Public Service Scholarships and Fellowships

Several fellowships are available to support motivated undergraduate students who have an interest in applying their educational knowledge to investigating and addressing pertinent social issues while developing leadership skills and training throughout a variety of fields in the public sector. Browse through the following list of fellowship programs to see which one will help you achieve your goals.

Interested students should contact Holly Hickling (hlh39@pitt.edu) to set up an advising appointment to discuss their interests and written applications early in advance of each application’s deadline.

Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunities

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program

Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

Humanity In Action Fellowship

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship Washington Scholars Program

Code for America

 

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

 

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

 

Greenlining Leadership Academy Summer Associate Program

 

Josephine De Karman Fellowships

 

Global Health Corps Fellowship

 

Public Allies

 

PULSE Pittsburgh

 

Student Conservation Association Green Cities Program

 

The Villers Fellowship for Healthcare Justice

 

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP)

 

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship gives underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to develop global competencies and engage in internships related to important social issues in Argentina, Germany, or Singapore. Up to 12 fellows participate in this eight-week summer program. This fellowship opportunity is funded by Cultural Vistas.

In the summer of 2013, Cultural Vistas Fellows will enrich their academic learning through professional internship and immersion experiences focused on environmental sustainability in Asia, Europe, & Latin America.

Criteria for Selection

  • U.S. citizens enrolled full-time at a four-year accredited U.S. college or university
  • Rising junior or senior status; minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Ages 18-30
  • No formal prior work or study abroad experiences
  • Academic or practical experience (volunteer or work) in sustainability, environmental awareness, engineering, and related sciences
  • Prior knowledge of language of host country (applicable in Germany and Argentina only)

Website: http://www.culturalvistas.org/cvfellowship

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellows Program

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows work for 10 weeks during the summer as reporters, researchers, and production assistants in mass media organizations nationwide. Fellows collaborate with media professionals at radio and television stations, newspapers, and magazines. As part of their job, the student-scientists and their host-journalists strive to make science news easy for the public to understand.

The fellowship program is designed to enhance coverage of science-related issues in the media in order to improve public understanding and appreciation of science and technology. Fellows have the opportunity to observe and participate in the process by which events and ideas become news, improve their communication skills by learning to describe complex technical subjects in a manner understandable to the lay public, and increase their understanding of editorial decision making and the way in which information is effectively disseminated.

AAAS typically selects from 15-20 Mass Media Fellows each summer. Fellows are provided a weekly stipend of $450 as well as travel expenses to and from AAAS and their sites.

Criteria for Selection

  • Applicants must be enrolled as college or university students (at least in their senior year of undergraduate study) — or have completed a degree — in the natural, physical, health, engineering, computer, or social sciences or mathematics in order to apply. Graduate and doctoral students are welcome to apply.
  • Applicants must apply for the summer fellowship within one year after graduation or defense of their thesis.
  • Students enrolled in English, journalism, science journalism, or other non-technical fields are not eligible for these fellowships.
  • Successful applicants will attend an orientation at AAAS headquarters at the beginning of the summer and a wrap-up session at the end of the summer. They will prepare reports on the progress of their fellowships throughout their placement.

Website: http://www.aaas.org/programs/education/MassMedia/program.shtml

 

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The Laura W. Bush Traveling Fellowship

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 students (ages 18 to 25), currently enrolled in college/university, 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.

Following the travel, the recipient agrees to submit a report describing experiences and analyzing objectives achieved; share his/her experiences with others; and be available to make a presentation to the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

Criteria for Selection

  • Originality and feasibility of proposal
  • Quality of essay
  • Apparent dedication to bridging nations, enlarging freedoms, and promoting democracy through one or more of UNESCO’s fields of competence
  • Performance during interview, if applicable

Website: http://www.state.gov/p/io/unesco/programs/143138.htm

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Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Global Leaders Internship and Fellowship Program

The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) and TheGeorge Washington University (GW) Semester in Washington Politics Program invite qualified undergraduate and graduate students from the United States and Puerto Rico to apply for the CHLI Global Leaders Internship & Fellowship Program for the fall 2013 Semester. Students will work on project-based programs that provide hands-on experience and also strengthen their understanding of public policy.

Through a 12 to 15 week program (one semester) students will work closely with Congress and respected corporations in Washington D.C., and will earn academic credit hours. The CHLI scholarship includes round trip airfare to and from where they reside, monthly transportation stipend, a $2,000 living stipend, and matriculation and housing for GW for the semester.

