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Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Fellow
Largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale.

Bonner Leadership Program
This newsletter for Bonner Graduates contains an excellent compilation of post-graduate service, fellowship, and job opportunities across issue areas. – Fellowships in Public Service
A hub of informative and inspirational content that focuses on how people can find, land, and love their social-impact careers.
A list of twenty-nine organizations that place young adults in yearlong community placements throughout the country and around the world. Most, but not all, of the program are faith-based and represent a wide diversity of engagement.

Independent and Governmental Organizations

American India Foundation William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India
A nonprofit organization in the U.S. that is devoted to accelerating social and economic change in India.

Engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

ArtistYear -Americorps program for artists dedicated to bringing a year of service in art to low-income schools and help bridge the "Art Gap" in education

Camphill Soltane Community Co-Workers
Creating community through living, learning and working with young adults and adults with special needs.

Casa de Esperanza
Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities.  Hands of Hope Interns commit one year to live and work with these vulnerable children in the Residential Program’s agency foster homes

Center for California Studies Capital Fellows Program
The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California.

City Hall Fellows
We incentivize America’s best and brightest recent college graduates to do municipal work by giving them firsthand experience in using local government to drive social change.

City Year
An education-focused nonprofit organization, based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA that partners with high need public schools to provide full-time targeted student interventions.

Congressional Hunger Center, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
A non-profit that works to make issues of domestic and international hunger a priority to policymakers in the U.S. government, and to raise a new generation of leaders to fight against hunger and poverty.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes.

Earth Corps
Seattle-based EarthCorps trains emerging environmental leaders from across the United States and around the world and engages more than 10,000 volunteers each year to restore natural areas around the Puget Sound region

El Pomar Foundation Fellowship
A hands-on experience that combines on-the-job training with a solid background in leadership theory.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2-Year Environmental Careers Program (ECP)
EPA hires high school and college interns for administrative/clerical positions as well as technical positions in areas such as life sciences, program or policy analysis, and engineering.

FAO Schwartz Fellowship - Perfect for recent graduates interested in leadership and social change, this two-year fellowship funds positions at a high-impact non-profits. Applications are due in early February

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Intern Program
Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL’s nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy connects historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity, and truth with peace and social justice issues. FCNL fields the largest team of registered peace lobbyists in Washington, DC.

Green Corps
Field school for environmental organizing, is a non-profit organization that trains future environmental and social change activists.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Provides recent college and grad school graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

Habitat for Humanity International
Devoted to building “simple, decent, and affordable” housing.

Hostelling International USA
The largest and most recommended network of hostels.

IFESH International Fellows Program
A nine-month internship for talented recent college graduates and graduate students to provide on-the-job development experience in Africa.

Institute for Women’s Policy Research Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics.

Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowship
An immersive program in arts management strategy designed to prepare mid-career arts managers for executive positions in today’s complex arts environment.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps
Unites full-time stipended Volunteers with financial supporters, non-profit organizations and ministries to work for peace with justice across the nation.

Musician Corps – Music National Service
A nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that promotes music for public benefit and social impact.

New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise
Fellows receive intensive professional development, mentorship, and coaching from business, nonprofit, and management consulting professionals.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission 13-Month Legislative Internship Program
This unique program is designed to provide participants of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences with an introduction to state government and to promote careers in public service.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission 13-Month Telecommunications Internship Program
Telecommunications fellows work as production assistants supervised by the general manager of OGT. Their duties include studio and field production assignments such as camera operation, floor directing, control room directing, research, script writing, editing, lighting, videography, and audio and graphics production.

Peace Corps
Providing technical assistance; helping people outside the United States to understand American culture; and helping Americans to understand the cultures of other countries.

Develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent.

Sponsors over 165 fellowships in 21 countries and is the oldest and largest organization of its kind, unique in its scope, size, century-long expertise and emphasis on service.

Princeton-in-Latin America
A non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work.

PULSE - Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience - PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh. We invite talented university graduates to partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.

Project Horseshoe Farm - Works to improve the quality of life in small communities in Alabama and California through health, education, and community-based leadership initiatives

Public Allies - An affiliate of AmeriCorps, this organization offers fellowship programs that focus on social justice and equity. 

Quaker Information Center
Quaker affiliated volunteer opportunities.

Quaker United Nations Office Program Assistants
Entry-level positions for college graduates who are interested in international affairs and the UN, and who have a commitment to Friends (Quaker) principles of peace, non-violence, and equality.

Simon Fellowship for Nobel Purpose
For decades, ISI has sought out the best, brightest, and most motivated students and helped them reach further and achieve more in the cause of ordered liberty.

Student Conservation Association: Conservation Corps
Live and work with like-minded individuals who share a connection to the land and the people who live there.

The Academy
This competitive two-year fellowship program is designed to prepare the world’s finest young professional musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community outreach, advocacy, and leadership.

The American Prospect Writing Fellows Journalism Program
Offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., developing their journalistic skills.

U.S. PIRG Fellowships & Campus Organizers
At U.S. PIRG, we research the problems, educate and mobilize people at the grassroots level to build support, and advocate on behalf of citizens to change public policy.

Venture for America
A program for young, talented grads to spend two years in the trenches of a start-up with the goal that these graduates will become socialized and mobilized as entrepreneurs moving forward.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
During their year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation and regulatory process.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color.

Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) Fellows Program
The YSOP AmeriCorps Fellows Program continues our mission of engaging young people in direct service, while encouraging their development as the future leaders of non-profit organizations.

Virtual Student Federal Service Internships - Generally 8-month volunteer internships with all branches of the federal government. 

Z Smith Reynolds Fellowship Program - The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one two-year, full-time, paid fellowship (beginning July 1) to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. Applications are due in early January.