote's Democracy Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for those with an interest in election reform to work on substantive projects while building valuable skills and networking with others in the field. Fellows will be assigned projects to manage from beginning to end, and will also assist with supervision of FairVote interns. The positions are paid ($25K), with health benefits and a stipend for commuting expenses.


Application Deadline: July 01, 2024

Fuse is proud to present First Frame: The Emerging Latino Filmmakers. Through an online national submission and search, Latino independent filmmakers – writers, directors and producers alike – will have the opportunity to submit their original short films. All submissions will be reviewed by a panel of industry experts with selections and filmmaker profiles featured in a special presentation on Fuse in Fall 2015. If selected and exhibited in full, films will receive an acquisition license fee of up to $1,000.




Submissions are open now on:


Withoutabox: https://www.withoutabox.com/03film/03t_fin/03t_fin_fest_01over.php?festival_id=12851


Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/firstframe  




First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship (FirstGEN)

Application Deadline: February 02, 2024
Description: The First Generation Civil Rights Fellowship is an Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc., Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and National Immigration Law Center collaborative program, which advances first generation college students committed to social justice. 

FirstGEN is a ten-week summer program for undergraduate students who are the first in their immediate families to attend an institution of higher education, and who are passionate about pursuing careers in social justice. Fellows gain hands-on experience working on civil rights matters as full time Public Policy & Social Justice interns, while also participating in an advocacy training program.  Each organization hosts up to two fellows each summer, and all fellows come together for the weekly advocacy training program. FirstGEN creates a greater community of advocates by linking emerging leaders with existing ones, and by creating a FirstGEN alumni network.

Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

Application Deadline: November 10, 2023
Description: This year the program will award approximately 36 dissertation fellowships. The dissertation fellowships provide one year of support for individuals working to complete a dissertation leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. The Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship is intended to support the final year of writing and defense of the dissertation.

Dissertation fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 10, 2023

This year the program will award approximately 24 postdoctoral fellowships. The postdoctoral fellowships provide one year of support for individuals engaged in postdoctoral study after the attainment of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree. 

Postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 17, 2023
Description: This year the program will award approximately 60 predoctoral fellowships. These fellowships provide three years of support for individuals engaged in graduate study leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Doctor of Science (Sc.D.) degree.

Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Franklin Fellows Program

Application Deadline: We are not currently accepting applications for this position. Please subscribe to receive email updates regarding this vacancy.
Description: President Obama has stated that "government does not have all the answers, and…public officials need to draw on what citizens know." Therefore, he directed the Administration "to find new ways of tapping the knowledge and experience of ordinary Americans – scientists and civic leaders, educators and entrepreneurs – because the way to solve the problems of our time…is by involving the American people in shaping the policies that affect their lives." The Franklin Fellows Program is a unique and innovative executive development vehicle via which the government taps citizens’ knowledge and which enables approved organizations to promote public service by their professionals. Mid-career and more senior Franklin Fellows, both sponsored and self-nominated, work on global issues of vital importance to the United States, such as the environment; counterterrorism; human rights; consular matters; international development assistance; HIV/AIDS and other trans-national diseases; trade, energy and financial policy; and many others. Franklin Fellows may interact via the interagency process with other government and international entities, such as the NSC, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security, other Executive Branch agencies and the United Nations. They will return to their home organizations and communities with a much-enhanced knowledge of foreign and development policy issues and government operations and culture. Particularly if your organization has an international focus or does projects abroad, the Franklin Fellows Program is an ideal way to position your organization to excel.

Approved, non-federal entities may participate in the Franklin Fellows Program as follows: First, such entities, once approved by the Department of State or USAID, may continue the salaries and benefits of their nominees who are selected. Remuneration for Fellows who are being funded directly by their nominating organizations shall remain the sole jurisdiction of the Fellow and the home organization. These Fellows will serve in the Department or USAID as unpaid consultants/experts. Second, approved, non-federal entities may donate funds as a gift to the Department of State for support of otherwise-unfunded State or USAID Fellows. Third, approved, non-federal entities may nominate Fellows whom they fund partially or not at all. The Department of State and USAID would rely on donations, if available, to support unfunded or partially-funded fellows. At present, no such donated funds are available. The Department of State or USAID will cover most costs associated with the security investigation and clearance. Once a Fellow has begun service, his/her host office may choose to send the Fellow on official domestic or international travel. If such official travel is directed, the host office will pay transportation, lodging and per diem necessary for the official travel.

Materials Required: Franklin Fellows Program application submitted through USAJobs.gov Resume attached to application Statement confirming you meet eligibility requirements (see above), including confirmation that you have the funds to support yourself. List of at least three (3) bureaus in which you are interested in and may possess qualifications to serve in, along with a brief explanation of how your expertise fits these bureaus. See the list of bureaus at the Department of State and the list of bureaus at USAID. Please include the above materials when submitting your application through USAJobs.

Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 13, 2023
Description: The J. William Fulbright – Hillary Rodham Clinton Fellowship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to build mutual understanding with other countries and contribute to the strengthening of the public sector abroad. Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in professional placements as “special assistants” in foreign government ministries and gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research project. 

Fulbright-Clinton Fellows serve in foreign governments supporting senior level offcials, while also pursuing a related academic project. U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions, and host governments coordinate appropriate professional placements, which have included, but are not limited to, the ministries of agriculture, education, energy, environment, fnance, health, justice and the offce of the Prime Minister. Fellows may be responsible for a range of activities including policy and budget development and analysis, program monitoring and evaluation, drafting speeches and correspondence, record keeping and note taking, and general project management. Fellows use their skills to support the achievement of ministry goals.

Future Faculty Development Program

Application Deadline: October 02, 2023
Description: The Virginia Tech Future Faculty Development Program is an intensive two day event for a small group of doctoral students and post-doctoral scholars interested in pursuing academic careers. The program provides participants with the opportunity to hear presentations and have candid discussions with department heads, deans, and current faculty members about faculty life and the range of responsibilities of faculty in learning, discovery, and engagement. Participants are hosted by a Virginia Tech department to tour research facilities, meet with current faculty to gain a greater awareness of research and teaching opportunities, and discuss their career prospects and academic work.

Gateways to the Laboratory

Application Deadline: Applications for the 2016 program will be available Nov. 1st
Description: Every year, 15 students embark on a 10 week intensive journey of learning about the challenging and gratifying road of becoming a physician-scientist. Over the summer, students will:

  • Work independently on a research project at Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University or Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, all located across the street from each other on the Upper East Side of New York City.
  • Present and participate in weekly journal clubs.
  • Participate in a hands-on tour of the Gross Anatomy Lab.
  • Sit for a Mock MCAT exam.
  • Partake in a Lab Techniques Workshop and Clinical Skills Workshop.
  • Participate in Career Development Workshops (Presentation Workshop and Interview Skills Workshop).
  • Scrub into surgeries at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Give an oral, written and poster presentation of your research in front of your family, friends and colleagues.
  • Have on going mentorship by your "Big Sib" (a current MD-PhD student) as well as weekly meetings with the Program's leadership.

Generation Justice Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 19, 2024
Description: The GJ Fellows Program is a critical component of this strategically aligned pipeline. It provides young journalists of color recently graduated or currently finishing college with training in video, audio, and print journalism, as well as invaluable networking and exposure through interactions with local, national, and international journalists.

Glenn and Dorothy Dumke Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 26, 2024
Description: The purpose of this fellowship is to encourage student scholars to engage in graduate work in fields such as public policy, American history, economics, archival management and government. Preference will be given to projects that involve research in the State of California. The winning scholar is expected to pursue research projects within special CSU library/archival collections.

Gobee Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 12, 2024
Description: We are recruiting two individuals for our second Fellows cohort. Launched in 2014, the Gobee Fellowship is an annual initiative that creates an opportunity for professionals and academics to learn from and build upon Gobee Group's design-driven social innovation practice.

The Gobee Fellowship is not an internship. We expect Fellows to engage with all members of our team in a highly collaborative way that fosters learning for both the Fellow and our organization. Our Fellows bring unique experience and perspectives that enable them to lead project initiatives and activities in partnership with colleagues at any level of our organization.

Both Fellows will work on at least one client-facing project, and one shared internal project that will give Fellows a high degree of autonomy to practice and refine user-centered design skills.

Google Policy Fellowship

Description: The Google Policy Fellowship program offers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Fellows will have the opportunity to work at public interest organizations at the forefront of debates on broadband and access policy, content regulation, copyright and creativity, consumer privacy, open government, government surveillance, data security, data innovation, free expression and more

Fellows will be assigned a lead mentor at their host organizations and will have the opportunity to work with several senior staff members over the course of the summer. Fellows will be expected to make substantive contributions to the work of their organization, including conducting policy research and analysis, drafting reports and white papers, attending government and industry meetings and conferences, and participating in other advocacy activities.

Graduate Fellowships from Phi Delta Kappa

Application Deadline: June 01, 2024
Description: PDK’s graduate fellowships annually support Kappans who are pursuing graduate degrees at the master’s, specialist, and doctoral levels.


Graduate School Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 12, 2024

EP connected Graduate School Fellows with full-time consulting role where their business, education, law, or policy expertise made an impact for a leading education organization and for students. This Fellowship previously offered 10-week summer and yearlong placements. Fellows used the skills they’ve cultivated through previous work experience and coursework to fill a critical need for an education organization. No matter what the project, the work helped organizations advance their missions, plan for growth, or tackle other important work they couldn’t take on otherwise.

