External Fellowships

  • Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a social justice program that trains, inspires, and sustains leaders. Fellows gain field experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community based organizations across the country, and policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. This is a year-long fellowship.

  •  Coro Fellows Program, a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena.

  • Environment America "stands up to polluting industries, fights for a green future, and does what it takes to win." Each year, they hire college graduates with the passion, the commitment and the talent to carry out this mission. Most fellowships begin in August 2014, though a limited number are available now. *Internships available as well.

  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program Public Policy Related Opportunities include the following:

 Post-Baccalaureate Awards

  • Fulbright-Anne Wexler Master's Award in Public Policy (Australia) The Award will enable U.S. Students to undertake a master's degree in Australia in a key area of public policy such as health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, education, political science, history, or government relations.
  • Fulbright-SDA BOCCONI Master's in Public Administration (Italy) This one-year full time program is taught in English to students from Italy and around the world. The MPA is designed for students who are looking for solid public management tools and want to pursue a managerial career in governmental and non-governmental organizations, internationsla institutions, as well as private businesses working with the public sector.

 Post-Masters and Doctoral Awards

  • Fulbright-Clinton Fellowships These fellowships provide opportunities for U.S. citizens to serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in the following partner governments: African Union, Burma (Myanmar), Cote d'Ivoire, Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo, Malawi, Nepal, Peru, Samoa, Timor-Leste, and Ukraine.

 All Degree Levels

  • Fulbright-European Union Awards Grants are awarded to U.S. students and young professionals to study or conduct research at universities or institutions in EU Member States on EU policies, EU institutions, and the U.S.-EU agenda.  Project proposals should focus on observing comparative perspectives on issues of common concern (either U.S.-EU or with reference to EU policy).

  •  Public Policy Initiative Awards (Mexico) The Fulbright Commission will fund two grants specifically for students pursuing fieldwork, research or an internship in the area of public administration or public policy.

  • Fulbright Urban Planning & Sustainable Design Awards (Singapore) These two awards offer the opportunity for Americans to better understand alternative and innovative approaches to urban planning and sustainable design practices.  Proposals are encouraged in, but are not limited to, the following areas: Geographic Information Systems, Planning Economics, Urban Design and Development, Urban Design Politics, Community Growth and Land Use Planning, Planning for Sustainable Development, Sustainable Energy, Housing Development, Energy and Security Challenges, and Immigration and Planning.

  • Fulbright-UCL Executive Masters in Public Policy Award (United Kingdom)  This award enables a grantee the opportunity to pursue a spring semester in London as part of the one-year joint Master of Public Administration, Executive program in Global Public Policy and Management (Global EMPA) at UCL and NYU Wagner Business School.

  •  Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship a competitive national program that provides college graduates the opportunity to work in Washington, DC, with one of twenty-five participating public-interest organizations focusing on international security issues. The program is offered twice yearly, in the spring and fall. It lasts from six to nine months and provides a stipend, health insurance, and travel costs to Washington.

  • Hoover Institution Summer Policy Boot Camp an intensive, one week residential immersion program in the essentials of today's national and international United States policy. The program is intended to instruct college students and recent graduates on the economic, political, and social aspects of United States public policy. The goal is to teach students how to think critically about public policy formulation and its results.

  • MREA Steve Hansen Scholarship an annual scholarship to assist students who are interested in attending college, technical college, or other training courses to study renewable energy, energy efficiency, or sustainable living topics.

  • LOTT Program The LOTT (Leaders of Today and Tomorrow) Fellows Program is an expansion of the very successful LOTT Women's Leadership Conference, designed to inspire young women to become active citizens and envision themselves as future leaders. Women interested in applying for the LOTT Fellows Program should go to the League of Women Voters Minnesota website for more information and application materials.

  • Sierra Club Environmental Career Apprenticeship A full-time, 6 months paid staff position that will be based in the Sierra Club's Washington D.C. legislative office.

  •  Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA. Villers Fellows work in our health policy department and assist our organization's efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, Villers Fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates. This is a one-year fellowship

  •  The Wellstone Fellowship The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is a one-year fellowship that aims to advance social justice through health care advocacy by focusing particularly on the unique challenges facing communities of color. Through this fellowship, established to honor the memory of the late Senator Paul D. Wellstone, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups.