“StartingBloc is built on the belief that a small, committed group of people can change the world.
We bring together entrepreneurs, activists, educators, and innovators struggling to create change. We connect them to their tribe and give them access to the resources, co-conspirators, projects and support they need to create the impact they want.
We do this through a transformative 5-day experience where Fellows learn from proven change-makers, are pushed to take bigger risks, and find new life-long allies. As a result of StartingBloc, hundreds of Fellows have found meaningful work, launched new companies, and joined forces to tackle our world’s challenges.”
StartingBloc is looking for a Fellowship Director with a Bachelor’s degree and “experience in program support, project management, start-up businesses, or a related area” to help in managing the process of reviewing applications for these 5-day programs. Check out the job description page for more information on the qualifications required and how to apply.
Scholarship opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors committed to careers related to the environment: Apply for the Udall Scholarship! The Udall provides up to $5,000 for tuition, fees, educational expenses. Eligibility: GPA 3.5 and up. U.S. citizen. Demonstrated commitment to work with environmental issues through academic study and activities. Scholarship requires nomination from Middlebury College—nomination deadline is January 23, 2014. Application instructions online at go/fellowships (Click on Udall) Questions? Contact Professor Chris McGrory-Klyza (klyza[at]middlebury.edu) or Lisa Gates (lgates[at]middlebury.edu)
Global Health Corps Fellowship position descriptions are up!
For a list of available positions for the 2014-2015 Fellowship Class, click here.
The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program is looking for recent college graduates with a background in Jewish studies (or related disciplines) and a working knowledge of Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center aims to preserve Jewish culture and heritage through literature. The founder of the Center, Aaron Lansky, realized that untold numbers of irreplaceable Yiddish books, which were the primary legacy of 1,000 years of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, were being discarded by American-born Jews that could not read Yiddish. The Yiddish Book Center has more than a million volumes in its libraries and their goal is to place these books in the hands of new readers. Their initiatives include education, translation, publications, oral history, exhibits, and public programs.
Apply by January 6th!
To learn more about being a fellow, click here.
Repair the World is on a quest to find courageous, compassionate go-getters who are eager to commit to a year of service in their community, developing partnerships with local organizations doing great work and rallying local volunteers to do even more. Repair the World Fellows will focus on a range of issues, including education, poverty, sustainability, and hunger.
The New Sector AmeriCorps Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) program is an 11-month fellowship program for emerging leaders committed to careers in social impact. RISE fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants and serve as part of cohorts of approximately 25 fellows in the Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.
The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive 11-week program for current and recent undergraduate students and graduate students who are committed to the social sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and serve in a cohort of 25 fellows with organizations in Boston, San Francisco and Chicago areas. Fellows serve full-time to strengthen nonprofit and community organizations, while engaging in intensive professional development activities to strengthen their skills for immediate and future impact.
Princeton in Latin America (PiLA) is 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. We are an independent 501(c)3 which is not funded by Princeton University. PiLA placements offer important field experience to recent college alumni who cannot otherwise find NGO work in Latin America and who are eager to pursue careers in development work; no other program like this exists. Therefore, PiLA provides crucial work experience to aspiring public sector professionals.
Founded in 1999, Princeton in Africa develops young leaders committed to Africa’s advancement by offering yearlong fellowship opportunities with a variety of organizations that work across the African continent. Princeton in Africa matches talented and passionate college graduates with our partners working across Africa for yearlong service projects.
During their year of service, our Fellows create connections that last their lifetime. Some stay and continue to work in Africa, others leverage their experience to launch careers in international development. No matter where they go, our Fellows’ experiences with Princeton in Africa transform their lives and perspectives about the world and their role within it.
Global Health Corps places talented individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in high impact roles in NGOs and government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the US in a 1-year, paid fellowship.
Through intensive training, professional development, mentorship, and thoughtful community building, we ensure that fellows are equipped to be global health changemakers.
New sector alliance operate two AmeriCorps programs:
- The Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE)† program is an 11-month program operating from September – July. Residents are young professionals with up to five years of work experience after graduating from college.
- The Summer Fellowship program is an 11-week summer program operating from June – August. Summer Fellows are undergraduate students, and recent college graduates. Learn more and apply as a Summer Fellow.
New Sector AmeriCorps Program Participants (Residents and Fellows) are selected from a competitive applicant pool to provide Boston or San Francisco Bay Area organizations (“host sites”) support that enhances the organizations’ service to their constituents. Residents engage in capacity-building projects such as measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology, engaging volunteers, and expanding communication and strategic marketing efforts. We develop each project in coordination with host sites to ensure a substantive, high-impact experience that benefits the host site and larger community, while building the program participant’s character as well as leadership, civic engagement and professional skills.
Every year Wild Gift recruits outstanding new leaders to its Leader Network. Through a rigorous application process, Wild Gift recruits dynamic young individuals (ages 21-35) with innovative, entrepreneurial ideas. Successful applicants exhibit a deep passion and commitment to wilderness and sustainability and the capacity to bring better world projects to fruition.
If selected to join the Network, you will receive The Wild Gift, which consists of:
- a deep wilderness trek in the Idaho wilderness to refine your vision,
- up to $350.00 for travel expenses to Sun Valley, Idaho,
- the opportunity to receive up to $10,000 as a grant to further your work,
- access to professional mentors to help translate your vision to reality,
- a network of talented peers offering support, guidance and an entrepreneurial community, and
- continued growth through annual retreats and trips to the wild.
