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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Abaarso Tech looks for teachers interested in training the top secondary students in a deeply underprivileged section of the world. This new boarding school, based in the Horn of Africa, focuses on math, science and English. Teachers spend approximately 20 hours per week in the classroom, plus significant work outside of class. Many AT teachers also assume management roles, and all are expected to lead extra-curricular activities by coaching sports teams, running student clubs, or leading work-time activities.
American India Foundation
The American India Foundation (AIF) Clinton Fellowship for Service provides a select group of young American professionals the opportunity to serve marginalized and underprivileged communities in India by working with NGOs for a period of 10 months.
The American University in Cairo: Presidential Internship Program
Established in 1981, the Presidential Internship Program at The American University in Cairo (AUC) provides recent university graduates with the opportunity to work at the highest levels of an international university, experience life in Cairo and learn Arabic.
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, with a focus on studying less commonly taught languages. Boren Fellowship awards are made for a minimum of 12 weeks and maximum of 24 months. The deadline to apply is in late January.
Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security Graduate Research Grant
The U.S. Borlaug Fellows in Global Food Security graduate research grant program supports exceptional graduate students who are interested in developing a component of their graduate research in a developing country setting and in collaboration with a mentor from an International Agricultural Research Center (IARC), or a qualifying* National Agricultural Research System (NARS) unit.
CARE is a major international humanitarian agency delivering broad-spectrum emergency relief and long-term international development projects. Founded in 1945, CARE is nonsectarian, impartial, and non-governmental.
Catholic Volunteer Network
One of the best resources for international and domestic voluntary programs is the Catholic Volunteer Network, which includes everything from two-week to two-year programs, and most projects seem to cover expenses (group housing) and health insurance. Many religious denominations are represented. Some sites expect belief in a particular dogma or approach; others are quite open to all varieties of belief and unbelief.
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.
The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least six months in length and emphasize a work component. The grant program does not support independent research projects or academic study abroad programs.
William J. Clinton Fellowship in India
William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India is a 10-month leadership fellowship that pairs a select number of young professionals with credible NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate impact and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Applicants must be between the ages of 21 and 34 and completed an undergraduate degree. AIF provides a round trip ticket to India, insurance coverage, and a monthly stipend to each Fellow. The deadline to apply is early February.
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals in Germany
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides 75 American and 75 German young professionals the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program.
Council on International Exchange - CIEE Teach Abroad
Council on International Exchange (CIEE) offers paid teaching positions in seven countries (Chile, China, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and Vietnam) for university graduates looking to teach English abroad and immerse themselves in a foreign community.
Cross-Cultural Solutions, also known as CCS, is a nonprofit working to address critical global issues by providing meaningful volunteer service to communities abroad, and contributing responsibly to local economies.
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing grants for US and Canadian university students –majoring in any subject- and graduates with some proficiency in Spanish.
Its main objective is to provide North American native English or French students with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 hours a week).
The EDGE Educational Academy is a premier after-school enrichment center in Taiwan, catering to international students needing assistance in English, math, science, SATs and more. EDGE teachers also coach scholastic teams, organize academic competitions such as spelling bees and math competitions, and assist with college applications. The EDGE prides itself on their curriculum- focusing on creativity, originality, and analytic thought- and on the quality of their teachers. The EDGE's goal is to help students excel in their coursework, attain their desired grades, provide opportunities to achieve and reach their full potential.
ELAP Foundation for Sustainable Development
Founded in 1995, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) works to enhance the capacity of small non-governmental organizations (NGOs) around the world to address local health, social, environmental, and economic issues. Our model incorporates four unique program that support underserved communities in a collaborative and sustainable manner.
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
English Open Doors
English Open Doors full-time volunteers make a lasting impact on the lives of their students, motivating them to improve their English and participate in cross-cultural exchange. English Open Doors Volunteers teach alongside a Chilean co-teacher in either public or semi-private schools. Volunteers are placed throughout Chile, and work with students ranging from 5th to 12th grade.
English Program in Korea
The English Program in Korea (EPIK), affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, was established in 1995 to improve the English speaking abilities of students and teachers in Korea, to develop cultural exchanges and reform English teaching methodologies in Korea.
Footprints Recruiting/Georgian Ministry of Education
Teach English in Georgia, a beautiful country that borders the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Footprints Recruiting has been officially selected as the primary provider of teachers to the Ministry of Education in Georgia. Footprints is providing over 100 teachers per month to this Eastern European country.
