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Fellowships are paid positions that offer participants a very unique opportunity to gain knowledge, skills and abilities valuable to the job search, especially in the public service sector. Participants also have the potential to earn a decent salary and/or units for undergraduate or graduate school. Other benefits are:

  • Hands-on experience
  • An understanding of complex public issues
  • Leadership skills in inquiry, problem-solving, communication, organization analysis, and consensus-building.
  • The political acumen to get things done
  • Extensive personal and professional networks

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The Acumen Fellowship is a one year program that immerses Fellows in world-class leadership training, field work with social enterprises on the front lines, and a community of changemakers and thoughtleaders.

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World Partners Fellowship: AJWS World Partners Fellowship is a partially funded award granted to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service experience. On the ten-month-long program, fellows live in India and volunteer with AJWS grantees and other grassroots NGOs working at the intersection of international development and human rights. Volunteers work on projects addressing issues such as sustainable livelihoods, health, education, civil participation and community involvement in disasters and emergencies.

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The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., actively developing their journalistic skills. Each fellow will write a minimum of three to four full-length feature articles. Fellows will also regularly write shorter, online pieces and blog daily for TAPPED. We are seeking candidates who are opinionated and comfortable generating article ideas rather than relying on assignments. A passion for blogging is appreciated.

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Junior Fellows Program: Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year. They are selected from a pool of nominees from close to 400 participating colleges. Carnegie Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowment's senior associates.

See your school's Nominating Official to learn more about the college application process.

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The Center administers four fellowship programs. For a description of each program and application materials, please click on the links below:
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 Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career skills seminars and weekly policy lectures. You'll gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and hone your professional skills. The intensive ten-week program begins in June and includes a stipend and a housing allowance.
The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
City Hall Fellows is an independent, non-partisan national service corps that integrates hands-on work experience inside the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that impact local policy.

They empower the next generation of leaders for America's cities by (1) introducing the best and brightest recent college graduates to the inner workings of local government; (2) bringing their talent and energy to bear addressing the challenges local communities face; and (3) exposing them to meaningful careers in public service.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) plays a very critical role in preparing and equipping young policy professionals and emerging leaders with the tools necessary for success in public service careers. Since 1976, CBCF has offered opportunities for early to mid-level professionals to work on Capitol Hill. Over 150 individuals have served as CBCF Congressional Fellows and many now have full-time positions on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies and in prominent public policy organizations. The foundation of their success rests with a solid understanding of the public policy process. CBCF provides a training ground to facilitate this understanding.
Fellowships can provide experienced economists with a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic policy issues. CBO is especially looking for people specializing in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public finance but welcomes applications from economists working in other areas. Fellows conduct research, use the agency's data and facilities, and work daily with colleagues at CBO to contribute to analyses and publications. Fellows are also able to participate in professional development opportunities and are in an excellent position to draw on the resources of professionals at CBO and other federal agencies, as well as the extended policy community in Washington, D.C.
Public Policy Fellowship Description
This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in areas such as international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.

Graduate Fellowship Program Description
The nine month Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have a master's degree or higher unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the public policy areas:

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in Washington, D.C.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture - the community as a whole - and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation.

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The Council of American Ambassadors is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of more than 200 former and incumbent non-career United States ambassadors that supports the role of the American ambassador and the country team in carrying out U.S. foreign policy at embassies around the world. In this connection, it provides advice and assistance to the U.S. Department of State, as appropriate, and endeavors to educate the public on foreign policy issues affecting the national interest.

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The I. Donald Terner Residency Program honors the spirit of Don Terner and inspires a new generation of social leaders. The Terner Resident serves a two-year fellowship in the San Francisco office of BRIDGE Housing. It is an excellent opportunity for experience and training with California's largest nonprofit developer of affordable homes for working families and seniors.
The Environment Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation created the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship program in 1997 to identify and support future conservation leaders. The Fellowship supports students who are enrolled in multidisciplinary master's programs at partner universities, and who are committed to careers as practicing conservationists.
The Dorot Fellowship seeks to enliven the American Jewish landscape by seeding the community with a cadre of outstanding young lay leaders who will create new forms, and reinvigorate existing forms, of Jewish expression.

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Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:
  • A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
  • A health insurance stipend
  • A yearly professional development stipend
  • Conferences led by organizational development experts
  • Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
  • A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
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Have you dreamed of joining the action on Capitol Hill? Perhaps you want to see what life is like at a top company. Or maybe you'd like experience working in the field with endangered species.

EDF offers paid and unpaid internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of fields. Meet a few of our recent interns.
Families USA sponsors two one-year fellowships:
  1. The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
  2. The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Each year, one person is chosen for each of these fellowships through a competitive process, and the selected fellows work in Families USA' Washington, DC office for one year, beginning in late summer or fall.
If you are interested in a career in law, economics, business, or public service, the Federal Trade Commission's Honors Paralegal Program can offer you the opportunity to realize your goals. Based on the overall needs of the agency, the FTC's Honors Paralegal Program each year seeks a number of motivated persons for 14-month term appointments as Honors Paralegals in three programs:

These terms can be extended in some cases up to four years. When you apply to the paralegal program, your application will be considered for openings in BC, BCP, and OGC.

