A fellowship is a monetary reward offered by an institution, foundation or other organization to support academic work, research or specialized training in areas of particular interest to the granting organization.

Northeastern University’s Department of Career Development and the Fellowship Office are committed to helping students learn about nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships that are available, and in supporting students pursuing these incredible and unique opportunities for learning and professional growth.

This section is designed for you to start to explore the vast array of nationally competitive fellowship and scholarship opportunities that might be available to you as a Northeastern University student or alumnus based on your area of study or your interests.  We've identified fellowships and fellowship-style opportunities in the following areas:

Arts / Entertainment
Communications / Journalism / Publishing
Conservation / Land Management
Languages / Cultural Immersion
Law / Public Policy
Social Enterprise
Social Justice / Social Change
STEM / Research

At the end of this section, you will find a list of fellowships and scholarships that are principally supported and managed by the Office of Fellowships.  The Office of Fellowships should be your first point of contact for those opportunities.

We look forward to working with you on this exciting process!

Arts and Entertainment

Smithsonian Fellowships, Various Locations

Through the Smithsonian’s flagship fellowship program, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students – as well as conservators and senior scholars – have the opportunity to delve into independent research and study across an incredible range of disciplines including, horticulture, aviation and space history, American history, genomics research, and research in medicine, biology, physics, chemistry and social sciences, among many others.

IRTS Summer Fellowship Program, New York, NY  

This highly selective program teaches a talented group of up-and-coming communicators the realities of the business world through an all-expense-paid, nine-week internship in New York City, which includes practical experience and career-planning advice. Those selected for the Fellowship receive: (i) round trip travel to and from NYC (air, train, or driving mileage reimbursement); (ii) housing at a downtown Manhattan university dormitory in a shared suite setting; (iii) a living allowance to defray cost of food and personal expenses; (iv) a full-time internship at a top New York media company that aligns with a student’s interests and career goals; (v) weekly events including panel discussions, company visits and speakers; and, (vi) extensive career counseling and networking opportunities to ensure that each student makes the most of this New York experience!  Participants emerge from this program with a strong understanding of IRTS’s entire business, along with carefully honed skills in career planning, resume writing, and interviewing. Fellows are then able to reinforce or redefine specific career goals before starting a career within the media industry. Students selected for this highly competitive program are required to be enrolled full-time at a college or university, and must be a Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Six-Month Internship, New York, NY

Two six-month internships are awarded to individuals with a background in art history or related fields. Interns are placed in one of the Museum's departments, where they work on projects that match their academic background, professional skills, and career goals. Interns participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum's diverse public by conducting gallery talks based on their areas of expertise.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lifchez/Stronach Nine-Month Curatorial Internship, New York, NY 

This internship is awarded to an individual whose economic background might jeopardize the pursuit of a career in the arts or museum field. The intern is assigned to a curatorial department to work on projects that match his or her academic background, professional skills, and career goals. The intern participates in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interacts directly with the Museum's diverse public by conducting gallery talks based on his or her area of expertise.

The New York Assistant Director Training Program, New York, NY

The New York Assistant Director Training Program is designed to provide opportunities for a limited number of individuals to become Assistant Directors in Film, Film Television, and Commercial production. This is a two-year program consisting of up to 350 days of on-the-job training combined with seminars and special assignments. A rotation system places Trainees on the sets of various features, television series and commercials shooting primarily in the New York City vicinity. Upon completion of the program, graduates are qualified to join the DGA (Directors Guild of America) as Second Assistant Directors.

Communications / Journalism / Publishing

 Pulliam Journalism Fellowship, Arizona or Indiana

Through this 10-week program, you’ll be a member of the newsroom of The Indianapolis Star or The Arizona Republic, Gannett Co. newspapers. You'll also get to participate in writing workshops and learn over lunch from some of the best minds in journalism.  Additionally, many former Pulliam Fellows have returned as guest lecturers, including Adam B. Ellick, foreign correspondent, New York Times, and John Fritze, reporter, Baltimore Sun.  College juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in  journalism or related degree program as of the deadline are eligible.

The Tower Tomorrow Fellowship, Washington, DC 

The Tower Tomorrow Fellowship offers a select group of university students (undergraduate and graduate) a challenging summer fellowship aimed at educating future journalists, writers and advocacy professionals in the art of research, analysis, writing for publication, communications, public relations and media management.  Working with top-ranked writers and media professionals, the Fellows will learn about coverage of Israel and the region, meet with journalists, scholars, and diplomats, and undertake a writing course and assignments for publication.