French Embassy Teaching Assistantship
The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers you the opportunity to work in France for 7 months, teaching English to French students of all ages. Each year, over 1,100 American citizens and permanent residents teach in public schools across all regions of metropolitan France and in the overseas departments of French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique and Réunion.
Fulbright US Student Program Fellowship
The Fulbright program is a seven-month to year-long fellowship that places recent undergraduate and graduate students in countries all over the world. Program options include English teaching fellowships or independent research fellowships (with options for university study). Besides English language teaching and research opportunities, the Fulbright serves as a foreign relations program between the US and other countries. Fulbright fellows are expected to act as representatives of their country.
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is an organization that works toward advancing cooperation between nations, and promotes active international engagement by the U.S. This is a yearlong fellowship that offers eight to ten research assistantships with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC. Research fellows are paired with the Endowment's senior associates.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
German Academic Exchange Program
GAIN was created by DAAD in cooperation with the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) to provide support for German scholars and scientists working in North America by facilitating networking within the community and improving the flow of information on current developments in higher education and new career opportunities at German universities, research institutions, and companies.
Global Health Corps
Global Health Corps recruits placement organizations that are doing excellent work in improving healthcare access and health outcomes for the poor. Placement organizations range from small grassroots organizations to large global institutions. Placement organizations identify an area of need, create a job description for a fellowship position, demonstrate the capacity to absorb two new fulltime staff, and identify a clear manager for the fellow team. Fellow candidates apply for specific positions with one of our placement organizations for which they have relevant skills and experience, and are selected jointly by GHC and the placement organization.
Hellenic American Education Foundation Teaching Fellowship
Fellows are at the College for a full school day (Monday through Friday 8.30am – 4pm, with occasional Saturdays for specific events) and teach in supervised English classes and/or work in the HAEF University Applications and Counseling Office and the HAEF Library, and have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of students at the elementary, middle, or high school level. Fellows are also involved as coaches and mentors in the Forensics Club – the College’s largest English language theater and debate club – where they are able to connect with the students in a fun, creative, and supportive setting. At the end of the school year, Fellows take part in the English language Summer Camp in June-July.
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.
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.
Interac is Japan's leading private provider of Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs). Our highly motivated and qualified teachers serve thousands of schools and boards of education throughout every region of Japan, working with children from kindergarten to high school.
International Schools Services
For over 50 years ISS has brought the very best educators together with the very best schools, pairing over 20,000 candidates and 300 schools in more than 150 countries worldwide. Now more than ever, ISS makes securing a highly sought international teaching career easier, smarter and more affordable.
The International Fellows Program (IFP) is a nine-month internship for talented recent college graduates and graduate students to provide on-the-job development experience in Africa. Our Fellows provide technical assistance and training to community-based grassroots projects including education, literacy, health development, HIV/AIDS, English as a Second Language, agricultural development, proposal development, managerial training, feasibility studies and small business development. The program began in 1988 in response to the need for technical support of international development nonprofit organizations. To date, we have placed more than 176 Fellows in 28 countries, primarily in Africa, but also in Asia, South America and Australia.
Japan Exchange and Teaching
The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program is sponsored by the Japanese government. JET places native English speakers in classrooms across Japan. The workers live in Japan for up to a year and serve as a language assistant to Japanese students.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program
During each two-year fellowship cycle, 12-15 Leland Fellows are placed 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 women’s empowerment. Includes a monthly stipend, health insurance and travel expenses. The deadline to apply will be in January 2015.
Nanubhai Teaching Fellowship
We bring native English speakers to boarding schools in rural India. Fellows provide additional practice in speaking English to help students build both skill and confidence, which makes them more competitive with their urban peers in the Indian job market.
Payne International Development Fellowship Program
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.
Peace Corps is a program sponsored by the US government that sends corps members to countries around the world. Corps members assist in infrastructure and community development within the country they serve in. Examples of assignments include teaching, construction, community organizing, and medical aid.
Thomas R. Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship
The Pickering Undergraduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship recruits talented students in academic programs relevant to international affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management, and science policy. The goal is to attract outstanding students from all ethnic, racial, and social backgrounds. Funds two years of master's study, leadership training, and facilitates entry into the U.S. Foreign Service.
Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, we send 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from our full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.
Princeton in Africa
Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects. Our program is open to graduating seniors and young alumni from any accredited college or university in the U.S. Our Fellows have helped improve education and public health, source fresh water and alternative energy, increase family incomes, and so much more.
Princeton in Asia
Princeton in Asia (PiA) offers service-oriented fellowships in the fields of education, media/journalism, international development (NGOs) and business, with a majority of fellows working as English teachers at universities and high schools. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors from all accredited colleges and universities.
