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International Studies/Public Policy Fellowships

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APSA (American Political Science Association)
Minority Fellowships Program
For minority students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science for the first time. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and an interest in teaching and potential for research in political science.
See http://www.apsanet.org/section_427.cfm.

California Capital Fellows Program
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.
See http://www.csus.edu/calst/programs/.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
Fellows work as research assistants to the Endowments senior associates working on such projects as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, US leadership, China-related issues and Russian/ Eurasian studies.
Requires university endorsement.
See http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrfellows

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
A nine-month, full-time, post-graduate experiential leadership training program which introduces diverse, intelligent and driven young public servants to all aspects of the public affairs arena. Field assignments, site visits, interviews and special individual and group projects and consultancies prepare Coro Fellows to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities. Fellowships are conducted in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.
See http://www.coro.org/site/c.geJNIUOzErH/b.2086429/k.72FF/Coro_Fellows_Program.htm

Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs
Develops future community leaders through exposure to community issues, skill development, civic leaders and organizations.
For sophomores, juniors and seniors.

See www.coro.org.

Davis Projects for Peace
Funding up to $10,000 for grassroots projects for building peace.

See http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work while actively participating in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues. See http://www.davisputter.org/

Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
A twelve-month program of the Congressional Hunger Center, it places participants in urban and rural community-based organizations involved in fighting hunger at the local level for six months and working at national organizations in Washington, DC for six months.

See www.hungercenter.org.

Everett Public Service Program
Paid 10-week summer public service internships in Washington DC and New York City at over 65 leading non-profit organizations.

See http://www.everettinternships.org/about/index.html

Humanity in Action
Domestic and international experiences focus on minority issues that affect cultural and national assumptions, political and educational institutions and human rights standards. For sophomores, juniors and seniors.
See http://www.humanityinaction.org/.

Huntington Public Service Award
Provides an annual stipend of $10,000 for a graduating senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

See www.nationalgridus.com/commitment/d4-1_award.asp.

Indiana Governor’s Fellowship
Provides a unique 12-month training experience in state government. Governor's Fellows are assigned to various state agencies where they observe, participate in daily activities of government, and work on special projects. They are paired with mentors and participate in seminars and field trips with top policy makers. Temporarily suspended due to budget constraints.

Koch Summer Fellow Program
Internships in public policy located in Washington, DC, and at state-based policy organizations. Undergraduate students, graduate students, law students, and recent graduates are eligible to apply. Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in public policy issues and in learning how a market-based approach might help solve social and economic problems.

See http://www.theihs.org/ContentDetails.aspx?id=216

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
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. Graduate-level Fellows receive stipends during participation in one domestic summer internship between the first and second year of graduate school, and one summer overseas internship following the second year of graduate school.

See http://www.woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_grad/index.php

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship
Promotes a diverse US Foreign Service representing the uniquely rich range of talents and expertise of the American people. Provides ten fellowships for graduate study in international studies or related subject plus two summer internships and mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer.
See http://www.howard.edu/rjb/rangelprogram.htm.

Rotary World Peace Scholarship
Offers individuals committed to peace and cooperation the opportunity to pursue a two-year master’s degree in international studies, peace studies, and conflict resolution at one of the seven Rotary Centers for International Studies in Peace and Conflict Resolution.

See http://www.rotary.org/en/StudentsAndYouth/EducationalPrograms/
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J. W. Saxe Memorial Prize for Public Service
The award is meant to enable a university student to gain practical experience in public service by taking a no-pay or low-pay job or internship.
See http://www.jwsaxefund.org/index.php

Science Policy Internships: http://www.science-policy.net/11627.html

Scoville Peace Fellowship
Provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. As project assistants with their chosen organizations, Fellows have rich opportunities to gain experience and leadership skills and to help translate their social concerns into direct action.
See www.clw.org/scoville.

Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose
An unrestricted cash grant awarded to graduating seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.
See http://www.isi.org/programs/fellowships/simon.html.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
The goals of the Villers Fellowship Program are three-fold: To help achieve Families USA’s goal of comprehensive, affordable, high-quality health care for all Americans; To develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for social and health care justice; and To inspire Villers Fellows to continue to work for health care justice throughout their lives.
See http://www.familiesusa.org/about/the-villers-fellowship.html

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
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. Hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups, particularly from the Black/African American, Latino, American Indian, and Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
See http://www.familiesusa.org/about/wellstone-fellowship.html

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
An annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world.
First prize: $5,000.
See www.eliewieselfoundation.org for suggested essay topics and details.


 

For Sophomores and Juniors

Bunche Summer Institute
Introduces minority juniors to the world of graduate study and encourages applications to PhD programs in political science.
See http://www.apsanet.org/content_6602.cfm

Coro Kansas City Summer Internship in Public Affairs
Develops future community leaders through exposure to community issues, skill development, civic leaders and organizations. For sophomores, juniors and seniors.

See www.coro.org.

Davis Projects for Peace
Funding up to $10,000 for grassroots projects for building peace.

See http://kwd100projectsforpeace.org/

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Provides grants to students actively working for peace and justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to those able to do academic work while actively participating in struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues.

See http://www.davisputter.org/

Everett Public Service Program
Paid 10-week summer public service internships in Washington DC and New York City at over 65 leading non-profit organizations.

See http://www.everettinternships.org/about/index.html

Humanity in Action
Domestic and international experiences focus on minority issues that affect cultural and national assumptions, political and educational institutions and human rights standards. For sophomores, juniors and seniors.
See http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/core.html.

Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Aims to represent America in world affairs with citizens who reflect the diversity and excellence of our society by recruiting talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The program provides up to $50,000 funding during the senior year of college and the first year of graduate study; participating schools provide financial support in the second year of graduate study based on need.
See http://woodrow.org/higher-education-fellowships/foreign_affairs/pickering_undergrad/index.php

Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship Program
PPIA is a national program that prepares young adults, primarily from underrepresented groups, for graduate studies in public policy and/or international affairs and ultimately for careers and influential roles serving the public good. The Fellowship consists of successfully completing one of PPIA’s Junior Summer Institutes (JSI), opportunities for paid internships, a minimum of $5000 scholarship, and a network of 3000 Fellows/Alumni.
See http://www.ppiaprogram.org/.

Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program
A six-week program during which students who have completed their sophomore year receive intensive instruction in International Affairs, History of US Foreign Relations, and Technical Writing for nine credit hours in international studies at Howard University, Washington, DC. Promotes a diverse US Foreign Service representing the uniquely rich range of talents and expertise of the American people.
See http://www.rangelprogram.org/index.cfm

Science Policy Internships: http://www.science-policy.net/11627.html

Truman Scholarship
Provides college juniors who are committed to careers in government, the non-profit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in public service with the financial support for graduate study, leadership training and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service. The scholarship is a $30,000 merit-based federal grant for graduate or professional school. Requires university endorsement.
See the Fellowships Office and www.truman.gov.

Udall Scholarship
Seeks to reward undergraduates with the commitment and potential to make significant contributions to the fields of the environment, tribal health, or tribal governance. Requires university endorsement.
See the Fellowships Office and www.udall.gov.

UNCFSP-Institute for International Public Policy Fellowship
Students apply as sophomores to participate in a multi-year sequence of summer policy institutes, study abroad, intensive language training, internships, and graduate study, complemented by international affairs career development services.
See http://www.uncfsp.org/spknowledge/
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Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest
An annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today’s complex world.
First prize: $5,000.
See www.eliewieselfoundation.org for suggested essay topics and details.

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