Website: http://www.chli.org/?page=Internship

Applications Due: N/A for 2014

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Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program

The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career and policy seminars. 80 Fellows are selected annually to participate in a program where they gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and acquire the professional skills necessary to effect change. Participating internship hosts include more than 80 think tanks and policy organizations across the United States. 

Criteria for Selection

Successful applicants must display:

  • An outstanding academic record
  • Strong writing ability
  • Demonstrate public policy experience/interest
  • An understanding of classic liberalism
  • Identification with the mission of the Koch Foundation.

Website: http://www.theihs.org/koch-summer-fellow-program

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Humanity in Action

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today.

Fellows participate in the HIA program in one of five European countries. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to provide a forum where potential solutions to some of today's most challenging issues can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world. 

Criteria for Selection

Students and recent graduates from universities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States may apply. HIA is looking for individuals who are dedicated promoting diversity and actively addressing minority rights issues throughout all sectors and fields.

Website: http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/14-humanity-in-action-fellowship

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Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice.

Each year 16–20 participants are selected from across the country for this yearlong program. They assemble in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger and poverty in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, social justice, and various approaches to social change. Fellows are placed for half the year with community based organizations involved in fighting hunger and poverty at the local level, such as grassroots organizing groups, advocacy organizations, economic development agencies, food banks, hospitals, and local government offices. Each host organization identifies specific goals and outcomes for the Fellows’ projects and provides the supervision and resources necessary to accomplish them.

In mid-February, the Fellows regroup in Washington, D.C. to share and reflect on their field experiences and participate in an extensive policy training to learn about national anti-hunger and anti-poverty policy work. Fellows then work in nonprofit organizations and federal government agencies involved in designing, implementing, researching, and advocating for anti-hunger and anti-poverty policies at the national level. During their time in D.C., Fellows complete research, outreach, advocacy, and public education projects that support national policy initiatives.

The program includes a $16,000 living allowance, $4,000 DC housing subsidy, travel expenses, health insurance, and a $3,500 end of service award.

Criteria for Selection

  • Display a commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities and skills
  • Have a commitment to anti-racism
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
  • Flexibility and ability to adjust to new situations
  • Creativity and initiative in problem solving
  • Willingness to learn from experts in the field, and search for new models in anti-hunger and antipoverty work
  • Enthusiasm for peer learning in a tight-knit community of Fellows

Website: http://www.hungercenter.org/fellowships/emerson/

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Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, and media.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must have received their Bachelors by the time fellowship commences. Successful applications must:

  • Demonstrate a strong interest in the field of peace building and international relations
  • Be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment
  • Be considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.
  • Demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security.
  • Possess graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship.
  • Possess prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.

Website: http://scoville.org/

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The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career. 
To apply, please develop a proposal for public service in this country or abroad. The proposal may encompass any activity that furthers the public good. It can be undertaken by yourself alone or by working through established charitable, religious, educational, governmental, or other public service organizations. 

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must be graduating students from accredited colleges in the US. Applicants must develop a proposal for a year of service that further public good, either domestically or abroad. Awards will be given based on the quality of proposal, academic record, and other personal achievements.

Website: http://www.nationalgridus.com/huntington.asp

Applications Due: January 18, 2014

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The Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship

The Pickering Undergraduate Fellowship selects undergraduate students in their junior year of college. Fellows receive funding in order to be prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service.  Fellows receive financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school.

Criteria for Selection

Only individuals who are United States citizens at the time of application will be considered. Applicants must be in the junior year of undergraduate study. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. A cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale must be maintained throughout participation in the program. Consideration will be given to qualified applicants who:

  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership skills and academic achievement in programs relevant to the work of the U.S. Department of State, such as international affairs, management, communications, history, political science, economics, and foreign languages.
  • Demonstrate financial need. The number of fellowships will be determined by available funding.

Website: http://woodrow.org/fellowships/pickering/

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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program

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.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students and possess a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must display commitment to service and should have an interested in international relations or the Foreign Service.

Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=684&typeid=CBRIAPSEP

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The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy.  Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service.  This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.  Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2013 for a two-year program at a U.S. university. They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2013, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Applicants must display commitment to service and should have an interested in international relations or the Foreign Service.

