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Post-Graduate Opportunities


Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows Program

This program will be made up of individuals who are driving groundbreaking projects with large social impact both as employees with businesses, public sector organizations, and leading NGOs, and as entrepreneurs. The East Africa Fellows Program offers Fellows the opportunity to receive world-class leadership training along with the tools to accelerate the progress of their social projects.

AIF Clinton Fellowship

A 10-month volunteer program that pairs a select number of young professionals from the U.S. and India with non-governmental organizations and social enterprises in India. Applicants must be U.S. or Indian citizens or U.S. permanent residents between the ages of  21 and 34 and have completed an undergraduate degree. AIF provides a living stipend, insurance coverage, and program-related travel to each Fellow. Click here to read more. Deadline: January 16, 2017.

Alfa Fellowship Program

High-level, eleven-month professional development program in Russia placing accomplished young Americans, Britons, and Germans in work assignments at leading organizations in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy.

American Australian Association Fellowship

The American Australian Association awards Fellowships each year to Australians and Americans for advanced research and study in the United States and Australia respectively. The Fellowships build on existing strong social and economic partnerships and foster intellectual exchange between the United States and Australia.  To date, over 200 Fellows have received awards totaling over US$5 million to pursue studies in critical fields - from key medical research to sustainability - at top institutions such as MIT, Harvard and Princeton. 

  • The Association appoints around 30 fellows annually 
  • A number of the fellowships are generously sponsored by key corporations and patrons
  • To date, over 200 fellows have received awards totaling over US$5 million to pursue post-graduate studies in critical fields, from medical research to sustainability, at leading academic and research institutions

American-Scandinavian Foundation Awards for Americans

The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) offers fellowships (up to $23,000) and grants (up to $5,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian country (Denmark, Sweden, Norway) for up to one year.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals

Full-year, work-study scholarship program providing American and German young professionals the opportunity to live, work, and study abroad.

The number of awards varies each year according to total funds available.

EMGIP Fellowship

One- to three-month fellowship program providing U.S. and Canadian students interested in pursuing careers in government and public affairs with professional internships in the German state parliament.

Foundation for Global Scholars

Supports students participating in study-abroad programs in a variety of countries worldwide. The Foundation expects to hear from scholarship recipients during their time abroad. The final time should be in the form of a reflection on how their international education experience affected their future academic, career or personal goals.

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships and Study/Research Scholarships

The Fulbright program is the largest U.S. international exchange program offering opportunities for students, graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools worldwide.  Students must have a B.A. or equivalent before the start of the grant and should have sufficient proficiency in the written and spoken language of the host country.

Fulbright mtvU Award

The focus of the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship is to promote “the power of music” as a global force for mutual understanding. The Fulbright-mtvU Award allows students to pursue projects around an aspect of international contemporary or popular music as a cultural force of expression.

Fund for Education Abroad

The FEA is committed to increasing the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships.

Fund for Education Abroad Rainbow Scholarship

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving LGBT student who aims to participate in a high-quality, rigorous education abroad program. This scholarship is made possible by the generous support of a group of international education professionals who are committed to advocating on behalf of  LGBT students.

Gates Cambridge Scholarship (United Kingdom)

This scholarship was created in perpetuity as an international scholarship program to enable outstanding graduate students from outside the United Kingdom to study at the University of Cambridge.

George J. Mitchell Scholarship (Ireland)

George J. Mitchell Scholarships are intended to familiarize and connect the next generation of American leadership with the island of Ireland. These scholarships support one year of graduate study in any discipline offered by an institution of higher learning in Ireland or Northern Ireland.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Scholarships

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. They offer a wide range of highly selective scholarships, grants, and fellowships in Germany for US and Canadian citizens, from undergraduate students to post-doctoral scholars as well as faculty and higher education professionals.

German Chancellor Fellowship for Prospective Leaders

This award is for prospective leaders from the USA, the Russian Federation or the People's Republic of China and, having completed your first degree (at least a Bachelor's or comparable degree), have subsequently gained work experience and have already shown outstanding leadership potential in your career. A German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a German host you have selected.

Global Health Corp Fellowship

Global Health Corps aims to mobilize a global community of emerging leaders to build a movement for health equity. Graduates will work for 13 months (which includes training and debriefing) in their choice of Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Burundi, or the United States. GHC fellows are provided with stipends to cover all travel, living and work expenses for the duration of the Fellowship.

Global Youth Connect

Founded in 1999 by young leaders from both the USA and post-genocide countries like Guatemala and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Global Youth Connect advances human rights by empowering young activists from around the globe to meet face-to-face, exchange ideas and take action together in collaboration with grassroots NGOs, policy makers, and other stakeholders. Global Youth Connect provides young leaders (ages 14-35) from a wide range of ethnic, national, economic and religious backgrounds with opportunities to learn more about human rights and enhance their ability to take action on pressing human rights issues.

Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

HIA's fellowship programs concern human rights activities generally, but they focus specifically on the relationship between majority and minority populations in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Poland. The programs address a carefully selected range of subjects intended to give the Fellows analytical and multicultural skills and perspectives that will aid in their study and work on a broad range of human rights issues in the future, including national diversity issues in regard to their economic, educational, political, social, cultural, religious, and environmental ramifications.

