NOTE: The awards below appear in alphabetical order. This list is not comprehensive. Use the databases on our Resources page and your own independent research to find awards not represented here.


AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The AIF Clinton Fellowship is an immersive, 10-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of education, livelihoods, technology and innovation, and public health. Through collaboration and capacity-building, fellows, mentors, and civil society leaders form dynamic partnerships to capacity-build, exchange knowledge and skills, and share a mutual passion for advancing social and economic development. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens or permanent residents or who are Indian citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, January 16, 2017

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Amgen Scholars

The Amgen Scholars program provides hundreds of selected undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in hands-on research experience at many of the nation’s premier education institutions, including Caltech, Harvard, and Stanford. A signature component of the program is a mid-summer symposium, held in California, where students hear firsthand from leading scientists working in industry and academia. Second- and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity

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B1G Academic Alliance Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP)

The SROP is a gateway to graduate education at Big Ten Academic Alliance universities. The goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students who pursue graduate study and research careers. SROP helps prepare undergraduates for graduate study through intensive research experiences with faculty mentors and enrichment activities. Selected participants will work 40 hours each week for eight to ten weeks and be paid a stipend. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017

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Caltech WAVE Fellows

This program fosters diversity by increasing the participation of underrepresented students in science and engineering Ph.D. programs and making Caltech’s programs more visible and accessible to students not traditionally exposed to Caltech. This summer research program is extended, but not limited, to underrepresented minorities, women, first-generation college students, geographically underrepresented students, educationally and financially disadvantaged students, and students with disabilities. Second- and third-year students with at least a 3.2 GPA who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 10, 2017


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Capital Fellows Programs

The Center for California Studies administers four fellowship programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs. These nationally recognized public-policy fellowships offer unique experiences in policy-making and development in each branch of government. Capital Fellows are placed at some of the highest levels of California state government and assist state legislators, senior-level executive staff, and court administrators with a broad range of public-policy issues and projects, and they are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Monday, February 13, 2017


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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The Carnegie Endowment offers 10-12 one-year fellowships to highly qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past year. Junior Fellows work as research assistants to the endowment’s senior associates. Strong candidates will have significant research experience, rigorous coursework, and a GPA of 3.65 or above. Northwestern may nominate two candidates. For more on the campus application process, click here. For last year's program description, click here.
Campus deadline: Monday, December 4, 2017

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Center for the Study of Language and Information Summer Internship

Interns in this eight-week summer program will work closely with a faculty, postdoc, or grad student mentor on an original cognitive-science research project. They will gain experience developing the project, collecting data, and analyzing the results. The focus of the program will be on language, learning, computation, and cognition, with an emphasis on giving students the technical skills they need to complete an independent project. Currently enrolled undergraduates are eligible to apply.
National deadline: winter 2017

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Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship

This fellowship is a paid national service opportunity for individuals dedicated to directly impacting the futures of middle school students in low-income communities across America. Fellows enter the classroom after an intensive summer training program and commit to two years of service. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year


Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Congressional Internships

The CHCI offers paid summer internships for promising Latino undergraduates. Interns work in a congressional office and participate in weekly professional and leadership development and civic engagement through community service. First-, second-, and third-year students who are US citizens, permanent residents, asylees, or work-authorized non-US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadlines: Friday, January 20, 2017



Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship

Fellows with the CHCI will spend nine months working in Washington, D.C., with significant exposure to leaders in congressional offices, federal agencies, national non-profit advocacy organizations, government-related institutes, and more. Fellows will spend four days each week (Monday-Thursday) learning all facets of public policy, and on Fridays join other fellows for a full day of leadership development. Applicants must be recent graduates who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment authorization.
National deadline: Friday, February 10, 2017



DAAD Research and Internships in Science and Engineering (RISE)

RISE Germany offers undergraduates from North American universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. Students are matched with a host university or institute according to their area of interest. DAAD provides students a monthly stipend for three months to help cover living expenses. German language is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, January 15, 2017