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If you truly want to get involved with Mama Hope and experience transformational work on the ground in Africa, then the Global Advocate Program could be for you. Global Advocates change lives, and in the process, are forever changed themselves.

The Global Advocate Program, now called the First Fifth Institute, is a competitive, professional training corps that achieves the mission of Mama Hope through first-hand project development. Global Advocates participate in a carefully constructed program that provides instructional career training, real leadership opportunity, hands-on experience, and project management that organizations find so valuable.

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Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity.
The Greenlining Institute is a national policy, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice.   We ensure that grassroots leaders are participating in major policy debates by building diverse coalitions of grassroots leaders that work together to advance solutions to our nation's most pressing problems.   Our leadership Academy has become the "farm system" for tomorrow's social justice leaders, training the best and brightest from our community.  Our policy experts conduct research and coordinate multi-pronged strategies on major policy issues, including but not limited to the environment, wealth creation (asset building), philanthropy, health, energy, communications, and higher-education.

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The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college 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 small group of outstanding individuals to spend six months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. In the Program's first twenty-three years, one hundred and twenty four fellowships have been awarded.

Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each Fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor and mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.
One-year positions in D.C. awarded annually to several outstanding graduating student leaders.

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IDEX Accelerator (IDEX) is a career launch-pad for aspiring social enterprise practitioners. The 6 month program offers intense field experience and leadership training curriculum that equips fellows with the equivalent of 2 years marketable work experience that’s relevant to social enterprise employers..
The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) enhances US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. IIPP helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of our global village.
The Fund Internship Program (FIP) is the main internship offered at the Fund. It provides an opportunity for highly promising graduate students pursuing an advanced degree/Ph.D. in macroeconomics or a related field to gain a better understanding of the IMF’s work and contribute to the institution’s mission.

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Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 500 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other field partners in over 60 countries around the globe, and with new initiatives such as Kiva Zip in Kenya and the U.S. The Kiva Fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience.

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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools.  The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.

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This unique program is a two-year paid internship during which Interns, as County employees, work in administrative assignments where they are provided an overview of County government through practical job assignments and participation in trainings.
This fellowship works with its members to determine what must be done and how to achieve improved child and maternal health status.

The Mabelle Arole Fellow will live, work, and learn in Jamkhed, India for one year. During that time, s/he will have experience in the hospital (in-patient and out-patient and in the field) and work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and needs and your interest. This fellowship is offered by the JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports.  Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. 

This fellowship is offered by the Institute for Women's Policy Research
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP believes that increasing diversity within the legal profession is essential to fulfilling the law’s promise within society. As part of our ongoing effort toward promoting diversity within the legal profession, we are pleased to announce the MTO Fellows Program, which will offer up to two full-time paid positions in our Los Angeles office to recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the law. 

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The Department of Bioethics offers a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and pre-doctoral (post-baccalaureate) fellowships. Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the freedom and support to develop and implement their own independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics and health policy.

Post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellows will conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research related to the ethics of health policy, human subjects research, international research ethics, genetics, or other bioethical fields of interest. This research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals.
The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.
The purpose of the Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.

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The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.
This nine-month fellowship in the County Manager’s Office will prepare participants with hands-on project management in the areas of public policy development, innovative service and staffing models and civic engagement. The fellowship will provide recent graduates seeking a premier training opportunity in public service with the ability to manage important projects that bring new ideas and engage people in their communities with government.

Policy, Innovation and Engagement fellows will work on challenging issues that match their interests, education, passions and talents within two focus areas: the first is Innovation strategies to improve community participation and engagement to increase involvement of residents and private, non-profit, faith-based and other agencies in government decision-making processes. The second area is developing and implementing Social Media outreach tools to enhance online presence through communication channels to explore the potential of participatory democracy up close and the development of open data policies and programs.

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The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship will bring together diverse and talented emerging leaders working to address disparities in predominantly underserved communities through efforts in health care, education, economic development, public policy, criminal justice reform, social entrepreneurship, and a variety of other fields. The program will connect fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders and provide them with the skills to: Foster sustainable change in communities, Build cross-sector partnerships and collaborations, and Inspire new ideas and innovative change in programs and policies that serve communities.

State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education and public safety. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms. One possible location for this fellowship is Sacramento, CA; another is Washington, D.C.. This fellowship is for graduate students.

This program is offered by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States 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. You can earn up to $50,000/year for four years (two years undergraduate and two years graduate).
United Nations University (UNU) is a global institution, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is an agency of the United Nations, serves as a think tank and university of the UN, and aims to bridge the gap between policy makers and academia.

UNU-ONY showcases the work of UNU around the world, to the UN System, the Permanent Missions, academia, NGOs, foundations, etc.

