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Alaska Fellows Program: Virtual Q&A 3/31 and New Positions!

The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) has new positions open for the fall 2020 program start!  AFP is a fall-to-spring residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors in Sitka, Anchorage, Juneau — and starting in fall 2020, Fairbanks.

We’re excited to offer a virtual Information Session for the first time. If you’re considering applying or have already applied for this program year, we encourage you to join us via Zoom next Tuesday at 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT)  to ask questions and learn more about the program. You can RSVP for the webinar: 

RSVP for the virtual Information Session

Date and time: Tuesday, March 31, 12pm AKDT (4 pm EDT)

Below are some of the OPEN positions:

Apply for the Alaska Fellows Program 

Program dates: Fall 2020 – Spring 2021

Locations: Sitka, Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks

Alaska Fellows Program Working in the Social Sector

Interested in the social sector & working in Alaska? The Alaska Fellows Program (AFP) is a seven-to-nine month residential fellowship program that nurtures the next generation of Alaska-based leaders by pairing talented young people with strong communities and professional mentors.

Initially launched with a small pool of Yale graduates in 2014, the program now boasts alumni from 28 states and five countries and hosts fellows in Anchorage, Juneau, Sitka — and starting in fall 2020, Fairbanks. Forty-one percent of alumni continue to live and work in Alaska for a year or more following their fellowships.

By attracting young, dynamic professionals to the state of Alaska, AFP arrests and reverses the “brain drain” of young people supersaturating in Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, New York, and D.C. AFP also helps Alaska retain homegrown talent by connecting born-and-raised Alaskans with high-impact opportunities in their home state.

Fellows serve with a dynamic non-profit or public-sector organization for the fellowship term and receive modest living stipends and housing. Fellows live communally, work closely with professional mentors, and make lasting contributions to their host community.

For more information about the Application Process, view this page, as it will also give you a listing of the different available jobs posting throughout Spring 2020.

Global Health 1-Year Fellow in Kenya Working on Monitoring & Evaluation

Here is a great one-year fellowship opportunity for a graduating senior (or Feb) interested in Global Health shared with us from a recent alum working in the field in Kenya.

“My name is Zorica Radanovic (Midd ’19), and I’ve been working with Lwala Community Alliance as the M&E fellow since July. Lwala is a community-led organization that is leveraging Community Health Workers to transform the health systems in Kenya and to drive improved health outcomes.”

Organizational Background: Lwala Community Alliance (Lwala) is a community-led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting.

Lwala village, a small community in rural western Kenya, founded the organization as a response to extreme health challenges. The region experiences some of the highest HIV, maternal mortality, and infant mortality rates in East Africa. As such, community members built their area’s first health center.

From these humble beginnings, we are now the largest provider of health services for a population of over 90,000. The work extends far beyond the original hospital as we support communities in their homes, schools, and farms to advance their own comprehensive well-being. We address the complex causes of poor health through a multi-dimensional strategy, which engages community members in driving their own change.

To read more about the position and view the full job description and others, click HERE.

Global Community Post-Grad Fellowship in Asia – Deadline 11/3/19


Priority Deadline: November 3, 2019 11:59 PM US Pacific Time
Program Dates:
 June 2020 – June 2021
Locations: Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

The Global Community Fellowship is a 13-15 month program for graduating seniors and young/ established professionals. Fellows work at NGOs, schools, universities, and social enterprises across Asia to support community development and youth education programs. By working directly with communities, fellows get hands-on experience learning how organizations in Asia are using creative and innovative methods to address critical social challenges.

Who Can Apply? Starting and experienced professionals with a BA or BS degree (must graduate by June 2020). Although the fellowship is primarily aimed towards US citizens, we do accept applications from international residents who have a previous connection to VIA or a substantial US connection.

Fellow Duties

Fellows often engage in a wide range of activities and tasks with our local partners. Although there is often overlap in the kinds of work fellows will do, they can be thought of as two broad categories:

Education-focused — With these partners, you’ll advance student development using critical thinking and cross-cultural communication. Through teaching (English or other subjects depending on the post), you’ll  help students to access future education and professional opportunities.

NGO-focused — At these posts, you’ll support community development and international communication efforts by supporting NGOs to access resources, networks, and collaboration opportunities. You may help with fundraising, project management, and community outreach efforts of our local partners.

To learn more about the Via Program, click here, and feel free to reach out to recent alumnae, Lulu Zhou ’19, luluzhou19[at]gmail.com.

International Clinical Opportunity with an Alum!