Greenlining Health Equity Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 08, 2024
Description: The Health Equity Fellowship program is a 18 month placement program for leaders who have at least their undergraduate degrees and likely have had some hands-on public health and/or advocacy experience. Fellows will be placed to work at one of The California Endowment’s regional offices (Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego) to learn about and contribute to the Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities, a 10 year place-based initiative to create communities where children and youth are healthy, safe and ready to learn. Fellows work to advance advocacy, research and policy projects related to Affordable Care Act implementation.

Greenlining Leadership Academy Summer Associate Program

Application Deadline: January 28, 2024
Description: The Academy Summer Associate Program is an intensive 10-week training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Associates learn about issues impacting California and the nation and manage research and advocacy projects under the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Associates present their findings and projects in both a written and oral report at the end of the program. As an Associate, one works 37.5 hours per week and earns a $4,300 total stipend for 10 weeks.

HACU Latino STEM Summit

Application Deadline: April 10, 2024

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) will host a summit focused on preparing Latino students for internships and jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The HACU STEM Summit will offer university students the opportunity to meet with STEM professionals and corporate representatives at Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) for a one day event on Friday, April 10, 2015.

This event is open to Chicago-area college and university students. The HACU STEM Summit is free, and lunch will be provided.

Harry S. Truman Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 02, 2024
Description: The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service. Truman Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate or professional school, participate in leadership development activities, and have special opportunities for internships and employment with the federal government.

HBOAccess Writing Fellowship

Application Deadline: The application portal will close when 1,000 submissions have been reached
Description: HBO has announced the launch of the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship which will begin accepting applications on March 4, 2015. The program will give emerging writers from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to attend a week of master classes held at the HBO campus in Santa Monica, California focusing on character and story development, pitching ideas and projects, securing an agent, and networking. Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry.

Health Equity Fellowship

Description: Under the guidance and mentorship of the Deputy Director, the selected participant will provide research, writing and technical support to implement OMH’s policies, programs, and strategic priorities, which may include:

  • Support the development and implementation of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that address disparities and equity.
  • Lead the implementation of the HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. The Office of Minority Health is leading the charge to put the HHS Disparities Action Plan into practice.
  • Coordinate the National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities and the National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health.

The participant will be involved in a wide range of research activities pertinent to the development and implementation of health policies, programs, and strategies that aim to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity. As part of the research fellowship, the participant will gain knowledge of the federal government and experience in public health research and policy. Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Researching and synthesizing information on topics such as promising practices for promoting health equity through systematic change, systematic approaches for assessing equity impacts of policies, and promising practices for reducing health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations.
  • Providing general research and technical support on a variety of topics related to health disparities. Developing policy briefs, reports and draft summaries of key points to promote the integration of equity in policies and programs. 
  • Gathering, analyzing, and reporting data describing policies, protocols, program data, and/or other evaluative information.
  • Conducting literature reviews and environmental scans, helping plan national meetings and webinars, translating and disseminating research findings, disseminating program guidelines, and enhancing web content.
  • Helping to develop program evaluation and other research protocols to address specific program and/or policy implementation or other research questions.
  • Reviewing, writing and editing reports, press releases, talking points, speeches and other communications materials to promote various health equity related initiatives, projects, campaigns and activities.
  • Attending meetings with other federal agencies and with stakeholders pertaining to programs, evaluation, data, and dissemination of information regarding health disparities and health equity.

Hispanic Bar Association of DC Foundation Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 15, 2024
Description: For 20 years, the HBA-DC Foundation has awarded Fellowships to first and second year law students from law schools in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. These Fellowships serve as financial support to students working in unpaid summer internships with public interest organizations in the area. These internships introduce law students to public interest legal work and help direct legal service providers and advocates meet the needs of Latinos and other underserved persons in our community. 

Past HBA-DC Foundation Fellows have contributed to: representing domestic violence victims; preparing class action law suits on behalf of language minority and Dreamer students; helping refugees to obtain available benefits and recognition; representing Spanish-speaking criminal defendants with mental disabilities, among other challenging assignments. 




HSHPS Graduate Fellowship Training Program

Application Deadline: April 01, 2024

The Graduate Fellowship Training Program provides paid and unpaid training opportunities for students and recent graduates interested in working on Hispanic health research. Fellows are placed throughout the U.S. and Latino America within government agencies and academic institutions and are paired with a mentor where they will assist with a research project as it relates to minority health issues. You do not have to be pursuing or obtain a health related degree, be Hispanic or speak Spanish to participate in this program. 

Hubbard Fellowship

Description: POSITION SUMMARY The Hubbard Fellowship is designed for recent college graduates, and bridges the gap between school and career by providing comprehensive experience working for a conservation organization. The Hubbard Fellow will participate in a wide range of conservation activities, including prairie restoration, invasive species control, prescribed fire, fence building and repair, data collection and entry, conservation planning, grant writing, leading tours, giving presentations to various groups, budget creation, and more. The Fellow will also travel to multiple Conservancy sites, attend conservation-related meetings and conferences, and shadow Conservancy and partner staff in various capacities. In addition, the Fellow will plan and conduct an independent project catered to the Fellow’s individual interests and career objectives. The Fellow will need to work closely with Conservancy staff, cooperating scientists, volunteers, and graduate students. This twelve month (full-time) position will require irregular hours and will include extensive outdoor physical labor under adverse conditions. The Hubbard Fellow is supervised by the Program Director, and may oversee the activities of short-term staff and volunteers. This position is located at the Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, in a rural part of central Nebraska at Wood River, NE, and will run from June 2015 through May 2016. Housing is provided on a Conservancy Preserve. HOW TO APPLY To apply to position number 42660, submit resume, one letter of recommendation and cover letter as one document.Cover letter should be no more than 800 words, and should express why you're interested in the Fellowship, your qualifications, and how the Fellowship would help with your future career. When applying for this position, please specify the degree-level that you will possess by June 2015. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 9, 2015. Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration. Any questions related to this specific position may be directed to chelzer@tnc.org. Applicants should refer to http://prairieecologist.com/hubbard-fellowship/ for more information on the program.”

Humane Studies Fellowships

Description: The Humane Studies Fellowship is a non-residency fellowship program that awards up to $15,000 per year to pursue a liberty advancing career in academia. The prestigious fellowship also comes with individual advising and access to an extensive support network of over 5,000 scholars to help ensure academic success, both before and long after you receive your degree. Awards are renewable, winners may re-apply for each year of their studies. Since its inception, the Institute for Humane Studies has awarded more than $6.5 million to nearly 1800 promising graduate students. FELLOWSHIP RESEARCH AREAS The Humane Studies Fellowship program supports study in a variety of fields including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology. As you might expect, the kinds of research undertaken generally focuses on that which advances the ideas of a free society. Research interests from previous Humane Studies Fellowship recipients included: Market-based approaches to environmental policy The legal development of privacy and property rights in 18th-century England The role of patient autonomy in bioethics Impediments to economic growth in developing countries The relationship between U.S. presidential politics, fiscal policies, and economic performance FELLOWSHIP BENEFITS As a recipient of a Humane Studies Fellowship you will be joining an impressive network of over 5,000 liberty-advancing scholars and students, including David Schmidtz at the University of Arizona, Tyler Cowen at George Mason University, and Randall Kroszner at the University of Chicago. Humane Studies Fellowship winners will also receive invitations to exclusive programs such as the Career Development Seminar, Research Colloquium, and Advanced Topics weekend seminars. FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY The Humane Studies Fellowship is open to current or prospective full-time graduate students (including law students) from accredited universities anywhere in the world who have previously received IHS funding at any level or participated in an IHS program (like a summer seminar, research colloquium, policy seminar, or a summer graduate research fellowship). The candidates we seek are, ideally, dedicated to advancing the ideas of liberty through their research and teaching. FELLOWSHIP DETAILS The Humane Studies Fellowship awards up to $15,000 annually. As part of the Fellowship requirements, recipients must a) present their research project at a conference or b) have their research project ready for submission to a peer-reviewed journal by September 2016. Fellows will have a faculty advisor to assist them with this project. Fellowships are only open to IHS alumni. Fellowships are awarded for one year, and award winners may reapply for each year of their full-time studies. Fellowships take into account the tuition at the recipient’s institution and any other funds received by the recipient. Award decisions by IHS are final and not subject to appeal.

IAF Grassroots Development PhD Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 29, 2024
Description: The IAF Grassroots Development Fellowship provides support for Ph.D. candidates currently enrolled in a U.S. university to conduct dissertation research in Latin America and the Caribbean on topics related to grassroots development. U.S. citizens and citizens of independent Latin American and Caribbean countries (except Cuba) are eligible to apply. Fellowships last between 4 and 12 months and includes round-trip travel, research allowance, health insurance and a stipend of $1,500 per month for up to 12 months.

International Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree by September 30, 2013, and must have applied to their proposed institutions of study by the time of the application. Up to five fellowships are renewable for a second year. Recipients are selected for academic achievement and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. Recipients return to their home countries to become leaders in their communities.

