Arts and the Humanities

All fellowships with an asterisk (*) require a nomination.

Leonore Annenberg Teaching Fellowship:

The Fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend to exceptionally able candidates to complete a yearlong master’s program at one of four of the nation’s top teacher education programs—Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Virginia, and the University of Washington. In exchange, the candidates must agree to teach for three years in high-need secondary schools.

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program - Cosmetics/Art/Theater/Makeup/Costuming

Our internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students pursuing degrees in Cosmetics, Art, Theatrical Arts, Costuming, Special Effects, or Prosthetics to work in the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. You will be part of a team working on the construction of clothing and accessories.

CIA Undergraduate Internship Program - Graphic Design Specialist

CIA University (CIAU) is looking for students to serve as Graphic Design Specialist. The candidate will work as an integral member of CIA instructor teams to create innovative learning experiences for Agency officers. These projects will have a specific focus on technology integration and delivering interactive learning in an online format.

Cloisters Summer Internship for College Students

This nine-week internship is awarded each summer to eight college students who are interested in art and museum careers, enjoy working with children, and have an interest in medieval art. A stipend is provided.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowships

This award is for individuals who have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. An annual stipend of $20,000 is provided.

Fulbright Scholarships*

Each year the Fulbright Program allows approximately 1,000 Americans to study or conduct research in any field in over 140 nations. Fulbrights are also available for English teaching assistantships. Grants vary based on many factors.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship*

This is an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge. This fellowship provides 1-4 years of tution, and a stipend.

Humanity in Action Fellowship

Fellows focus on minority issues that affect cultural and national assumptions, political and educational institutions and human rights standards. Lectures, seminars and site visits in Copenhagen, Amsterdam or Berlin expose the Fellows to leaders in human rights, particularly those concerned with the protection of minorities, and in resistance movements, specifically those that defied German minority policies during World War II.

International Radio and Television Society Foundation Fellowship:

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

Library of Congress Junior Fellows Summer Interns

Projects focus on subjects related to American history and literature, cataloging, film, television and radio, sound recordings, rare books and book arts, history of graphic arts, architecture, design, engineering, librarianship, music, or preservation. Fellows receive a stipend of $300 per week.

James Madison Fellowship*

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is a fellowship for students who plan on becoming American history/government teachers. This fellowship provides up to $24,000 for two years of study.

Marshall Scholarship*

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. University fees, cost of living expenses, an annual book grant, a thesis grant, research and daily travel grants, and fares to and from the United States are funded.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Internships Program

The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master's-degree students each year. Interns commence in June and are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects.

Mitchell Scholarship*

The Mitchell Scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland. The Mitchell Scholarship provides tuition, housing, a $12,000 living expenses stipend, and an international travel stipend.

National Gallery of Art Summer Internship Program

Since 1964 the National Gallery of Art has offered professional museum training to candidates from all backgrounds through a variety of internship programs. Nine-week summer internships provide opportunities to work on projects directed by a Gallery curator or department head. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $4,500.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans

Provides up to 2 years of graduate study in order to provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished New Americans to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Rhodes Scholarship*

The Rhodes Scholarship is an international award for study at the University of Oxford. All educational costs, such as matriculation, tuition, laboratory and certain other fees, are paid on the Scholar’s behalf for up to three years.

Smithsonian Museums Internship Programs:

The Smithsonian offers a wide range of internships that fall into five broad categories: art; history and culture; libraries, archives, and preservation; professional services; and science and research.

ThinkSwiss Research Scholarships

ThinkSwiss offers scholarships for a research stay in Switzerland. It supports highly motivated and qualified U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to do research at a public Swiss university or research institute for 2 to 3 months. The scholarship is open to students of all fields.

Tillman Military Scholar

The Tillman Military Scholars program supports our nation’s active and veteran servicemembers and their spouses by removing financial barriers to completing a degree program of choice. The scholarships cover not only direct study-related expenses such as tuition and fees, but also other needs, including housing and child care.