Selected as a ‘CNN Hero,’ Rick Hodes, MD ’75 has been living and working in Ethiopia for over 30 years. Based out of a busy Addis Ababa trauma center, his work is concentrated around spinal deformities such as scoliosis, kyphosis, tuberculosis of the spine, and polio.

Dr. Hodes is looking for a Midd grad to come assist him for 6-12 months. The opportunity will include time in the clinic, research opportunities, as well as work with data, website updates, and social media. This is an amazing opportunity to receive unparalleled clinical mentorship and to meaningfully serve a struggling rural community.

To read more about Dr. Hodes and the myriad of media attention he’s received, visit his website, rickhodes.org.

You can also reach out to him directly for more information about this opportunity at rickhodes@gmail.com.

2-Year Post-Grad Fellowship in Social Impact Leadership

Are you a hard worker? A person who’s excited about problem-solving, who cares deeply about community and social justice and achieving real goals? Are you a dreamer, and incredibly practical, tough, resilient and persistent?

Each year, a new cohort of FAO Schwarz Fellows begins paid two-year assignments with leading nonprofit organizations.

FELLOWS AT WORK

The Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.

What We’re Looking For

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact that includes focused professional development. Our Fellows are highly motivated, passionate recent college graduates who are committed to social justice.

Successful candidates have proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in their college communities and are eager to immerse themselves in a two-year experience that will challenge them, train them and empower them with the skills and network they need to take a first step towards leadership in world of social impact.

REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must be college seniors at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

How To Apply

Prospective Fellows apply directly to the host organizations for the next cohort. 

Applications open each year in early November when we announce new host organizations and Fellowship positions.

Online Info Sessions

We host several online info sessions throughout the year for interested students and college advisors who want to learn more about the Fellowships. Please join us by selecting a date and registering in advance. We’ll send you call in instructions in an email.

OCTOBER 15, 2019 
3:00 – 3:45 pm EST

NOVEMBER 15, 2019
11 a.m. – 11:45 am EST

JANUARY 15, 2020 
10:00 – 10:45 am EST

REGISTER

Thinking of Fellowships for your Post-Grad plans?

Here are just a few of the many listed in this great resource called ProFellow:

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans offers merit-based graduate school fellowships of up to $90,000 for children of immigrants 30 and younger. Fellows study in any discipline at U.S. universities. We have had at least one Middlebury alum award!
Learn more and apply by November 1.

The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program is a distinguished transatlantic initiative that offers a select cohort of accomplished Americans the opportunity to complete a comprehensive intercultural professional program in Germany for 8 to 11 months. Apply by November 1.

Princeton in Africa Fellowships: Princeton in Africa helps future leaders develop lifelong connections to the people and nations of Africa. We offer highly selective yearlong fellowships to recent college graduates with organizations across the African continent; we enable our Fellows, through their work, to make significant contributions to Africa’s well-being; and we encourage our Fellows to cultivate meaningful relationships with communities in Africa and with one another. Fellows are provided with basic living stipends. Graduating seniors and young alumni from any college or university accredited in the U.S. are eligible to apply. Please note that prior Africa experience is NOT a requirement. / Due October 30, 2019.

Princeton in Asia Fellowships: Princeton in Asia (PiA) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with Princeton University. Founded in 1898, the program has long been driven by a mission to foster mutual appreciation and cultural understanding by connecting service-minded graduates and partner organizations in Asia through immersive work experiences. PiA offers year-long, service-oriented fellowships in 22 countries and regions of Asia in the fields of education, public health, economic development, environmental sustainability, and peace, justice, and access to information. PiA fellowships are open to graduates or graduating seniors of any university. / Due October 31, 2019.

Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowships: The PPIA Fellowship Program is designed to prepare college juniors or rising seniors from diverse backgrounds for graduate studies in public and/or international affairs and groom them for professional roles in public service. The fellowship is a series of educational and developmental programs that span from the end of a student’s junior year in college to the completion of a Master’s degree in public policy, public administration and/or international affairs. Fellowships include full tuition to attend PPIA Junior Summer Institute, plus a stipend up to $1,500. Minimum of $5,000 toward graduate school tuition. / Due November 1, 2019.

Wallace Stegner Fellowship: The Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University provides 10 two-year professional fellowships annually: 5 fellowships in fiction writing and 5 fellowships in poetry writing. Fellows meet weekly in a 3 hour class with teachers, but do not need to meet any curricular demands except for attending workshops. The Fellowship does not offer a degree. Candidates must demonstrate the quality of their creative work, their willingness to develop their skills, and their capacity to expand their expertise. Fellowships receive a stipend of $26,000 annually and Stanford University pays educational costs and medical health insurance. / Due November 1, 2019.