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The Fellows Programs provide USAID with fresh ideas, energy and the latest state-of-the-art technical knowledge, representing a broader set of specific expertise than is normally represented by the agency's U.S. direct hire employees. Fellowship programs are also a mechanism by which USAID can increase its outreach to partners, NGOs/PVOs, universities, and other donors. For the fellows, these programs introduce people to development issues and development institutions, give them visibility in the donor community, can help jumpstart their career, and help them with career choices at a critical time in their work development.
The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Career Residency Program sets your career in motion.  The two-year, paid professional development residency program provides recent graduates with an exceptional opportunity to become an integral part of DOT’s future.

The program provides Residents with a variety of challenging, yet rewarding, job rotations and work experiences.  Through a combination of mentoring, training, and development planning, Residents will enhance their strategic, management, and technical skills.
The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) - is designed to help agencies recruit and attract exceptional individual into a variety of occupations and is intended for positions at grade levels GS-5, 7, and 9. In general, individuals are appointed to 2-year internships. Upon successful completion of the internships, the interns may be eligible for permanent placement.
The Environmental Careers Program (ECP) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a comprehensive, entry-level, professional, full-time employment and career development program. As a program participant, you will join an intensive two-year program to help you "jump-start" your career and develop your potential for future advancement within the Agency.
The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Career Intern Program (CIP) is designed to prepare exceptional men and women who have professional experiences in agriculture and/or business, a college degree, and competencies for careers in public service with FAS. Interns will participate in a two-year program that is designed to fine-tune their skills and abilities. FAS hires full-time employees for marketing specialist, international specialist, and agricultural economist positions through the CIP.
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, founder and president of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:

  1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
  2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.
During the 12 years he served as a Senator from Minnesota, Paul D. Wellstone earned a reputation as an advocate for social justice and as an outspoken champion for those who lack a voice in the national arena. Senator Wellstone was also a strong and vocal proponent of high-quality, affordable health care for all. To honor his life and legacy, Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers, established the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice in 2004. The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial and ethnic minority groups, including American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. The goal of the Wellstone Fellowship program is three-fold:

  1. To address disparities in access to health care;
  2. To inspire Wellstone Fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has established the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The fellowship is named for William E. Simon.

The William E. Simon Fellowship is funded by the John Templeton Foundation, created by renowned investor, Sir John Templeton to encourage a fresh appreciation of the importance of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life for all peoples and cultures.

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White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week".

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The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months.  Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas.  The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow. This is offered by the American India Foundation.

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The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.
The Williams Institute advances sexual orientation law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.  Experts at the Williams Institute have authored dozens of public policy studies and law review articles, filed amicus briefs in key court cases, provided expert testimony at legislative hearings, been widely cited in the national media, and trained thousands of lawyers, judges and members of the public. By providing new ideas and reliable information, the Williams Institute makes a difference.

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WWF supports several fellowship programs aimed at educating future environmental leaders. These programs are meant to help inspire and train individuals with the potential to excel in their fields and make a contribution to conservation.

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Since 1945, the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has supported outstanding individuals and institutions to help reshape American education. The Woodrow Wilson Fellows include 13 Nobel Laureates, 35 MacArthur Fellows, 11 Pulitzer Prize winners, two Fields Medalists—and thousands of everyday heroes, in and beyond the classroom. 



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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The Acumen Fellowship is a one year program that immerses Fellows in world-class leadership training, field work with social enterprises on the front lines, and a community of changemakers and thoughtleaders.

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World Partners Fellowship: AJWS World Partners Fellowship is a partially funded award granted to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service experience. On the ten-month-long program, fellows live in India and volunteer with AJWS grantees and other grassroots NGOs working at the intersection of international development and human rights. Volunteers work on projects addressing issues such as sustainable livelihoods, health, education, civil participation and community involvement in disasters and emergencies.

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The Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships are designed to encourage original and significant study of ethical or religious values in all fields of the humanities and social sciences, and particularly to help Ph.D. candidates in these fields complete their dissertation work in a timely manner. In addition to topics in religious studies or in ethics (philosophical or religious), dissertations appropriate to the Newcombe Fellowship competition might explore the ethical implications of foreign policy, the values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.
City Hall Fellows is an independent, non-partisan national service corps that integrates hands-on work experience inside the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that impact local policy.

They empower the next generation of leaders for America's cities by (1) introducing the best and brightest recent college graduates to the inner workings of local government; (2) bringing their talent and energy to bear addressing the challenges local communities face; and (3) exposing them to meaningful careers in public service.
The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in Washington, D.C.
The I. Donald Terner Residency Program honors the spirit of Don Terner and inspires a new generation of social leaders. The Terner Resident serves a two-year fellowship in the San Francisco office of BRIDGE Housing. It is an excellent opportunity for experience and training with California’s largest nonprofit developer of affordable homes for working families and seniors.
The Dorot Fellowship seeks to enliven the American Jewish landscape by seeding the community with a cadre of outstanding young lay leaders who will create new forms, and reinvigorate existing forms, of Jewish expression.