International Innovation Corps

IIC is a new opportunity for graduates to play an active role in building and implementing innovative solutions to some of India’s toughest social problems. Fellows will work at Indian public sector enterprises for paid, one-year assignments that tackle important social challenges. Each IIC fellow receives a stipend, health insurance, and RT airfare to India.

James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program

The James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program provides bright, highly motivated recent college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year. Qualified applicants must have completed a bachelor's or higher graduate degree in the 18 months prior to the program's commencement and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement. The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year. Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits. The majority of Fellows will be based in Springfield, with limited placements in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Positions in the current class of Dunn Fellows include:

  • Communications
  • Federal Affairs
  • General Counsel
  • Government Transformation & Metrics
  • Governor’s Office of Constituent Affairs
  • Legislative Affairs
  • Office of Management & Budget
  • Policy (Education/Economic Development and Innovation/Health, Human Services, and Public Safety)
  • Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs

JET Programme (Japan)

The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, now in its 26th year, is aimed at promoting grass-roots international exchange between Japan and other nations.

Kaufmann Global Scholars Program

A world-class opportunity for outstanding recent graduates in science, technology, and engineering fields (including graduate students) who are aspiring and early-stage entrepreneurs, to develop their skills and ideas, competencies, and capabilities to start a business.  The Program affords these participants the opportunity to catalyze their ideas with unparalleled training in entrepreneurship, bringing together a unique group from around the world. 

Knight-Hennessy Scholars program at Stanford University

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will annually identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue a wide-ranging graduate education at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. The Knight-Hennessy Scholars is the largest fully endowed scholars program in the world.

Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is a national fellowship program which works to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. Individuals must have earned a bachelor's degree to apply. Click here to read about a previous scholar's experience. Deadline: November 1, 2016.

Marshall Scholarship (United Kingdom)

The purpose of the Marshall Scholarship is to finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom in a system of higher education recognized for its excellence and they express the continuing gratitude of the British people to their American counterparts.

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship

A two-year fellowship that combines field and policy work aimed at poverty alleviation and improving food security. Click here to read about a previous fellow's experience

NSEP David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship

NSEP Boren Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S.   interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). NSEP Boren Fellowships are intended to provide or add to the international component of U.S. graduate students' educations.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

Supports up to one to two years of graduate study in any field and in any advanced degree-granting program in the U.S. Each award is for up to $25,000 in stipend support (not to exceed $40,000), as well as 50% of required tuition and fees, up to $20,000 per year, for one to two years.

Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. The stated mission of the Peace Corps includes providing technical assistance, helping people outside the United States to understand American culture, and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries. The work is generally related to social and economic development. Each program participant, a Peace Corps Volunteer, is an American citizen, typically with a college degree, who works abroad for a period of two years after three months of training.

Volunteers work with governments, schools, non-profit organizations, non-government organizations, and entrepreneurs in education, business, information technology, agriculture, and the environment. After 24 months of service, volunteers can request an extension of service.

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants are designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with organizations working across Africa for yearlong service placements. The program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.

Princeton in Asia

Open to graduates or graduating seniors from all accredited U.S. colleges and universities. PiA offers year-long, service-oriented fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the fields of education, international development, public health, environmental advocacy, journalism and business. Click here to read about a previous scholar's experience.

Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) partners with NGOs and multilateral organizations and places highly qualified recent college graduates in yearlong service fellowships with nonprofit, public service, humanitarian, and government organizations with a social mission in Latin American and Caribbean. Placements emphasize the power of firsthand work experience to shape young people's attitudes and mobilize them to effect positive social change. PiLA enhances the mission of its partners by building their capacity to impact constructively the communities they serve, addressing the social, economic, and political barriers to egalitarian community development. Since 2003, PiLA has placed 320 fellows with partners in 20 countries throughout the region.

Rhodes Scholarship (United Kingdom)

The Rhodes Scholarships are investments in individuals rather than in project proposals. Accordingly, applications are sought from talented students without restriction as to their field of academic specialization or career plans although the proposed course of study must be available at Oxford, and the applicant’s undergraduate program must provide a sufficient basis for study in the proposed field.

Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship (Germany)

The Robert Bosch Foundation recognizes the importance of familiarizing American professionals with the political, economic, and cultural environment of Europe and of the Federal Republic of Germany. To further this goal, and to strengthen the ties of friendship and understanding between the United States and Germany, the foundation sponsors a fellowship program that enables young American professionals to participate in an intensive work and study program in Germany.

Rotary Global Grants

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. The program sponsors academic year scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior from a U.S. university to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world.

Study in Japan Scholarships (Japan)

Offers a variety of funding sources for students who wish to pursue international study in Japan.

TEFL Fellowships at the American University in Cairo

Fellowships in teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) are offered annually to full-time students who wish to pursue a master’s degree in TEFL and to acquire language teaching experience at The American University in Cairo. Award provides full or partial tuition fees coverage, a monthly stipend, accommodation in the University Residences or with a monthly housing allowance for non-residents of Egypt, medical service and health insurance fees, and one-way home travel. Fellows pursue degree study and teach eight hours of English per week.

VIA Global Community Fellowship

A 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young or established professionals. Fellows work at non-governmental organizations and schools across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. The fellowship provides a living and housing stipend, medical insurance, Intra-Asia travel and language study grants.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues.