Fellowships

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The following list of selected fellowships are generally post-graduate opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students. Additional PPPM-related fellowships are posted in UO DuckConnect and on Internship and Job Resources. Students are also encouraged to conduct independent searches and contact the Internship Director for additional search strategies.

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Federal Government | State and Local Government | Policy Institute or Nonprofit | Private Sector

Federal Government

Several post-graduate programs are designed to attract outstanding individuals to federal service. Some are open only to graduate students while others are open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Pathways/Recent Graduates program began in 2012. Successful completion may lead to permanent employment without a further selection process.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Two-and three-year fellowships. Public Health Associate Program for undergraduates. Management and leadership opportunities for graduate students. See chart for list of fellowship opportunities.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadlines: typcially early February

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation
20-month paid fellowship program. Participants work with congressional members and committees, attend leadership development seminars, complete community service projects and produce policy papers.
Recent graduate/professional degree completed.
Deadline: typically April

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Public policy fellowship programs with federal agencies, nonprofits, and private sector.
Graduate students.
Deadline: typically January

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Two-year positions located in Washington, DC and HUD’s 10 regional offices. MBA Fellows Program open to all graduate students.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically in January

Department of State Student Programs
A gateway to fellowship programs. The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship and the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program are open to seniors with a minimum 3.2 GPA who plan to enroll in graduate school and are interested in pursuing a career in the Foreign Service.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically September

Department of Transportation (DOT)
A gateway to career programs.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: varies

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA Environmental Careers Program (ECP) is a two-year position that includes rotations, career development, and a graduate conference. Participating offices announce positions on USAJOBS. Search on keyword “ECP” for open positions. Successful completion can lead to a permanent position at EPA headquarters or a regional office.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: positions posted on USAJOBS in spring

Global Health Fellows II/Public Health Institute & USAID
Paid internships and fellowships
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: varies

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Administrative Fellows Program
Two-year fellowships that include a range of administrative positions: administrative officer, budget analyst, contract specialist, ethics specialist, grants management specialist, health communications specialist, human resource specialist, and management analyst.
Graduate students
Deadline: recruitment typically begins in January

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
A range of fellowship projects with the Coastal Services Center.
Graduate students (must graduate between January 1 and July 31)
Deadline: typically January

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Paid internships and fellowships with a research focus.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: varies

Oregon Sea Grant Fellowships
Current and future opportunities at federal and state levels that focus on ocean and coastal life.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically October through April; see site for specific program

Payne Fellowship (USAID)
Two-year paid fellowship for graduate school, internships, and professional development focused on foreign policy through the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) .
Graduate students

Deadline: typically December

Presidential Management Fellows Program
Competitive, two-year paid fellowships with federal agencies. Outstanding opportunities for continued employment.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically October

Public Lands Transportation Scholars
Paid fellowship for graduate students and recent graduates interested in transportation projects on public lands.
Graduate students
Deadline: varies depending on start of projects


State and Local Government

Capital City Fellows Program
Two-year paid fellowship with the government of the District of Columbia. Fellowships include rotations, educational and professional development seminars, and opportunities to meet with high-level city officials.
Graduate students (requires 3.5 GPA)
Deadline: typically April

Capital Fellows Programs
Four fellowship programs in public service: Jesse M. Unruh Assembly Fellowship, Executive Fellowship, Judicial Administration, and California Senate Fellows.
Undergraduate and graduate students (may be a currently enrolled grad student)

Challenge Detroit

City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program
One-year paid fellowship in four areas of city management in Long Beach, CA.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically January/February

City of Mesa Management Associate Program

City of Tacoma Management Fellowship
Two-year paid fellowship in the City Manager’s Office. Search “management fellow” on jobs page.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically January or February

Cookingham Noll Management Fellowship Program (Kansas City, Missouri)
Paid full-time fellowship that includes rotations within city government.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically early December

Hatfield Resident Fellows
Post-graduate fellowships in Oregon.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically February

ICMA/Local Government Management Fellowship
Paid fellowships in full-time, management-track local government positions.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically December

New York City Urban Fellows Program
Paid fellowships in many policy areas of city government and opportunities to gain experience in civil rights, community relations, education, mediation, and conflict resolution.
Undergraduate students
Deadline: Urban Fellows typically January

Oregon Sea Grant Fellowships
Current and future opportunities at federal and state levels that focus on ocean and coastal life.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically October through April

Oregon Summer Fellowship
Ten-week paid fellowship with placements in federal, state, and local levels of government, non-profits or private organizations in Portland, OR and throughout Oregon.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically January 2

Piper Trust Resident Scholars Program (AZ)

Phoenix Management Intern Program
Paid one-year fellowship in city management.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically January

Resource Assistance for Rural Environment (RARE)
Eleven-month paid community service program in rural Oregon communities. Must have a bachelor’s degree and meet other eligibility criteria.
Graduate students and graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degree
Deadline: typically April