Website: http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm?session.areaid=2&contentid=672&typeid=CBRIAP92223\

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Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship

The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). If you want to work on the front lines of some of the most pressing global challenges of our times -- poverty, hunger, injustice, disease, environmental degradation, climate change, conflict and violent extremism -- the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development provides an opportunity to advance U.S. foreign policy interests and reflect the American people's compassion and support of human dignity. The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
The Payne Fellowship encourages the application of members of minority groups who have historically been underrepresented in international development careers and those with financial need. The fellowship is named in honor of longtime development champion, the late Congressman Donald Payne. The initiative is funded by USAID and administered by Howard University. Fellowship recipients can use the award to attend U.S. graduate programs throughout the country; they will join the USAID Foreign Service upon completion of the program, as long as they successfully complete the Payne Program and USAID entry requirements.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2013 for a two-year program at a U.S. university.  They can be in the senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2013, or they can be college graduates. Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application. Competitive applicants will demonstrate:

  • A clear interest in a Foreign Service career at USAID
  • A strong academic background
  • A commitment to service
  • Leadership skills
  • Financial need for graduate school
  • Diverse interests in areas such as international affairs and development, cultural sensitivity, writing skills, and an ability to overcome obstacles
  • Unique motivations, experiences, accomplishments, and career goals. 

Website: http://www.paynefellows.org/?session.areaid=2&contentid=941

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The Institute for Responsible Citizenship Washington Scholars Program

The Institute for Responsible Citizenship prepares high-achieving African American men for successful careers in business, law, government, public service, education, journalism, the sciences, medicine, ministry, and the arts.

African American males from any discipline apply for the Institute during their sophomore year. Selected scholars must commit two summers to living in Washington D.C. and participating in the Institute’s program, which includes rigorous academic seminars in Government and Economics, work at high-level internships, and participate in lectures, seminars, and roundtable discussions with some of the nation's most prominent public and private sector leaders. Internships are paid or include a stipend and the Institute provides housing for each summer in D.C.

Criteria for Selection

Only African American males in their sophomore year of college are eligible to apply. Applicants can be from any academic discipline. Successful applicants must display high academic achievement, leadership experience, and a strong desire to be an exemplary leader in their community. All applicants MUST commit to both summers of the Institute.

Website: http://www.i4rc.org/index.htm

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Code for America

Through Code for America's fellowship program, passionate web developers, designers, and entrepreneurs leverage the power of the internet to make governments more open and efficient, and in doing so, they develop new skills, join a network of civic leaders, and most of all, have an impact. During the 11-month program, fellows will receive a crash course in municipal government, and unparalleled networking, mentoring, and support throughout the year, while they work in teams to develop open-source applications for their assigned cities. CfA mentors, committee members, and faculty are drawn from the biggest names in the web industry and the Gov 2.0 movement. When fellows complete the program, they will leave behind not only a web application that will help all cities run more efficiently, also a legacy of innovation and openness within City Hall.

Criteria for Selection

  • Must be at least a graduating senior
  • Interest in urban life and issues
  • Excellent academic record and professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities

Website: http://www.codeforamerica.org/

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William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

Meeting India’s goals for sustainable development requires not only hard work and dedication, but also leaders with the firsthand experience and real-world skills to deliver practical, local solutions. The William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is helping to shape the next generation of leaders committed to impactful change while also strengthening civil society to be more efficient and effective. The Fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Through ten months of service and fieldwork, Fellows gain knowledge of development on the ground in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise, honing and harnessing their growing skills as change agents capable of effecting lasting change.

Criteria for Selection

  • General Knowledge of the development field and development issues in India
  • Must be at least a graduating senior

Website: http://aif.org/investment-area/leadership/

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an organization that works toward advancing cooperation between nations, and promotes active international engagement by the U.S. This is a yearlong fellowship that offers eight to ten research assistantships with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Research fellows are paired with the Endowment's senior associates. Fellow positions are full-time paid positions including a full benefits package (with healthcare). Candidates need to be nominated by Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity – Contact Patrick Mullen (pjm57@pitt.edu).

Criteria for Selection:

  • Applicants must be graduating seniors or students who have graduated during the last academic year. No one who has started graduate studies is eligible for consideration (except in cases where the student has completed a joint bachelor’s/master’s degree program).
  • Excellent academic record and professional/extracurricular/volunteer activities

Website: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Greenlining Leadership Academy Summer Associate 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 (June through August).