Internship with the office of Senator Baldwin

Application Deadline: July 27, 2024
Description: Internships to support the work of Senator Baldwin’s office are available at her Washington, D.C. office, as well as her offices at various locations in Wisconsin. As an intern you will work on a wide range of projects and will work with staff in an administrative capacity to address constituent requests & concerns.

Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 02, 2024
Description: This award was created to honor former news director and Medstar executive Jacque Minnotte, who died in 1993. This fellowship recognizes excellence in health or medical television and radio reporting. RTNDF will award a $2,000 cash fellowship to a journalist in radio and television with fewer than 10 years of experience.

In addition to the $2,000 award, winners of the Jacque I. Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

James Madison Graduate Fellowships

Application Deadline: March 04, 2024
Description: The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. Fellowship applicants compete only against other applicants from the states of their legal residence. Generally, one Fellowship per state is awarded each year.

James Smithson Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: The James Smithson Fellowship Program was created to offer early career opportunities for post-doctoral researchers interested in gaining a better understanding about the interplay between scholarship and public policy through a Smithsonian lens.  While this fellowship provides an immersion experience working with Smithsonian researchers and relevant collections, it also affords fellows a hands-on opportunity to explore relationships between research and public policy through direct interaction with Smithsonian leaders, and with policy leaders throughout the Washington, DC network.

The program is designed for a new generation of leaders, who seek a experience that leverages both scholarly and practical expertise in an environment of innovation like no other. Among the goals of the James Smithson Fellowship are to provide fellows with the opportunity to:

  • Conduct scholarly research at the Smithsonian
  • Strengthen understanding of the interplay between research and public policy
  • Gain skills at leveraging research to inform conversations about public policy

Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF)

Application Deadline: October 31, 2023
Description: The JSF is open to tenured, or similarly ranked, faculty from U.S. institutions of higher learning who are U.S. citizens. The application period opens in early August and closes at the end of October. Selected Jefferson Science Fellows spend one year on assignment at the U.S. Department of State or USAID as science advisors on foreign policy/international development issues. Assignments are tailored to the needs of the hosting office, while taking into account the Fellows’ interests and areas of expertise. As part of their assignments, Fellows also have the opportunity to travel to U.S. embassies and missions overseas. Following the fellowship year, Fellows will return to their academic career but will remain available to the U.S. government as an experienced consultant for short-term projects.

For the 2017-2018 program year, it is expected that the U.S. Department of State and USAID will host up to 15 Jefferson Science Fellows; the fellowship begins in mid-August.

Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 08, 2024
Description: The California State Assembly Fellowship Program, founded in 1957, is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious legislative fellowship programs. In 1987, the program was renamed the Jesse Marvin Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program to honor California's former Assembly Speaker and State Treasurer. This unique program provides an opportunity for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to directly participate in the legislative process. Each year, 18 individuals are selected to participate in the program. The 11-month fellowship provides an introduction to public policy formation and adoption in the California Legislature through full-time work as a professional legislative staff member.

Judicial Administration Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: February 08, 2024
Description: The Judicial Administration Fellowship Program is administered by the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento (Sacramento State) and in partnership with the Judicial Council of California.  All persons with a four-year college degree, including recent graduates and mid-career applicants are eligible to apply. Successful applicants demonstrate a commitment to public service and an interest in the administration of justice in the California court system.  Ten fellows are accepted into the ten-month program, which begins in September of each year.

Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The fellowships are to be used by the recipients toward defraying the expenses of advanced study in the United States or abroad. The fellowships are open to graduates of the College of Fine and Applied Arts of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and to graduates of similar institutions of equal educational standing whose principal or major studies have been in the fields of art, architecture, dance, landscape architecture, music, theatre, and urban and regional planning.

Kluge Fellowships

Application Deadline: July 15, 2024
Description: The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research at the Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of four to eleven months. Established in 2000 through an endowment of $60 million from John W. Kluge, the Center is located in the splendid Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress. The Kluge Center furnishes attractive work and discussion space for Kluge Chair holders, for distinguished visiting scholars, and for post-doctoral Fellows supported by other private foundation gifts. Residents have easy access to the Library's specialized staff and to the intellectual community of Washington.

The Kluge Center especially encourages humanistic and social science research that makes use of the Library's large and varied collections. Interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, or multi-lingual research is particularly welcome. Among the collections available to researchers are the world's largest law library and outstanding multi-lingual collections of books and periodicals. Deep special collections of manuscripts, maps, music, films, recorded sound, prints and photographs are also available.

Latinas Learning to Lead-LLL

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Description: The NHLI's LLL program annually selects 22 Fellows to join the NHLI network in Washington, DC for a 7-day leadership training. Session topics include effective communication and presentation skills, advocacy training, public policy issues affecting the Latino community, and other professional and leadership development topics, such as financial literacy and career opportunities. Fellows will also participate in a one-day shadowing program in which they are paired with an NHLI alumna from NHLI's Executive Leadership Program or Advancing Latina Leaders in Nonprofits Program. NHLI alumnae will continue to mentor LLL participants beyond the completion of DC week. 

Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 22, 2024
Description: The fellowship will help fund a proposal designed by the applicant to conduct brief work in a foreign country related to the mandate of UNESCO – using education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and/or communication and information to build strong ties among nations.

The fellowship is intended for American college/university students who express an interest in international collaboration but as of yet had not been afforded many opportunities to travel abroad.

The length of time for the travel is expected to be between 4 and 6 weeks and should include interaction with individuals from other nations. During his/her travel, the recipient should be willing to participate in public diplomacy events arranged with the pertinent U.S. State Department Consulate, Mission, and/or Embassy.

Law Fellows Outreach Program

Application Deadline: November 20, 2023
Description: To further this goal, the UCLA School of Law Academic Outreach Resource Center launched the Law Fellows Program in 1997. This program is designed to encourage and prepare high-potential undergraduate and graduate students for a career in law, increase the diversity of the law school pool, and demystify the law school experience.

The program format is made up of several components and includes a series of Saturday Academies held at the Law School. These Academies offer professional-level instruction by law faculty in which Law Fellows are exposed to cases and a variety of other materials used in law school. In addition to the academic enrichment component, each Fellow is assigned a law student mentor with whom they will interact throughout the year. Informative seminars and panel discussions, designed to demystify the law school experience, are led by staff, alumni and other members of the legal community. Each Fellow who successfully completes the program receives a scholarship for an LSAT preparation course. Finally, participants complete a J.D. Action Plan and meet with the directors of the program regularly, often over the course of several years, until they matriculate to law school and beyond receiving continuous academic support, mentoring, counseling and career guidance.

Lead the Way

Application Deadline: June 18, 2024
Description: Over the course of the five-day retreat, Fellows attend skills-building seminars on strategic planning and organizational capacity building; sustainability and managing growth; development and fundraising; hiring and firing; and program management and development. Expert leadership consultants facilitate all of the seminars and workshops. In addition to the skills-building seminars, there will also be a series of TalkStories where participants will be able to share their experiences, exchange strategies, and offer lessons learned. The Talk-Story topics will be chosen collectively and facilitated by retreat participants.

Throughout the fellowship year, Fellows continue to strengthen their skill set with webinars and one-on-one coaching with expert leadership coaches. Fellows also join a virtual community where they continue to problem solve, share interesting articles and resources, and receive ongoing support. 

Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Fellowship


In 2011, LCLD launched its Fellows program, an initiative built to foster diversity at the leadership levels of the nation’s law firms and corporate legal departments. Over the course of the year-long program, participants are challenged to improve their professional brand, build relationships that enhance professional development, participate in corporate learning experiences, invigorate their commitment to diversity, and sharpen stewardship and leadership skills. 

Legislative Fellow

Description: Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) is seeking an unpaid Legislative Fellow for his Washington, DC office for the 2015 Spring semester.  Fellows will gain valuable experience in nearly every aspect of a Congressional office performing a variety of legislative, press, and administrative duties. The Legislative Fellow’s primary responsibility though will be in assisting legislative staff with legislative research and special projects.

Individuals with Chicago ties are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should possess strong organizational and communication (written and oral) skills. Preference will be given to those who have a policy or legal background, have completed or are currently enrolled in a graduate studies program, can work full-time or near full-time, and can start as soon as possible. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and a 1 page writing sample to joseph.bushong@mail.house.gov.


LOFT Innovation Fellowship

Description: The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is partnering with Google once again for our LOFT Coding Jam Sessions across America in over 15 markets. LOFT is HHF’s award-winning leadership and workforce development program and the Coding Jams are part of LOFT’s Innovation & Technology Track. We are currently accepting applications for 8 LOFT Innovation Fellows who will each facilitate a coding program at a high school in 1 of 8 U.S. cities 

McKnight Doctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: Up to 50 Fellowships are awarded annually to study at one of the nine participating Florida universities. Each award provides annual tuition up to $5,000 for each of three academic years, plus an annual stipend of $12,000. (An additional two years of support at this same level is provided by the participating institution.)* Each annual renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and normal progress toward the Ph.D. degree. It is important to note that the University of Miami and the Florida Institute of Technology will cover tuition expenses over the $5,000 paid by the Florida Education Fund. Furthermore, universities may supplement the McKnight Doctoral Fellowship’s stipend to varying degrees.

