Archive for Fellowships and Scholarships

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Applications are now open for Acumen’s Global Fellows Program

Do you ave at least 3 years of work experience? Have you lived and worked in EM countries? And first and foremost, are you passionate about social change?

social changeIf you can answer the three questions with YES, then you are a perfect candidate for the Acumen’s Global Fellows Program. Deadline is December 13, 2013. For guidance through the application process and the online application itself, please click here.

The Global Fellows Program is a full-time 12-month fellowship designed to train the next generation of social impact leaders. Fellows spend two months in New York for leadership development training followed by nine months working with an Acumen investee company in India, Pakistan, East or West Africa. During their field placements, Fellows provide on the ground management assistance and strategic support to help our entrepreneurs scale their business.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

International Development Fellows Program (IDFP), Catholic Relief Service


The Catholic Relief Services’ International Development Fellows Program (IDFP) gives people who are interested in a career in international relief and development an opportunity to increase their overseas experience and gain exposure to our programs. Each year, CRS places approximately 20-25 Fellows with our country programs overseas. Assignments are for 8-12 months, starting in early September. Specific job responsibilities vary greatly from one country to another depending on the country program’s focus (Agriculture, Health, Peacebuilding, Education, Microfinance, or a combination of these). The goal of the IDFP is to place Fellows in positions where they can draw on their previous education and work experience, while broadening their skills. Most of our fellowships lead to regular positions with Catholic Relief Services. The 2014-2015 IDFP Application is now open. Please click here to apply.

For frequently asked questions about the International Development Fellows Program, please see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page. Important Dates in the 2014-2015 IDFP Application Cycle include:

September 16, 2013: Application becomes available online.

December 1, 2013 at 11:59PM: Deadline for application.

Late October – Mid January: Phone interviews and phone language testing is conducted.

February/March: Qualifying candidates are brought to Baltimore for a full day of interviews.

April: Offers made to selected candidates.

For more information about the International Development Fellows Program, please write to For requirements and qualifications, click here.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Paid Internship in DC, Institute for Inclusive Security

The Institute for Inclusive Security in DC is looking for a research and documentation intern, working 15-20 hours per week. The Institute is creating indicators for their monitoring and evaluation (M&E) framework in order to establish rigorous measures for organizational impact, outcomes, and performance. As part of this process, the Institute will identify existing data on women’s participation in and contributions to peace and security processes and integrate it into their M&E plan. The intern will work directly with the Institute’s Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to support this endeavor. This internship is ideal for individuals interested in research on women, peace, and security, as well as M&E. The duration of the internship is 3 months. Click here for more information on the application process, qualifications and requirements. Interested applicants may send a letter of interest, resume/CV, and two examples of substantial research via email to, Please indicate “Fall Intern – Research and Documentation” in the subject line of the email. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.

A program of the Hunt Alternatives Fund, The Institute for Inclusive Security works to transform the international security paradigm. Sustainable peace is possible only when those who shape policy include women and other affected groups in the prevention and transformation of violent conflict. Guided by this belief and vision, our mission is to increase the participation of all stakeholders—particularly women—in preventing, resolving, and rebuilding after deadly conflicts.



Friday, October 18th, 2013

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) Fellowships, Germany

BTThe Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fully-funded scholarship opportunity,  and is currently accepting applications. CBYX is a yearlong fellowship to study and work in Germany. CBYX is open to applicants in all career fields, though preference is given to students in STEM fields, agriculture, business, and vocational fields. Students traditionally underrepresented in study abroad opportunities are especially encouraged to apply. The fellowship is funded by the US and German governments through a grant provided by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, under the authority of the Fulbright-Hays Act of 1961, as amended. More information can be found here. The program includes: 

• 2 months intensive German language training
• 1 semester of study at a German university or university of applied sciences
• 5-month internship with a German company in the participant’s career field
• Transatlantic airfare, health insurance, and monthly living expense stipends
Prior German language knowledge is not required, though it is preferred. Applicants should have clear career goals and some relevant work experience in their career field, which may include summer, part-time, or internship work. Participants must be between the ages of 18-24, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be US citizens or permanent residents. The application deadline for the 2014-2015 program is December 1, 2013 

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Save the Children (D.C.), Spring David Guyer Gender Fellowship

Save the Children’s GIRL Project is a three-year project funded by the Nike Foundation, and supplemented by annual income from the Xerox Foundation endowment.  The GIRL project’s strategic objective is sustained increase in volume and quality of Save the Children’s programs serving girls.   The project supports and builds Save the Children’s commitment and capacity to ensure an intentional focus and response to the distinct gendered needs and barriers of our project beneficiaries, so that gender is an integrated lens for all our programs, both within SCUS and across Save the Children International. Based partly on the GIRL project, the Save the Children Movement’s gender Working Group has been drafting a gender policy, now under review.  This calls for greater attention to gender issues across our programming, and provides a context for the gendered tools and analyses supported by the GIRL Project.  The candidate is expected to work 35 hours/week, starting January 27, 2014 to May 16, 2014. A monthly stipend of $1,200 will be paid. For more information on requirements and application process, click here.


Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need, with programs in 120 countries, including the United States. We aim to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children, and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives by improving their health, education and economic opportunities.

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Internship Possibilities with KIVA for January 2014!

kiva_121x64Kiva is currently hiring 30 intern positions for its 11th Internship Class. The Kiva Internship Program and Kiva Staff are dedicated to providing a rich educational experience and robust career development foundation for those interested in working on high-level Kiva initiatives.  The internship program offers recent graduates and early to mid-career professionals the opportunity to work with Kiva in their San Francisco headquarters.

The Internships begin January 23rd, and end in June 2014. For more information and the application, see Kiva’s Internship page here.  Candidates are asked to apply to the General Internship Role unless they have the specific qualifications needed for the more specific roles posted.

Kiva envisions a world where all people – even in the most remote areas of the globe – hold the power to create opportunity for themselves and others. Kiva believes providing safe, affordable access to capital to those in need helps people create better lives for themselves and their families.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Public Affairs Fellow with Mother Jones in San Francisco (with monthly stipend)


The public affairs fellowship at Mother Jones is a great opportunity for upstart changemakers looking to learn the tools of the media trade. Join Mother Jones and learn how an award-winning news shop amplifies its voice. Fellows assist in all aspects of promotion and outreach for Mother Jones reporting including tracking impact, researching new opportunities, and generally tending to all of the department’s little-but-vital things. This opportunity includes ongoing skills-building in media relations and communications and broader trainings in all aspects of nonprofit publishing.

This fellowship is full-time and is based in San Francisco. Fellows receive a stipend of $1,000/month supported by grants from the Irving Harris and Lannan Foundations (and by the generosity of their nearly 39,000 contributors). The fellowship lasts six months, with the opportunity to apply for an additional six months as a senior fellow (at an elevated monthly stipend rate).

Applications for a January 2014 start date are currently accepted. Applicants must be able to commit to this full-time position for the full six months. To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to jobs@motherjones. com with “Public Affairs Fellow” in the subject line. No calls, please. You can learn more about the fellowship program here. For requirements and more information, click here.

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship 2014-2015 Application Circle Is Open Now

index1Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows maintain full-time residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, NED’s research arm located in Washington, D.C. Dedicated to international exchange, the program offers a collegial environment for fellows to reflect on their experiences and consider lessons learned; conduct research and writing; develop contacts and exchange ideas with counterparts in Washington, D.C.; and build ties that contribute to the development of a global network of democracy advocates. The Forum hosts 16 to 20 Reagan-Fascell Fellows per year, divided into two five-month sessions:

  • Fall Session: October 1 – February 28
  • Spring Session: March 1 – July 31

The program offers two tracks, a practitioner track and a scholarly track. Our online portal for 2014-2015 fellowship applications in now open.  The application deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2013.

images12Each fellow receives a monthly stipend for living expenses, plus health insurance and reimbursement for travel to and from Washington, D.C., at the beginning and end of the fellowship period. Fellows also receive a fully equipped office and research support through the Forum’s Democracy Resource Center and the Research Associates Program.

While in residence at the Forum, fellows have the opportunity to interact with staff and other visiting scholars and activists in the collegial environment at NED, and with the policy, media, and academic communities in Washington, D.C. Fellows are encouraged to consult with counterparts in the United States, and to participate in the many conferences and seminars held at NED and at the various universities, think tanks, and nongovernmental organizations in the metropolitan area. For more information and the application process, click here.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Institute for Humane Studies Announces Hayek Fund Grant


The Hayek Fund awards grants to academics who pursuit careers that go beyond standard curricula. Up to $750 can be provided for career development for students and untenured scholars. The grant can cover a variety of projects: travel costs for presenting a paper at a conference or for an interview abroad, publications and library research, application or conference fees, or other career-related expenses. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Saharan Crossroads Fellowships Call for Applications



The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) and the West African Research Association (WARA) of Boston University announced yet another round of calls for applications for the annual Sahara Crossroads Fellowships. The fellowships will support research, conferences and other activities from multiple academic disciplines to explore the sociocultural and geographic diversity of the North and West African region.

