BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application Deadline:  March 15, 2017

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area (including Maryland and Virginia). Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated no more than 10 months from the application deadline). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity and applicants must therefore demonstrate financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually. Each scholar is assigned at least one mentor to lend guidance on entering and navigating her profession and Washington, and the Foundation will informally connect the scholar with others that we feel would be useful contacts outside for networking within her chosen profession or interest.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

Application deadlines:   October 15, 2016 (also March 15 and July 15, 2017)

In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name.  The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues.

Duties include:

  • Assisting in researching a variety of public health and civil rights issues related to HIV prevention, treatment and care
  • Attending Congressional hearings and coalition meetings
  • Monitoring voting records
  • Reviewing the federal register and Congressional Record
  • Preparation of briefing materials, correspondence, and mailings

Both graduate and undergraduate students are welcome to apply.  Fellows must commit to working a minimum of 30 hours per week for 8 weeks.  The maximum period is 26 weeks.  Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or have secured the necessary visa for authorized work in the U.S. prior to application.

The fellowship includes a living stipend and is highly competitive.  Applications are accepted for the fall, spring, and summer terms.

For complete information about this opportunity, see:
http://www.aidsunited.org/Job-Opportunities/The-Pedro-Zamora-Public-Policy-Fellowship.aspx

Herbert Scoville, Jr. Peace Fellowship

Application deadline:   September 30, 2016

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduate school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the fellowship’s  Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to  nine months in Washington. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

Fellows receive a salary of $2,900 per month and health insurance, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC. The program also provide $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course.

A second fellowship application cycle will be held in spring 2017.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://scoville.org/

Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program

Application deadline:   September 4, 2016

The Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program, now in its 19th year, provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.

Each year, applicants from around the world become part of an Academies’ committee, board, or unit where they are assigned to a mentor and learn about the world of science and technology policy.  An immersive experience, the program is designed to broaden fellows’ appreciation of employment opportunities outside academia and leave them with both a firm grasp of the important and dynamic role of science and technology in decision-making and a better understanding of the role that they can play in strengthening the science and technology enterprise for the betterment of mankind.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/policyfellows/

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Dissertation Grants Program

Application deadline:   August 25, 2016

AERA Dissertation Grants Program seeks to stimulate research on U.S. education issues using data from the large-scale, national and international data sets supported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies, and to increase the number of education researchers using these data sets. The program supports research projects that are quantitative in nature, include the analysis of existing data from NCES, NSF or other federal agencies, and have U.S. education policy relevance.

Applicants for Dissertation Grants may be U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents enrolled in a doctoral program. Non-U.S. citizens enrolled in a doctoral program at a U.S. institution are also eligible to apply. Applicants should be advanced doctoral students at the dissertation writing stage.

Awards for Dissertation Grants are up to $20,000 for 1-year projects and are non-renewable.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.aera.net/ProfessionalOpportunitiesFunding/FundingOpportunities/AERAGrantsProgram/tabid/10242/Default.aspx

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation Research Fellowships

Application deadline:   August 15, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation offers competitive research fellowships and grants every year to scholars and students who wish to make use of the archival holdings (including audiovisual materials) of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

Various fellowships are available, focusing on themes ranging from foreign policy to immigration policy and more. Stipends up to $5,000 are available to support research.

For complete information about these opportunities, see: http://www.jfklibrary.org/Research/Research-Grants-and-Fellowships

Washington Policy Center Jennifer Dunn-Thomson Scholarship

Application deadline:   April 15, 2016

The Washington Policy Center awards the Jennifer Dunn-Thomson scholarship to a female college student who embodies the late Congresswoman’s values of leadership, commitment to public service and personal values. From the $10,000 in total scholarship funds available, recipients may use the money to pay for tuition or an internship on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. WPC will help the recipients with an internship placement with a member of Congress.

Applicants must be female and enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student during the 2016-2017 academic year. They must have completed their first year of education at an institution of higher learning. Applicants must hold an above-average GPA with good oral and written communication skills.

Applicants do not need to be members of Washington Policy Center in order to be eligible.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/jenniferdunn

BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship

Application deadline:   April 1, 2016

The BA Rudolph Foundation Graduate Public Service Scholarship supports female graduate students (Masters, PhD, JD, etc.) who are applying to or have secured an unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Applicants must be current graduate students (Masters, PhD, Juris Doctorate, etc.) or have recently completed their degree (graduated in the last 10 months). There is no requirement regarding the applicant’s focus of study, as long as the internship focus requirements are met.

Internships must be centered on government, public service, non-profit endeavors, and/or women’s rights. The intention of the scholarship is to cover the cost of living and some travel expenses for those who otherwise would not be able to afford such an opportunity, and therefore applicants must show financial need.

The financial award consists of $1,500 per month (4 weeks) for the length of the individual’s internship, and will be calculated for each accepted scholar individually.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://barudolphfoundation.org/graduate-public-service-scholarship/

ACSUS-Enders Graduate Fellowship in Canada-US Relations

Application deadline:   March 31, 2016

The Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) offers a $3,500 graduate fellowship to encourage in depth inclusion of Canadian content in comparative research/projects that have policy relevance for Canada-U.S. relations as well as Canadian social, economic, political, security, and quality of life issues.

Topics particularly relevant to Canada-U.S. relations include trade and economics, defense and security cooperation, border management, energy, softwood lumber, environment and natural resource management, and agriculture. Other topics include comparative urban planning, health care delivery, multicultural educational policies, environmental law, etc. To enable successful candidates to spend 4-6 weeks at a Canadian university, research site or business other than their own conducting research related to their thesis, dissertation or graduate work in the field of Canadian Studies.

Eligible students are enrolled in a full-time masters or doctoral program at an institution in the United States.

For complete informaiton about this opportunity, see: http://acsus.org/programs/enders-student-fellowship

UCLA Labor Center Dream Summer Program

Application deadline:   March 4, 2016

The Dream Summer program has provided over 500 fellowship opportunities to immigrant youth and allies throughout the nation. Dream Summer participants have engaged in social justice work and movement building by addressing the intersections of immigrant rights issues with queer and transgender communities, the Asian Pacific Islander community, mass incarceration and deportations perpetuated by the criminalization of people of color, and health care access for all.

Participants are placed in social justice organizations for 10 weeks. Dream Summer fellows work closely with their host organization to incorporate and strengthen the inclusion of undocumented immigrant issues onto the organization’s social justice work.

Dream Summer participants receive a $5,000 award for their completion and participation in the program.

Dream Summer generally admits youth applicants from the ages of 18-28, though there are exceptions based on applicant circumstances. Dream Summer is open to undocumented immigrant youth and allies. College or university enrollment is not required. See the program FAQ for more details.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://www.labor.ucla.edu/what-we-do/dream-resource-center/dream-summer/dsapplicants/