Service and Development Projects

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.



Clinton

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

 

Center for CA Studies

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

 

Citizen Schools

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



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Echoing Green Fellowship

The Echoing Green Fellowship seeks emerging leaders committed to boldly tackling the most pressing challenges in their communities. The award supports individuals (or two-person teams) with up to $90,000 in stipends and provides leadership development, peer mentorship, and targeted networking opportunities. Applicants who are at least 18 years old, fluent in English, able to work 40 hours per week, and the founders of an independent and autonomous start-up are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Tuesday, October 25, 2016

 

Emerson

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

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

 

FoodCorps

FoodCorps

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



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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



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Hosteling International Explore the World Travel Scholarship

The Explore the World Travel Scholarship is for aspiring global travelers who want to give back while they experience another culture. Scholarship recipients will receive $2,000 to support a trip that includes an educational or service component. Students who are at least 18 years old and US citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Wednesday, March 15, 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

 

Match Education

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



Match Education

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

 

Urban Fellows

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

 

One Acre Fund

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

 

PiAf

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



PiA

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



PiLa

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


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Project Horseshoe Farm Fellowship

Project Horseshoe Farm (HSF) is a non-profit based in Greensboro, Alabama, that offers service and support programs for seniors, people with mental illness, and at-risk children. HSF also offers education and leadership-development opportunities for recent college graduates. The 13-month post-baccalaureate fellowship allows students to experientially learn about rural healthcare, K-12 education, non-profit management, and community leadership. Graduating seniors and recent alums are eligible to apply.
National deadline: Sunday, February 12, 2017



Projects for Peace

Projects for Peace

The Projects for Peace program enables undergraduates around the country to design grassroots “projects for peace” that use a summer to address global social issues. The grant provides up to $10,000 for a summer project focused on some dimension of enabling peace in a global world. At Northwestern, the Office of Fellowships facilitates the grant process. One Northwestern student is awarded the Projects for Peace grant each year. First-, second-, and third-year students are eligible to apply.
Campus deadline: Monday, January 23, 2017

 

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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

 

San Fran

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