Public Service and Public Policy
All fellowships with an asterisk (*) require a nomination.
VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, you’ll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
Each year, twenty participants are selected from around the country for this year long program. They gather in Washington, D.C. in August for a comprehensive orientation and field training, where they learn about hunger, poverty and social inequality in the United States, the local and national programs designed to address the issues, and the various approaches to social change.
Boren Fellowships can be awarded for overseas language study, academic study, research (either Master’s or Ph.D. level), an academic internship, or any combination of the above. The Boren Fellowship covers expenses associated with overseas study including tuition, living expenses, books, supplies, equipment, travel expenses, and insurance.
Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
The Brennan Center hires undergraduate student interns for all semesters to provide administrative and clerical support to staff in our Development, Communications, Finance & Operations, Democracy, and Justice Departments. This job is great experience for undergraduates interested in the general workings of a not-for-profit organization.
The Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship gives the opportunity for a one-year fellowship as a research assistant in public service. A monthly stipend and benefits are provided. Areas of work include: democracy, nuclear policy, energy and climate, international economics, Middle East Studies, South Asian Studies, South East Asian Studies, Asian Studies, and Russian/Eurasian Studies.
Carter Center interns come from around the world and make vital contributions to the Center's work. In turn, the Center provides a substantive learning experience that serves as a basis for interns to explore their career options and to attain professional skills. The goal of the Internship Program is to develop an informed and skilled work force committed to advancing peace and health worldwide.
Our undergraduate internship program seeks motivated undergraduate students to serve internships in the analytic offices and centers of CIA's Directorate of Intelligence. Undergraduate interns work on teams with our full-time analysts. They research, analyze, write, and brief on international political, military, economic, scientific, technical, and leadership developments.
The Undergraduate Scholar
Program was developed, in part, to assist minority and disabled students, but
application is open to all students who meet the requirements. The program
offers unmatched experience. You'll complete work sessions during each summer
break, increasing your knowledge and job responsibilities while assisting
intelligence professionals and applying your academic skills.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration.
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers.
The Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs is offered through a partnership with Park University's Hauptmann School for Public Affairs. The 10-week program is open to recent college graduates and to sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students from any college or university.
The Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships of up to $10,000 are awarded to those able to do academic work at the university level and who are part of a progressive movement on their campus and in their community.
The Oregon Leadership Development Institute (OLDI) is a non-profit organization focused on the development of leadership capacity in post-college “students.” Its Fellows Program is designed to engage young people in a focused, nine-month exploration of each Fellow’s unique purpose and vocational pathway, as informed by the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.
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.
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.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. A stipend of $2,400 per month is provided.
Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded to graduate students and outstanding undergraduates embarking on liberty-advancing careers in ideas. The fellowships support study in a variety of fields, including economics, philosophy, law, political science, history, and sociology.
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.
The Rieser Fellowships provide up to two successful applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology
Annual $1,000 scholarship to one or more undergraduate or graduate students working in public and civil service. The award is meant to enable the student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship during a summer or other term.
The Pearson Prize is meant to identify students who are giving back to the college community and to help them continue their service while in school.
The Pickering Undergraduate 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. The 2012 Fellowships offer financial support of up to $40,000 annually for actual expenses during the first and second years of graduate school.
The Pickering Undergraduate 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. Financial support of up to $40,000 annually for the senior year of college and the first year of graduate school.
Princeton in Africa is a nonprofit organization that selects recent college graduates to work as Princeton in Africa Fellows at a variety of organizations in Africa. Princeton in Africa Fellows accept yearlong service fellowships in numerous fields, including humanitarian aid, public health, education, conservation, social entrepreneurship, and microfinance.PiAf fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors from all accredited colleges and universities.
Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates andserves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. PiA offers yearlong, service-oriented in the fields of education, international development (NGOs), environmental advocacy, journalism, law and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. PiLA placements offer important field experience to recent college alumni who who are eager to pursue careers in development work in Latin America; no other program like this exists.
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.
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.
The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in merit-based funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development.
The Udall Scholarship is for students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields. It provides up to $5,000.
During this year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation process.