EARLY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Post-graduate opportunities are available to students seeking national and international fellowship opportunities.

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS

Coro Fellowship

The Coro Fellowship uses the city as a classroom to train the next generation of change makers. Fellows join an intimate cohort of 12 participants for the nine-month program, with each cohort encompassing a wide range of communities, interests, ideologies and experiences.

  • Each Fellow participates in a series of full-time projects across a variety of sectors in public affairs
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Emerging innovators in business, policy and government who demonstrate exceptional leadership through their accomplishments, curiosity and civic involvement
  • Deadline: January 18

Year

Student

Location

2017

Edna Contreras (Alternate)

 

2015

Elaine Roghanian

New York City

   

FAO Schwarz Fellowship

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a two-year program that helps new college graduates gain the skills and experience needed to become social impact leaders.

Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia known for delivering significant value to their communities. The Fellowship program also includes a variety of professional development, mentorship and networking experiences.

  • Eligibility requirements: 
    • Applicants should be committed to working in social justice and equality and have a strong academic record and significant leadership experience.
    • Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year institutions at the time of application. They must also be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.
  • Fellowship activities
    • Fellows spend 45% of their work time engaging in direct service to the community
    • They spend an additional 45% of their time working on special projects that build capacity or strengthen the impact of their host organization.
    • Fellows spend the remaining 10% of their work time on professional development, cohort gatherings and Fellowship-related activities such as social media and recruiting. 
  • Common application deadline for all fellowship positions: February 10, 2023

    

Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps provides a yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies.

  • Yearlong paid placements with partner organizations working to address health inequity across a range of issue areas
  • Monthly living and utilities stipend, housing, health insurance
  • Professional development grant of $600 and completion award of $1500
  • Travel coverage to and from placement site, all trainings, and retreats
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • 30 years or younger
  • Deadline: January 18

   

Humanity in Action

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

  • European Programs
    • Focus specifically on the relationship between majority and minority populations in the five European countries where the programs take place: Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland
  • United States Program: John Lewis Fellowship
    • Focuses on issues of diversity within the U.S., with a particular emphasis on Georgia and the American South
  • Deadline (for both programs): Mid-January

Year

Student

2017

Madish Gant (Alternate)

2016

Tasneem Maner

2014

Jessica Wamala

    

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a national competition to select approximately 15 graduating seniors to serve as research assistants. They are matched with senior fellows to work on a variety of international affiars topics (see website for this year's specific project offerings). Junior Fellows spend 10-12 months (beginning September 1st) at Carnegie in Washington, DC. Postitions are full-time, include a salary, and provide benefits. 

  • Applications are only accepted from graduating college seniors or individuals who have graduated within the past academic year. 
  • Applicants should have completed a significant amount of coursework related to their discipline of interest.
  • Language and other skills may be required for certain projects. Please review the individual program offerings on the Gaither Junior Fellows website. 
  • Applicants must be nominated by an official of their university or institution who has been designated for this purpose. Applications without this endorsement will not be reviewed.

Deadlines:

  1. Students must contact Kelsey Fenner (kelsey.j.fenner@villanova.edu) by November 15 to indicate their interest in applying and to receive the internal application. 
  2. Internal applications are due by 11:59 PM EST on November 30 and will be reviewed by the Nationally Competitive Scholarships Committee.
  3. Endorsed applicants will refine application materials for the national deadline on January 16.

 

    

JET Program

The Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program aims to enhance foreign language education and promote international exchange at the local level through the fostering of ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth alike.

  • Serve in local authorities as well as public and private elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Japan
  • Eligibility
  • Deadline: November

Year

Student

Location

2015

Kristin Robert

Shimanto-cho

   

Princeton in Asia, Africa and Latin America

Princeton facilitates three year-long fellowship programs that are open to all recent U.S. and Canadian college graduates who are U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or holders of valid U.S. student visas.

PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations in the fields of education, health, international development, environmental advocacy, journalism, engineering, technology, law and business. Fellowships are the means of fostering person-to-person diplomacy, enhancing mutual understanding, serving vulnerable communities with unmet needs and providing transformative experiences for fellows and host communities.

  • For most positions, PiA is looking for an interest in and a desire to learn about Asia rather than in-depth knowledge
  • Deadline: November 1

PiAf develops young leaders committed to Africa‚Äôs advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. The experience is an investment on the part of each Fellow, each fellowship organization, and Princeton in Africa.

  • Prior experience in Africa is not a prerequisite
  • Deadline: October 26 for 2023-2024 Cycle

PiLA matches partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean with highly qualified and motivated recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities throughout the region.

  • Fellowship stipends cover basic subsistence needs during the period of overseas service
  • For nearly all posts, working knowledge of the target language (Spanish, Portuguese or French) is generally necessary
  • Deadline: Not running 2022-2023 cycle

   

Woodrow Wilson STEM Teaching Fellowship

The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to attract talented, committed individuals with backgrounds in the STEM fields into teaching in high-need secondary schools in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey.

  • Admission to a master's degree program at a partner university
  • Preparation for teacher certification in science, mathematics or technology education
  • Extensive preparation for teaching in a high-need urban or rural secondary school for one full year prior to becoming the teacher-of-record in a science or math classroom
  • A $30,000-$32,000 stipend, with tuition arrangements varying by campus in Georgia, Indiana, and New Jersey
  • Support and mentoring throughout the three-year teaching commitment
  • Eligibility at a glance
    • Have majored in and/or have a strong professional background in a STEM field
    • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or better
  • Deadlines: October, November and January

   

    

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