Archive for Fellowships

Kate Clopeck is a recent graduate of the Technology and Policy Masters Program at MIT and co-founder of a non-profit, Community Water Solutions, that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana.  She joins us here again at Middlebury to talk about the Fellowship program.

CWS recently  launched a new fellowship program and would love to get Middlebury students involved.

WHEN:   Thursday, February 10,2011

TIME:  4:30 PM

LOCATION:  Axinn 220

Kate will be making a presentation on Community Water Solutions and opportunities to volunteer there next summer.  Joining Kate will be four Midd students who spent J-term in Ghana, working with CWS:  Eleanor Horowitz, Shalyn Getz, Hannah Stonebraker, and Rachel Goodgal.

For more information about CWS, check out:

Hope you can join us!  Please forward to anyone you think might be interested.

The Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) seeks applicants for a two-year paid Environmental Philanthropy Associate located in Middlebury, VT.

The work of the fellow will be focused in two primary areas: the High Meadows Fund (HMF, and the Vermont Food Funders Network. HMF’s mission is to promote a healthy natural environment while encouraging long-term economic vitality in Vermont. High Meadows focuses on reducing reliance on fossil fuels, making agriculture viable and food affordable, and encouraging vibrant compact settlements surrounded by working farms and forests. Read the rest of this entry »

The Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) seeks applicants for a two-year paid Community Philanthropy Associate position located in Middlebury, VT.

The fellow works with the Foundation’s communications team and philanthropic advisors to help our giving partners, including donors and grantee organizations, understand community need and the role of philanthropy in addressing those needs. Issues supported by our grantmaking include, but are not limited to:  affordable housing, healthcare, the arts, education, domestic and sexual violence, homelessness and hunger, and drug and alcohol abuse. Read the rest of this entry »

Co-founder of the non-profit, Community Water Solutions, Katy Clopek, will introduce you to their Fellows program that works to bring safe drinking water to rural villages in Ghana, West Africa. The program is organized around two Winter Term and Summer sessions.

The Community Water Solutions Fellowship Program is a three‐week water education and leadership training experience in the northern region of Ghana. The purpose of the fellowship is to teach individuals about the global water crisis and inspire them to become leaders in the field of international development.

Visit their blog: to read about other Middlebury students who participated during this past January term (2011).

Information Session:

February 10

4:30-6:00 PM

Axinn 220

El Pomar Foundation, one of the largest and oldest private foundations in the Rocky Mountain West, with assets totaling approximately $450 million currently contributes approximately $20 million annually through its grant-making and programs.

They are now accepting applications for the Fellowship Class of 2011. Please review the eligibility requirements and selection criteria to determine if the Fellowship opportunity is right for you.

Eligibility Requirements and Selection Criteria  Read the rest of this entry »

The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. CHC is a bi-partisan organization committed to making access to nutritious, affordable and culturally appropriate food a national priority. Every year, we look for promising young leaders who care about addressing the problems of hunger and poverty in communities across the nation. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed Under (Fellowships) by on November 19, 2010 and tagged

Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is a high-impact immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. Unite For Sight is the world’s leader in socially responsible, effective volunteering abroad. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our Global Impact Fellows, coupled with the highest quality of healthcare delivery programs with our partners.

What do Global Impact Fellows do? Global Impact Fellows support and learn from the partner clinics’ talented medical professionals who are social entrepreneurs addressing complex global health issues. Through hands-on, structured training, Global Impact Fellows gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship.  Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery.

Global Impact Fellows come from very diverse backgrounds, including those interested in public health, medicine, international development, social entrepreneurship, and the social sciences.  Global Impact Fellows participate daily with local doctors to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty.  They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research. For example, current Global Impact Fellows are pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to care.

What do Global Impact Fellows say?

“The three weeks I spent volunteering with Unite For Sight as a Global Impact Fellow in Ghana were some of the most interesting and rewarding of my life, combining the opportunity to learn about life in Ghana, a country new to me, experience the challenges of improving global health and do concrete, useful work to help others… I had such a positive experience with Unite For Sight this past summer and…I hope to be able to spread the word about the amazing work Unite For Sight does by telling people about my experience as a Global Impact Fellow in Tamale.”–Sophie Brigstocke, Williams College Student, Global Impact Fellow in Ghana

“I gained a vast basin of knowledge not only about eye health, but also on the healthcare infrastructure, patient interactions, and management systems of the developing world. Reading about health issues in the news or in class became stark reality during my summer in Dhenkanal, and I now aim to reinvigorate my efforts to study and contribute to the field of international health. Over the course of my career, I hope that I can one day return to India as a doctor and remedy the health inequalities that remain ever-present on a global scale,” Pallavi Basu, Cornell University Student, Global Impact Fellow in India

See more volunteer accounts at

Locations of Year-Round Eye Care Delivery:
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

*   Accra and Kumasi Regions, Ghana
*   Northern and Ashanti Regions, Ghana
*   Tegucigalpa, Honduras
*   Patna, India
*   Dhenkanal, India

Complete details online at


The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington is now accepting applications for the Post-Bachelor Fellowship Program for the Fall 2010 cohort. All applications are due November 1.

