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State Policy Fellowship Program

The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities State Policy Fellowship program is a two-year research-oriented fellowship dedicated to making change through careful research, thoughtful advocacy, and strong partnerships in a state policy context. For more detail, please read through the goals and application details below.

Areas Funded

  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Public Policy and Administration

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Jefferson Scholars National Fellowship

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation encourages applicants from a broad range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, history, political science, policy studies, law, political economy, communications and media, and sociology. Applicants will be judged on the quality of their scholarship, their promise for intellectual and professional leadership as a rising junior scholar, their potential to shed new light upon contemporary developments in American politics, foreign policy, and America and the World.

 

An applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who is either expecting to complete his or her dissertation by the conclusion of the Fellowship year or has outlined a detailed and workable two-year write-up plan that is persuasively documented.

This is not a post-doctoral fellowship.

Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply.

Areas Funded

  • Comparative / Regional Studies
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • International Affairs - General
  • Public or Intercultural Communication
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Doctoral

Urban Leaders Fellowship

The Urban Leaders Fellowship is a paid summer fellowship for professionals who come from various backgrounds, professions, ideologies, and experiences with a sincere commitment to transform communities through people and partnerships.

 

Fellows partner with an elected official, spending half their time on a critical policy project. These leaders have a vision for how their city can improve, and you’ll work alongside them to make that vision a reality. Fellows spend the other half of their time working with an innovative partner organization, from non-profits to tech startups, committed to social justice & community impact.

 

Learn more at https://www.urbanleadersfellowship.org/.

Areas Funded

  • Environment
  • International Affairs - General
  • Public Policy and Administration
  • Sustainable Development

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Pallas Fellowship

Pallas Foundation is proud to have created the Pallas Fellowship Program to support the education and professional development of emerging leaders from traditionally underrepresented groups in national security. Fellows participate in a paid program where they assist in the day-to-day operations of the firm, provide tailored research, and develop products for clients, all while being immersed in and engaging with the national security and policymaking communities in Washington, DC.

Throughout the program, Fellows have many opportunities to interact with senior officials and officers across the Department of Defense, State Department, National Security Council, Intelligence Community, and other government agencies and offices. They also gain exposure to the broader national security ecosystem and its impact by working with leading technology companies, venture capital firms, and non-profit institutions. Additionally, the Fellows take part in a series of leadership development curriculum throughout the program.

For people of any citizenship with authority to work in the US.

 

Learn more at https://www.pallasadvisors.com/fellowship-program

 

Areas Funded

  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States
  • Any

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program

The John S. McCain Strategic Defense Fellows Program is a one-year civilian fellowship program designed to provide leadership development for the commencement of a career track toward senior leadership in the US Department of Defense. For US Citizens.

Program Highlights

  • Rotations in the Office of the Secretary of Defense or an Office of the Secretary of a Military Department
  • Gain DoD experience and leadership capabilities through challenging opportunities to flourish into problem solvers, strategic thinkers and future leaders
  • Mentorship by DoD senior leaders

Applicants are evaluated on their technical and professional excellence, character, commitment to public service and academic achievement.

Applicants must have a Master’s Degree or above. Applicants must be able to pass background and security investigations.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a two-year opportunity to promote global food and nutrition security through learning and hands-on work. Leland Fellows gain experience and professional skills working with host organizations in development or humanitarian placements around the world, and learn to see what works in international development—and what doesn’t—and how to make the system more efficient, more effective, and more just.

Leland Fellows are placed with host organizations—international and local NGOs, multi-lateral organizations, private sector entities, or U.N. Agencies—making substantive contributions to both program and policy initiatives. Fellows develop their technical skills, leadership capabilities, and professional network through direct work experiences as well as through the Hunger Center’s in-person and remote trainings, all within the context of a supporting group learning cohort. All trainings build fellows’ core capacities, based on the Hunger Center’s twelve-point leadership capabilities model, and enhance fellows’ ability to become effective agents for change in their chosen path. Leland Fellows’ two placements are coordinated to show one issue from two different perspectives and provide experience along the full spectrum, identifying ways that fellows can bridge the gap and make the greatest contribution to eliminating food and nutrition security.

For US citizens and permanent legal residents.