Michael Maggio Immigrants' Rights Summer Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 13, 2024

The Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship was established jointly by the America Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law (CHRCL), and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (NIP/NLG), to commemorate the life and legal contributions of Michael Maggio. The primary mission of the fellowship program is to strengthen law students’ long-term commitment to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups. Fellows will be chosen by the three sponsoring organizations, and will be selected based on the strength of their proposed host site and project.


Michele Clark Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
Description: RTDNF's first fellowship is named for the CBS News correspondent who was killed in a plane crash while on assignment in 1972. Her family and colleagues at CBS sent money in lieu of flowers to create a fund in her name, endowing a permanent $1,000 award for young, promising minority professionals in television or radio news.

In addition to the $1,000 award, winners of the Michele Clark Fellowships are invided to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 21, 2023
Description: For 20 years, the Mickey Leland Energy Fellowship (MLEF) Program has provided students with opportunities to gain hands-on research experience with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE). The program was created in 1995 with the goal of improving opportunities for under-represented students in the STEM fields, however all eligible candidates are encouraged to apply. This program has mentored several hundred of the best and brightest students from across the nation for future careers in science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) and provided insight into how the DOE is working to meet the energy challenges of the future. 

The mission of the MLEF program is to strengthen a diverse pipeline of future STEM professionals.   Selected candidates will train under the mentorship of program officials and scientists on focused research projects consistent with the mission of the Office of Fossil Energy.  During the 10 weeks, Fellows will receive a stipend and some students may be eligible to receive housing and travel allowance for the duration of the program.

At the conclusion of the program, Fellows attend a "Technical Forum" where they will present their research findings and tour a nearby technical site (location of the technical forum changes every year).

Millennium Leadership Program

Application Deadline: March 01, 2024
Description: Building on our fifty-three year history of convening exceptional next generation leaders, the Atlantic Council is launching the Millennium Fellowship to connect and empower rising leaders who will shape the twenty-first century. Through this unique two-year program, fellows will join a network of outstanding peers from around the world, have unparalleled opportunities to engage at flagship Atlantic Council events, learn directly from top experts and world leaders, and collaborate on projects with global impact. The fellowship is a central pillar of the Council's mission to promote constructive leadership and build enduring relationships capable of addressing shared global challenges.

In 2015, the Council is recruiting exceptional rising leaders thirty-five years old and underfrom around the world who share our passion for creating a more secure and prosperous world. Fellows will come from a wide range of backgrounds including policy experts, journalists, elected officials, military personnel, academics, entrepreneurs, executives, community and cultural leaders, and senior government officials. Above all, they will bring an entrepreneurial spirit, character to inspire and lead, positive vision, and passion for shaping the world to the fellowship.

Minority Awards Program – Visiting Student (Summer)

Application Deadline: February 01, 2024
Description: The Office of Fellowships and Internships offers visiting student awards to increase participation of U.S. minority groups who are underrepresented in Smithsonian scholarly programs, in the disciplines of research conducted at the Institution, and in the museum field. This program is designed to provide beginning graduate students the opportunity to learn more about the Smithsonian and their academic fields by conducting research using its collections with a Smithsonian research staff member serving as an advisor at the Institution’s many museums, research institutes and offices.

Minority Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
Description: Through its Minority Fellowship Program (MFP), the American Sociological Association (ASA) supports the development and training of sociologists of color in any sub-area or specialty in the discipline. Funded by generous annual contributions from organizations such as Alpha Kappa Delta, Sociologists for Women in Society, the Midwest Sociological Society, the Association for Black Sociologists, Southwestern Sociological Association, as well as membership donations, MFP seeks to attract talented doctoral students to ensure a diverse and highly trained workforce is available to assume leadership roles in research that is relevant to today’s global society.

In addition to providing financial support, MFP works with its Fellows and their faculty mentors to help prepare the Fellow for a research career. Also, MFP plans workshops and paper sessions at the ASA Annual Meeting, offers travel support to scientific conferences, and fosters the development of formal and informal networks for Fellows.

Moreno/Rangel Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 01, 2023
Description: This program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students across Texas to gain real experience working in the Texas House of Representatives. Program participants will be placed in one of the MALC Caucus members’ offices and serve as full-time policy fellows. In addition to learning the legislative process and developing their leadership skills, participants will receive a monthly stipend to assist with living expenses Fellows must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a two or four year accredited institution, having completed at least 60 hours. Recent graduates are also welcome to apply. Applicant must be 21 years of age or older (as of January 8, 2015).

Multicultural Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: March 10, 2024
Description: The Multicultural Fellowship Program is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates are young professionals of diverse cultural backgrounds who show promise and passion to create significant social change.  The Fellowship provides challenging work and professional development experiences, on-the-job training, and opportunities to enhance skills in grantmaking, convening, project management, and a variety of other areas. Fellows are an integral component of the Foundation’s grantmaking Program staff. Additionally, Fellows benefit from networking, mentoring, trainings, seminars, professional conferences, and interactions with a wide array of nonprofit, community, government, and philanthropic leaders. 

There are four Multicultural Fellowship positions open:

  • Community Development Program
  • Fellow Community Health Program
  • Fellow Education Program
  • Fellow Environment Program Fellow 

N.S. Bienstock Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
Description: An award established in 1999 by N.S. Bienstock, Inc. owners, Richard Leibner and Carole Cooper. N.S. Bienstock is a leading talent agency in news and reality-based programming for more than 35 years and is a long-time member of RTDNA. This award recognizes a promising minority journalist in radio or television news.

In addition to the $2,500 award, winners are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program

Application Deadline: May 11, 2024
Description: The mission of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.

Native American Awards Program – Visiting Student (Fall, Spring or Summer)

Application Deadline: February 01, 2024
Description: The Native American Awards Visiting Student falls within the Native American Awards Program which supports students, who are formally or informally affiliated with a Native American community or tribe, to visit the Institution to conduct independent research using its Native American-related resources in with the advice and guidance of Smithsonian research staff.

NCAM Youth Ambassadors program for youth

Application Deadline: June 10, 2024
Description: Do you have a passion for community service? Have you worked hard to solve a local problem, and now want to do more? Apply for the National Child Awareness Month (NCAM) Youth Ambassador Program, a year-long program that helps young leaders (ages 16-22) create change around critical issues facing youth today.

The National Child Awareness Month Youth Ambassadors Program will kick off this September during National Child Awareness Month. With funding, training, and ongoing project-planning guidance from YSA and Festival of Children Foundation, the NCAM Youth Ambassadors will serve as community leaders, raising public awareness and  change around their issue area.

NHMC TV Writers Program

Application Deadline: August 03, 2024
Description: The NHMC Television Writers Program was created in 2003 and is an intensive scriptwriters workshop that prepares Latinos for writing jobs at major television networks. Modeled after the previously successful Hispanic Film Project, the program is a direct response to the lack of diverse writers in primetime network TV.  To take NHMC TV Writers Program graduates to the next level, NHMC has also created the NHMC Pitching Lab and the Latino Scene Showcase.

Open Society Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 04, 2024
Description: The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.

A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.

Open Society Presidential Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 10, 2023
Description: The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent JD, LLM, MPA, MPP, and MBA graduates from accredited law, public policy, and business schools. Based in New York City, Fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, and justice through an 11-month residence within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations.

Fellows will work with staff, grantees, and other fellows on special initiatives that address the legal, business, policy, and organizational issues confronted by the Foundations’ various programs and projects. They will gain exposure and connections to the Open Society Foundations’ leadership and partner organizations, and cultivate knowledge about open society strategies.

Pedro Zamora Fellowship

Application Deadline: Various (Spring: November 1; Summer: March 15; Fall: July 15)
Description: In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. Duties include: Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care Attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings Monitoring voting records Reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings General office administration Qualifications Candidates need strong research, writing and organizational skills and willingness to work in a professional office. Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment is critical. Familiarity with HIV-related issues and the legislative processes is preferred. Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply. Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 weeks. The maximum period is 26 weeks. All people including people of color, women, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and HIV positive individuals are encouraged to apply. The fellowship includes a stipend and is highly competitive.

Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: March 16, 2024
Description: Fellows receive support and training to develop a range of professional skills in the areas of education systems, networked improvement science, writing, research, public speaking and group facilitation, and work and project management. Fellows are also exposed to the deep expertise and large professional network of Foundation staff.


Fellows report to a mentor who also manages their day-to-day work. Mentors provide professional coaching and guidance as well as feedback for professional growth and development. Additionally, all fellows are supervised by the Fellowship Director.


Through their participation in the program, new fellows become a part of a growing network of past and current fellows. By assuming leadership roles within the post-baccalaureate program, fellows have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and actively shape the program.


The work scope of each Carnegie Post-Baccalaureate Fellow is determined in conjunction with his or her mentor, taking into account his/her background, strengths, interests, and goals.

Presidential Management Fellows

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023
Description: The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Each year, candidates apply for the prestigious title of PMF Finalists. Selected Finalists are eligible for appointment as Fellows. To become a PMF, you must participate in an arduous, multi-phase process. It takes patience and endurance, but also gives you a chance to demonstrate your leadership ability and potential. As a PMF, you will have earned your place in the Program, and the opportunity to grow professionally, serve your country, and make a difference! The very first step in successfully becoming a PMF is paying attention to the details of the annual application and assessment process. For detailed eligibility requirements, check out the Eligibility webpage. Once the application period opens, it will appear on USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov). The application is typically open for two weeks and closes at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time) on the last day. Review the Application Process to learn about all the steps to apply. This Become A PMF section outlines major components of the application and assessment process. Applicants should review each component, including the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), which may be updated throughout the process.