Recruits become part of a dynamic and growing community of new leaders determined to have a significant impact in promoting peaceable community development in balance with the resources and values of wild nature.
The Wild Gift website has detailed information about the current members of the Network and their leadership initiatives, which may be helpful for potential applicants to review: www.wildgift.org. The application is available at wildgift.org/apply.
You can see some of our recent Wild Gift Fellows featured here:
Sustainable Harvest’s Summer Fellowship Program hosts fellows at their offices around the world–either at their headquarters in Portland, Oregon, or in their origin offices in Lima, Peru; Oaxaca, Mexico; or Kigoma and Moshi, Tanzania. Fellows receive a stipend and work alongside staff on projects related to business communications, impact measurement, development funding, and other tasks that give them a broad understanding of their mission and practices as a social enterprise and an opportunity to develop professionally.
Interested in a fellowship with Sustainable Harvest? Please email debra[at]sustainableharvest.com for more information. Read more
StartingBloc Fellowship selects young leaders and provides them with access to the resources they need to address the most pressing global challenges. The most critical resource for StartingBloc fellows is to gain access to a tight-knit community of social innovators based across the country and the world.
The StartingBloc fellowship begins with the Institute for Social Innovation. This five-day experience is rooted in a blended-value curriculum and presents a Social Innovation Case (SIC) challenge, as well as sessions with industry leaders.
Applications for the 2013 New York Institute open December 5
- The early application deadline is December 20th.
- Regular application deadline: January 15th, 2013
Check out the NY ’12 agenda, NY ’12 speakers, some answers to frequently asked questions. There are a handfull of Middlebury grads who have attended the Institute and can speak to it’s value.
Need more information? Visit : http://startingbloc.org
The Bronfman Fellowship offers a recent college graduate exposure to the high level operations of one of the largest international non-profit organizations in the Jewish community. Working in the Office of the President and supervised by the Director of the President’s Office, the Bronfman Fellow works closely with the Executive Assistant and senior Hillel professionals at Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center in Washington, D.C. The Bronfman Fellow will develop professional skills and insights that will inform future Jewish leadership and a multitude of career paths.
The Bronfman Fellow will assist the President in the following primary focus areas:
- Strategic Communications
- Student Leadership and Engagement
- Fellowship Opportunities
The Bronfman one-year long fellowship salary is $32,000. Hillel also offers a generous benefits package that includes health and dental insurance and fifteen days each of vacation and sick leave.
Applications must be completed by Friday, January 25, 2013. For more information and online application visit :
Complete application includes : Online application/resume/essays, Two letters of reference and Official or unofficial transcript
For Questions Contact:
Bradley Mighdoll, Human Resources Associate : email@example.com
Are you a French speaking farmer ? Peace Corps needs you !
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The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool to provide support to Boston and San Francisco organizations that enhances that organizations’ service to their constituents. Our Summer Fellowship program includes:
The Summer Fellowship program: is tailored to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Fellows serve full-time at a non-profit organization for 11 weeks. Alongside their service, Fellows receive rigorous training from experienced social impact leaders, including 1 week of kickoff training, biweekly afternoon seminars, and 1 full-day workshop. Fellows also receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the social impact sector, including for-profit management consultants and non-profit professionals.
Application for Summer 2013 Fellows cohort will open on November 1, 2012.
To download an overview of the Summer Fellows program in PDF format, click here.
Program Dates and Locations
2012 Summer Fellows will serve June 3, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2014 in the Boston Area or San Francisco Bay Area (30-35 program participants of each cohort). Student applicants who cannot start on June 3 due to their university calendar will serve June 17 – Friday, August 30, 2014. Read more
The primary goals of this program are to extend this cohort’s exposure to opportunity, encourage humility and awareness of the complexities in trying to effect social change, and to help students avoid isolated experiences as they learn from failures and successes. The secondary goals are to develop a culture of dedicated leaders that mentor other Middlebury students and to assist the college in its quest to support summer internship opportunities for all Middlebury students.
A part of their award, MCSE Fellows will:
- Enroll in a January 2013 winter-term course, “Social Entrepreneurship in the Liberal Arts.”
- Integrate the theory and practice of social entrepreneurship into their academic work.
- Engage in two consecutive relevant summer experiences (with total grant support of up to $10,000.)
- Provide leadership on the Middlebury campus and beyond Read more
Training Leaders in the Fight Against Hunger and Poverty Deadline : January 14, 2013.
Do you want to spend a year fighting hunger and poverty with a tight-knit community of emerging leaders?
The Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program is a unique leadership development program that trains, inspires, and sustains emerging leaders committed to social justice.
Program participants gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty through placements in community-based organizations across the country, as well as policy experience through placements in Washington, D.C. Through this unique program bridging community-based efforts and national public policy, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows develop as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Read more
StartingBloc has a network of 1800 Fellows from over 55 countries and more than 221 universities. They are founding social enterprises, launching sustainability programs, and working with the White House to foster social innovation. You can start an application now! There are less than 2 weeks left to the regular deadline of October 15!
To learn more about the StartingBloc Fellowship or the Institute for Social Innovation, please visit : http://www.startingbloc.org/
LA ’13 Institute will be hosted at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica February 14 – 18!StartingBloc speakers lead interactive sessions that demonstrate how to blend social and economic impact.
In addition to joining a life-long Fellowship community, Fellows get access to benefits, some of which include :
- Waived application fees for top graduate programs
- Matching with a top mentor in your field of choice
- Access to pro-bono services for your start-up, including legal and financial consulting
You can find the application here : http://www.startingbloc.org/application