It is a short-term fellowship for up to three months and additional  travel stipend can be awarded as well for scholars flying out of the United States. Research focus and fieldwork in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and West Africa are prioritized. Research must be completed by December 1st, 2013. For more information, click here.

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Intern Opportunity for The Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity

indexThe Wilson Center’s Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity are offering two social media internships in Washington, D.C. from September 1st to December 15th, 2013. The position will be full time (30 hrs/day) and duties entail supporting the staff with outreach and communication strategies as well as social media development. The Wilson Center provides scholars and experts to research on a variety of topics of national and international relevance. The Center combines academia with public policy in order to provide public space for civil society.

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Fellowship Opportunity With National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Foundation


The NED is offering the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellowship for the 2014-2015. The fellowship program offers opportunities for writing and conducting research, as well as building and developing a network of democracy advocates.

Depending on experience and expertise, the selected candidate will be able to choose to take either the practitioner or the scholarly track. Each fellow will receive a monthly stipend to cover living expenses, health insurance reimbursement for traveling to and from Washington, D.C. (beginning and end of fellowship period. Deadline is October 1, 2013.


Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Center for International Policy Is Looking for Short-Term Communications Fellow


The Center for International Policy (CIP) is looking for a short-term fellow to help with the social media management. The fellow will work with the Security Assistance Monitor and help implement a new website which will expand the existing Just the Facts ( database and project.

The fellow will compensated with $800 per month and can partially work from home. Proficiency in a foreign language is definitely an asset but not required. Click here for fellowship information. More internships with CIP can be found here.


Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Are You Working In Or From Latin America And The Caribbean? Here Is A Chance To Make A Difference.


The Inter-American Development Bank offers the Social Innovation Program for Development. It allows innovators and social entrepreneurs who operate in or from Latin America and the Caribbean to foster and expand on their community-based projects. The program also seeks to strengthen the managerial, entrepreneurial, communication, creativity and innovation capacity of participants. This capacity-building program will take place in Washington, D.C. in October 2013. Call for candidates ends on Friday, July, 26.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

More Fellowship Opportunities with ACCORD!


The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is looking for a Junior Research Fellow, for the Great Lakes Region Project. Deadline is Friday, July 26!

For more information on job vacancies and internship possibilities, click here.

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Hurry Up! Fellowship Opportunities with ACCORD!


The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is looking for a Junior Research Fellow for the Knowledge Production Department. The selected candidate will be assigned to Durban, South Africa. Deadline is Friday, July 26. So get your CVs ready and apply!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Applications now open for The 2013 IDEX Fellowship. Scholarship Deadline is January 15th.

IDEX Accelerator is a career launch-pad for aspiring social enterprise practitioners. The 6 month program offers intense field experience and leadership training curriculum that equips fellows with the equivalent of 2 years marketable work experience that’s relevant to social enterprise employers. Apply Now!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Apply for 2013-2014 Kiva Fellows Program

Since 2007, the Kiva Fellows Program has offered over 400 individuals a rare opportunity to put their skills to work in support of global microfinance. Applicants chosen for the program serve as Kiva’s eyes and ears on the ground, working directly with our microfinance institution (MFI) field partners in over 60 countries around the globe. The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer position designed to increase Kiva’s impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. To learn more and to apply please follow this link.

Monday, August 27th, 2012

IDRC Research Awards

IDRC offers these research awards (formerly known as the IDRC Internship Awards) annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing masters or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.

As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will be mentored by an IDRC staff member.

Who can apply

The program is aimed at candidates who, through demonstrated achievements in academic studies, work, or research, have shown interest in creating and using knowledge from an international perspective.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country.
  • Be either currently enrolled at a recognized university at the master’s or doctoral level or have completed a masters or doctoral degree at a recognized university. These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.

Deadline: September 12, 2012.

Note that all applications must be sent online (see How to apply).

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Call for Papers – The Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award Deadline: June 15, 2012

The International Leadership Association (ILA) and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) are pleased to partner to sponsor the annual Kenneth E. Clark Student Research Award to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The award is named in honor of the distinguished scholar and former Chief Executive Officer of the Center.

The winner of this year’s award will receive: $1,000 cash prize Travel and lodging (up to two nights), and complimentary registration to the 14th Annual ILA Global conference, Leadership Across the Great Divides: Bridging Cultures, Contexts, and Complexities taking place in Denver on October 24-27, 2012 Complimentary 1-year membership in the ILA Recognition at the ILA conference and in various multi-media ILA publications.

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