Click here for more information on this fellowship
Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:

  • A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
  • A health insurance stipend
  • A yearly professional development stipend
  • Conferences led by organizational development experts
  • Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
  • A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
Cick here for more information on this fellowship
The Greenlining Institute is a national policy, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice.   We ensure that grassroots leaders are participating in major policy debates by building diverse coalitions of grassroots leaders that work together to advance solutions to our nation's most pressing problems.   Our leadership Academy has become the "farm system" for tomorrow's social justice leaders, training the best and brightest from our community.  Our policy experts conduct research and coordinate multi-pronged strategies on major policy issues, including but not limited to the environment, wealth creation (asset building), philanthropy, health, energy, communications, and higher-education.

Click here for more information on this fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to provide college 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 small group of outstanding individuals to spend six months in Washington. Supported by a monthly stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time project assistants at the participating organization of their choice. In the Program's first twenty-three years, one hundred and twenty four fellowships have been awarded.

Scoville Fellows, through independent projects and active participation with their chosen organization and the larger community dedicated to peace and security issues, have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action. In addition, each Fellow selects a board member to serve as a mentor and mentor, smoothing the transition to Washington, DC.
IDEX Accelerator (IDEX) is a career launch-pad for aspiring social enterprise practitioners. The 6 month program offers intense field experience and leadership training curriculum that equips fellows with the equivalent of 2 years marketable work experience that’s relevant to social enterprise employers..
Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 500 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other field partners in over 60 countries around the globe, and with new initiatives such as Kiva Zip in Kenya and the U.S. The Kiva Fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience.

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Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) awards Teaching Fellowships to exceptional young men and women committed to teaching science and mathematics in United States high schools.  The total award for each Fellow is valued at nearly $150,000 over the course of the five-year Fellowship. Fellows receive tuition assistance while participating in a teacher credentialing program, monthly stipends, and grants for professional development and teaching materials.

Click here for information on this fellowship
This unique program is a two-year paid internship during which Interns, as County employees, work in administrative assignments where they are provided an overview of County government through practical job assignments and participation in trainings.
This fellowship works with its members to determine what must be done and how to achieve improved child and maternal health status.

The Mabelle Arole Fellow will live, work, and learn in Jamkhed, India for one year. During that time, s/he will have experience in the hospital (in-patient and out-patient and in the field) and work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and needs and your interest. This fellowship is offered by the JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc.
The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.
This nine-month fellowship in the County Manager’s Office will prepare participants with hands-on project management in the areas of public policy development, innovative service and staffing models and civic engagement. The fellowship will provide recent graduates seeking a premier training opportunity in public service with the ability to manage important projects that bring new ideas and engage people in their communities with government.

Policy, Innovation and Engagement fellows will work on challenging issues that match their interests, education, passions and talents within two focus areas: the first is Innovation strategies to improve community participation and engagement to increase involvement of residents and private, non-profit, faith-based and other agencies in government decision-making processes. The second area is developing and implementing Social Media outreach tools to enhance online presence through communication channels to explore the potential of participatory democracy up close and the development of open data policies and programs.

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The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship will bring together diverse and talented emerging leaders working to address disparities in predominantly underserved communities through efforts in health care, education, economic development, public policy, criminal justice reform, social entrepreneurship, and a variety of other fields. The program will connect fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders and provide them with the skills to: Foster sustainable change in communities, Build cross-sector partnerships and collaborations, and Inspire new ideas and innovative change in programs and policies that serve communities.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Phillippe Villers, founder and president of Families USA, to inspire and develop the next generation of health care justice leaders. The goal of the Villers Fellowship Program is three-fold:

  1. To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice;
  2. To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To help achieve Families USA’s goal of guaranteed, high-quality, affordable health care for all of us.
During the 12 years he served as a Senator from Minnesota, Paul D. Wellstone earned a reputation as an advocate for social justice and as an outspoken champion for those who lack a voice in the national arena. Senator Wellstone was also a strong and vocal proponent of high-quality, affordable health care for all. To honor his life and legacy, Families USA, the national organization for health care consumers, established the Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice in 2004. The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial and ethnic minority groups, including American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities. The goal of the Wellstone Fellowship program is three-fold:

  1. To address disparities in access to health care;
  2. To inspire Wellstone Fellows to continue to work for social justice throughout their lives; and
  3. To increase the number and racial and ethnic diversity of up-and-coming social justice advocates and leaders.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute has established the William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose to recognize graduating college seniors who are pursuing lives dedicated to and distinguished by honor, generosity, service, and respect. The fellowship is named for William E. Simon.

The William E. Simon Fellowship is funded by the John Templeton Foundation, created by renowned investor, Sir John Templeton to encourage a fresh appreciation of the importance of the moral and spiritual dimensions of life for all peoples and cultures.

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The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually.  The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.
The Williams Institute advances sexual orientation law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.  Experts at the Williams Institute have authored dozens of public policy studies and law review articles, filed amicus briefs in key court cases, provided expert testimony at legislative hearings, been widely cited in the national media, and trained thousands of lawyers, judges and members of the public. By providing new ideas and reliable information, the Williams Institute makes a difference.