Program Description

The purpose of the fellowship is to:

  • Enhance skills in conducting in-depth, methodological research on a variety of global health topics with mentoring from faculty and researchers who are the leading minds in their fields
  • Advance knowledge of quantitative analytical methodologies and their application to global health
  • Develop understanding of the current global health landscape and its challenges
  • Strengthen ability to design and implement research projects and mentor junior researchers
  • Prepare for future positions in academia, national health agencies, international organizations, and foundations

Fellows receive training through on-the-job research, methods workshops, access to University of Washington courses, and on-site lectures and seminars. Post-Graduate Fellows contribute directly to IHME’s research agenda through their involvement in work groups, development of new methods, and managing and driving research projects.

Post-Graduate Fellowships are appointed at IHME for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year upon mutual agreement. The salary is $50,000. As University of Washington employees, fellows are eligible for an insurance benefits package that includes a choice among several medical and dental insurance plans, life insurance, and long-term disability. Please note that there is no retirement package included with this appointment.

Filed Under (Fellowships) by on April 12, 2010

Announcing a New Resource!

It is called Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. This database includes detailed descriptions of more than 8,300 foundation programs that fund students and other individual grant seekers.  CSO has purchased a subscription, however only 1 student can be logged in at a time.  If you attempt to sign in and you are blocked, please patiently wait and try again later.  Remember, to log out when you are done!

To access the database, log on to the Midd-Only Resources section of the CSO website (
We also have a great resource called the Student Fellowships and Scholarships Office, as well as the Student Funding Database (which you can find on their main website and in the Midd-Only Resources)


Got faith?

Want social change?

Interested in a career in community organizing but wondering how to move forward?

That’s what we do.

The Community Organizing Residency (COR) is a six-month, paid residency. COR is for people from different faith backgrounds who want to make community organizing their profession. They will gain social justice experience working with leading organizing groups in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Read the rest of this entry »

The Global Health Corps (GHC) has extended the deadline for their fellowships to March 5th.

GHC aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity and improve the quality of healthcare services for the poor by connecting outstanding young leaders with organizations working on the front lines in the fight for global health equity.

The fellowship opportunities include but are not limited to being a Health Counselor in New Jersey, a Systems Innovation Officer in Massachusetts, or a Human Resources for Health Program Consultant in Burundi.

For more information and to apply Read the rest of this entry »

City Hall Fellows is a non-partisan nonprofit training the next generation of leaders for America’s cities.  Their 12-month, paid, post-college Fellowship integrates hands-on experience working within the highest levels of local government with intensive training in how cities work.  For their next class, they will be placing cohorts of Fellows in 3 cities:

  • Houston, Texas
  • San Francisco, California
  • Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Fellowship is open to students of ALL majors.  They are seeking out Middlebury’s top graduating students and recent alums about this opportunity.

A detailed overview of the Fellowship, as well as application materials and instructions, are on their website,  The Fellowship year begins August 2, 2010 and runs through July 29, 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

Now that you are on break, don’t miss out on these great opportunities that we’ve identified in MOJO.  Dust off your resumes and cover letters and submit your applications as soon as possible.  Don’t wait until the very last moment to apply.

  • Choate Rosemary Hall

Summer Teaching Internship application deadline:  January 27, 2010. This opportunity is for Juniors who will be ON CAMPUS February 11, 2010 for Interviews. Recruiter in ResidenceFebruary 11, 2010, 10am – 12pm, Adirondack House Career Services Library

  • Industrial Economics, Incorporated

Environmental consulting. Research Analyst application deadline:  December 31, 2009

  • Tuck Business Bridge Program

Business boot camp for the liberal arts major. Application deadline:  January 1, 2010

  • Overland Travel

Outdoor leadership positions for youth adventure travel trips. Application deadlines:  January 11, 2010

  • Teach for America

Alternative teaching positions with a focus on social impact. Corps Members application deadlines:  January 8, 2010; February 19, 2010

  • Tobin Project

Influence public debate with the policy community and the academic community. Development and Operations Assistant application deadline:  January 15, 2010;  Research Analyst application deadline:  January 15, 2010

  • Phillips Academy Andover

Andover Teaching Fellowship Program application deadline:  January 15, 2010

Teaching Assistants application deadline:  January 29, 2010

  • Educators Ally

A placement agency for independent school educators. Teachers and Administrators application deadline:  January 17, 2010

  • Congressional Hunger Center

A 12-month leadership development program that trains emerging leaders committed to social justice issues. Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program application deadline:  January 20, 2010


The highly competitive Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Fellowship program pairs outstanding students with challenging real-world opportunities to propel society toward a low-carbon future. Highly qualified graduate and undergraduate students in fields ranging from the humanities to environmental policy or economics to statistics, engineering, physical or biological sciences complete important, challenging, and in-depth projects.