Princeton in Latin America

Application Deadline: November 22, 2023
Description: Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) seeks to connect recent college graduates with one-year, service-oriented positions at NGOs and community based service organizations in Latin America. For most positions, some knowledge of the local language (Spanish, Portuguese, or French) is necessary. In addition, applicants who feel that they might need to strengthen their language skills may indicate that they plan on taking language classes prior to starting their fellowship. PiLA is currently open to graduating seniors and young alumni of Princeton and other universities.

ProInspire Fellowship

Application Deadline: June 13, 2024
Description: ProInspire recruits outstanding professionals with 2-5 years of business experience to spend one year working full-time in an analytical, operational, marketing or strategic role at a nonprofit or public sector organization. ProInspire gives its partners access to a highly skilled talent pool and matches them with the right Fellow through a rigorous selection process. ProInspire provides training and coaching to ensure Fellows’ successful transition into the social sector.

Public Allies Apprenticeship

Application Deadline: June 01, 2024
Description: You have a passion to make a difference. You have unique skills, experiences, and a sincere commitment to helping people while improving your community. Above all, you have a desire to lead. Public Allies is here for you. Our 10-month, full-time AmeriCorps apprenticeship program can help get you on a pathway to further your education and career, while giving you skills to expand your influence and leadership skills.

Public Health Fellowship in Government

Application Deadline: March 09, 2024
Description: APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials who wish to spend one year in Washington, D.C. working in a CONGRESSIONAL office on legislative and policy issues such as public health, the environment or other public health concerns. There is a critical need for public health PROFESSIONALS including practitioners and researchers to engage in the federal policy process. The fellow will have the opportunity to see first hand how public policy impacts public health and to offer their public health expertise to policymakers. This hands on EXPERIENCE will be invaluable to the field of public health, policymakers and the public health fellow. Fellows will spend one year working in Washington, D.C. on legislative, regulatory and policy issues that would benefit from the input of a public health professional. The fellow will have the option of serving on the staff of a member of Congress or a congressional committee



Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: November 01, 2023
Description: For nearly 35 years PPIA has been supporting students in their pursuit of graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). JSI is an intensive seven-week summer program that focuses on preparing students for graduate programs in public and international affairs and careers as policy professionals, public administrators and other leadership roles in public service.

The JSI curriculum includes economics, statistics, domestic/international policy issues and leadership topics, all designed to sharpen the students’ quantitative, analytic and communication skills. Extracurricular activities are also included as well. These skills are vital for admission into the top graduate programs in public and international affairs. The successful completion of a summer institute is a requirement for PPIA Fellows to qualify for graduate school benefits.

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 13, 2024
Description: 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.  The Rangel Program will select 30 outstanding Rangel Fellows annually 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.

Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally.  Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain and Ireland.

Research Associateship Programs for Research in US Federal Laboratories and Affiliated Institutions

Application Deadline: Various (February 1, May 1, August 1, November 1)
Description: Graduate, Postdoctoral and Senior Research Opportunities. The National Research Council of the National Academies offers awards to graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers for independent research to be conducted in residence at participating U.S. federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Awards include a competitive stipend, relocation, professional travel, and health insurance. Annual application deadlines are February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1. Instructions and online applications are at http://www.nationalacademies.org/rap.

Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE)

Application Deadline: March 07, 2024
Description: New Sector AmeriCorps Program Participants are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco Bay Area organizations ("host sites") support that enhances the organizations' service to their constituents. The 11 month program places Residents at our host sites, which vary in their area of focus, from addressing environmental or human and health services issues, to engaging in education or community and economic development. Residents receive a stipend and benefits totaling roughly $30,000 in value, along with a certificate of completion of New Sector's training curriculum. Two deadlines in November and March.

Riordan MBA Fellows Program

Application Deadline: March 18, 2024
Description: The Riordan MBA Fellows Program targets recent college graduates who are considering graduate education in business management. Its core purpose is to educate, prepare, and motivate these individuals to competitively apply and succeed in a top MBA program and a career in management. This transformational experience will help professionals expand their network, build their leadership skills and community service profile. Fellows attend eight (8) monthly Saturday sessions that provide various activities and services, including:

  • Graduate-level discussions and case studies led by top UCLA Anderson faculty
  • Personalized one-on-one MBA Action Plan counseling session
  • Guest speakers from the corporate community
  • Guidance on MBA Admissions, financial aid, and GMAT preparation
  • Personal mentors who are current UCLA Anderson MBA students
  • Team Community Service Project
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals and the UCLA Anderson community
  • Social events with Riordan Programs alumni and corporate representatives

Selected Professions Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 10, 2024
Description: Established in 1970 with a $25,000 grant from the Max C. Fleischmann Foundation, Selected Professions Fellowships originally focused on opening doors for women in the male-dominated fields of law and medicine. The focus has since expanded to include science and technology as the demand for a technologically skilled work force has grown without proportional representation by women.

Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF)

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship (SARF) program was launched in 2007 to provide outstanding visual artists from across the world a unique opportunity to work with Smithsonian museums, research sites, collections, and scholars, so they may conduct research that inspires new artwork. SARF Fellows spend one to two months in residence at the Smithsonian immersed in its unparalleled collections and multidisciplinary scholarly expertise, building connections between art, science, history and culture. The program embodies the depth and breadth of the Smithsonian.

Fellows study not only what is on view in the Smithsonian’s nineteen museums and National Zoo, but also the vast collections in non-public areas, libraries, archives, gardens, laboratories, storage facilities and field sites in the U.S. and abroad. As the program’s reputation has grown, SARF has become increasingly competitive and international.

There is no fixed number of Fellows selected each year as funding varies.

Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: Background: The Smithsonian Institution (SI) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biodiversity Genomics promotes collaborative research in these fields involving comparative genomic approaches such as phylogenomics, population genomics, metagenomics or transcriptomics, and have a component that involves significant bioinformatics analysis. The fellows selected will participate in the newly formed Smithsonian Institute for Biodiversity Genomics (SIBG), a pan-institutional program designed to stimulate and create opportunities for biodiversity genomics research at the Smithsonian. The SIBG guides and facilitates genomics research within traditional strengths of the Smithsonian, including studies of the tree of life, ecology, evolution and adaptation, and conservation. The Smithsonian’s molecular research facilities are located at National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), National Zoological Park (NZP), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in the Republic of Panama. Collaboration among SI facilities is encouraged. Note that the Smithsonian Biodiversity Genomics Postdoctoral Fellowship replaces the Molecular Evolution Postdoctoral Fellowship starting in 2015.

How To Apply: All applications must be submitted by December 1 through SOLAA. Notification of decisions will be made on or before March 15. The publication, Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study outlines Smithsonian research activities and lists research staff. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact staff members to help identify potential advisors, determine the feasibility of the proposed research being conducted at the Smithsonian Institution, and the availability of relevant resources such as staff, collections, archives and library materials during the proposed tenure dates.

Smithsonian Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: Background: In 1991, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) was instrumental in establishing the Mpala Research Centre, a site for multidisciplinary research and training in Africa, in collaboration with Princeton University, the Kenya Wildlife Service, the National Museums of Kenya, and the Mpala Wildlife Foundation. Located on the Laikipia Plateau in north central Kenya, the Centre provides an ideal setting for research in a variety of disciplines, offering 49,107 acres of savannah and dry woodland, an extensive wildlife community typical of East Africa, and ample housing and laboratory space for 35 researchers and students. The Mpala Research Centre is perfect for studies ranging from ecology and botany to animal behavior and human-wildlife interactions. Research at Mpala can be conducted by any applicant with an explicitly proposed, approved, and funded project. Purpose: The purpose of the Mpala Postdoctoral Fellowship is to promote the study biology, anthropology, geology, hydrology, material science, social science, soil science or related areas. Projects must be tenable in residence at Smithsonian Institution facilities and Mpala Research Centre.

Smithsonian Postgraduate Fellowships in Conservation of Museum Collections Progra

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: This fellowship program is offered by the Smithsonian Institution to provide opportunities for recent graduates of masters programs in art and archeological conservation or the equivalent or conservation scientists, including those at the postdoctoral level, who wish to conduct research and gain further training in Smithsonian conservation laboratories for conservation of objects in museum collections.

These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships. They are are administered under the charter of the Institution, 20 U.S. Code section 41 et seq. Fellowship awards under this program are contingent upon the availability of funds.

Smithsonian Stable Isotope Postdoctoral Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The Office of Fellowships and Internships is offering an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in the area of stable isotope sciences.  Research proposals must integrate the use of stable isotopes (2H/1H, 13C/12C, 15N/14N, and 18O/16O) into their specific research questions.  Stable isotope analysis must comprise a significant portion of the research. The successful applicant will conduct analyses at one of the two Pan-Institutional isotope facilities (OUSS/MCI Stable Isotope Mass Spectrometry Facility in Suitland, MD or at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama).