Robert Straub Summer Fellowship
Ten-week paid intensive program for current graduate students interested in management of public finance, investments and other fiscal functions in Oregon.
For those who have completed a graduate degree
Deadline: typically January 2

Robert Straub Residence
Eight-month post-graduate rotational assignment
Newly awarded masters’ and doctoral graduates.
Deadline: typically January 2

San Francisco Fellows

 

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Policy Institute, Nonprofit, Other

American India Foundation Clinton Fellowship for Service
Paid 10-month fellowships with NGOs in India. Fellows work in the areas of public health, education, and livelihoods.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically February

Bill Emerson National Fellows Program
One-year paid fellowship with rural and urban community-based organizations. A project of the Congressional Hunger Center to fight hunger by developing leaders.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically January

Bullitt Foundation
Two-year paid fellowship awarded to an outstanding graduate student from under-represented communities in the environmental movement.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically April

CARE USA
Paid and unpaid internships and fellowships in US. Search by domestic, international, region, or location.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: varies

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP)
Two-year paid fellowship with a state policy organization or with CBPP’s state fiscal division in Washington, DC.
Graduate students
Deadline: typically January (open October to January)

Child Hunger Corps
Two-year paid fellowship. Corps members are placed at Feeding America member food banks throughout the US to assess and develop local capacity to execute program models targeted toward alleviating child hunger.
Graduating seniors and graduate students
Deadline: typically February

Code for America
11-month paid fellowships with local governments. Focus on mobile apps and new approaches to problem solving within government. Fellowships begin in the fall.
Graduating seniors, graduate students, graduates
Deadline for early decision:  April 15

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Public policy fellowship programs with federal agencies, nonprofits, and private sector.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically February

Education Pioneers Impact Fellowship
Fellows serve a 10-month placement within a leading education organization.
Undergraduates and graduate students
Deadline: May

Education Pioneers Summer Fellowship (Internship)
Up to $7,200 for the 10-week summer placement. Fellows are provided with a high-impact placement opportunity at a leading education organization at 20 U.S. cities.
Graduate students and professionals
Deadlines: typically February

El Pomar Fellowship
Two-year, post-undergraduate leadership program. Must have Colorado connection. See site for eligibility details.
Undergraduates
Deadline: typically January

Environmental Defense Fund
One-year fellowships in areas of oceans, ecosystems, climate, and health. Program seeks applicants from diverse backgrounds who are interested in environmental advocacy.
Undergraduates and graduate students
Deadline: January

Global Health Corps
Paid fellowship for graduating undergraduates and those who have completed an undergraduate or graduate degree program. See site for additional eligibility details.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: application process generally opens in January

Greenlining Institute
Year-long paid fellowships. Opportunities empower and develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change.
Undergraduates and students who have completed undergraduate degrees
Deadline: typically February

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, The
Paid fellowship (6–9 months) in Washington, DC for those interested in peace and security-related issues. No summer fellowships.
Undergraduates
Deadline: early October for spring, early January for fall

Human Impact Partners
One fellowship focused on Health Impact Assessment and Healthy Public Policy (HPP)/Health in All Policies (HiAP).
Graduates students only
Deadline: typically March

Institute for Women’s Policy Research
Public policy research fellowship in the areas of jobs, wages, health insurance, workplace flexibility.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadlines: typically February

McCain Institute for International Leadership Next Generation Leaders Program
Year-long opportunity to join emerging leaders from around the world in developing value-based, ethical, and character-driven leadership skills.
Mid-career professionals, e.g. non-traditional undergraduate or mid-career graduate students.
Deadlines: typically October/November

New America Fellows Program

New Sector Alliance
AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise, 1 year. Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically December for first round and March for second round

Obama Foundation Fellowships
Two-year non-residential opportunity to join rising civic leaders and innovators from around the world to amplify impact in addressing pressing world problems.
Mid-career professionals, e.g. non-traditional undergraduate or mid-career graduate students.
Deadline: typically September

Resource Assistance for Rural Environment (RARE)
Eleven-month paid community service program in rural Oregon communities. Must have a bachelor’s degree and meet other eligibility criteria.
Graduate students and graduates with bachelor’s or master’s degree
Deadline: typically April

Running Start/Walmart Star Fellowship
Three-month, full-time fellowship with a female member of congress in Washington, DC. Fellows intern Monday–Thursday and participate in a seminar every Friday. Fellows receive free housing on Capitol Hill and a $2,000 living stipend for the semester.
Open to college women who are juniors or seniors, or within 1 year of graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Women who have already started graduate school are not eligible to apply.
Deadline: Typically March for a fall semester fellowship

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice and Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
One-year paid fellowships in the areas of health care justice and social justice through participation in health care advocacy.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically January

The World Bank Group Program Analyst


Private Sector

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
Public policy fellowship programs with federal agencies, nonprofits, and private sector.
Undergraduate and graduate students
Deadline: typically February

 

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