Applications will be accepted from December 18th until midnight on January 31st, 2010. Placements run for ten weeks, between May and August, 2010, and include a $5000 stipend.

CA-CP gratefully acknowledges the crucial initial support of the Roy A. Hunt Foundation in establishing our Climate Fellowship program. This year’s (2010) placements are made possible partly through the generosity of David Hills, the Otto Haas fund and the Cove Fund.

Please read the descriptions and locations carefully. You may apply for one placement only, so choose the one that best matches your experience, qualifications and interests.

Opportunities for 2010 are as follows:

American Jewish Committee’s Goldman Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. This competitive Fellowship gives students the unique opportunity to work in offices domestically and throughout the world – from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.

Fellows work closely with supervisors in a mentor relationship with senior AJC personnel to learn about strategy, advocacy, and the development and implementation of programming. Fellows may also spend part of their time developing an independent project with the AJC office to which they are assigned.

AJC Goldman Fellows receive $3,000 for the 9-week program plus major travel expenses. Read the rest of this entry »

Are you interested in teaching abroad after graduation? If so, consider the China Education Initiative (CEI). CEI has been actively recruiting here at Middlebury this semester and their deadline is approaching! So log onto MOJO and send in your application before December 1, 2009. Read on for more CEI’s job posting on MOJO

CEI is an innovative non-profit organization, supported by the Ford Foundation, that addresses educational inequality in low-income, indigenous minority communities in rural parts of China that have not, as yet, seen the rapid economic growth that the coastal areas have experienced in the past two decades (request prospectus for more detailed information). Read the rest of this entry »

Filed Under (Fellowships) by on November 20, 2009 and tagged

LOGOApplications are now being accepted for the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. If you are interested, apply by January 22, 2010 via MOJO.

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is an intensive nine-month, full-time, graduate-level leadership training program that provides diverse and driven individuals committed to leading in New York City with the tools, experiences, and networks they need to become effective agents of change. The program’s unique experience-based and inquiry-driven methodology immerses participants in the various sectors—public, campaign, non-profit, private, labor— that shape New York City public policy. The program is comprised of field placements, interviews with the City’s most influential figures, and intensive training seminars. Each year, after a rigorous national selection process, 12 Fellows are selected to participate at Coro New York; another 56 Fellows are chosen annually to participate in one of our four other center locations: Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco or St. Louis. For more information to apply, see the posting on MOJO.


logo_epasealDo you have an interest in Environmental Studies? Under the National Network for Environmental Management Studies (NNEMS) program, a range of fellowship activities are offered to help students increase their knowledge of environmental issues while refining their professional skills. Each year, the NNEMS program offers approximately 30-40 fellowships, developed and sponsored by EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in EPA’s 10 regional offices and laboratories throughout the United States. The projects are specifically narrow in scope, allowing students to complete the fellowship while working full-time at EPA during the summer or part-time during the school year. Typically, the research is conducted at an EPA office or laboratory, although other arrangements can be made in certain circumstances.
Detailed descriptions of the fellowships are provided in the annual NNEMS Catalog. The catalog is available online at
The research projects are organized among four key areas:

  • Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law
  • Environmental Management and Administration
  • Environmental Science
  • Public Relations and Communications Read the rest of this entry »
Filed Under (Education, Fellowships) by on November 16, 2009

Amasthead_logore you thinking of law school?

Gonzaga Law School’s Thomas More Scholarship Program provides a unique opportunity for students to realize their commitment to serving the public interest through law.

Each year, a small number of entering first-year students are awarded full tuition Scholarships so that they may pursue careers in public service unencumbered by substantial law school debt.  The Scholarships are awarded for one year, but are readily renewable.  Interested students and advisors should visit their website for application materials and to learn more about Gonzaga’s Thomas More Scholarship Program.  Scholarship applications are due March 1.   School of Law applications should be submitted no later than February 1.

Have you heard about the Davis Projects for Peace, a program which honors Kathryn Wasserman Davis, a 102 year old philanthropist who is interested in finding new ways to advance world peace.

Undergraduate students at more than 90 college campuses across the United States, including those who will graduate this academic year, are eligible to design and submit proposals that address the goal of improving the prospects for peace in the 21st century.  The top submissions from the participating campuses, including at least one from Middlebury, will receive funding of $10,000 from Mrs. Davis with which to initiate projects anywhere in the world during the summer of 2010.

If you are interested, make sure to attend the Q and A session at Old Stone Mill on Monday November 16, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Students who have been recipients of past Davis Project for Peace funding, as well as students whose projects were supported by the College, will be available to answer questions and speak about their individual experiences. It will be an excellent opportunity to see firsthand what Middlebury students have accomplished with the support of this Initiative.

This is an initiative for all undergraduates, and not those solely interested in politics, the social sciences, or international studiesRead the rest of this entry »