Princeton in Latin America
PiLA offers service experiences in Latin America and the Caribbean to match outstanding recent college graduates who are interested in year-long service fellowship opportunities with partner NGO and multilateral organizations that are engaged in socially responsible development projects throughout the region.
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship Program
The Rangel Program seeks outstanding young people for careers as diplomats. The program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Each year, the Rangel Program offers twenty graduate fellowships to outstanding seniors and recent graduates to help finance two-year graduate programs, provide paid internships and other professional development activities, and facilitate entry into the Foreign Service.
Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Locations include Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden and the U.S. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Offers a variety of funding sources for students who wish to pursue international study in Japan.
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.
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.
This program offers a year-long innkeeper fellowship at a homeless shelter/halfway house in Washington D.C. Interns take classes at the Servant Leadership School, participate in monthly community-building activities and group reflection, and have opportunities to connect with individuals and organizations working to address the complex problems of poverty. Innkeepers also learn about addictive behaviors, explore their faith, and personalize their understanding of poverty and oppression.
Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, sponsored by National Grid, provides a $10,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Teach and Learn in Korea (TaLK)
TaLK is a Korean Government scholarship program known as Teach and Learn in Korea. The program’s main objective is to invite and train native English teachers and overseas Koreans to teach practical English in after-school classes at the rural elementary school.
Teach and Learn with Georgia
Volunteer teachers will stay in Georgia for at least one year and experience once in a lifetime opportunities, such as getting familiarized with amazing Georgian customs and traditions by living with local families, experiencing unique Georgian folklore and cuisine by socializing with local communities, and learning the Georgian language, one of the 14 existing alphabets in the world, should they wish to do so.
Teach for China
Teach For China (formerly known as the China Education Initiative or CEI) recruits, selects, trains, and supports outstanding US and Chinese graduates to work side-by-side to deliver an excellent education in high poverty, rural Chinese communities. In the short-term, Teach For China’s Fellows are placed in full-time, two-year teaching commitments at under-resourced schools, where they meet the pressing need for exceptional educators. In the long-term, Teach For China supports its alumni – equipped with the experience, conviction, and insight that comes from leading children to fulfill their potential – to be a force for change, working from across sectors to expand educational opportunity.
Teach for Thailand
TTC places American graduates in underserved Thai schools as English language teachers. TTC believes that language skills are an essential foundation for a better life and a better world. Thai students equipped with English proficiency are positioned to succeed in school, work, and life, and to make an impact in their communities. Teach Thailand Corps has learned from and adapted elements of the Peace Corps philosophy of service and learning.
Volunteers for Peace
Volunteers for Peace provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. They advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders. VFP offers lots of options - domestic and abroad, short- and long-term. Volunteers can either search for one long project or string together multiple shorter ones. It's not funded, but most living expenses are covered. There is a registration fee.
WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific. Volunteers are placed in schools and host communities that specifically request WorldTeach volunteers and would otherwise be unable to afford or located qualified teachers. Volunteers receive training, language preparation, and field support, empowering them to make an impact that will last long after they leave.
AmeriCorps is a domestic service organization that places corps members in community service positions all around the country. Corps members focus on a specific issue such as education, public safety, health or the environment, and they work on bettering this issue within the community they are serving. Corps members serve in this position for ten months to one year. There are a number of different programs under the AmeriCorps umbrella.
All Stars Project
The Activists for Social Development Fellowship is a competitive ten-week program designed to challenge ten recent college graduates (or those graduating in the spring) to be self-starters and make a difference by providing high-level training in development, fundraising, and youth organizing at a major national nonprofit organization with an outside-the-box approach.
Beacon Education Network
Unlike Teach for America, BEN Corps members are not expected to teach standards-based classes, but instead support core academic efforts while designing curriculum for a class of choice. Currently the Ceiba College Preparatory School where BEN Corps teachers will work is in Santa Cruz, California where the residences are typically located.
Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship is an eleven month program that is divided into two phases. The first phase focuses on service, and places fellows in community organizations across the country that are battling hunger. For the second phase of the fellowship, fellows move to Washington DC, where they work on policy with national organizations to combat hunger and poverty-related issues. There are 20 fellows total; both the field placement and policy work are related to hunger issues.