The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program, Washington, DC

The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, DC, developing their journalistic skills. Each fellow is expected to contribute regularly to the website and to the print edition. The goal of the program is to ensure that fellows develop the relationships, track record, credibility, and clips to pursue a career in journalism. Past fellows have gone on to take leadership roles at the Prospect as well as to work and write for The New York Times, The New Republic, The Atlantic, Slate, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, The Boston Globe, and many other publications.  Fellows must make a one-year commitment. After that year, the Prospect and the fellow will evaluate and determine whether to renew for a second year.

NBC News Associates Program, New York, NY (or one of the 10 Owned & Operated NBC station locations)

This highly competitive program identifies outstanding aspiring journalists who bring diverse backgrounds to news production and news coverage. The News Associates program is a fast-track opportunity for people with the goal to learn news gathering and production skills.   News Associates gain real-world experience honing research skills, developing news stories working in a news bureau, participating in field and studio show production, on the nightly news, a morning news program, cable news, or on a "magazine" program.  Over 75 percent of the News Associates who've completed the program have gone on to various producing positions with NBC News. Some are currently with "Dateline," "NBC Nightly News", "Today" or with MSNBC, CNBC, or the Burbank bureau.  The program runs twelve months and consists of several long-term assignments on a news program and/or a news bureau.

The New Republic Internship Programs, Washington, DC

The New Republic has internships available in politics, editorial, and books and arts.

Conservation / Land Management

Smithsonian Fellowships, Various Locations

Through the Smithsonian’s flagship fellowship program, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students – as well as conservators and senior scholars – have the opportunity to delve into independent research and study across an incredible range of disciplines including, horticulture, aviation and space history, American history, genomics research, and research in medicine, biology, physics, chemistry and social sciences, among many others.

Chicago Botanic Garden, Conservation and Land Management Internship, Various Locations

The Conservation and Land Management (CLM) internship program places 75-100 graduates from colleges and universities across the country in five-month paid internships to assist biologists and other professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS), U.S. Geologic Survey (USGS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and other federal agencies. Internships are primarily located in one of the 12 western states, including Alaska. CLM internships provide hands-on opportunities in botany and/or wildlife-related fields that may include monitoring or assessing threatened and endangered species and habitats.

Student Conservation Association Internships, Various Locations

The SCA has a variety of programs designed for a range of ages and a variety of needs.  Serving with SCA can be the experience of a lifetime, as you come face to face with nature’s biggest challenges, and take responsibility for preserving America’s heritage and the future. Many SCA positions offer stipends, service hours, or academic credit, as well as personal, professional, and global benefits that will stay with you long beyond your term of service.


English Language Fellow Program, Various Locations

The English Language (EL) Fellow Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State (DOS) within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), Office of English Language Programs, and is administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development (CIED) at Georgetown University, Washington, DC.  The program promotes English language learning around the world and fosters mutual understanding between the people of the United States and those of other countries. It places talented, highly qualified U.S. educators with Master's degrees with a focus in ESL and teaching English in all regions of the world. Through U.S. embassy projects, EL Fellows share their expertise, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn other cultures. Upon returning to the United States, they share their experiences and acquired knowledge with their communities and professional colleagues. Assignments are for a 10-month period, typically from September through June. Eligibility requirements include (i) U.S. Citizenship; (ii) Master's in TESOL OR in a field related to English language teaching; and, (iii) classroom ESL/EFL teaching experience.

James Madison Graduate Fellowship, Various Locations

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation offers $24,000 James Madison Graduate Fellowships to individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level. U.S. citizens who demonstrate a commitment to civic responsibilities and to professional and collegial activities and who qualify for admission with graduate standing at an accredited U.S. university that offers a qualifying master's degree program are eligible to apply. Applicants must be committed to teaching American history, American government, and/or social studies full time in grades 7–12. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master's degree. James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States.

William Randolph Hearst Fellowships, New York, NY

The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden offers two summer fellowships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in American Studies, U.S. History, Museum Studies, Education, or Historic Preservation. Students participate in the daily work of a historic site, assisting the Museum’s Education and Curatorial staff with public programs and interpretation. Fellows complete an original research project related to the Museum’s interpretation of New York life.

Math for America Fellowship, Boston, Los Angeles, New York City, Utah and Washington, DC

The Math for America Fellowship is a highly selective, five-year program where recent college graduates and mid-career professionals make a commitment to teach mathematics in public secondary schools.  The Fellowship includes one year earning a master’s degree in education and four years teaching math and participating in MfA corps activities and professional development.  MfA fellows are mathematically sophisticated individuals who are new to teaching and use their talents to make a difference in students’ lives.

The KSTF Teaching Fellowship Program, Various locations in the U.S. 

The foundation’s signature program, the KSTF Teaching Fellowships, awards fellowships to early-career science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers.  The five-year KSTF Teaching Fellowship Program is divided into three phases, with each phase building on the next.

Kenan-Lewis Internship at Woodberry Forest School, Virginia

This internship is designed for recent college graduates interested in working in an independent boarding school environment, and specifically, at Woodberry Forest School, a boarding school for 400 boys in grades 9 through 12 located in Madison County, Virginia. The internship program helps interns develop the skills required of boarding school teachers while introducing them to all aspects of school life. Woodberry employs two interns annually for one-year appointments as full-time faculty members. Interns teach in one of the following academic areas, depending on Woodberry’s needs each year: academic development, the arts, biology, chemistry, Chinese, English, French, history, Latin, mathematics, physics, religion, and Spanish. Interns live in a school apartment on dorm and will be responsible for the boys who live there. They will participate in the extracurricular life of the school each of the three seasons of the school year as an assistant coach of one of the school’s athletic teams, or as an assistant in one of the after-school fine arts programs.   

The Andover Teaching Fellowship Program, Andover, MA 

During a one-year teaching fellowship, the recent college graduate (or recent graduate school degree recipient) is introduced to teaching in a program of guided work in the classroom, professional seminars, and exposure to theories and methods of experienced faculty.

The Taft School Teaching Fellowships, Watertown, CT

The Teaching Fellowship Program at Taft provides an opportunity for talented college graduates to explore the boarding school profession and develop their teaching proficiency. All Teaching Fellows participate in the Penn Residency Master’s in Teaching program (PRMT).  At the end of the program, fellows will earn a M.S.Ed. from Penn and have two years of teaching experience.

Public Allies Fellowship Program at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, Estes Park, CO

The Fellowship Program provides twelve individuals with an advanced yearlong service and leadership development program focused on education and youth development at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center  Eagle Rock is a tuition-free residential high school that serves diverse young people (ages 15-21) from across the country who have not succeeded in conventional schools. Through this unique service and training opportunity, Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellows will gain skills that will make them effective teachers, leadership trainers, and youth workers.  Fellows will work and live together in a community with eleven other Public Allies Fellowship Program participants, students and staff at the school's state of the art facilities in the Rocky Mountains northwest of Denver.

The New Teacher Project Teaching Fellows Programmore than 12 cities in the U.S.

Operating in more than a dozen U.S. cities, TNTP's Teaching Fellows programs hold the highest standards for effective teaching of any teacher preparation program in America. Each of TNTP's programs trains teachers to meet district needs in key subjects, such as math, science and Special Education.

The Learning Project Teacher Training Internship Program, Boston, MA

The Learning Project’s Teacher Training Internship Program provides a rich opportunity for six beginning teachers to train directly with experienced mentor teachers and to develop their own teaching skills by working daily in the classroom. Interns have two different classroom placements over the course of the year. Interns are given significant, independent responsibility, as well as substantial guidance and support. There is a carefully outlined “progression” of responsibilities each Intern is expected to fulfill during each placement, culminating in a take-over week where Interns switch places with the Classroom Head.

The AmeriCorps Teaching Fellowship at Citizen Schools, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Texas

The AmeriCorps Teaching Fellowship at Citizen Schools gives leaders real teaching and non-profit experience, while engaging them deeply in communities and schools. This is a two-year program.  Teaching Fellows provide direct academic instruction, mostly in Math and ELA, and also have a chance to teach, serve, and grow as a professional. The Citizen Schools model gives middle-school students the skills, access, and belief that they need to stay on a success trajectory. Through engaging families, co-teaching with community role models, practicing 21st Century skills, and connecting school to college and career success, Teaching Fellows complement first-shift teachers and expand their impact.

Languages/Cultural Immersion

Smithsonian Fellowships, Various Locations

Through the Smithsonian’s flagship fellowship program, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students – as well as conservators and senior scholars – have the opportunity to delve into independent research and study across an incredible range of disciplines including, horticulture, aviation and space history, American history, genomics research, and research in medicine, biology, physics, chemistry and social sciences, among many others.

Mountbatten Programme, London, UK

The Mountbatten Institute's staff and corporate sponsors, in association with the Graduate School of Management and Social Sciences of St Mary's University College, Twickenham, London, are committed to furthering the international perspective and prospects of the next generation. A pioneer in the field of work and study abroad programs, the Institute provides recent graduates and young professionals with the choice of two unique opportunities. The Institute facilitates 12- and 16-month programs to live, work and study in London, New York and Bangkok. Mountbatten alumni advance their careers with: an MBA or Postgraduate Certificate in International Business Practice; a year of relevant work experience in a world financial capital; and, an international network of friends, colleagues and business managers.

The Blakemore Foundation Scholarships and Grants, Various Locations Abroad

The Blakemore Foundation awards fellowships to individuals who want to spend a year abroad in an intensive language program to improve their Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Burmese or Khmer language skills.  Grants are only available for study at specific language schools in East and SE Asia.

Law/Public Policy

Smithsonian Fellowships, Various Locations

Through the Smithsonian’s flagship fellowship program, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students – as well as conservators and senior scholars – have the opportunity to delve into independent research and study across an incredible range of disciplines including, horticulture, aviation and space history, American history, genomics research, and research in medicine, biology, physics, chemistry and social sciences, among many others.

PRB Policy Communication Fellows Program, Washington, DC

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Policy Communication Fellows Program is open to individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in academic institutions pursuing doctoral programs and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies.  The goals of the Policy Fellows Program are: (i) to understand the process by which research informs the policy environment; (ii) to learn various ways to communicate findings to policy audiences; and, (iii) to improve participants’ ability to communicate in written and oral formats.  The program aims to bridge the gap between research findings and the policy development process.  Participants will attend a two-week workshop at PRB in Washington, D.C., followed by a practicum, and then a workshop where the Fellows formally present their research findings.  All participants must be citizens of developing countries that are supported by USAID population and health funding.

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellowship in Women & Public Policy, Washington, DC

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports.  The fellowship is nine months.  Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Applicants should have at least a bachelor's degree in a social science discipline, statistics, or women's studies.

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship places Fellows who commit to a year of service at non-profit organizations, schools, and city agencies across Massachusetts to create, lead, and manage youth development projects.

The Greenlining Institute Fellowship Program, Berkeley, CA 

The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders who have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director. Each Fellowship experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation.

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice, Washington, DC

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, DC and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the private insurance market, and health care delivery system reform—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues.

Israel Government Fellows Program, Jerusalem, Israel

The Israel Government Fellows Program (IGF) is endorsed by the Office of the Prime Minister and offers outstanding and highly motivated young Jewish leaders an experience at the heart of the Israeli government. Alongside internships in government offices or policy and diplomacy organizations, the program provides educational seminars, Hebrew language instruction and tours around the country. It is the only existing program of its kind for non-Israelis and is available to Jewish individuals aged 22-30 with at least a first degree. The program’s duration is ten months and is based in Jerusalem. As well as working closely with government officials, prominent thinkers or social activists, participants will attend weekly seminars and travel throughout the country. They will meet with Israeli officials, policy makers, journalists, and a wide range of public figures; as well as exploring their own connection to Israel, Zionism and the Jewish people.

The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowships, Israel

The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship is a 10 month experience where fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO).  Additionally, Fellows engage in monthly enrichment programs and periodic site visits to further develop their understanding of Israel, Israeli activism, and their role as activists both in Israel and at home. Fellows also receive training in leadership and community development.  Because Fellows intern full time in an Israeli NGO, successful applicants must have either excellent Hebrew language skills, or good Hebrew with excellent Arabic skills.

Capital Fellows Program, California

The Center for California Studies at Sacramento State administers four fellowship programs.  These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized.  Fellows in each program work for 10 - 11 months and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Public Policy Fellowship, Washington, DC

This Fellowship Program offers talented Latinos, who have earned a bachelor's degree within two years of the program start date paid, nine-month fellowship. This fellowship offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. 

The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program , Various locations in the U.S. and in Washington, DC 

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, DC.   The program bridges community-based efforts and national public policy, and fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship, Africa, Asia or Latin America

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program is a two-year international fellowship administered by the Congressional Hunger Center (CHC). Its mission is to develop leaders committed to finding lasting solutions to hunger and poverty worldwide through both direct programming and good policies. Leland Fellows are given the opportunity to develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty.  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.  The program begins with a one-year field placement in a developing country in Asia, Africa, or Latin America. Field activities often include research, program design and implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of projects. Fellows spend the second year doing policy work, usually at the headquarters of the organization they served in the field year.