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Environmental Advocacy Fellowships
Environmental Advocacy Paid Fellowships and Internships
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World Partners Fellowship: AJWS World Partners Fellowship is a partially funded award granted to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service experience. On the ten-month-long program, fellows live in India and volunteer with AJWS grantees and other grassroots NGOs working at the intersection of international development and human rights. Volunteers work on projects addressing issues such as sustainable livelihoods, health, education, civil participation and community involvement in disasters and emergencies.

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The Center administers four fellowship programs.  For a description of each program and application materials, please click on the links below: 
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.
Public Policy Fellowship Description
This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in areas such as international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.

Graduate Fellowship Program Description
The nine month Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have a master's degree or higher unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the public policy areas:

The Environment Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation created the Doris Duke Conservation Fellowship program in 1997 to identify and support future conservation leaders. The Fellowship supports students who are enrolled in multidisciplinary master’s programs at partner universities, and who are committed to careers as practicing conservationists.
Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:

  • A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
  • A health insurance stipend
  • A yearly professional development stipend
  • Conferences led by organizational development experts
  • Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
  • A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
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Have you dreamed of joining the action on Capitol Hill? Perhaps you want to see what life is like at a top company. Or maybe you’d like experience working in the field with endangered species.

EDF offers paid and unpaid internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of fields. Meet a few of our recent interns.


Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 500 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with microfinance institutions (MFIs) and other field partners in over 60 countries around the globe, and with new initiatives such as Kiva Zip in Kenya and the U.S. The Kiva Fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva's impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience.

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Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP believes that increasing diversity within the legal profession is essential to fulfilling the law’s promise within society. As part of our ongoing effort toward promoting diversity within the legal profession, we are pleased to announce the MTO Fellows Program, which will offer up to two full-time paid positions in our Los Angeles office to recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the law. 

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The purpose of the Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.
State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education and public safety. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms. One possible location for this fellowship is Sacramento, CA; another is Washington, D.C.. This fellowship is for graduate students.

This program is offered by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
United Nations University (UNU) is a global institution, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is an agency of the United Nations, serves as a think tank and university of the UN, and aims to bridge the gap between policy makers and academia.

UNU-ONY showcases the work of UNU around the world, to the UN System, the Permanent Missions, academia, NGOs, foundations, etc.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Career Residency Program sets your career in motion.  The two-year, paid professional development residency program provides recent graduates with an exceptional opportunity to become an integral part of DOT’s future.

The program provides Residents with a variety of challenging, yet rewarding, job rotations and work experiences.  Through a combination of mentoring, training, and development planning, Residents will enhance their strategic, management, and technical skills.
The Environmental Careers Program (ECP) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a comprehensive, entry-level, professional, full-time employment and career development program. As a program participant, you will join an intensive two-year program to help you "jump-start" your career and develop your potential for future advancement within the Agency.
The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Career Intern Program (CIP) is designed to prepare exceptional men and women who have professional experiences in agriculture and/or business, a college degree, and competencies for careers in public service with FAS. Interns will participate in a two-year program that is designed to fine-tune their skills and abilities. FAS hires full-time employees for marketing specialist, international specialist, and agricultural economist positions through the CIP.
WWF supports several fellowship programs aimed at educating future environmental leaders. These programs are meant to help inspire and train individuals with the potential to excel in their fields and make a contribution to conservation.

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International/Abroad Fellowships
International/Abroad Paid Fellowships and Internships
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
World Partners Fellowship: AJWS World Partners Fellowship is a partially funded award granted to recent Jewish college graduates and young professionals seeking an intensive international volunteer service experience. On the ten-month-long program, fellows live in India and volunteer with AJWS grantees and other grassroots NGOs working at the intersection of international development and human rights. Volunteers work on projects addressing issues such as sustainable livelihoods, health, education, civil participation and community involvement in disasters and emergencies.

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The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in Washington, D.C.
The Council of American Ambassadors is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of more than 200 former and incumbent non-career United States ambassadors that supports the role of the American ambassador and the country team in carrying out U.S. foreign policy at embassies around the world. In this connection, it provides advice and assistance to the U.S. Department of State, as appropriate, and endeavors to educate the public on foreign policy issues affecting the national interest.

Fellowships:
The Dorot Fellowship seeks to enliven the American Jewish landscape by seeding the community with a cadre of outstanding young lay leaders who will create new forms, and reinvigorate existing forms, of Jewish expression.

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If you truly want to get involved with Mama Hope and experience transformational work on the ground in Africa, then the Global Advocate Program could be for you. Global Advocates change lives, and in the process, are forever changed themselves.

The Global Advocate Program, now called the First Fifth Institute, is a competitive, professional training corps that achieves the mission of Mama Hope through first-hand project development. Global Advocates participate in a carefully constructed program that provides instructional career training, real leadership opportunity, hands-on experience, and project management that organizations find so valuable.

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Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity.
One-year positions in D.C. awarded annually to several outstanding graduating student leaders.

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The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) enhances US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. IIPP helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of our global village.
The Fund Internship Program (FIP) is the main internship offered at the Fund. It provides an opportunity for highly promising graduate students pursuing an advanced degree/Ph.D. in macroeconomics or a related field to gain a better understanding of the IMF’s work and contribute to the institution’s mission.