Boston Teacher Residency
The Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is an innovative program in urban education that combines graduate coursework toward a Masters degree in Education with a full year of co-teaching under the guidance of an experienced Mentor Teacher before placement as a full-time teacher in the Boston Public Schools (BPS). BTR recruits talented, committed individuals of all ages and diverse backgrounds to enter a 13-month Teacher Residency modeled on a clinical teaching hospital approach; residents apply theory to practice, taking rigorous coursework and gaining extensive hands-on, practical experience in the classroom. They then continue to receive formal support and professional development during the first three years and beyond of their teaching careers. BTR's mission is to drive significant student achievement gains through the recruitment, preparation, and support of exceptional teachers in Boston.
In Camphill, people usually live together in house communities. Community members include people with developmental and other disabilities, long-term coworkers who share responsibility for the leadership, managing and running of the community, short term coworkers who volunteer for shorter periods of usually one or two years. Coworkers are responsible for the health and care needs of the people they live with. Coworkers help provide support with daily living to anyone in your house that needs assistance.
Campaign Corps is a competitive program that trains recent college graduates to work on targeted progressive Democratic campaigns for the three months leading up to election day. Staffers go through campaign school, which is a mixture of lectures and discussions, combined with a simulated campaign where teams compete against each other to win. Members are sent to a local, state or federal race for a progressive Democratic candidate. The weekend after Election Day, everyone reunites in Washington, DC for a retreat.
Catholic Volunteer Network
One of the best resources for domestic and international voluntary programs is the Catholic Volunteer Network, which includes everything from two-week to two-year programs, and most projects seem to cover expenses (group housing) and health insurance. Many religious denominations are represented. Some sites expect belief in a particular dogma or approach; others are quite open to all varieties of belief and unbelief.
The National Teaching Fellowship is a unique, two-year professional and leadership development program. The Fellowship is a paid service program that offers a diverse range of experiences to people of varied backgrounds who have high potential as educators and leaders in the non-profit sector. Teaching Fellows (TFs) are essential to the success of the Citizen Schools' program. These engaging, dedicated, and caring adults work closely with urban middle-school students and their families to help transform lives. Each TF leads a group of approximately 18-23 students, supporting their academic achievement through structured academic support and by facilitating hands-on, learning activities led by community volunteers. The Citizen Schools' program offers TFs the opportunity to engage students in a diverse range of educational experiences and provides leadership development support- with the ultimate goal of preparing students for high school success, and enhanced college and career access.
City Hall Fellows
This 12 month fellowship introduces college graduates to positions that allow them the opportunity to understand how cities work and the various issues that impact local government.
City Year is a service program that places members primarily in educational and youth programs in cities across the US for one year. The program places a large emphasis on working with youth in at-risk communities. Besides primarily working with youth, members also might participate in community service projects (such as rebuild) within the areas they are serving.
Code for America
Code for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.
Green Corps Environment Fellowship
Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing is a yearlong program that trains members in leading environmental-based political campaigns. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. Trainees gain classroom and field experience in environmental and public health campaigns, and career placements in environmental groups.
Inspired Teaching Certificate Program
The Inspired Teacher Certification Program is a state-accredited, 24-month teacher preparation program that prepares, supports, and certifies highly qualified individuals to become teachers in the District of Columbia. Inspired Teaching Fellows begin their teacher career with a residency year, working under the guidance of a lead teacher, gaining knowledge and experience to enable a smooth transition into their teaching career. In the second year, Fellows, as teachers of record, continue with coursework and mentoring. The Inspired Teacher Certification Program prepares educators in two areas: Early Childhood and Elementary Education.
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:
- 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
James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC works toward advancing cooperation between nations, and promotes active international engagement by the U.S. This is a yearlong fellowship that offers eight to ten research assistantships: research fellows are paired with the Endowment's senior associates.
KIPP DC and E.L. Haynes public charter schools have joined forces to create the Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) program. CTR is an intensive year-long teacher training program based in the highest performing charter schools in Washington, DC. This highly selective program focuses on the areas of: Math and Science, Special Education, Early Childhood.
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.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps
The Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) accepts most candidates who share their core values of social justice, community, and simplicity. LVC volunteers do NOT have to be Lutheran or Christian, but do need to be willing to share ideas and engage in conversations around faith and spirituality. LVC-ers have a full-time, year-long voluntary service placement at a human service agency, while living in an intentional community of 4-8 volunteers, all of whom have different daytime placements. Volunteers receive enough funding for their housing, transportation, food, and a very small personal allowance. The final deadline for applications is April 1.
Math for America
Math for America is a nonprofit organization that has the mission to improve math education in secondary public schools in the United States. Math for America does this by recruiting, training, and retaining outstanding mathematics teachers. There are Math for America placements in Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington DC, and New York City.
