Newman Civic Fellowship

Students can now apply to 2017-18 Newman Civic Fellowship. The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports one community-committed student per participating campus who has demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training and resources that nurture students’ assets and passions to help them develop strategies to achieve social change. Fellows receive learning opportunities focused on the skills needed to serve as effective agents of change in addressing public problems and building equitable communities. Click here to learn more.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017 at 11:59 pm CST.

Office of the Governor, State of Illinois Dunn Fellowship Opportunity

The James H. Dunn, Jr. Memorial Fellowship Program provides recent college graduates a unique opportunity to experience firsthand the operations of state government for one year. Qualified applicants must have completed a bachelor’s or higher graduate degree in the 18 months prior to the program’s commencement and must demonstrate a commitment to excellence through academic honors, leadership ability, extracurricular activities, and community/public service involvement. The program begins on the first weekday in August and ends on July 31st of the following year. Dunn Fellows are paid $31,332 annually and receive full state benefits. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST.



Hertog Summer Fellowships

The Hertog Foundation is currently seeking applications from college students for their Summer 2017 fellowships and seminars in Washington, DC. They offer Summer Courses on American Political Thought, Landmark Supreme Court Cases, and Varieties of American Conservatism. In addition, they are once again offering their flagship seminar, the Political Studies Program, a seven-week summer fellowship in the theory and practice of politics for undergraduates and very recent graduates (2016 or 2017).

All of these opportunities come with generous stipends to cover time and expenses.

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Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

The Cleveland Foundation will begin accepting applications for the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship on January 23, 2017. This one-year urban fellows program provides meaningful career-related work experience and professional development within Cleveland’s public sector. Prospective applicants can learn more click here or email

Applications will close February 22, 2017

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships

Wisconsin Idea Fellowships are awarded to undergraduate students to develop and implement community-based research or service-learning projects that will meet a community identified need (local, national or international) under the supervision of a UW-Madison faculty or instructional academic staff member. Fellowships provide three academic credits, a stipend of up to $3,000 to a student and up to $2,000 to help offset project related costs. Learn more.

Foreign Affairs Fellowship l The Washington Center

Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship Program provides undergraduate and graduate students with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. Learn More.

Peace & Security Fellowship in DC for Recent Grads

Scoville Fellows work with one of more than two dozen participating public-interest organizations. They may undertake a variety of activities, including research, writing, public eduction and advocacy on a range of security issues, including nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, non-proliferation, missile defense, weapons trade, environmental and energy security, and peacekeeping, that support the goals of their host organization, and may attend coalition meetings, policy briefings and Congressional hearings. Fellows are supervised by senior level staff and often have the opportunity to publish articles, blogs, or reports. The program also arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia and media. Learn more.