Opportunities for Continued Leadership and Learning
DukeEngage returnees are encouraged to connect their new skills and knowledge to future academic and professional paths. The following are only some of the internship, fellowship, and professional opportunities students may wish to explore after completing their DukeEngage experience. Many of these options are highly competitive and include financial awards or stipends. We encourage you to think about these opportunities early.
If you would like to speak one-on-one with DukeEngage staff about further opportunities and how to identify and talk about your transferable skills, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 919-660-3227.
Two opportunities are directly connected to the DukeEngage office:
Duke undergraduates who have participated in DukeEngage and who are interested in a second summer of immersive service focused on issues in the United States are eligible to apply for a fellowship with the Brodhead Service Program. With leadership training and mentoring, Brodhead Fellows will contribute to local problem solving, deepen their understanding of social issues, learn about nonprofit organizations, and develop a commitment to civic engagement in their personal and professional lives.
Duke College Advising Corps (post-graduation)
Duke College Advising Corps (CAC) recruits and places well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time, near-peer college advisers in North Carolina’s underserved schools and communities to provide the support that students need to navigate the complex processes of college admissions, securing financial aid and enrolling in schools that serve them well.
The Adamah Fellowship is a leadership training program for Jewish young adults that integrates organic farming, sustainable living, Jewish learning, and contemplative spiritual practice. Fellows spend much of their time learning and practicing sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry on the four-acre ADAMAH farm and in small gardens throughout the retreat center. They also work with our chickens and goats – and learn how to make agricultural products like yoghurt and goat cheese. Several times per week fellows explore Jewish perspectives on social and environmental justice with leading scholars from around the country. Fellows come with a wide variety of Jewish educational backgrounds and observance levels. ADAMAH creates space for all levels and types of Jewish practice. Fellows teach what they learn at ADAMAH to various client groups who visit the retreat center included elementary school children, teens, families and senior citizens. They also participate in leadership training, community living, ecological and Jewish seminars several times a week. Fourteen fellows will be chosen for the summer and fourteen for the fall season to form a pluralistic Jewish community. Fellows receive room, board.
AED is one of the world’s foremost human and social development organizations. An independent nonprofit organization, AED is committed to solving critical social problems through education, research, training, social marketing and policy analysis.
Undergraduate and graduate student interns are given the opportunity to: Acquire an insight into the types of programming within an organization focused on global education and communication technology; Gain substantive work experience; Develop a realistic understanding of the education and experience required at different levels of responsibility within AED and similar organizations. This is not a scholarship program. Our fellows do not develop their ideas in an academic setting. Our fellows work in the community. They launch, manage and grow organizations that implement and continually expand their ideas for creating lasting social change. During the two-year fellowship, Echoing Green provides both financial and technical support.
AJWS Volunteer Corps places professional Jewish women and men – alone or in pairs – as volunteer consultants to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the developing world. Volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and – through the JVC partnership – provide humanitarian aid in the form of technical assistance and training at the grassroots level. JVC volunteers help the local community improve its capacity to address deeply rooted problems of poverty, disease, illiteracy and hunger. Volunteers have the opportunity to practice sustainable development – provide training or create a teaching manual that will impact the NGO long after the volunteer returns home, and act as a Jewish Ambassador.
AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. One of the largest national service organizations in the country – Tune into what is happening with Americorps, and how you can get connected, via volunteering, fellowships, internships, or full-time jobs!
Atlas Corps is a completely new kind of social venture taking a new approach to facilitate international cooperation in the citizen sector. As you learn more about Atlas Corps, We hope you find ways that you can get involved as a Partner, a Fellow, a Volunteer or a Supporter. One of the fundamental underlining beliefs of Atlas Corps is that the problems we face in this world are too big to ignore, too overwhelming not to work together to address. It is our opportunity, our responsibility, to find new ways to address global issues such as poverty, health, gender equity and the environment. We must accept our roles as global citizens, and work in union to achieve a brighter tomorrow.
AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps combines working for social change, Jewish learning and community building. Work full time at a grassroots anti-poverty organization, and make positive changes on the issues you care about–hunger, literacy, public health, domestic violence and housing. Study with other Corps members throughout the year. You will learn about Judaism, study with local activists, and share your knowledge and passion with one another. Build community with other young Jewish adults who are committed to integrating social change and Jewish values in a pluralistic environment. AVODAH participants, of all Jewish backgrounds, live together, forming a powerful community with bonds that last a lifetime. There is no cost for AVODAH. All participants receive health insurance as well as a living stipend to pay for food, rent and other expenses. Student loan deferrals are available. All participants receive a $1,000 exit stipend and most qualify for an AmeriCorps Education Award voucher of up to $4,725 for continued education or repayment of student loans.
Timeframe: one year; Location: New York, Washington, DC, and Chicago
Find out what campuses across the nation are doing with their community service programs. Discover national programs and ways to get involved in a network of college students who are passionate about community service.
We are a year-long service program often described as a local Peace Corps with a spiritual component. Young adults (typically recent college graduates) live in Buffalo, NY from August to August and focus on four Core Values: Community, Simplicity, Social Justice and Spirituality.
While engaging in full-time, direct service work at non-profit agencies with individuals and families who are in need, young adults find the opportunity to “discover their light” – to use their education, talents, life experiences and faith in meaningful, practical ways.
In the process, some volunteers refine personal talents, interests and skills. Others discover gifts new to them, and may decide on a new career path. Either way, this year can impact their decisions for years to come, and hopefully, for the rest of their lives.
One of our goals is to help cultivate future Muslim American leaders through our Washington Internships program. It is very important that these future leaders have a first hand understanding, knowledge and experience of how our democracy works and functions. There is no better place than Washington D.C. to achieve and gain that knowledge and experience. We believe that Muslim American students need to participate in this process by obtaining an internship in Washington D.C. Apply Now CFGU has partnered with The Washington Center (TWC) for Internships and Academic Seminars to provide placement, housing and financial assistance to Muslim American students.
Are you interested in studying social movements, philosophy, ethics, leadership, and values? Ever wonder if there’s a place you can go to look deeply into issues related to social justice, poverty, homelessness, education, or non-profit work? Would you like to learn more about corporate giving, social activism, or community service? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then read on….
The Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Program advances interest in public service by engaging recent college graduates in intensive study and voluntary action. This comprehensive 10-month fellowship program is designed to benefit recent college graduates as they eventually seek careers in virtually any field, but especially in the nonprofit sector, government or business.
City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit dedicated to training the next generation of civic leaders for America’s cities. Our 12-month, paid, post-college fellowship program combines hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive civic leadership development training. During 2009-2010, cohorts of Fellows will be placed in Houston, Texas and San Francisco, California. A detailed overview of the Fellowship program, as well as application materials and instructions, are available online.
Volunteer for Citizen Schools! Since 1995, thousands of citizens just like you have been sharing what they know and love with middle school students by teaching apprenticeships with Citizen Schools.
An innovative school for civic skills, City Year requires corps members to register to vote, learn to file tax forms, be certified in First Aid/CPR, and obtain library cards. Spending 40 hours a week in diverse teams of ten, corps members achieve computer literacy, practice public speaking and effective communication, conflict resolution, decision making, evaluation and teamwork. Active citizenship gets in the blood of City Year participants. City Year seeks to engage people in a lifetime commitment to service. Working as children’s librarians, school teachers, counselors, health workers, park rangers, doctors and lawyers, or attending 2 and 4 year colleges after City Year, corps members continue active lives of engaged citizenship.
The CHCI Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) seeks to enhance participants’ leadership abilities, strengthen professional skills and ultimately produces more competent and competitive Latino professionals in underserved public policy areas. This nine-month Fellowship Program (August – May) 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
A national nonprofit organization founded in 1982, that provides the economic strategies, organizing power and practical tools for businesses and individuals to address today’s social and environmental problems. While many environmental organizations choose to fight important political and legal battles, Green America is the leading force in educating and empowering our nation’s people and businesses to make significant improvements through the economic system. Your purchases can support businesses that create jobs, care about their communities, engage in fair trade and protect our environment. Green America helps you find those businesses and provides technical assistance to help those companies succeed and grow.
As an international volunteer with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you’ll make a meaningful contribution, work side-by-side with local people and share in the goals of a community that warmly welcomes you. You’ll experience another culture like never before and really getting to know its people. You’ll gain new perspectives and insight into the culture and yourself. It’s an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever.
This program provides affordable, practical information to people working in the nonprofit sector to strengthen their systems and service delivery. The Certificate is awarded after successful completion of 50 classroom hours and at least eight courses. Registration in the classes is open to the public; however, only people enrolled in the Program receive credit toward the Certificate. Free Information Sessions about the Program are offered year round at various sites across the state.
Echoing Green’s mission is to spark social change by identifying, investing and supporting the world’s most exceptional emerging leaders and the organizations they launch. Through a two-year fellowship program, we help our network of visionaries develop new solutions to society’s most difficult problems. These social entrepreneurs and their organizations work to close deeply-rooted social, economic and political inequities to ensure equal access and to help all individuals reach his/her potential.
Echoing Green awards two-year fellowships to emerging social innovators. Annually, we award fellowships to individuals with innovative ideas for creating new models for tackling seemingly unsolvable social challenges. These fellowships offer them the opportunity to develop and test their ideas.
The El Pomar Fellowship is a highly selective, two-year post-undergraduate leadership training program that develops today’s young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth through direct program and project management, community development, and grant-making. With the values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork, and Excellence as a foundation the Fellowship emphasizes leadership and professional development; it is designed to bring together highly qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests, and shape them into effective leaders for the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Fellows operate the foundation’s Community Stewardship Programs, conduct outreach initiatives and bolster the Foundation’s grant-making throughout the state, investing in the people and organizations of Colorado’s urban and rural communities.
Experiment group leaders are dynamic, responsible, emotionally mature adults who support Experimenters in a number of ways. First and foremost, they provide and maintain a safe and secure setting, wherein students can have a meaningful and memorable learning experience.
Group leaders are chosen for their leadership skills, particularly in working with young people, as well as their cross-cultural experience and language competency.
A leader’s role is to ensure the participants’ safety and welfare; administer program logistics and budget; facilitate the learning experience and encourage the personal growth of the participants; negotiate expectations placed on the leader by EIL’s partners overseas, host families, participants, participants’ parents, and Vermont staff.
We look for group leaders with: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Leadership experience in working with high school students; Living/learning experience in the countries where we have programs; Competency in the language of the host country.
FSD Fellows are those individuals selected for our International Program Coordinator (IPC)positions. Fellowships are offered to 10 individuals annually. The IPC, under the supervision of the Program Director (PD) of the country Site Team and with guidance from the Managing Director and Team members in the San Francisco Office (SFO), provides necessary support to ensure the development of FSD volunteers, support to host organizations and host families, and support to FSD’s Programs. The Fellowship requires a minimum 12 month commitment and a cost of living stipend is provided.
Offers recent Duke graduates 10-month fellowships with organizations in developing countries that are facing complex social, political, and humanitarian problems. This capstone experience is designed to help Fellows develop their own vision of ethical leadership as they move into professional life. Since its inception in 1995, the HFP has selected 60 recent graduates to serve in 28 countries– from Azerbaijan to Zimbabwe.
The heart of HealthCorps® lies in its Coordinators. Through the HealthCorps program, the Coordinator becomes a full-time advocate for each HealthCorps site. Each Coordinator works with each individual school site to develop a tailored edition of HealthCorps to meet the needs of the school community.
Educator Coordinators work with teachers before, during, and after school to conduct HealthCorps workshops based on the HealthCorps curriculum.
Mentor Coordinators serve as a positive role model for students, as well as a relevant mentor to help students form healthy attitudes, lifestyles, and action plans for life.
Activist Coordinators work with students to connect classroom learning with community activism. Through service learning and community-based outreach, HealthCorps turns high school students into health educators and socially-aware activists.
HealthCorps Coordinators make a two-year commitment to work full-time in a HealthCorps school. HealthCorps provides a small stipend and some benefits to help Coordinators support themselves during the time they are with HealthCorps.
The mission of this program is to develop the student leadership and entrepreneurship skills necessary to assist the poor of the third-world. With a focus on service-learning, they accomplish this two-fold mission by providing students a hands-on economic development experience through partnerships with international microfinance institutions and other non-governmental organizations as well as the opportunity to create, implement, and sustain their own development and service projects in the third-world.
The HIA summer fellowship programs brings together university students from the United States and Europe for a rigorous, interdisciplinary inquiry into human rights, diversity, and minority issues. Students participate in the five-week fellowship in one of six different countries: Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, or the United States. Upon completing the fellowship, Fellows join an active international network of young professionals and are eligible for internship opportunities at the United States Congress, European Parliament, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and other civic and political institutions. HIA selects its Fellows on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to minority rights, evidence of leadership potential, and outstanding academic achievement. To ensure participation of all qualified students, HIA pays the full cost related to its educational programs. Full application materials and information can be found at humanityinaction.org/apply/us.
Founded by two University of Pennsylvania alumni, ILC Africa is in its 5th year of linking African students to secondary, tertiary, graduate, and professional degree programs all around the world.
ILC Africa is known for its two service lines:
University Admissions Program – providing coaching and advisory services to the general public in all aspects of the college/university process (to include scholarship procurement, standardized testing, university selection, and extra-curricular program support)
BridgeGAP Program- supporting exceptionally gifted students in need of full scholarship support to either their studies at either the secondary school level and/or university level.
ICTI a program of the Alain Locke Initiative, is an elite group of future leaders who commit to teaching in Chicago’s urban schools for two years. Corps members obtain their certification in collaboration with Northwestern University while working with other master educators to develop the skills needed to be leaders within their schools. Living either independently or in a faith-based community, Corps members receive support both from one another and from experienced ICTC coaches and staff. Corps members provide the high quality instruction that energizes schools and closes the achievement gap, opening opportunities for all students regardless of income level. Participation in ICTC puts participants on the fast-track to educational leadership, with preferred access to the Alain Locke Fellows and ExSL New School Leadership Program. The Inner-City Teaching Corps is where the high-impact educational leaders of tomorrow begin. To learn more and begin the application, visit www.alainlocke.org or e-mail Jim Conti at email@example.com
The Faiths Act Fellowship will empower thirty religiously diverse young leaders from the US, UK and Canada to embark together on a 10 month journey of interfaith service. Training begins with a 2 month intensive initiative that includes training in London and Chicago and fieldwork with primary health care partners in Africa. Fellows will return to their home countries for 8 months to mobilize young people of faith to raise awareness and resources to promote the Millennium Development Goals. They will focus on fighting deaths due to malaria. In their home countries, Fellows will be hosted by a local organization whose mission fits closely with this project. Host organizations in the UK include Muslim Aid, World Vision UK, Tzedek, and the Christian-Muslim Forum.
Founded in 1982, IPS-L is an incorporated not-for-profit organization serving colleges, universities, service agencies and related organizations around the world by fostering programs that link community service and academic study. IPS-L initiates, designs, and administers off-campus programs in the Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, France, India, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico, the Philippines, Scotland, and South Dakota (with Native Americans). In cooperation with affiliated universities in Britain, Mexico and Jamaica, IPS-L also administers a one-year British Master’s Degree Program in International Service. Undergraduate programs are open to qualified high school graduates, college students and graduates, and in-service professionals. Since 1982, more than 3,000 students from over 400 American and foreign universities have participated in IPS-L programs.
ISV offers four-week volunteer work and adventure travel programs to participants in a number of host countries internationally. Thousands of university students and young adults from around the world have taken part in ISV programs which combine conservation, community development, recreation and education into one incredible program.
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps is a national and international program based in Baltimore and operated by five local program offices. Thus local JVC staff can continue to understand community needs, retain regional ties and provide the strong personal and programmatic support to the volunteers that are the hallmark of JVC. Jesuit Volunteers make a commitment to serve where the need is greatest, to work with people who are marginalized by society and to live in apostolic community with other JVs. In all, about 250 JVs each year work in the United States and in seven countries around the world. JVC is more than just a job. Based in four core values, social justice, simple living, community and spirituality, JVC provides the cornerstone for living out a commitment to faith and justice.
The Kiva Fellows Program offers individuals a rare opportunity to travel abroad and witness firsthand the impact and realities of microfinance, by working directly with a host microfinance institution (MFI). The Kiva Fellow is an unpaid, volunteer based position designed to increase Kiva’s impact and to offer participants a unique insider experience. Past participants have found the fellowship to be a great first step in a career in microfinance or international development.
Places recent Duke graduates, Robertson Scholar Program graduates of both Duke and UNC, and graduates of the CDS Certificate in Documentary Studies in ten-month fellowships with humanitarian nongovernmental and nonprofit organizations in the United States. Fellows work in the tradition of photographer Lewis Hine to document authentically the lives and experiences of women, children and adolescents and to disseminate that documentary work to benefit these individuals and others in similar situations.
Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) is a one-year domestic volunteer service program. It is for people who want to explore their spirituality while working for social justice, living in intentional community with other volunteers, and simplifying their lifestyles. LVC was founded in Washington, DC, by Luther Place Memorial Church in 1979. Since its beginning, Lutheran Volunteer Corps has placed over 1,600 volunteers in social service agencies in thirteen cities across the country.
Match Corps is a one year urban education fellowship based in Boston.They have two related, but distinct 1-year service programs.
MATCH Corps is full-time tutoring, while MATCH Teacher Residency includes the normal MATCH Corps load each Monday to Thursday, but it also includes specific teacher training Friday and Saturday, and during July. In other words, all Teacher Residents are part of MATCH Corps, but not all MATCH Corps are Teacher Residents.
Established by the US Congress in 1992 to encourage economic and democratic growth in Eurasia, the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the US Department of State, and administered by IREX. The program provides opportunities for graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for one-year non-degree, one-year degree or two-year degree study in the United States. Eligible fields of study for the Muskie Program are: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism and mass communication, law, library and information science, public administration, public health, and public policy.
MAS Service Corps, a subsidiary of the Muslim American Society, strives to contribute to the welfare of the whole community by extending Muslim citizens’ volunteer efforts and financial assistance to people in need, regardless of their ethnicity or religion. The mission of the MAS Service Corps (MSC) is to recruit, train and organize volunteers from Muslim American Society chapters and Muslim communities in order to benefit people in need from our society, regardless of their ethnicity or religion. MSC also launches campaigns and projects supported by Muslim communities nationwide that, among other things, contribute to: Affordable housing; Fighting hunger; Fighting poverty; Affordable health services; Disaster Relief; Other social services.
Are you interested in working for the American Muslim community, understanding how policy gets shaped, and gaining experience in the non-profit sector? The Muslim Public Affairs Council offers year-round internship and fellowship opportunities in Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA.
You won’t just be filing, you’ll get to use your creativity and initiative to enhance or even create effective projects that help fulfill our mission. MPAC interns and fellows gain hands-on education, experience and skills in media, community, and government relations. You won’t just be filing, you’ll get to use your creativity and initiative to enhance or even create effective projects that help fulfill our mission. We are looking for team players who are self-motivated and enjoy working hard.
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has worked to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state and national level since its inception in 1973. As part of a broader social justice movement for freedom, justice and equality, the Task Force is creating a world that respects and celebrates the diversity of human expression and identity where all people may fully participate in society.The Task Force has graduate and undergraduate internships available each school session for college and university students or recentgraduates covering a variety of disciplines. Internships are generally located in the Washington, D.C., office but a limited number of positions may be available at staff locations in Cambridge, Mass., New York, N.Y., and Los Angeles, California, depending on availability and applicant qualifications.
Their mission is to foster an ethic of volunteerism and community service in North Carolina people of all ages and backgrounds. Provides information on volunteer opportunities throughout the state of North Carolina, service-learning, volunteer awards, mentoring, AmeriCorps, and more.
A one-year discernment experience designed for recently-graduated Duke alumni. Participants in the Fellowship live in together for 10 months in the Pathways house, while exploring the meaning of vocation, the life of faith, and the work of Christian community. Participants work in a variety of ministry and non-profit settings, as well as develop places of deep connection with the Durham Community and the West End Neighborhood. Room and board are provided, in addition to a modest stipend to cover additional living expenses, travel and spiritual retreats.
Find out all the news you need to know about this comprehensive, international volunteer organization. Learn about job opportunities and read inspirational stories from past Peace Corps volunteers. Educators: discover how to integrate information about the Peace Corps into your elementary curriculum.
This organization arranges international volunteer service projects around the world for colleges, universities, and service organizations. Peacework programs provide the opportunity to learn about different cultures and customs and gain insight into how aspects of our lives are interrelated with the needs and problems of people around the world. Volunteers help meet the critical needs of marginalized communities in developing areas by working with host organizations on existing self-development projects. The work is both challenging and rewarding. Peacework promotes peaceful cooperation, understanding, and service through volunteerism.
Student Action with Farmworkers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose mission is to bring students and farmworkers together to learn about each other’s lives, share resources and skills, improve conditions for farmworkers, and build diverse coalitions working for social change.
SAF works with farmworkers, students, and advocates in the Carolinas and nationwide to create a more just agricultural system. Since 1992, they have engaged thousands of students, farmworker youth, and community members in the farmworker movement. Learn more about the “Into the Fields: internship and “The Sowing Seeds for Change” fellowship.
Fred and Alice Stanback established the Stanback Internship Program to provide students at Duke with significant work experience in grassroots conservation, advocacy, applied resource management and/or environmental policy. The program is a partnership between the Nicholas School and selected conservation organizations throughout the southeastern United States. The program is open to all continuing (i.e. non-graduating) Duke students.
Interested in teaching? Learn how you can become involved with this amazing organization! Lots of opportunities are available to those who want to work in education. Affiliated with Americorps.
The Truman seeks those devoted to careers of public service who’ve shown strong impacts from their leadership and good academic records. Scholars get $30k toward grad or professional school and connection to a quite influential network of leaders of all political stripes and diverse fields of work. Juniors apply in the fall.
Winter/ early spring application for sophomores and juniors devoted to environmental advocacy who can show long-term leadership in their environmental efforts and strong impacts in those areas. They can be studying anything, not necessarily environmental science. In parallel, there are nominations and awards specifically for Native American applicants who plan careers of service to Native American communities, broadly defined, or who plan to practice medicine in Native American communities. Udall Scholars get $7,000 toward their education expenses, but more importantly, connections to a renowned and long-standing network of advocates in these fields.
Experience the thrill and rewards of the student internships and fellowships at the U.S. Department of State. Whether you’re looking for internship programs for high school students or internships for college students, there’s no limit as to how far it can take you. Here, you’ll have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with the global community, gain insight into U.S. foreign policy and diplomacy, explore new career avenues and most of all, acquire lifelong skills as you represent America to the world. Are you up for the challenge?Click on the above link to learn more about all the opportunities available for undergraduate students.
As promoted by President Bush during his State of the Union speech in January 2002, the USA Freedom Corps builds on a great American ethic. A commitment to serve our neighbors and our Nation is an essential part of the American character. We have always believed in an ethic of citizenship that includes helping those in need and promoting the common good. We know this makes America stronger and the world better. The USA Freedom Corps will promote a culture of responsibility, service, and citizenship. It will work with key service agencies in government and the nonprofit sector to provide incentives and new opportunities to serve at home and abroad. The USA Freedom Corps will draw on help from Americans of all ages and of every background.
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice was created in 2005 by Philippe Villers, Founder and President of Families USA. Villers Fellows work in our health policy department and assist our organization’s efforts to improve access to health coverage for all Americans, especially for low-income and other vulnerable communities. Specifically, Villers Fellows will conduct research on a range of health care policy issues, and write and contribute to publications that are relevant to current health policy debates.
In creating the fellowship, Mr. Villers aspired to develop a network of young leaders who share a passion for health care justice. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a commitment to health care justice work following their year as a fellow. Additionally, in order to encourage the development of future leaders, Villers Fellows must commit to mentoring at least one person over the course of their careers.
The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today’s young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office and prepare them for future public service opportunities.
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant 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. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students.
Examples of how recipients may use the award include:
* Engage directly in the civic life of their community.
* Help to create opportunity for others, including job creation.
* Advance their expertise.
* Fund the ultimate realization of their noble purpose.
Join the Witness for Peace International Team (IT), and work for positive changes in U.S. policy, in North-South relationships, and in the global economy. Witness for Peace (WfP) international programs based in Mexico, Nicaragua and Colombia are staffed with committed individuals who serve on the WFP International Team. International Team members commit to a two-year term of service with the organization. International Team members design and implement the international programs of Witness for Peace, which include documentation, accompaniment, and facilitating educational programs for delegations of U.S. citizens. Programs focus on the impact of U.S. policies and corporate practices on the poor majorities of Latin America and the Caribbean. IT members must be U.S. citizens, fluent in Spanish, aged 21 or over, and have a college degree or commensurate experience. WFP provides a monthly stipend ($212 per month), vacation pay, health insurance, dental care, room and board, and student loan deferral. After first year of service, team members receive round trip ticket to the US and at end of term, a reentry stipend of approximately $1,880, a ticket to the US plus one month of health insurance. Two year terms are renewable.