Society for Research in Child Development Policy Fellowships

Application Deadline: December 15, 2023
Description: SRCD Fellows are members of the Science and Technology Fellowship Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), which includes Fellows from a variety of scientific disciplines. Following a two-week science policy orientation program sponsored by AAAS, as well as a brief orientation to child development and public policy sponsored by SRCD, Fellows begin work as resident scholars within their Federal agency or Congressional office placements. The Fellowships are full-time immersion experiences and run from September 1st through August 31st.  Executive Branch Fellowships may be renewed for one year at the agency's discretion and, under rare circumstances, Congressional Fellowships may be extended four months to the end of the legislative session. Staff in the SRCD Office for Policy and Communications in Washington work to facilitate the Fellows' experience and are available as a resource throughout the year.

SRCD hosts monthly seminars for its Fellows, with diverse topics in child development and public policy, as well as career development. In addition, AAAS provides extensive career development programming (e.g., writing a resume, communicating science) and social events.

Soros Justice Fellowships

Application Deadline: October 21, 2023
Description: 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.

Stanford Latino Fellows Program

Application Deadline: August 26, 2023

The Stanford Latino Fellows Program consists of nationally available six-week online education course, focused on business leaders interested in building highly scalable companies, providing them with the knowledge, skills, mentors, and access to capital they need to successful. There will be a day at the beginning of the course and a day at the end of the course on the Stanford campus. The final day will include a demo day and graduation night.


The custom online course is based on a course developed by two Stanford professors, who are internationally recognized as experts in scaling businesses – Professor Huggy Rao and Professor Bob Sutton.


The course entitled “Scaling Excellence Through Innovation” speaks directly to the scaling issue that our research highlights as key to the success of Latino owned Businesses. We have customized this course by adding content that speaks directly to the unique challenges Latino entrepreneurs might face in scaling their businesses, mentors, interns and access to capital. The program will commence and complete on the Stanford campus bringing together the fellows, mentors and leaders in the Latino owned business community.

Stoody-West Fellowship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024
Description: Overview The $6,000 Stoody-West Fellowships in religious journalism are offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church. The grant will assist one United Methodist student in her or his post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism. The purpose of the fellowship is to enhance the recipient's professional competence and thereby help to perpetuate the standards exemplified by Ralph Stoody and Arthur West. Religious journalism is interpreted to include news writing for secular press, church press and for church institutions. The committee will consider appropriate news and journalism forms, including electronic and broadcast media, as well as print.

How to apply Send all materials to: Stoody-West Fellowship Committee United Methodist Communications Communications Ministry Team P.O. Box 320 Nashville, TN 37202-320 Or Stoody-West Fellowship Committee United Methodist Communications Communications Ministry Team 810 12th Ave. South Nashville, TN 37203-4744 Applications are due by March 15. Download an application (PDF) About Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Stoody and Rev. Dr. Arthur West The Rev. Dr. Ralph W. Stoody was the first general secretary of the Commission on Public Relations and Methodist Information of The Methodist Church. Dr. Stoody served in that position from 1940-64. Educated at Ohio Wesleyan, Columbia and Harvard Universities, Boston University School of Theology and what is now Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, he was a pastor, journalist, war correspondent, author, speaker, and magician. Dr. Stoody died in 1979. The Rev. Dr. Arthur West was a pastor, author, communicator and pioneer in religion journalism. He served 27 years in communications within The United Methodist Church. His last appointment before retirement in 1975 was as head of the Division of Public Media with United Methodist Communications. Dr. West was educated at Missouri Wesleyan College and Baker University. He holds degrees from Boston University School of Theology and studied journalism at Northwestern University. He served terms as religion editor of the Providence (R.I.) Journal and Bulletin and the Bangor (ME) Daily News. He currently resides in Lebanon, Ohio, with his spouse, Vera.

Summer Enrichment Program

Application Deadline: February 04, 2024
Description: The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC. The Program has two major components. First, in order to enhance participants' academic preparation to work in international affairs, the Program provides two courses and a seminar that focus on enhancing knowledge and skills related to U.S. foreign policy, economics and writing. In addition, in order to provide greater insight into the foreign policy-making process and international affairs careers, the Rangel Program introduces the participants to a wide range of government and non-government professionals who work on global issues and also arranges visits to various institutions involved in international affairs. The Program also helps students explore graduate school, scholarship, fellowship, internship, and professional options in international affairs. The Program covers the costs for tuition, travel, housing, and two meals per day. It also provides a stipend of $3,200. The tentative dates for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program are June 22 -August 2, 2015. We will post any updates.

Summer Fellowship Program with IRTS

Application Deadline: November 01, 2023
Description: The Summer Fellowship Program, the most notable student out-reach effort of IRTS, teaches up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an expense-paid fellowship, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Each year college juniors, seniors and graduate students are selected nationwide to participate in the nine-week Summer Fellowship Program.

The Program begins with an extensive one-week orientation to broadcasting, cable, advertising, and interactive media. Fellows have a rare opportunity to question industry professionals at panels, lectures, and group discussions. They also take related field trips and learn career planning, networking and interviewing skills by attending industry social functions.

Following this first week, Fellows gain full-time "real world" experience at New York-based media corporations to which each is assigned for the duration of the nine-week Fellowship. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before settling into a permanent job in the electronic media industry.

Summer Fellowships at GovLoop

Application Deadline: March 27, 2024
Description: We’re looking for bright, hard-working current or recent graduate students to help create valuable resources for our awesome members. We are accepting applications until March 27th. 

GovLoop is the leading knowledge network for government where more than 150,000+ federal, state, and local public sector employees connect and collaborate around their common challenges and interests. GovLoop has been featured in over 125 articles from the Wall Street Journal to the Washington Post and won the 2009 Federal 100 Award, 2009 AFCEA Social Media Award, and Government Technology’s 2010 GovDoers, Dreamers, and Drivers Award.

Throughout GovLoop’s history, more than 50 fellows have worked as integral contributors to core projects including our research guides, online and in-person training, digital marketing campaigns, the GovLoop Mentors Program, web and graphic design and much more. Past fellows have gone onto jobs at State Department, OMB, National Geographic, Deloitte, among others.

Join GovLoop (a division of GovDelivery) and be a part of a growing, dynamic team that is working to achieve our mission of “connecting government to improve government.”

Summer Research Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: March 07, 2024
Description:  In its inaugural year, the goal of the Summer Research Fellowship Program is to attract, develop, and expand the pool of emerging scholars focused on studying issues concerning low-income and vulnerable Hispanic children and families.  This 12-week program is open to those currently enrolled in an advanced graduate program (Master’s, Ph.D., or ABD - “all but dissertation”) and will provide graduate students with the opportunity to carry out policy-research in an applied setting, and in ways that can impact both policy and programs serving Hispanic children and families.  

Summer Research Program for Teachers/CERTS

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Description: Stanford’s Summer Research Program for Teachers (SRPT) offers eight-week research fellowships for teachers of middle school and high school who teach in the San Francisco Bay Area. Teachers work in a Stanford lab four days a week, and meet once a week as a group for science and engineering lectures by Stanford faculty, lab tours, and seminars on teaching.

Beginning in summer 2013, a subset of these teachers was funded by the National Science Foundation in a complementary program called Computing and Engineering Research Experiences for Teachers (CERTS). The expectations and activities for CERTS and SRPT are identical.

The purpose of this program is to re-energize teachers, expose them to a broad array of scientific fields, give them in-depth, hands-on research experience, and send them back to their classes filled with more confidence and enthusiasm and increased knowledge about the world of science and engineering research and its applications.

Tax Policy Fellow

Description: Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee, is seeking a tax policy fellow. Primary responsibilities include monitoring and analyzing tax legislation, providing research and support in advance of Ways and Means Committee hearings and markups, meeting with advocates and stakeholders, and attending briefings, hearings and other tax-related meetings and events. Ideal candidate would be a law student or recent law school graduate with coursework in tax, tax policy or a related field, and preferably someone with an interest in tax and budget policy or experience in a related field. 

Teaching Ambassador Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: December 14, 2023
Description: The Teaching Ambassador Fellowship is an initiative designed to improve students’ education by involving practicing teachers in the development and implementation of education policy. Teaching Ambassador Fellows are selected to work for the U.S. Department of Education full-time at Headquarters, as Washington Fellows, and part-time on an hourly basis from their home communities, as Classroom Fellows.

All Fellows are current classroom teachers or instructional coaches/specialists on loan from their school or district through the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Authority. They are paid to assist the Department at the Department’s expense and gain valuable professional development and experience with Federal materials and information. During their Fellowship, Fellows learn about the U.S. Department of Education’s programs, resources and policies, share this information with other educators, and provide input to the national conversation on education.

Teaching and Principal Ambassador Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 20, 2024
Description: For 2015-2016, we are pleased to now offer two separate year-long paid positions: the Washington Fellowship which is a full-time “principal in residence” appointment based at the Department’s Headquarters in Washington and the Campus Fellowship which enables principals to participate on a part-time basis for the Department, in addition to their primary school responsibilities. All Principal Ambassador Fellows work together with one another and in collaboration with the Teaching Ambassador Fellows to address common goals, in addition to taking on individual leadership responsibilities within the team and meeting individual goals.