Green Corps’ Field School for Environmental Organizing, Various Locations

Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Coro introduces program participants to all aspects of the public affairs arena, preparing them to translate their ideals into action for improving their own communities and beyond.

American Institute for Economic Research Summer Fellowship Program, Great Barrington, MA 

AIER’s Summer Fellowship Practicum program will introduce accomplished college students, post graduates and graduate students to the Institute’s mission, work, and research principles. Working closely with AIER research staff, summer fellows are immersed in the economic research process from “conception to completion”. The AIER Practicum will enhance Fellows’ understanding of economic concepts, theories, and real world applications, and provide an opportunity to develop research, writing, and presentation skills.

AIER offers a Summer Fellowship Practicum for 8 weeks during the summer months, ensuring that substantive projects are undertaken and completed, and that diverse educational forums are taking place, including an extra-curricular cultural program.

American Bar Foundation Fellowships, Chicago, IL

The American Bar Foundation sponsors several fellowship programs for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate and undergraduate students. All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF's offices in Chicago. 

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) Policy Communication Fellows Program, Washington, DC 

The program is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). It is open to individuals from developing countries currently enrolled in academic institutions pursuing doctoral programs and who are between their 3rd and 5th year of studies. Developing-country applicants may be in any field of study but their research focus must be related to one or more of the following: Family planning and/or reproductive health (FP/RH); maternal and child health (MCH), specifically family planning/MCH integration; contraceptive use/behavior; population growth; adolescent reproductive health; poverty, health equity, and connections with reproductive health; gender issues, specifically gender-based violence (GBV), early marriage, and male engagement in family planning; and, population, health, and environment interrelations.  The goals of the Policy Fellows Program are: to understand the process by which research informs the policy environment; to learn various ways to communicate findings to policy audiences; and, to improve participants’ ability to communicate in written and oral formats.  The program has three parts: a two-week workshop at PRB in Washington, D.C.; a practicum; and, the Population Association of America (PAA) Workshop where the Fellows formally present their research findings. PRB covers travel, lodging, and per diem expenses for each Fellow to attend the Washington workshop and the PAA Annual Meeting. PRB pays for the PAA registration for each Fellow and awards stipends of $2,000 to cover Fellows' research expenses.

El Pomar Fellowship
, ColoradoSocial Enterprise

The focus of the Fellowship is on cultivating the next generation of leaders in the state of Colorado.  Fellows receive a hands-on experience that combines on-the-job training with a solid background in leadership theory. Fellows learn everything from marketing and development to management and leadership. The El Pomar Fellowship produces leaders who take an active role in their communities, equipped with the tools to make a difference.

William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students, Washington, DC

The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC.  Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector.  The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.

Acumen Global Fellows Program, New York City and then Various Locations

The Global Fellows Program is a 12-month fellowship for individuals dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business and operational expertise, and moral imagination needed to effect long-term social change. The fellowship begins with an eight-week training program in the Acumen New York office, where Fellows learn about business models for the poor, hone their leadership skills, and learn more about Acumen.  After training, each Fellow works for the CEO or senior management of an Acumen investee on a critical business issue facing the organization. Fellows have worked on projects ranging from leading operations of a new business unit at a cotton ginnery in Uganda, to expanding the clinic network of a pharmacy company in India, to developing branding strategies for a microfinance institution in Pakistan.

Philly Fellows Program, Philadelphia, PA

The Philly Fellows Program is designed to connect motivated graduates with meaningful positions where they can make a difference in the city of Philadelphia.  The program offers an exciting transition from college to the community where, together with their peers, fellows can gain knowledge, contribute talent, and develop leadership while experiencing the best of Philadelphia.    Fellow work 40 hours/week at a partnering non-profit agency that captures their interest in a position where they can build capacity and develop new skills.  In addition, fellows participate in leadership and professional development curriculum throughout the year.

