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Careers and Internships

What is a fellowship?
Fellowships are usually short-term opportunities (a few months to a couple years) offered to students, recent graduates, and young professionals and accompanied by a living stipend. Fellowships offer a significant amount of experience and professional development in a short amount of time, so they are excellent pathways to future career opportunities. Fellowship activities vary, but can include teaching, research, and project development/implementation. The fellowships below may be of particular interest to students in international studies.

Fellowship Listing

APSA Minority Fellows Program
The APSA Minority Fellows program provides financial support to minority (or underrepresented) students applying to enter a doctoral program in political science.

Ashoka Fellows
Ashoka sponsors fellows who want to pursue an innovative solution or approach to a social problem in the areas of civic engagement, economic development, environment, health, human rights, and education.

Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellowship
The Amus fellowships supports emerging leaders who have a clearly articulated policy project that will address an important foreign or economic policy issue and will advance transatlantic cooperation. Applicants must be American or European citizens under the age of 40.

Boren Fellowships and Scholarships
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide money to undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying langauges and areas that are critical to US interests. Languages include Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili, among others.

Echoing Green Fellowship
Echoing Greens two-year Fellowship program provides more than $2 million in seed funding to a diverse group of promising social entrepreneurs. From thousands of applicants, typically fewer than one percent are ultimately selected. Those selected receive funding to help launch new organizations; leadership development opportunities; and one-to-one support.

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program
Emerson Fellows gain experience fighting hunger in this 12 month program through their field placesments with community-based organizations across the country and  in Washington DC with national policy organizations. Living stipend and health insurance provided. Applicants must have completed a Bachelor's degree.

The Fulbright Program 
The Fulbright Program provides grants to implement projects, study, and teach in over 155 countries. The Fellowships open to recent graduates include the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and the Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) Program.

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. Fellows are currently working in Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia and the United States.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a national fellowship program that provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Human Rights Watch Finberg Fellowship
HRW Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations. Applicants must be recent graduates from a Masters program.

The Institute of Current World Affairs Fellowship
The ICWA fellowship program aims to nurture deep expertise in foreign countries and cultures by supporting a Fellow who carries out a program of self-designed, independent study abroad for a minimum of two years.

Leland International Hunger Fellows Program​ 
The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year program that places 12-15 fellows with international development organizations that include international and local NGOs, U.S. government agencies and multilateral organizations. Fellows work on a variety of food security issues, such as agricultural development, nutrition, natural resource management, agribusiness development and womens empowerment. Applicants must have completed a graduate-level degree.

Rotary Peace Fellowships
Rotary offers fellowships to recent graduates from a BA program to earn a Masters degree at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15 - 24 months and require a practical internship of 23 months during the academic break.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs provide funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Undergraduate applicants must be current juniors. For the graduate fellowship, students should apply when they are planning to enter a master's program in the following fall.

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