Criteria for Selection:

  • Graduating seniors
  • Studying and participating in activities working towards social justice

Website: http://greenlining.org/leadership-academy/programs/summer-associate-prog...

Josephine De Karman Fellowships

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. A minimum of eight (8) fellowships, $22,000 for doctoral students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year. Only doctoral students and undergraduate students about to enter their final year of study/dissertation are eligible. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

Criteria for Selection

  • Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship
  • Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.
  • Students must apply in their junior year

Website: http://www.dekarman.org/

Application Due: January 31, 2014

Global Health Corps Fellowship

Global Health Corps pairs intelligent and passionate fellows with organizations that require new thinking and innovative solutions. We provide these young leaders with the tools to remain connected after their fellowship year finishes, deepening their ability to enact change through heightened skills and strong partnerships. GHC provides opportunities for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity.

Criteria for Selection

  • Be 30 or under at the time of application
  • Have an undergraduate university degree by July 2014
  • Dedication and Experience in equitable health care

Website: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/program/

Public Allies

Public Allies' mission is to advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Public Allies is changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together. If selected, Public Allies are placed with a local nonprofit organization and participate in a full-time, paid apprenticeship for 10 months. In addition they attend regular skill-building and leadership development sessions with Allies cohort. Allies use their new leadership skills to help strengthen your placement as well as connect to the community leaders and organizations to help address real issues. In addition, Public Allies are eligible to receive a monthly stipend of $1,300 to $1,800, health care, child care, and student loan deferment, and an education award of $5,550 after completing the program to pay back student loans or pay for future education.

Website: http://www.publicallies.org/site/c.liKUL3PNLvF/b.2775807/k.C8B5/About_Us...

Application Due: Varies by Program Location

PULSE Pittsburgh

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. They invite talented university graduates to partner with nonprofits for a year of service and leadership. PULSE participants form a cooperative community who live together – growing and developing as individuals and as a group of young people working to make change in Pittsburgh. PULSE trains and equips participants to become servant leaders in Pittsburgh by providing regular, ongoing personal and professional development, mentoring relationships and other opportunities to give participants the support they need to succeed.

Website: http://pulsepittsburgh.org/serve-with-us/general-information/

Student Conservation Association Green Cities Program

The SCA Green Cities Corps goals are to: (1) Develop and implement local climate action plans; (2) Provide capacity to agencies implementing sustainability through local action, and (3) Prepare young professionals for green jobs in urban sustainability through extensive training and hands-on project experience. Community partners provide match funding for about half of the direct costs of their SCA Fellow as well as hands-on training for the crew. Partner supervisors mentor their SCA Fellow’s professional development and project successes, starting from a strong work plan that outlines sustainability goals and impacts. SCA provides philanthropic funding partnerships, intern recruitment and hands-on training, professional development resources, AmeriCorps Education Awards, administrative program support, liability coverage and personal accident insurance, risk management and 24/7 emergency response, and continual project and program evaluation to develop successful impacts with our partners.

Website: http://www.thesca.org/green_cities_2013

The Villers Fellowship for Healthcare Justice

The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the private insurance market, and health care delivery system reform—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques.

Criteria for Selection

  • Clear record of academic excellence
  • Proven commitment to social and health care justice advocacy
  • Must be at least a graduating senior

Website: http://www.familiesusa.org/fellowships/the-villers-fellowship.html

Émigré Memorial German Internship Program–German State Parliaments (EMGIP)

The Fellowship program provides U.S. & Canadian students with internships at a German state parliament (Landtag). Internships afford students excellent opportunity to gain government work experience, improve their advanced German language skills, & learn about German culture firsthand. This opportunity is ideal for those planning on pursuing careers at a regional level of government in the U.S. or Canada, or who have an interest in a specific policy issue (ex. environment, education, or healthcare). Separate programs run in fall, spring, and summer.

Criteria for Selection

  • High- intermediate German Skills.
  • Minimum two years university level studies in field related to one of the following: International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science, Law, Economics, European Studies with emphasis on Germany, German or German Studies, with a minor in one of the fields listed.
  • Some relevant work experience (e.g. internship, volunteer work, summer job). It is important that a candidate knows how to adjust to a professional environment and how to use theoretical skills in the workplace.
  • Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at accredited U.S. or Canadian colleges and universities before, during and after the program may apply.

Website: http://culturalvistas.org/programs-for-students-and-professionals/profes...