The Echoing Green Fellowship, Various Locations

Echoing Green’s Fellowship Programs will offer more than $3.8 million in seed-stage funding and support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change. During their first two years, Fellows receive up to $90,000, participate in leadership development gatherings, and have access to the powerful network of Echoing Green Fellows, partners, and friends. Echoing Green continues to support its Fellow community long after their initial funding period with ongoing programs and opportunities at critical inflection points in their organizations or careers.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, Washington, D.C.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship is a highly competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the funding and opportunity to work with senior-level policy experts at one of more than two dozen leading think tanks and advocacy groups in Washington, DC for six to nine months. Scoville Fellows may focus on arms control and onproliferation, conflict prevention and resolution, defense budget, diplomacy, environmental and energy security, terrorism prevention, and other international security issues. They attend policy talks, Congressional hearings, coalition meetings, and small group events with experts in government and NGOs arranged by the fellowship, and receive active mentoring and networking from the board of directors and former fellows. Many Scoville Fellows have gone on to prominent positions in the field of peace and security with the Federal Government, domestic and international NGOs, academia, and media. The fellowship recruits from across the U.S. twice a year and provides a salary, benefits, travel expenses to DC for interviews and moving, in addition to a small stipendfor attending conferences, policy courses, and foreign language classes.

Social Justice / Social Change

New Sector Alliance, Various Locations

New Sector Alliance’s fellowship programs bring together talented and highly-motivated emerging leaders who are committed to social impact careers.  During their fellowships, they serve full-time to strengthen host site organizations in the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco Bay and Twin Cities areas while engaging in professional development to build their skills for long-term social sector careers.  The fellowship programs engage emerging leaders in creating meaningful impact and multi-modal professional development through a social impact leadership curriculum; project based experiential learning, one-on-one mentoring, and coaching from peers and staff.

Foundation for Sustainable Development International Internship Program, Various Locations

The International Internship Program offers 9-52 week placements at any FSD site with one of its 300 Community Partners. It's an intense, immersive program for students and young professionals looking to gain international development experience and training.  The program commonly acts as a catalyst for building a career in development, strengthening applications for graduate programs, or cultivating relationships with international communities and organizations. The internship will involve home-stays, an on-site orientation, development training, grant writing, and ultimately project implementation to ensure that the work makes a lasting impact on you and the community you serve.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, Various Locations

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of 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.

Youth Service Opportunities Project Fellows Program (YSOP), New York, NY and Washington, DC

The YSOP AmeriCorps Fellows Program engages young people in direct service, while encouraging their development as the future leaders of non-profit organizations. Fellows lead middle school, high school and college students on day-long, overnight and week-long service-learning programs. Fellows identify and schedule service placements at service agencies and also encourage reflection on the volunteer experience. Fellows help organize and prepare for all aspects of programs, including contacting guest speakers, reviewing program evaluations and contacting upcoming program participants. Fellows maintain YSOP’s online presence to support participant recruitment with electronic newsletters, networking websites, various social media outlets, and the YSOP website.  The YSOP Fellows Program requires a one-year commitment. 

The Dorot Fellowship, Israel

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape.  Each year, 10 Dorot Fellows are chosen to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.  The Fellowship enhances their ability to observe where change is needed, to assess and interpret the actions needed to bring about change, and then to act upon that knowledge by intervening and becoming active players in the social change process.  The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential learning and volunteer activities.

Massachusetts Women in Fiance Fellowship, Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Women in Finance Fellowship is a paid fellowship opportunity for young women interested in entering the financial services industry. Last year, it debuted as the first fellowship of its kind sponsored by a government organization. The fellowship is open to female-identifying undergraduate students attending an institution of higher education located in Massachusetts or female-identifying undergraduate students who reside in Massachusetts but attend an institution of higher education located in the United States but not in Massachusetts. The purpose of the program is to identify and foster female talent for the financial industry, build a network and pipeline for women in finance, and advocate for the placement of women in leadership roles.

The American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Global Justice Fellowship, Locations in the U.S. and abroad

The AJWS Global Justice Fellowship is a selective, year-long program designed to inspire, educate and train key opinion leaders in the American Jewish community to become activist leaders in support of global justice. The fellowship includes an 8-10 day educational trip to a developing country, during which participants witness the power of grassroots efforts to overcome poverty and injustice. The trip will be preceded and followed by an innovative series of educational programs that will prepare participants to mobilize and organize their communities and networks in support of AJWS’s campaigns and other efforts to promote global justice.


Data Science Fellowship, NYC, Washington D.C, San Francisco

The Data Incubator is an intensive 8-week fellowship that prepares Masters, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM + social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is free for Fellows and supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. In response to the overwhelming interest in our earlier sessions, we will be holding another fellowship. All sections will be from September 6, 2016, to October 28, 2016

Smithsonian Fellowships, Various Locations

Through the Smithsonian’s flagship fellowship program, graduate, pre-doctoral and post-doctoral students – as well as conservators and senior scholars – have the opportunity to delve into independent research and study across an incredible range of disciplines including, horticulture, aviation and space history, American history, genomics research, and research in medicine, biology, physics, chemistry and social sciences, among many others.

InStep Internship Program, India 

InStep – the flagship global internship program of Infosys – attracts a mix of students from across disciplines like management, technology, and liberal arts. InStep fosters a multicultural environment, high-impact strategies and cutting-edge research projects. InStep provides a unique developmental experience - enabling you to experience India, work on a project of strategic relevance for the company, and network with interns from around the world.

Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award  Bethesda, MD and Other Locations

The NIH Postbac IRTA program (CRTA, Cancer Research Training Award, in the National Cancer Institute) provides recent college graduates who are planning to apply to graduate or professional (medical/dental/pharmacy) school an opportunity to spend one or two years performing full-time research at the NIH. Postbac IRTAs/CRTAs work side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research.

The Office of Science Graduate Fellowship Program, Various Locations in the U.S. 

The Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (DOE SCGF) Program supports outstanding students in pursuing graduate training in basic research in areas of physics, biology (non-medical), chemistry, mathematics, engineering, computer and computational sciences, and environmental sciences relevant to the Office of Science and to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific and technical talent in the U.S who will pursue careers in research critical to the Office of Science mission at DOE laboratories and in academia.  The fellowship award provides partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study and thesis/dissertation research at an accredited college or university in the United States or its territories for three years.

American Geoscience Institute Geoscience and Public Policy Internships  Washington, DC

AGI Geoscience Policy offers summer and semester internship opportunities for geoscience students (undergraduates and Masters students) with an interest in public policy and how Washington impacts the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They also hone writing, research, and web publishing skills. Stipends for the interns are generously supported by AGI, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Institute of Professional Geologists Foundation.

American Meteorological Society Scholarships and Fellowships, Various Locations

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) administers an array of graduate fellowships and undergraduate scholarships with the support of its members, corporations, and government agencies nationwide. The fellowships and scholarships help further the education of outstanding graduate and undergraduate students pursuing a career in the atmospheric and related oceanic or hydrologic sciences.

Scholarships (Various Disciplines)

Monbukagakusho Scholarships, Japan

There are seven types of Japanese government-sponsored scholarships available under the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship program: those for research students, teacher training students, undergraduate university students, Japanese studies students, college of technology students, special training students and Young Leaders’ Program students.

Inter-American Press Association Scholarships,  Latin America and the Caribbean

This scholarship is open to U.S. students who want to study at universities in Latin American or the Caribbean.

American Institute of CPA's John L. Carey Scholarship, Various Locations 

The John L. Carey Scholarship provides financial assistance to liberal arts and other non-business related degree holders who are pursuing graduate studies in accounting and the CPA designation.

The Beinecke Scholarship Program, Various Locations

The program seeks to encourage and enable highly motivated students to pursue opportunities available to them and to be courageous in the selection of a graduate course of study in the arts, humanities and social sciences. Each scholar receives $4,000 immediately prior to entering graduate school and an additional $30,000 while attending graduate school. There are no geographic restrictions on the use of the scholarship, and recipients are allowed to supplement the award with other scholarships, assistantships and research grants. Scholars are encouraged to begin graduated study as soon as possible following graduation from college, and must utilize all of the funding within five years of completion of undergraduate studies.

Saint Andrew’s Society Scholarship Program, Scotland

The Society provides significant funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the United States and two Scottish-American students to study in Scotland. Each scholarship currently provides funds of up to $30,000 to be used initially against tuition, then room and board, transportation and other expenses.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award, Various Locations

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts Award enables students or recent alumni with exceptional artistic or creative promise and financial need to pursue up to three years of study at an accredited graduate institution in the U.S. or abroad.  Awards can be as much as $50,000 annually.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies Scholarship Fund, Greater Boston Area

Combined Jewish Philanthropies awards grants and interest free loans to students who reside in the Greater Boston CJP service area.  Awards generally range between $1,000 and $7,000. Applicants are considered on the basis of economic need and are expected to have exhausted all other available resources including college financial aid awards as well as federal, state and other private funds.  Undergraduate students attending two-year or four-year accredited institutions as well as vocational certificate programs are eligible to apply.

Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship, Various Locations

The Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship Foundation, Inc., was established in 1994 by the law clerks to the Honorable Harry A. Blackmun, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States (Ret.). The Justice's clerks intend this scholarship as a perpetual testament to his contribution to American jurisprudence, to his compassion and generosity of spirit, and to the inspiration he has provided them through example and personal encouragement.  At the discretion of the Foundation, the Harry A. Blackmun Scholarship may be awarded to a law student enrolled in or about to enroll in the pursuit of a juris doctor degree at an accredited law school in the United States. The recipient will be chosen based on several factors, including academic achievement, financial need, and potential for making a contribution to society and the legal profession. In addition, because the scholarship will be granted in honor of Justice Blackmun, all other considerations being equal, preference will be given to applicants with a significant tie to the Justice's home state of Minnesota.

Nationally Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships: Supported And Managed By Northeastern University’s Fellowship Office

Below is a sampling of other nationally competitive fellowship and scholarship opportunities.  Northeastern University’s Office of Fellowships is in charge of supporting and maintaining applications for these opportunities and others.  We encourage you to review their website for a complete list of, and information on, nationally competitive fellowships and scholarships that they support, and to contact their office to schedule an appointment with one of their trained advisors!

Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship, Washington, DC

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a foreign policy think-tank dedicated to advancing cooperation between nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and individuals who have graduated during the past academic year.  Junior Fellows provide research assistance to scholars working on the Carnegie Endowment programs.  Junior Fellows have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, journalists and government officials.

Fulbright Scholarships, Various Locations

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers two types of grants for U.S. graduating seniors, graduate students, young professionals and artists, the research/study grant and the English Teaching Assistantship (ETA).  Academic research/study grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants will either study at a foreign university or design their own research projects, typically working with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so it is critical to check a prospective host country’s program summary. These grants can also be centered around the creative arts. Those submitting a Creative and Performing Arts application should submit the supplementary materials listed on the Fulbright web site.  ETA award winners teach or serve as assistants to those teaching English to non-native English-speakers. The age and academic level of students varies widely, from kindergartners to university students.

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship, Various Locations

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is a highly competitive, merit-based award for outstanding students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering who are interested in pursuing a career in research.

British Marshall Scholarship, United Kingdom         

The Marshall Scholarship enables intellectually distinguished young Americans, their country's future leaders, to study in the UK in order to help Scholars gain an understanding and appreciation of contemporary Britain and to motivate Scholars to act as ambassadors between the USA and the UK. The award is also designed to promote the personal and academic fulfillment of each Scholar. To this end, scholarships provide winners with two fully funded years of study, with a possible third-year extension, at any university in the United Kingdom and applicable to nearly any field of study. The scholarships have strengthened the bonds between our two countries since 1953 when they were first established by the British government to celebrate the implementation of the Marshall Plan. 

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship, Ireland

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships were created in 1998 in honor of the former U.S. Senator and his pivotal role in the Northern Island peace process. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide future American leaders with an understanding of the island from which more than 44 million Americans claim descent. Students selected as Scholars are eligible to attend institutions of higher learning, including the seven universities of Ireland and the two universities of Northern Ireland, for one year of graduate study. Most Mitchell Scholars are in one-year masters programs. While there are no restrictions as to field of study, the proposed course of study must be available at the applicant's preferred university. The award covers tuition and housing and includes a stipend of $12,000, plus cost of travel in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

 Rhodes Scholarship, United Kingdom

The Rhodes Scholarship, the oldest and perhaps most prestigious of the international fellowships, was initiated after the death of Cecil Rhodes, an industrialist and imperialist, in 1902. Rhodes “dreamed of improving the world” by bringing together scholars from around the globe at Oxford to study. Improved by their education and exposure to one another, these scholars would return to their communities, ready to fight the good fight. Each year, 32 U.S. citizens win the Rhodes, taking up degree courses at Oxford. The four criteria by which prospective Rhodes Scholars are selected are character, initiative, civic-mindedness and ability to make a significant difference in the world.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship, Various Locations   

The Truman is a very competitive and very prestigious national scholarship for those who possess outstanding leadership skills and are interested in a career in public service. The Scholarship serves as a living memorial to President Harry S. Truman and provides financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship for those who are committed to making a difference through public service.

For additional fellowships, please see Northeastern University’s Office of Fellowships website.