National Fellowships & Scholar Programs
Learn about career opportunities within the United Nations and also read up what what
they look for in applicants.
The Peace Corps is a service opportunity for motivated changemakers to immerse themselves
in a community abroad, working side by side with local leaders to tackle the most
pressing challenges of our generation.
Sponsored by the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers,
and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching,
and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
Truman Scholarship Foundation
The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation supports the graduate education of outstanding
young people committed to public service leadership.
Cultural Vista Fellowship
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the
unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and
experience life in another culture.
Humanity in Action Fellowship
Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international
groups of university students and recent graduates to explore national histories of
discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority
Institute for Current World Affairs Fellowship
The ICWA fellowship program aims to cultivate deep expertise in foreign countries
and cultures through supporting fellows over two-year periods during which they carry
out immersive programs of self-designed, independent study project abroad.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Each year the Carnegie Endowment offers approximately 10-12 fellowships to uniquely
qualified graduating seniors and recent graduates. Carnegie fellows work as research
assistants to the endowment's senior associates--research often includes international topics.
Payne International Development Fellowship
Open to US citizens who have not yet completed their first year of graduate study or will be entering
graduate school for the first time in the next academic year. Fellows will both intern
in Washington, DC, working on international issues, and will intern internationally
with a USAID Mission.
Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
This fellowship provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically
and professionally to enter the US 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.
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO program designed to prepare undergraduate
students for graduate studies through involvement in research. McNair participants
are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a
group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated
strong academic potential.
(Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA)
PPIA aims to promote the inclusion and full participation
of underrepresented groups in public service and to advance their leadership roles throughout
our civic institutions
serving domestic and international affairs.
Rangel International Affairs Program
The Rangel Program is a collaborative effort between Howard University and the U.S.
State Department that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers
as diplomats in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
Scoville Peace Fellowship
Established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy
leaders, the Scoville Peace Fellowship provides recent college graduates with an opportunity
to work with one of the participating public-interest organizations in Washington,
DC. The fellowship bridges the gap between academia and the working world by providing
an entree to socially-conscious people eager to learn about and contribute to the
world of public-interest organizations.
American Institute for Economic Research
AIER’s fellowship introduces 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”.