Areas Funded

  • Environment
  • International Affairs - General
  • Sustainable Development

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program

The Foreign Agricultural Service Diversity Fellowship Program (FDFP) is a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that identifies and prepares individuals interested in careers in USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Those who successfully complete FDFP and pass the USDA’s FAS Foreign Service Assessment, will be offered a position as a Foreign Service Trainee (FST), which will prepare them for a career as a FAS Foreign Service Officer overseas.

The FAS Diversity Fellowship Program will provide graduate fellowships to qualified individuals who will attend two-year graduate programs in Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics at U.S. universities, provide two summer internships – one domestic and one overseas, and offer mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer, and provide professional development activities.

To be eligible to participate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be seeking enrollment into a two-year graduate degree at a U.S. university for fall in a program relevant to the work of the FAS Foreign Service such as Agribusiness or Agricultural Economics.
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

Areas Funded

  • Economics

Demographics Funded

  • Multicultural Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security Fellowship

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the Clarke DS Fellowship is a two-year graduate fellowship program designed for individuals who want to pursue a master’s degree and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service. DSS Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers.

US Citizens.

The State Department requires that you be at least 21 years old to be appointed as a DSS Special Agent and you must be appointed prior to the month that you reach 37 years of age (except for preference-eligible veterans). Because the Clarke DS Fellowship is a two-year program, you must be at least 19 years old and no older than 33 years old to be eligible to apply for the fellowship.

All two-year full-time master’s degree programs at a U.S.-based accredited institution are eligible. The full-time courses taken to complete the degree program must be only offered during the fall and spring semesters, and not during the summer.

Areas Funded

  • International Affairs - General
  • Security Studies

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate

Catherine Hinman Memorial Fellowship

The Catherine Hinman Memorial Fellowship creates opportunities for graduate students from across the US pursuing policy careers, with background studies in international affairs, economics, applied sciences, etc., to gain practical experience and grow professional networks in Washington DC. The Fellowship aims to support Fellows (who would not otherwise have the financial means to spend a summer in Washington DC) to showcase technical skills, immerse into federal policy-making and international affairs, and sow seeds of professional growth for years to come.

Fellows will be introduced to diverse career pathways, including through networking with DC-based professionals from across the U.S. Government, non-profit organizations, business and academia. Each fellow will be paired with a mentor in their field of interest to guide their success in the Fellowship, including the completion of a final project of practical application (i.e. research supporting the adoption of federal regulation, publication, draft rules or regulations, etc.) that also advances Silverado’s mission and the Fellows career aspirations.

 

Learn more at https://silverado.org/news/apply-now-the-catherine-hinman-memorial-fellowship

Areas Funded

  • Economics
  • Environment
  • International Affairs - General
  • Science and Technology

Demographics Funded

  • Current Graduate Students

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Work / Experience

Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship

The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship is designed for highly talented individuals who want to pursue an IT-related undergraduate or graduate degree and a career in the Foreign Service. As one of several high-profile U.S. Department of State diversity recruitment programs, this two-year fellowship supports fellows by providing academic funding for an IT-related degree, two summer internships, professional development, and mentorship. Based on the fundamental principle that diversity is a strength in our diplomatic efforts, the FAIT Fellowship program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity.  Women, members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and those with financial need, are encouraged to apply.

Upon successful completion of the fellowship and the Foreign Service entry requirements, FAIT Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialists (IMS).

FAIT Fellows receive:

  • Up to $43,500 annually in academic funding for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense (see eligibility requirements).
  • Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C., at the U.S. Department of State, and an overseas internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.

The FAIT Fellowship is designed as a two-year cohort model, offering both undergraduate and graduate fellowships. To be eligible to apply in the current application cycle, individuals must be on the timeline of that cohort year. More details are on the Eligibility Requirements page of the website.  To be eligible to apply for the FAIT Fellowship program, individuals must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled full-time in an IT-related bachelor’s degree program OR seeking admission to an IT-related master’s degree program at a U.S.-based accredited institution
  • Be on a timeline to graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree after attending four full-time (spring and fall) semesters, beginning in the fall semester of the cohort year. The cohort year is the year that the applicant is selected as a FAIT Fellow.
  • Hold a minimum 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of the application, and maintain this GPA throughout the program

Selected fellows will need to:

The application for the FAIT Fellowship opens annually in September and closes in late January/early February.

Areas Funded

  • Science and Technology

Demographics Funded

  • Current Undergraduates
  • Multicultural Students
  • Young Professionals

Citizenships Funded

  • United States

Programs Funded

  • Graduate