Teaching Assistant Program in France

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion. Most TAPIF program participants have just finished their university studies. We also welcome people under the age of 30 who have just finished their graduate studies, young professionals looking for a new challenge, etc. The monthly salary is approximately 780 Euro.

The Capital Fellows Programs


The Center administers four fellowship programs:

-Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship

-Executive Fellowship

-Judicial Administration Fellowship

-California Senate Fellows


These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 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. The ranks of former fellows include a Justice of the California Supreme Court, members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature, a deputy director of the Peace Corps, state and local government officials, corporate executives and community leaders.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Epidemic Intelligence Service Program

Application Deadline: The next application cycle will open in spring 2016
Description: EIS officers are selected from among highly qualified applicants drawn to public health service and interested in practicing applied epidemiology. EIS officers may be assigned to work in the areas of infectious or noninfectious diseases, global health, chronic disease, injury prevention, environmental health, or occupational health. We are particularly interested in applicants whose coursework and experience indicate flexibility and who have a record of high academic achievement, teamwork, innovation, and leadership. Applicants show interest in public health work through the course selection in their academic transcripts, research or dissertation (if applicable), or prior experiences with governmental or nongovernmental public health agencies. Successful applicants demonstrate that EIS is a logical career path and that they will benefit from the applied training through service that defines the EIS program.



The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) – Smithsonian Fellowship

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The CIC universities share the Smithsonian’s goals and commitments.  Through collaboration, member  universities build upon the strengths, assets and expertise of each member university, connecting scholars with resources and opportunities and exploring ways to promote greater strategic engagement across the spectrum of the research enterprise.

The goal of the program is to identify up to seven current students from CIC universities who have been admitted into doctoral candidacy and satisfied all requirements except completion of dissertation. These doctoral candidates are matched with appropriate advisers at the Smithsonian to conduct research and scholarship that will further the development of their respective theses and further the development of the Smithsonian’s grand challenges: Understanding the American Experience, Valuing World Cultures, Understanding and Sustaining a Biodiverse Planet and Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe.

The current members of the CIC are: University of Chicago, University of Illinois, Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, Penn State University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The Commonwealth Fund Mongan Fellowship in Minority Health Policy is a one-year, full-time, academic degree-granting program designed to prepare physicians for leadership roles in transforming health care delivery systems and promoting health policies and practices that improve access to high performance health care for racial and ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged groups, and other vulnerable populations.  Program offers intensive study in health policy, public health, and management for physicians committed to transforming delivery systems for vulnerable populations. Fellows complete academic work leading to a Master of Public Health degree at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, or a Master of Public Administration degree at the Harvard Kennedy School with prior MPH. Fellows also participate in leadership forums and seminars with nationally recognized leaders in health care delivery systems, minority health, and health policy; site visits, shadowing, and practicum projects.

The George Burch Fellowship in Theoretic Medicine and Affiliated Theoretic Science

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: The George E. Burch Fellowship Program is a nomination-only opportunity that awards a stipend to defray living expenses during independent research and study to a  post-doctoral scholar, whose research interests lie within at least one of the following areas: medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, and fields in the social science and humanities, as it applies to health and medicine.

The purpose of the George E. Burch Fellowship is to “support a distinguished scholar in residence at the Smithsonian. The fellow may work in any discipline, but the creative effort should, in accordance with the wishes of the donor, be related to medicine. Dr. Burch’s goal is to permit the fellowship recipient time to think with freedom and creativity, and thereby stimulate new medically related theories in his or her discipline.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program

Application Deadline: September (Applications are accepted in September and October)
Description: The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards Program is an intensely competitive worldwide program, which honors exceptional Ph.D. students who have an interest in solving problems that are important to IBM and fundamental to innovation in many academic disciplines and areas of study. These include: computer science and engineering (including cyber security, cloud, and mobile computing), electrical and mechanical engineering, physical sciences (including chemistry, material sciences, and physics), mathematical sciences (including analytics of massive scale data with uncertainty, operations research, and optimization), public sector and business sciences (including urban policy and analytics, social technologies, learning systems and cognitive computing), and service science, management, and engineering (SSME). Additionally, IBM pays special attention to an array of focus areas.

Preference will be given to students who have had an IBM internship or have closely collaborated with technical or services people from IBM.

The IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Awards program also supports our long-standing commitment to workforce diversity. IBM values diversity in the workplace and encourages nominations of women, minorities and all who contribute to that diversity.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024
Description: The Museum is pleased to offer an innovative Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program that leverages its unique scientific resources and long history of leadership in teacher education and professional development. This 15-month program addresses a critical shortage of qualified science teachers in New York State, particularly in high-needs schools with diverse populations. The MAT program is a partnership with four schools in New York City and Yonkers. Developed and delivered in the context of a natural history museum, the program integrates academic theory and learning with application in a school setting, with a specialization in Earth Science for grades 7-12.

The Optical Society, Foundation Fellowships

Application Deadline: September 02, 2023
Description: The OSA Foundation inspires future optics innovators, supports career development for optics students, recent graduates, and young professionals and recognizes distinguished achievement in the field through the presentation of awards and honors.

OSAF Fellowships are intended to provide career enhancing experiences to recent Ph.D.s (applicants must already hold a Ph.D. prior to the application deadline) through postdoctoral research at an OSAF sponsoring company.

The OSA Foundation, in conjunction with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is excited to announce the launch of The OSA Foundation Fellowship. This new program is designed to provide emerging professionals with a unique, fully-funded employment opportunity at sponsoring OSA Corporate Member research/development facilities across the United States.

The inaugural Fellowship program is looking to pair a qualified early career professional with Thorlabs, Inc for research in Advanced Imaging Systems and Novel Optoelectronic Devices. Founded in 1989, Thorlabs is a vertically integrated photonics products manufacturer. Originally created to serve the laser and electro-optics research market, Thorlabs has extended its product portfolio to play an ever increasing role serving the photonics industry in the areas of research and education, as well as in industry, life sciences, medicine, and defense. Thorlabs’ highly integrated and diverse manufacturing assets include end-to-end semiconductor fabrication including MBE/MOCVD epitaxial wafer growth reactors, fiber towers for drawing glass optical fibers (silica, fluoride, tellurite, and hollow core), extensive glass and metal fabrication, advanced thin film deposition, and optomechanical and optoelectronic design and manufacturing.

The Organizing and Leadership Academy Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 22, 2024
Description: The TOLA curriculum is drawn from the teachings of Fred Ross Sr. and the lessons and experiences of people who organized in the Community Service Organization (CSO), the United Farm Workers (UFW), civil rights campaigns, and political campaigns.

TOLA Fellows will gain an appreciation of the history of community organizing as well as understand their own motivations for doing this work. As they progress through this four-month academy, they will develop the fundamental skills necessary to become effective organizers including the use of a personal narrative to inspire others; an ability to listen and communicate persuasively; an ability to set goals and organize volunteers into action; and an ability to recruit and train volunteers in community outreach, door-to-door work, phone banking, and get-out-the-vote efforts.

The Organizing And Leadership Academy(TOLA)

Description: The TOLA curriculum is drawn from the teachings of Fred Ross Sr. and the lessons and experiences of people who organized in the Community Service Organization (CSO), the United Farm Workers (UFW), civil rights campaigns, and political campaigns.

TOLA Fellows will gain an appreciation of the history of community organizing as well as understand their own motivations for doing this work. As they progress through this four-month academy, they will develop the fundamental skills necessary to become effective organizers including the use of a personal narrative to inspire others; an ability to listen and communicate persuasively; an ability to set goals and organize volunteers into action; and an ability to recruit and train volunteers in community outreach, door-to-door work, phone banking, and get-out-the-vote efforts.

The Peace First Prize

Application Deadline: March 30, 2024
Description: Modeled as a “Nobel Peace Prize” for youth, the inaugural Peace First Prize launched in January, 2013 to celebrate young people, ages 8-22, for peacemaking projects they implemented in their schools and communities. Hundreds of applicants from 48 states submitted compelling applications showcasing their powerful contributions in creating peace and justice around them. Winners, to be announced in fall 2013, receive a $50,000 two-year Fellowship to further their peacemaking work. The Fellowship includes convening's, individualized coaching, networking, and mentoring to invest in the long-term capability of winners to be peace leaders and spokespersons.

The Secretary’s Distinguished Research Fellowship

Description: Background The Secretary’s Distinguished Research Fellowship recognizes the most promising and innovative research proposals to the one-year Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program by providing a current Smithsonian Fellow with a second year of support. This endowed fellowship was established in 2009 through significant financial support from members of the Smithsonian Board of Regents. The fellowship, in honor of Secretary Wayne Clough’s support for research at the Smithsonian, was named “The Secretary’s Distinguished Fellowship.” This award supports the most promising and innovative research within the fields of science covered by the Smithsonian. Purpose This distinguished award is especially meant to recognize interdisciplinary research that expands the frontiers of areas of Smithsonian strength through cross disciplinary approaches and/or applications of new methods, tools, or theories. Such research often involves two or more programs within one museum or research center, or two or more museums and/or research centers.