Emerson National Hunger Fellows

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program working to develop fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Fellows spend five months with community-based organizations located across the country and then regroup in Washington, D.C., to participate in extensive policy training and work in non-profit organizations and government agencies working on hunger and poverty policies on a national level. The award includes a total financial package of no less than $36,000. Students who are committed to racial equity and social justice, with strong leadership skills and a completed bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 11, 2017



FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship provides the opportunity for leading non-profit organizations in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia to recruit recent college graduates in order to develop future leaders in the education and youth-development fields. The program provides the funding to partner host organizations to hire fellows for two years to provide direct service to youth/children served by the organization, as well as to work on special projects designed to strengthen the organization. Applicants receive a mentor from the FAO Schwarz Foundation, as well as attending two annual training retreats. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: dates vary by opportunity




As a FoodCorps service member, you can help kids learn what healthy food is through a year of paid public service building healthy school food environments in limited-resource communities. Placements are at multiple schools throughout the United States. Service members are awarded an $18,250 living allowance, divided into bi-weekly payments, a $5,815 AmeriCorps Segal Education Ward (for student loans or future schooling), and health insurance. Students must be 18 and a US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Gerstner Sloan Kettering Summer Undergraduate Research Program

This ten-week program seeks students interested in careers in the biomedical sciences. Students accepted into the program will be offered a stipend of $4,000 and housing. All students deliver research presentations at a poster session at the end of the program. Applicants must have prior research experience. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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Gilman International Scholarship

Funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Gilman Scholarship offers grants of up to $5,000 to US students of high financial need participating in a credit-bearing study abroad program or internship. The Gilman Scholarship aims to diversify the kinds of students who study and intern abroad and the countries where they go by supporting US undergraduates who might otherwise not consider these unique and valuable opportunities due to financial constraints.
National Spring deadline: Tuesday, October 4, 2016; National summer, fall, and academic year deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Global Health Corps

Global Health Corps mobilizes a community of emerging leaders to build health equity. They place talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in paid, high-impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US. During the fellowship year, fellows collaborate, innovate, and create sustainable and impactful change. Applicants from a broad range of sectors and disciplines can apply for up to three positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. Applicants under 30 years of age are eligible.
National deadline: Wednesday, January 18, 2017



Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, D.C. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply. Preference is given to US citizens, but a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the US is awarded periodically.
National spring-semester deadline: Monday, October 2, 2017



Hollings Scholarship

The Hollings Scholarship seeks to increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education. Scholars receive up to $9500 per year in academic assistance for two years, and a 10-week full-time summer internship at a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration facility. Second-year students who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017


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James H. Dunn, Jr., Memorial Fellowship

The Dunn Fellowship Program provides highly motivated college graduates with a unique opportunity to experience the operations of the Illinois state government for one year. Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 and receive state benefits. A majority of fellows are based in Springfield, with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017


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Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is designed to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Scholars each year. Seniors, graduate school students, professional school students, and alum in any field who have had limited exposure to Asia are eligible to apply through Northwestern. The Luce Foundation will not accept individual applications submitted directly to the foundation. Applicants must be US citizens and under the age of 30. Successful candidates should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and clearly defined interests with evidence of potential for professional accomplishments. For more information on the campus application process, click here.
Campus deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Match Corps

Match Corps is a one-year urban education fellowship. Recent college graduates from top universities across the country commit a year to closing the achievement gap in Boston, one student at a time. Fellows tutor small groups of students in grades 1-12 and partner closely with families. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: multiple deadlines

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Match Teacher Residency

Match Teacher Residents spend full days in the Match Charter Public School, which operates a pre-K-12 school for low-income students in Boston. In year one of the program, residents attend classes at the Sposato Graduate School of Education alongside the regular workweek as a tutor. In year two, residents work as a full-time teacher at an urban charter or turnaround school. Graduating seniors and recent alums who are US citizens, nationals, or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: applications are accepted throughout the year


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New York City Urban Fellows

The New York City Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship that combines work in mayoral offices and city agencies with volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Awardees are placed with agencies across New York City to learn about public policy through a hands-on approach. The fellowship award includes a $30,000 stipend and health insurance. Graduating seniors and graduates who have completed their bachelor’s degrees within the past two years and who are eligible to work in the US are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Friday, January 13, 2017



NPR Kroc Fellowship

The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing, and editing. The fellowship is designed to offer exposure to various units at NPR, in both the news and digital divisions, and at an NPR member station. Graduating seniors and graduates who have finished a bachelor’s or master’s degree within the last year are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Saturday, December 31, 2016


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One Acre Fund Post-Graduate Fellowship

In partnership with the Buffett Institute, the One Acre Fund offers a post-graduate international development fellowship based in East Africa for Northwestern graduates. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise serving farmers throughout East Africa. This two-year, paid Junior Program Associate position includes potential roles in programming, finance, and operations. Graduating seniors are eligible to apply.
Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016


Philly Fellows

Philly Fellows

Philly Fellows’ yearlong fellowships connect top college graduates to dynamic non-profit opportunities while developing leadership and professional skills, and engaging in Philadelphia’s vibrant communities. Alongside full-time placement with a partnering non-profit, fellows participate in leadership and professional development curricula and live together with 3-5 other fellows. In addition to free housing, the award includes a $12,311 stipend, health insurance, and a $5,730 education award upon completion. Graduating seniors who are US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Saturday, February 4, 2017



Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Depending on the organizations where they are placed, fellows will begin work between June and September 2017 and will complete their fellowships between June and September 2018. Prior experience in Africa is not required.
National deadline: Sunday, October 30, 2016


Princeton in Asia

Founded by Princeton University students in 1898, Princeton in Asia (PiA) has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences that transform perspectives and cultivate long-lasting friendships. It is PiA’s vision that, through extended exposure to Asian workplaces and cultures, fellows will develop a life-long appreciation for and engagement in this part of the world. PiA offers service-oriented posts in the fields of education, international development, journalism, and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools.
National deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016


Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America is a nonprofit organization that partners with nonprofits throughout Latin America to match them with young public-sector professionals seeking yearlong fellowships in development work. Past fellowships have focused on such subjects as microfinance and entrepreneurship in Chile, Mexico, and Colombia; malnutrition alleviation in Guatemala; conservation in the Peruvian Amazon; research on human-rights issues in Chile; and women and children’s healthcare in Bolivia, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic.
National deadline: Monday, November 7, 2016



Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)

PHAP is a competitive, two-year, paid training program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. PHAP associates are assigned to public health agencies and non-governmental organizations in the United States and US territories, and work alongside other professionals across a variety of public-health settings. Applicants must be recent graduates who are US citizens, permanent residents, or US nationals.
National deadline: Monday, January 9, 2017


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San Francisco Fellows

The San Francisco Fellows program works to foster community stewardship by preparing recent college graduates for leadership roles in public service. Awardees work as full-time city employees, earning approximately $50,000, plus health insurance. In addition to a weekly learning component and an assigned mentor, fellows conduct projects that span a broad range of city functions, including analytical, planning, and operational work. Students who have completed their bachelor’s degrees within the past five years are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2017



Venture for America (VFA)

VFA is a fellowship program that places recent graduates at start-ups in cities with emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that matter. Fellows work for two years at a partner start-up company and participate in a five-week training program in the summer before the work program begins. Graduating seniors, master’s students, and recent graduates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: multiple deadlines



Whitaker International Fellowship

This program sends young biomedical engineers anywhere outside the US or Canada to conduct academic or scientific research in a university or laboratory, pursue coursework at a foreign academic institution, or intern at a public-policy, industrial or non-profit setting. The award pays for round-trip international airfare, a monthly stipend, and any tuition fees involved. Awards typically begin between August 1 and October 1, but may begin as early as July 1 of the competition year, and as late as June 30 of the following year, as long as the start date allows the grantee sufficient time to complete the academic-year grant-length requirement. Interested applicants who are US citizens or permanent residents and graduating seniors, currently enrolled in a graduate or doctoral program, or currently employed with a degree no higher than a master’s degree are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, January 24, 2017