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Below are a few fellowship and scholarship opportunities through individual organizations.  These fellowships offer paid work (usually for one year) upon completion of your degree. Many fellowships are open to recent graduates. Current students may also apply for these fellowships if you plan to graduate by the June after the application deadline (ie. June 2013 graduates may apply to fellowships with 2012 deadlines). Many deadlines are in early fall, so please do your research and mark your calendar. Note that many fellowships are only open to US Citizens, but other countries offer similar fellowships.

For Undergraduate students and Alumni with at least a BA:

  • Bienecke Scholarship Program for Graduate Studies is for college juniors of exceptional ability and achievement to receive $34,000 for graduate school in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. UW Deadline in January.
  • Carnegie Junior Fellows Program matches fellows with senior associates- academics, former government officials, lawyers, and journalists from around the world- to work on a variety of international affairs issues in DC. UW deadline in November.
  • The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals aged 18-28 who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least 6 months in length and emphasize a work component. Application deadlines in March, July & October.
  • Fulbright Program funds a year abroad for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship. UW deadline in September. US Citizens Only. (International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.)
  • Luce Scholars Program funds a year in Asia, including language training and individualized professional placement for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity to come to know Asia. UW deadline in September.
  • The Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship Program is for 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. Application deadlines in January. US Citizens only.
  • The Population Reference Bureau International Programs Fellowship at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is a full-time position lasting for two years beginning in summer.The Fellow will work within USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health in Washington, D.C., which works to advance and support voluntary family planning and reproductive health programs worldwide. Application deadlines in February. US Citizens Only.
  • Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems.
  • The Pickering Graduate Fellowship offers financial support through graduate school. The goal of the Fellowship Program is to attract outstanding students who enroll in two-year master's degree programs in public policy, international affairs, public administration, or academic fields such as business, economics, political science, sociology, or foreign languages, who represent all ethnic, racial and social backgrounds and who have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State. Application deadlines in January. US Citizens Only.
  • Rangel International Affairs Fellowship aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 fellows (from about 200 applicants) and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. Application deadlines in January. US Citizens Only.
  • The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of 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. Application deadlines in January.
  • The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates (and those who will have graduated by the start of the program) 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. Application deadlines in October.

For Graduate students and alumni with at least a Master's:

  • Alfa Fellowship Program in Russia is a high-level professional development exchange program placing qualified young professionals in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in the fields of business, economics, journalism, law, and public policy. Deadlines in December.
  • The Asia Foundation invites recent post-graduate degree holders or those who will have their degree by the program start date to apply for opportunities as Junior Associates in Asian Affairs in the Foundation's offices in San Francisco or Washington, D.C. These short-term affiliations are to further the professional development of individuals specifically interested in Asia. Deadlines in April and August for summer and autumn programs.
  • Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program in Germany is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that each year offers twenty accomplished young Americans the opportunity to complete a high-level professional development program in Germany. Over the course of a nine-month program, Bosch Fellows complete two work phases at leading German institutions, both customized to each fellow’s professional expertise, and attend three seminars with key decision-makers from the public and private sectors, taking place across Europe. No German language skills are required at the time of application. Deadlines in October.
  • The Christianson Grant is awarded to individuals aged 18-28 who have arranged their own work abroad programs. Proposed programs must be at least 6 months in length and emphasize a work component. Application deadlines in March, July & October.
  • Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship allows those with a Master's or PhD to serve in professional placements as "special assistants" in foreign government ministries or institutions and to gain hands-on public sector experience in participating foreign countries while simultaneously carrying out an academic research/study project. Deadline in February. US Citizens Only.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program funds a year abroad for individually designed study/research projects or an English Teaching Assistantship. UW deadline in September. US Citizens Only. (International students interested in the Fulbright Program must apply through the binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies.)
  • Human Rights Watch Fellowships in International Human Rights are for students and graduates of law schools or grad programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide. Deadlines in October.
  • Luce Scholars Program funds a year in Asia, including language training and individualized professional placement for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity to come to know Asia. UW deadline in September.
  • Presidential Management Fellowship is a flagship federal leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. In addition to salary and benefits, your 2-year government appointment will provide a fast-paced opportunity to gain experience and develop your talents. After successful Program completion and job performance, the PMF may be converted to a permanent position (or, in some limited circumstances a term appointment lasting 1-4 years) in the competitive service. Deadlines in September. US Citizens Only.
  • Betty Jane Narver Policy Fellowship through the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, offers a year-long part-time paid fellowship position for future policy leaders. It is open to any currently enrolled graduate student in a college or university, and recent graduates with a master's degree or Ph.D. Deadlines in September.
  • National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Next Generation Fellowship is a year-long fellowship at NBR’s headquarters in Seattle. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and participate in the briefing of research findings to the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.
  • NBR Bridge Award Fellowship invites Boren Fellowship recipients who have received a Boren Fellowship within the last two years to apply for an 8-12 month fellowship at NBR’s headquarters in Seattle or at NBR’s Washington, DC, office. Deadlines in April.
  • NNSA Nonproliferation Graduate Fellowship Program. Administered by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, this 12-month, full-time, salaried fellowship program provides specialized training and practical experience on projects and initiatives that contribute to a safer world. The NGFP selects roughly 25 participants out of about 200 applications each year. Deadlines in October.US Citizens Only.
  • Global Health Fellows Program
  • Pew Leadership Year provides individuals who are dedicated to building a leadership career in the public or nonprofit sectors with hands-on experience in solving today’s most challenging problems.
  • The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates (including current graduate students) 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. Application deadlines in October.
  • White House Fellows Program individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Deadlines in January. US Citizens Only.
  • Congressional Hunger Center: Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program and Bill Emerson National Fellows Program

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APSIA:

 

The Jackson School is proud to be a full member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). APSIA comprises 34 member schools in North America, Asia and Europe dedicated to the improvement of professional education in international affairs and the advancement thereby of international understanding, prosperity, peace, and security.

APSIA member schools are offered a number of additional career resources to assist in advising their graduates. See a full list of available resources from APSIA at our APSIA Resources page to the left.

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Document Library:

 

In addition to campus offices and web-based resources, we have created a Document Library where we post additional resources specifically for Jackson School students and those interested in internationally-related careers. The Document Library contains:

  • JSIS Resume Tips for Undergraduate Majors
  • Teaching English Overseas
  • Career Services Print Resources
  • Foreign Service Officer Qualifications- 13 Dimensions
  • Peace Corps: How to be a more competitive applicant
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation from Faculty
  • APSIA Guide to International Affairs Careers
     

Networking & Research Sites for Puget Sound Area:

 

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JSIS Academic Programs: Area-Specific Resources:

Funding Opportunities:

Please see the Funding Opportunities page for a list of JSIS and UW funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students.

Disclaimer:

JSIS Career Services neither endorses nor recommends any particular program, organization, opportunity, project, or event and recommends that individuals do independent research.

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