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The purpose of the Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.

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The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States 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. You can earn up to $50,000/year for four years (two years undergraduate and two years graduate).
United Nations University (UNU) is a global institution, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is an agency of the United Nations, serves as a think tank and university of the UN, and aims to bridge the gap between policy makers and academia.

UNU-ONY showcases the work of UNU around the world, to the UN System, the Permanent Missions, academia, NGOs, foundations, etc.

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The Fellows Programs provide USAID with fresh ideas, energy and the latest state-of-the-art technical knowledge, representing a broader set of specific expertise than is normally represented by the agency's U.S. direct hire employees. Fellowship programs are also a mechanism by which USAID can increase its outreach to partners, NGOs/PVOs, universities, and other donors. For the fellows, these programs introduce people to development issues and development institutions, give them visibility in the donor community, can help jumpstart their career, and help them with career choices at a critical time in their work development.
The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency.

List of Internships and Fellowships
The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Career Intern Program (CIP) is designed to prepare exceptional men and women who have professional experiences in agriculture and/or business, a college degree, and competencies for careers in public service with FAS. Interns will participate in a two-year program that is designed to fine-tune their skills and abilities. FAS hires full-time employees for marketing specialist, international specialist, and agricultural economist positions through the CIP.
The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months.  Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas.  The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow. This is offered by the American India Foundation.

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WWF supports several fellowship programs aimed at educating future environmental leaders. These programs are meant to help inspire and train individuals with the potential to excel in their fields and make a contribution to conservation.

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Political/Governmental Fellowships
Political/Government Paid Fellowships and Internships
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The Center administers four fellowship programs.  For a description of each program and application materials, please click on the links below: 
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 Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S. State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. The program seeks individuals interested in helping to shape a freer, more secure and prosperous world through formulating, representing, and implementing U.S. foreign policy. The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.
City Hall Fellows is an independent, non-partisan national service corps that integrates hands-on work experience inside the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that impact local policy.

They empower the next generation of leaders for America's cities by (1) introducing the best and brightest recent college graduates to the inner workings of local government; (2) bringing their talent and energy to bear addressing the challenges local communities face; and (3) exposing them to meaningful careers in public service.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) plays a very critical role in preparing and equipping young policy professionals and emerging leaders with the tools necessary for success in public service careers. Since 1976, CBCF has offered opportunities for early to mid-level professionals to work on Capitol Hill. Over 150 individuals have served as CBCF Congressional Fellows and many now have full-time positions on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies and in prominent public policy organizations. The foundation of their success rests with a solid understanding of the public policy process. CBCF provides a training ground to facilitate this understanding.

Fellowships can provide experienced economists with a unique opportunity to address complex budgetary and economic policy issues. CBO is especially looking for people specializing in macroeconomics, health economics, financial economics, and public finance but welcomes applications from economists working in other areas. Fellows conduct research, use the agency's data and facilities, and work daily with colleagues at CBO to contribute to analyses and publications. Fellows are also able to participate in professional development opportunities and are in an excellent position to draw on the resources of professionals at CBO and other federal agencies, as well as the extended policy community in Washington, D.C.
Public Policy Fellowship Description
This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in areas such as international affairs, economic development, health and education policy, housing, or local government.

Graduate Fellowship Program Description
The nine month Fellowship Program offers exceptional Latinos who have a master's degree or higher unparalleled exposure to hands-on experience in the public policy areas:

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture - the community as a whole - and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation.

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The Council of American Ambassadors is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of more than 200 former and incumbent non-career United States ambassadors that supports the role of the American ambassador and the country team in carrying out U.S. foreign policy at embassies around the world. In this connection, it provides advice and assistance to the U.S. Department of State, as appropriate, and endeavors to educate the public on foreign policy issues affecting the national interest.

Fellowships:
Have you dreamed of joining the action on Capitol Hill? Perhaps you want to see what life is like at a top company. Or maybe you’d like experience working in the field with endangered species.

EDF offers paid and unpaid internships and fellowships for students and recent graduates in a variety of fields. Meet a few of our recent interns.


If you truly want to get involved with Mama Hope and experience transformational work on the ground in Africa, then the Global Advocate Program could be for you. Global Advocates change lives, and in the process, are forever changed themselves.

The Global Advocate Program, now called the First Fifth Institute, is a competitive, professional training corps that achieves the mission of Mama Hope through first-hand project development. Global Advocates participate in a carefully constructed program that provides instructional career training, real leadership opportunity, hands-on experience, and project management that organizations find so valuable.

Click here to learn more about this program
The Fund Internship Program (FIP) is the main internship offered at the Fund. It provides an opportunity for highly promising graduate students pursuing an advanced degree/Ph.D. in macroeconomics or a related field to gain a better understanding of the IMF’s work and contribute to the institution’s mission.

Click here for more information on this internship
The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.
The purpose of the Program is to attract to the Federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs.
The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship will bring together diverse and talented emerging leaders working to address disparities in predominantly underserved communities through efforts in health care, education, economic development, public policy, criminal justice reform, social entrepreneurship, and a variety of other fields. The program will connect fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders and provide them with the skills to: Foster sustainable change in communities, Build cross-sector partnerships and collaborations, and Inspire new ideas and innovative change in programs and policies that serve communities.

