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Looking for some relevant experience to land your dream job? Take a look at these fellowships:
 

Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship

 

The Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship, now accepting applications for its inaugural year, is a new program geared towards policy students. Over the course of an academic year, accepted Fellows will concurrently serve in professional placements in foreign government ministries or institutions and carryout an academic research/study project. Placements will be coordinated by U.S. Embassies, Fulbright Commissions, and host country governments and include, but are not limited to, policy areas such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Information Technology
  • Justice
  • Public Health

Participating Countries include:

  • Bangladesh
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Dominican Republic
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Thailand
  • Tunisia

Candidates must either be enrolled in a Ph.D. program or have received a masters or J.D. degree by the start of the Fellowship (Summer – Fall 2012). Applicants must also have at least two years of work experience in public policy-related fields. 

Applicants must complete and submit the Fulbright U.S. Student Application including the supplemental Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship section by February 1, 2012.  Departure for assignments will begin in Summer – Fall 2012.

 

George Gund Foundation Fellowship

The George Gund Foundation Fellowship is an opportunity for aspiring nonprofit professionals to work at the George Gund Foundation, a philanthropic organization in Greater Cleveland. The fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in Summer 2012, requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement.

The fellowship experience will be tailored to the Foundation’s needs and will include a wide range of assignments including reviewing grant proposals, organizing and conducting site visits, and researching topics related to the Foundation’s grantmaking interests.

Each George Gund Foundation Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, plus a full benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 403(b) contributions and work-related travel expenses. Housing, transportation and other living arrangements are the responsibility of the fellow.

Successful candidates for this fellowship will have a graduate degree and/or several years work experience in the nonprofit sector. Excellent writing skills and sufficient computer competency to carry out assigned projects are essential. A demonstrated desire to work in public service or the nonprofit sector is also important, as the Foundation views the fellowship to be a valuable early career opportunity.

In order to be considered for the fellowship, each candidate must submit a cover letter, a detailed resume, two letters of recommendation and a short essay discussing why the fellowship opportunity is appealing. Please also indicate how you learned of the position. These materials are due no later than January 13, 2012. A fellow will be selected by mid-April 2012.

 

Harold Rosenthal Fellowship in International Relations

The Fellowship is in honor of Harold Rosenthal, a Senate staff member who was a victim of international terrorism, killed in 1976 at the age of 29. He had already begun a successful career in international relations.

Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service, their education and interest in international relations as well as their experience and dedication to those values and professional standards set by Mr. Rosenthal and the outstanding legacy of Rosenthal Fellowship alumni.

The fellowship positions are carefully chosen to ensure that the fellows have the opportunity to perform substantive work in international relations and security policy. At least one fellow a year also participates in the European Union’s Visitors Program.

Candidates for the fellowship must be either graduate students in international relations or, in special cases, college seniors at schools which are members of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.  In each case, the candidate must be planning to continue his or her education after the summer internship.

Students can obtain an application by contacting the Career Development office in 202 Maxwell. Each applicant must submit biographical information, transcripts, one reference, and a two-page essay on foreign relations to his or her school’s Dean. Each Dean then nominates up to three candidates to the Fellowship board, which reviews the candidates and selects semi-finalists to interview. Maxwell’s internal deadline is January 16, 2012.