Service, Public Policy & Foreign Affairs

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

The David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships support students pursuing the study of languages, cultures, and world regions that are critical to U.S. national security but are less frequently studied by U.S. graduate students, i.e., areas of the world other than Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Award: a minimum of one and a maximum of six academic semesters (24 months). Fellowships provide support for overseas or domestic study, or a combination of both. Service requirement.

Change Corps

The Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. Organizers receive eight weeks of classroom training and spend most of the year gaining hands-on field experience working to make a difference on issues like women's rights, gun violence, immigration reform, voting rights, marriage equality and money in politics. Organizers will work on three to five different campaigns throughout the year in cities across the country, providing critical field support for partner groups leading the charge on these issues and many more.  This past year, our campaign partners included the National Education Association, MoveOn.org and Everytown.org for Gun Safety.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Fellowship offers talented Latinos, who recently earned a bachelor's degree, the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at the national level in the public policy area of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity to work in such areas as international affairs, economic development, education policy, housing, or local government.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Scholarship Program is afforded to Latino students who have a history of performing public service-oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.  Recipients will receive a one-time scholarship of $5,000 to attend a graduate-level academic institution.

Coro Fellows Program

The Coro Fellows Program is designed for individuals who have demonstrated leadership, either academically or within a community, and have an interest in public affairs. Each year, 68 Coro Fellows are chosen from across the country to serve at one of the following Coro Center locations: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, and St. Louis.

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

The James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program provides an opportunity for 8-10 students who desire careers in international affairs to have a substantive one-year working experience in Washington, D.C., providing research assistance to Associates working on Carnegie Endowment programs. International students may apply but must have appropriate visa. The award is for $35,000, plus benefits.

Requires nomination/endorsement by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships.

Humanity In Action

Humanity In Action brings together international groups of university students and recent graduates in a European city (Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, Warsaw) to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary and features daily lectures and discussions with academics, journalists, politicians and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. The Award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.

USAID Donald L. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program

The USAID Donald L. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program seeks to attract outstanding young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The Payne Fellowship, which provides up to $90,000 in benefits over two years for graduate school, internships, and professional development activities, provides a unique pathway to the USAID Foreign Service.

Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Thomas Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program offers both undergraduates and graduates with financial support, mentoring and professional development to prepare them academically and professionally for a career in the U.S. 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.

Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship

The Carol H. Pitchersky Development Fellowship will identify and support persons of color who are aspiring development professionals, who have demonstrated a commitment to civil rights and social justice, and who wish to advance their careers in nonprofit fundraising. Eligible candidates are young adults between the ages of 24 and 35 with an undergraduate degree and demonstrated commitment to civil rights and social justice as shown through course of study and work experience. The ideal candidate is someone who has at least two years of work experience beyond college and can demonstrate an interest in a development career through work choices, volunteer experience, independent study, etc. Annual salary between $40,000 to $65,000 depending on the city and organization of the Fellow's placement. This Fellowship is offered every second year.

Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend any good two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens.

Rotary World Peace Fellowships

The Rotary World Peace Fellowships support one to two-year master's degree programs in international relations, peace studies and conflict resolution at one of six Rotary Centers for International Studies located at prestigious universities around the globe.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose

The William E. Simon Fellowship for Noble Purpose is an unrestricted cash grant that will be awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice will be given the opportunity to work on a variety of health care justice issues during their year-long tenure at Families USA in Washington, DC. Candidates seeking consideration must demonstrate a commitment to social and health care justice work following their year of hands-on experience as a fellow. Additionally, Villers fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person at some point over the course of their careers. The selected fellow will receive a compensatory package that includes an annual stipend of $35,000 and excellent health care benefits.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is based in Washington, DC and will afford the fellow the opportunity to learn about racial and ethnic health disparities, Medicare, Medicaid, efforts to achieve universal coverage, and other important health policy issues. The selected fellow will receive a compensation package that includes an annual stipend of $35,000 and excellent health care benefits.

Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest is an annual competition designed to challenge college students to analyze the urgent ethical issues confronting them in today's complex world. Juniors and seniors are welcome to enter the contest and compete for $10,000 in prizes and the opportunity to meet Elie Wiesel in New York City. Students entering the contest are required to have a Faculty Sponsor review their essay and sign the entry form.

Junior NATO Manfred Wörner Essay Award

The Junior NATO Manfred Wörner Essay Award is open to academics, researchers and writers from both NATO and Partner countries, aged between 20 and 35. A prize of €5,000 will be awarded to the individual who submits the best essay on a topic of relevance to the Alliance. The essay should not exceed 5000 words and should be suitable for widespread dissemination, including in NATO publications.