State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education and public safety. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms. One possible location for this fellowship is Sacramento, CA; another is Washington, D.C.. This fellowship is for graduate students.

This program is offered by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship program provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States 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. You can earn up to $50,000/year for four years (two years undergraduate and two years graduate).
United Nations University (UNU) is a global institution, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is an agency of the United Nations, serves as a think tank and university of the UN, and aims to bridge the gap between policy makers and academia.

UNU-ONY showcases the work of UNU around the world, to the UN System, the Permanent Missions, academia, NGOs, foundations, etc.

Click here for more information on this internship
The Fellows Programs provide USAID with fresh ideas, energy and the latest state-of-the-art technical knowledge, representing a broader set of specific expertise than is normally represented by the agency's U.S. direct hire employees. Fellowship programs are also a mechanism by which USAID can increase its outreach to partners, NGOs/PVOs, universities, and other donors. For the fellows, these programs introduce people to development issues and development institutions, give them visibility in the donor community, can help jumpstart their career, and help them with career choices at a critical time in their work development.
The U.S. Department of State is the lead U.S. foreign affairs agency.

List of Internships and Fellowships
White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week".

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The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months.  Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas.  The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow. This is offered by the American India Foundation.

Click here for more information on this fellowship
The Williams Institute advances sexual orientation law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.  Experts at the Williams Institute have authored dozens of public policy studies and law review articles, filed amicus briefs in key court cases, provided expert testimony at legislative hearings, been widely cited in the national media, and trained thousands of lawyers, judges and members of the public. By providing new ideas and reliable information, the Williams Institute makes a difference.

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Public Policy Fellowships
Public Policy Paid Fellowships and Internships
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program combines a paid public policy internship with two career skills seminars and weekly policy lectures. You’ll gain real-world experience, take a crash course in market-based policy analysis, and hone your professional skills. The intensive ten-week program begins in June and includes a stipend and a housing allowance.
The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is a nonprofit anti-hunger training organization founded by former Rep. Tony Hall and located in Washington, D.C.
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond. Coro Fellows learn to see the big picture - the community as a whole - and appreciate the varying perspectives that characterize our cities, states, and nation.

Click here for more information on this fellowship
Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:

  • A stipend of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
  • A health insurance stipend
  • A yearly professional development stipend
  • Conferences led by organizational development experts
  • Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
  • A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world
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Families USA sponsors two one-year fellowships:

  1. The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
  2. The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Each year, one person is chosen for each of these fellowships through a competitive process, and the selected fellows work in Families USA' Washington, DC office for one year, beginning in late summer or fall.
If you are interested in a career in law, economics, business, or public service, the Federal Trade Commission’s Honors Paralegal Program can offer you the opportunity to realize your goals.  Based on the overall needs of the agency, the FTC’s Honors Paralegal Program each year seeks a number of motivated persons for 14-month term appointments as Honors Paralegals in three programs:
 
These terms can be extended in some cases up to four years.  When you apply to the paralegal program, your application will be considered for openings in BC, BCP, and OGC.

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Global Health Corps (GHC) aims to mobilize a global community of young leaders to build a movement for health equity.
The Greenlining Institute is a national policy, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice.   We ensure that grassroots leaders are participating in major policy debates by building diverse coalitions of grassroots leaders that work together to advance solutions to our nation's most pressing problems.   Our leadership Academy has become the "farm system" for tomorrow's social justice leaders, training the best and brightest from our community.  Our policy experts conduct research and coordinate multi-pronged strategies on major policy issues, including but not limited to the environment, wealth creation (asset building), philanthropy, health, energy, communications, and higher-education.

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The Institute for International Public Policy (IIPP) enhances US national security and global competitiveness by promoting excellence, international service, and awareness among a broader, more representative cross-section of the American citizenry. We prepare a cadre of well-trained, language proficient minority young people to compete in the global marketplace. IIPP helps ensure that those entrusted with the affairs of the United States reflect the diversity that defines us as Americans and confronts us as citizens of our global village.
This unique program is a two-year paid internship during which Interns, as County employees, work in administrative assignments where they are provided an overview of County government through practical job assignments and participation in trainings.
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports.  Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. 

This fellowship is offered by the Institute for Women's Policy Research
The Department of Bioethics offers a limited number of two-year post-doctoral and pre-doctoral (post-baccalaureate) fellowships. Our interdisciplinary department strives to create an academic environment where our fellows have the freedom and support to develop and implement their own independent scholarship agenda, with guidance from faculty mentors. Fellows participate in the activities and the intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to conduct of research, clinical practice, genetics and health policy.

