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.

  •  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.

  •  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.

About this list

The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy & Civic Engagement lists political fellowships without regard to political affiliation.

If you are aware of a fellowship which may interest students at CSB/SJU, please email Matt Lindstrom at mlindstrom@csbsju.edu.

Also, look for information on the Washington D.C. Summer Internship Program sponsored by the McCarthy Center for Public Policy.