How it Works All applicants to the SI Fellowship program are considered for this award on an annual basis. Selection of candidates for receipt of this award is managed through the regular review process each spring. Applicants identified as possible candidates by the various science unit review committees are considered by a panel arranged by the Office of the Under Secretary for Science (OUSS), with the finalists to be nominated to the Secretary for decision on the final award. The term of the fellowship adds a second year to a one-year appointment through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program. How to Apply No applications are available to apply directly to the Secretary’s Distinguished Research Fellowship. Rather, recipients of this Fellowship are selected from the applicant pool to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship program.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: December 01, 2023
Description: The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program  is the Smithsonian Institution’s centrally-funded flagship fellowship program. SI Fellowships are awarded annually to scholars wishing to conduct independent study or research at one or more of the Smithsonian’s 19 units and research centers. These fellowships are offered through the Smithsonian’s Office of Fellowships and Internships, and are administered under the charter of the Institution, 20 U.S. Code section 41 et seq.

The Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program supports independent research and study related to Smithsonian facilities, experts, or collection for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program

Application Deadline: Varies
Description: Each year, the Supreme Court Fellows Commission selects four talented individuals to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United States Sentencing Commission. The program provides fellows with practical exposure to judicial administration, policy development, and education. Through hands-on participation, fellows gain unique insight into the challenges of federal court management.

The Supreme Court Fellows Program has traditionally provided opportunities for mid-career professionals drawn from the fields of law and political science. The Fellows Program also offers those opportunities to recent law school graduates and doctoral degree recipients with exceptional records of achievement. We are particularly interested in applicants who are completing a judicial clerkship and are interested in broadening their understanding of the judicial system through exposure to federal court administration. The fellowship experience will be especially valuable to people who are interested in pursuing an academic career or a career in public service. We have designed four different fellowship options to provide a range of career development experiences.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Undergraduate Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Description: Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the 2016 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply.

Transnationalism Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: March 31, 2024
Description: The Mexico Research Network announces its 2015 fellowship program to support innovative research on U.S.- Mexican Transnationalism and on U.S.-Mexican Transnational Communities and to foster collaboration among U.S. and Mexican scholars on topics related to these themes. Research projects on any aspects of U.S.-Mexican Transnationalism and Transnational Communities will be considered, but the projects must focus on topics that have not been thoroughly explored and must contribute significantly to the advancement of scholarship on these topics. Fellowships will be awarded to graduate students and Ph.D. scholars to conduct eight weeks of research in Mexico between June 1 and September 30, 2015. The program has been funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores of Mexico, and the Rockefeller Foundation.

Tutor Corps - Urban Education Fellowship

Description: As a member of the Great Oaks Tutor Corps, you will mentor and tutor middle and high school students at a Great Oaks Charter School for the duration of one school year (August-June).  This is service role with regular full-time hours Monday-Friday with some tutors participating in Saturday Academy as well. At Great Oaks, around half of our tutors are members of the AmeriCorps National Service Network which provides additional benefits.

The ideal candidate is a bright, talented college graduate interested in committing a year of service. Great Oaks has schools in Newark, NJ, New York, NY, Bridgeport, CT and Wilmington, DE.  The Tutor Corps plays an integral role in helping our schools achieve their mission: to prepare students to succeed in college. Great Oaks is seeking individuals who are motivated, enthusiastic and up for one of the most rewarding challenges of their lives.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team Program for Minority Serving Institutions

Application Deadline: December 16, 2023

The purpose of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Summer Research Team (SRT) Program is to increase and enhance the scientific leadership at Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) in research areas that support the mission and goals of DHS. This program provides faculty and student research teams with the opportunity to conduct research at the university-based DHS Centers of Excellence (DHS Centers). The SRT Program and DHS Centers are sponsored by the DHS Security Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs.

UC Irvine School of Law’s Pre-Law Outreach Program (“POP”)

Application Deadline: March 06, 2024
Description: UC Irvine School of Law’s Pre-Law Outreach Program ("POP") is sponsored by theOrange County Bar Association Charitable Fund and Kaplan Test Prep, Inc. POP helps students from disadvantaged backgrounds understand the demands of law school, prepare for the law school application and admissions process, and be inspired to one day use their legal skills to give back to the community.  Participants attend six (6) Saturday classes during June and July, and at the end of the Program all participants receive a free LSAT review course, donated by Kaplan Test Prep, Inc.  POP classes include speakers, panels, lessons, experiential learning, and mentorship, all focused on inspiring participants and making them competitive law school applicants.

US Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship

Application Deadline: May 19, 2024
Description: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships program, is offering undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of applications is May 19, 2015, at 11:59:59 PM ET.  Subject to availability of funding and other applicable considerations, the Agency plans to award approximately 34 new fellowships.  Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer of their junior year. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

This solicitation provides the opportunity for the submission of applications for projects that may involve human subjects research.  Human subjects research supported by the EPA is governed by EPA Regulation 40 CFR Part 26 (Protection of Human Subjects).  This includes the Common Rule at subpart A and prohibitions and additional protections for pregnant women and fetuses, nursing women, and children at subparts B, C, and D.  Research meeting the regulatory definition of intentional exposure research found in subpart B is prohibited by that subpart in pregnant women, nursing women, and children.  Research meeting the regulatory definition of observational research found in subparts C and D is subject to the additional protections found in those subparts for pregnant women and fetuses (subpart C) and children (subpart D).  All applications must include a Human Subjects Research Statement (HSRS, as described in Section IV.B. Item 6 of this solicitation), and if the project involves human subjects research, it will be subject to an additional level of review prior to funding decisions being made as described in Sections V.C and V.D of this solicitation.  Additional information can be found in Section I.A of the full announcement.

USA to Australia Fellowship Program

Application Deadline: October 15, 2023
Description: The American Australian Association awards Fellowships each year at the graduate (Masters, PhD or post-doctoral) level of up to AU$30,000 for US scholars undertaking advanced research or study in Australia. Fellowships are available for Americans who will benefit from doing research or study in the fields of life sciences, medicine, engineering or mining.

Vada and Col. Barney Oldfield National Security Reporting Fellowship

Application Deadline: April 30, 2024
Description: A $1,000 award, created by the RTDNF Board of Trustees in honor of the names it bears. Barney and Vada served in WWII and both had illustrious military careers. Barney's long and impressive career included a stint as a Hollywood studio publicist, WWII Army and post-war Air Force public relations officer, author, lecturer, businessman and philanthropist who founded over 40 private foundations including RTDNF. This award is given annually to a reporter or producer in radio or television news to help them cover national defense and security issues.

In addition to the $1,000 award, winners are invited to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

Venture for America Fellows

Application Deadline: February 01, 2024
Description: Venture for America will recruit the best and brightest college grads to work for two years at start-ups and early stage companies in lower-cost cities (e.g., Detroit, Providence, New Orleans). You will receive a full salary plus comprehensive health benefits. Venture for America will award $100k in seed investment to the Fellow who is determined to have performed at the highest level throughout his or her Fellowship. Applications accepted in October, December and February.

Walter Rathbone Bacon Fellowship

Description: Background The Walter Rathbone Bacon Fellowship was funded by an endowment given in 1911 by Virginia Purdy Bacon in memory of her husband. Purpose “To establish a traveling scholarship for the study of the fauna of countries other than the United States of America.”

How it Works Applicants do not apply directly to the fellowship. All Smithsonian Institution Fellowship applicants are reviewed for the Walter Rathbone Bacon Fellowship funding. The Bacon Fellowship funding may be used in place of, or in addition to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship funding. How to Apply Applicants do not apply directly to the fellowship. Recipients of the funding are chosen from the pool of Smithsonian Institution Fellows. If you believe that your research would be ideal for the award, please highlight how in your application. Selection Criteria The research proposal, submitted to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship, must pertain to the study of fauna not indigenous to United States.

White House Fellowship

Application Deadline: January 12, 2024
Description: The White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Fellows typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.

William T. Grant Scholars

Application Deadline: July 08, 2024
Description: The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor, and address issues that have compelling relevance for theory, and policies or practices, affecting the settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States or a vulnerable subpopulation of those youth. Every year, 4-6 William T. Grant Scholars are selected and each receives $350,000 distributed over a five-year period.

Women's Research & Education Institute Fellows program

Application Deadline: June 01, 2024
Description: The WREI Fellowships are designed to train potential leaders in public policy formation to examine issues from the perspective, experiences, and needs of women. Administered by WREI, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, DC, this program is unique— the only fellowship program on Capitol Hill directly by, for, and about women.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Application Deadline: October 16, 2023
Description: The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey. Eligible applicants include current undergraduates, recent college graduates, midcareer professionals, and retirees who have majored in, or had careers in, STEM fields. 

The Fellowship also works to change the way top teachers are prepared, partnering with colleges and universities that have agreed to provide Fellows with innovative, year-long classroom experiences, rigorous academic work, and ongoing mentoring.

YP4 Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 06, 2024
Description: The YP4 Fellowship program provides an opportunity for progressive young people to develop leadership skills while creating meaningful social change. The yearlong program provides each Fellow with:

• Personalized leadership development
• Trainings on social justice, power analysis, and organizing
• Tactical trainings on skills like fundraising, media outreach, and budgeting
• Networking and community-building opportunities
• Support to implement a self-designed project in their community (a Blueprint for Social Justice)
• Professional development support and mentorship after the Fellowship year

The Fellowship is a great opportunity to join a vibrant network of young progressive leaders! We select 150 young people from across the country for each Fellowship Class.