Post-baccalaureate and post-doctoral fellows will conduct mentored theoretical and empirical research related to the ethics of health policy, human subjects research, international research ethics, genetics, or other bioethical fields of interest. This research yields multiple first-authored publications in premier academic journals.
The Urban Fellows Program is sponsored by The City of New York and administered by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS).  The program is designed to introduce America's finest college students and graduates to local government and public service.
The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) is a national program that prepares young adults for an advanced degree and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. PPIA has an outreach focus on students from groups who are underrepresented in leadership positions in government, nonprofits, international organizations and other institutional settings. This focus stems from a core belief that our citizens are best served by public managers, policy makers and community leaders who represent diverse backgrounds and perspectives. Furthermore, international affairs are increasingly mixed with local concerns. Addressing such global issues make diversity a critical goal in professional public service.

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The Public Service Fellows Program at the Partnership for Public Service is an opportunity for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent graduates to participate directly in transforming the way government works while developing valuable professional skills.
This nine-month fellowship in the County Manager’s Office will prepare participants with hands-on project management in the areas of public policy development, innovative service and staffing models and civic engagement. The fellowship will provide recent graduates seeking a premier training opportunity in public service with the ability to manage important projects that bring new ideas and engage people in their communities with government.

Policy, Innovation and Engagement fellows will work on challenging issues that match their interests, education, passions and talents within two focus areas: the first is Innovation strategies to improve community participation and engagement to increase involvement of residents and private, non-profit, faith-based and other agencies in government decision-making processes. The second area is developing and implementing Social Media outreach tools to enhance online presence through communication channels to explore the potential of participatory democracy up close and the development of open data policies and programs.

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The Sheila C. Johnson Leadership Fellowship will bring together diverse and talented emerging leaders working to address disparities in predominantly underserved communities through efforts in health care, education, economic development, public policy, criminal justice reform, social entrepreneurship, and a variety of other fields. The program will connect fellows with highly accomplished national and international leaders and provide them with the skills to: Foster sustainable change in communities, Build cross-sector partnerships and collaborations, and Inspire new ideas and innovative change in programs and policies that serve communities.

State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education and public safety. Working in independent, highly respected think tanks located in state capitals, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms. One possible location for this fellowship is Sacramento, CA; another is Washington, D.C.. This fellowship is for graduate students.

This program is offered by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Career Residency Program sets your career in motion.  The two-year, paid professional development residency program provides recent graduates with an exceptional opportunity to become an integral part of DOT’s future.

The program provides Residents with a variety of challenging, yet rewarding, job rotations and work experiences.  Through a combination of mentoring, training, and development planning, Residents will enhance their strategic, management, and technical skills.
The Federal Career Intern Program (FCIP) - is designed to help agencies recruit and attract exceptional individual into a variety of occupations and is intended for positions at grade levels GS-5, 7, and 9. In general, individuals are appointed to 2-year internships. Upon successful completion of the internships, the interns may be eligible for permanent placement.
The Environmental Careers Program (ECP) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a comprehensive, entry-level, professional, full-time employment and career development program. As a program participant, you will join an intensive two-year program to help you "jump-start" your career and develop your potential for future advancement within the Agency.
The USDA's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Career Intern Program (CIP) is designed to prepare exceptional men and women who have professional experiences in agriculture and/or business, a college degree, and competencies for careers in public service with FAS. Interns will participate in a two-year program that is designed to fine-tune their skills and abilities. FAS hires full-time employees for marketing specialist, international specialist, and agricultural economist positions through the CIP.
White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week".

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The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service gives a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve with Indian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for ten months.  Fellows work in the three pillar areas of AIF: Public Health, Education, & Livelihoods. Some projects also occur in other innovative areas.  The AIF Clinton Fellowship Program aims to build the capacity of Indian NGOs while developing American leaders with a deep understanding of, and continued commitment to, India through an exchange of technical skills & intellectual resources that create meaningful transformative partnerships. Alumni of the program have become leaders in politics and public policy, social entrepreneurs, & business leaders, and have become a community of socially-conscious, internationally experienced and sensitive citizens and leaders of tomorrow. This is offered by the American India Foundation.

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The Williams Institute advances sexual orientation law and public policy through rigorous, independent research and scholarship, and disseminates it to judges, legislators, policymakers, media and the public. A national think tank at UCLA Law, the Williams Institute produces high quality research with real-world relevance.  Experts at the Williams Institute have authored dozens of public policy studies and law review articles, filed amicus briefs in key court cases, provided expert testimony at legislative hearings, been widely cited in the national media, and trained thousands of lawyers, judges and members of the public. By providing new ideas and reliable information, the Williams Institute makes a difference.

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The UC Davis Washington Program puts you in the middle of a dynamic metropolitan area surrounded by history and alive with culture. Expand your horizons and build an impressive resume. With programs for undergraduate students in every major the Washington Program has something for everyone!
University of California Center in Sacramento (UCCS)

The University of California Center Sacramento advances the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service with an integrated program to train future state leaders through extensive internships, to address challenging public-policy issues confronted by the nation and state, and to carry out the University’s mandate to assist state government.
The Partnership for Political Service
Grassroots Campaign (Paid internships for students interested in liberal issues, excellent experience for those wanting to learn more about the election process) MAPLight.org(Paid internships for students interested in campaign finance)
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