Mississippi Teacher Corps
The Mississippi Teacher Corps is a two-year program that recruits college graduates to teach in the Mississippi Delta. This program is similar to the Peace Corps and Teach for America.
NYC Urban Fellows Program
The Urban Fellows Program is a highly selective, nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Program participants are diverse and come from all over the country to work in New York City.
Oakland City Teaching Corps
Oakland City Teaching Corps (OCTC) is an initiative of the Oakland Unified School District to recruit high quality, credentialed teachers into the District's hardest-to-staff schools. Upon acceptance into the program, Oakland City Teacher Corps teachers begin the placement process and work hand in hand with the OCTC Placement Manager to connect to schools and principals.
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.
The Paraclete Academy in Boston, MA seeks mission-driven teachers who want to work for social justice through education. Paraclete students come from low-income families (about 60% live below the poverty line) and are fiercely dedicated to their studies. Paraclete teachers are dedicated to making a difference to the children of the South Boston community while looking for an opportunity to acquire expertise in the fields of education and community service. The Paraclete Academy works in the after-school setting and has three overarching goals: to support students' academic development, to enrich their educations through explorations and to help families navigate the Boston school landscape.
An AmeriCorps program that places allies in community development NGOs serving for four days a week for 10 months at local nonprofits, where they create, improve and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment. Once a week, allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program in which local community leaders and expert practitioners lead workshops.
Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is an AmeriCorps program administered through the University of Oregon's Community Service Center (CSC). RARE AmeriCorps is currently supported through grants from the Corporation for National & Community Service (AmeriCorps), The Ford Family Foundation, the University of Oregon, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Oregon Food Bank. In addition, each participating community provides $20,000 of approximately $27,000 needed to place, train, and support a full-time RARE AmeriCorps member.
Schuler Scholar Program Scholar Coaches
The Schuler Scholar Program (SSP) is a non-profit private foundation based in the northern suburbs of Illinois. Every year the Schuler Scholar Program recruits recent college graduates to serve as AmeriCorps members in each Schuler partnership high school. The members, called Scholar Coaches, provide one-on-one support to the Schuler Scholars and deliver a wide range of programs throughout the year. Additionally, Scholar Coaches develop programming, plan and execute exposures, assume leadership roles within the organization, and receive on-going professional development. Coaches serve as tutors, mentors and role models for the students and Schuler staff members provide the same support for the Coaches.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security over a 6-9 month period. The Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. Up to eight Scoville Fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows receive active mentoring and networking from distinguished Board of Directors and former Fellows in addition to their stipend and benefits.
Student Conservation Association
Student Conservation Association (SCA) offers internships in over 50 disciplines throughout the US. Conservation. The SCA has postings of internships all over the country - applicants must complete a search on the website to narrow down internship options. Internships are 3-12 month expense-paid opportunities to preserve environmental and cultural resources.
Teach for America
Teach for America places recent college graduates in teaching positions in public schools across the country. Corps members teach grades K-12, in all subjects. The mission of TFA is to reduce the educational gap among American students.
The Teaching Fellows
The Teaching Fellows is a project recruiting students who do not have backgrounds in Education that still wish to teach. Their programs exist across the nation, working to eliminate educational inequality by recruiting candidates for shortage-area subjects and high-need schools.
Think Impact is an international non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. that catalyzes social businesses in Kenya and South Africa. Founded in 2003, Think Impact has grown to become a leading player in the social enterprise sector. We provide young social entrepreneurs the most effective vehicle to build high-impact social businesses that empower community members in rural Africa.
University Child Development School
University Child Development School in Seattle, WA offers a one-year Resident Teacher Program that is ideal for recent graduates who value education and children and thrive when learning by doing. Resident Teachers team with mentor teachers in elementary classrooms. The Resident Program is a teaching experience with thoughtful mentorship and professional development opportunities.
Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
Villers Fellows will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of health care justice issues during their year-long tenure. The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA's Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work.
Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many low-income and minority communities. Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the poll of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities.
White House Fellows
The White House Fellows program is a prestigious program for leadership and public service. White House Fellows typically spend a year working as full-time, paid special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally.
Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship seeks to recruit, prepare and retain effective teachers for the students and schools who need them most. It is open to individuals- college seniors, recent graduates, and career changers- with undergraduate degrees particularly in the sciences. Fellows will attend enriched, school-based master's level teacher education programs, complemented by intensive mentoring during the first three years of teaching at high-need urban and rural schools.