Tag Archives: Post-grad Fellowship

Febs/Seniors: Applications for FoodCorps are Open!

We’ve just launched the application for our next class of FoodCorps AmeriCorps service members—are you one of them?

As a service member, you’ll spend a year teaching kids about healthy food. Whether you teach virtually or in person, you’ll earn a stipend, a year’s worth of trainings and professional development resources, and a network of passionate food educators. We’re especially looking for service members who are committed to equity, inspired by strong local communities, and creative in the face of a challenge—like serving during a pandemic. 

We’re accepting applications until all service member positions are filled, but we recommend applying on the early side. The sooner you apply, the sooner we’ll get back to you about the next steps.

We can’t wait to hear from you! If you have any questions about the process, don’t hesitate to drop us a line at serve@foodcorps.org

Seniors & Febs: 2021 Meridian Institute Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program is Open for Applications

Meridian Institute is pleased to announce the opening of the tenth annual application cycle for our Ruckelshaus Fellowship Program! Meridian is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that has helped clients and partners develop and implement solutions to complicated, often controversial problems—big and small, global and local—on issues of climate change, food systems, forests, water, science and technology, and more. Meridian Institute designs, manages, and facilitates collaborative processes that bring people together who understand the issues and have a stake in their resolution. 

The Ruckelshaus Fellowship is an opportunity for early-career professionals to contribute to Meridian’s mission—to play hands on roles in helping people collaborate to solve complex problems and implement solutions that improve lives, the environment, and the economy. While each fellowship experience is unique, past Fellows have worked on issues as diverse as climate policy, global and domestic food security, water management, data for social good, and global resilience, among others. The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time position with Meridian, and applicants who are selected will begin work in June 2021. 

Linked here is our Ruckelshaus Fellowship Application Guide, which provides an in-depth look into the fellowship—including position responsibilities, application instructions, FAQs, and insight from current and past fellows. The deadline to submit applications is 10 pm EST, Monday, February 1, 2021. Please apply through the Meridian Institute Applicant Portal

Thank you for your interest in the Ruckelshaus Fellowship! We look forward to your application. Please reach out to fellowship@merid.org with any further inquiries. For more information about Meridian Institute, please visit www.merid.org.

Build Your Leadership Skills in the Nonprofit & Philanthropic Sector in CO

The El Pomar Internship is a unique summer program that introduces continuing undergraduate students to the nonprofit sector and provides an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills. Interns work with and are mentored by leaders in philanthropy. They serve an important role by providing administrative support for the Foundation’s offices. Interns receive assignments based upon the Foundation’s needs and, to the extent possible, the Interns’ interests. Interns participate in a weekly professional development series which provides insight into and practice in a professional atmosphere. Examples of past courses include investments, grant making, networking, public speaking and career planning. Each Intern fulfills an individual role but also receives meaningful interaction with the Intern class. While each Intern has a distinct learning experience, all have the opportunity to learn concepts through hands-on practice and receive the support and guidance to develop professionally. Applicants should demonstrate strong professional skills, skills in verbal and written communication, organization and time management skills, and a willingness to learn.

To learn more about the Internship, visit our website or email internship@elpomar.org and Danielle Hendrix, Internship Director, will contact you. 

To apply by February 12, please visit https://elpomar.applicantpro.com/jobs

Launch Your Career with the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship & Summer Internships

 Applications are currently open for both the 2021 Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship, as well as the 2021-2022 Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship! Learn more about both opportunities below. 

Public Service Fellowship

Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service.

Why Apply? 

The program is ideal for college students and recent grads with a passion for public service. It offers: 

  • A 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, providing meaningful career-related work experience 
  • A $35,000 salary with health benefits
  • Participation in professional development that prepares fellows for 21st century public service, administered by Cleveland Foundation staff and professionals with expertise in their fields
  • A small cohort with individualized coaching, supervision and support
  • Immersion in the rich civic and cultural life of Cleveland, with first-hand opportunities to network and connect with a diverse array of senior leaders, organizations, and community members. Learn more about the program, and hear former fellows share their experiences, in this short video

Who’s Eligible to Apply? 

  • College graduates who earned their undergraduate degrees between spring 2018 and spring 2021. A wide range of degrees, including liberal arts and those pertaining to more technical/specialized areas of study, are welcomed. 
  • U.S. citizens, permanent residents or individuals eligible to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program (review the timeline). 
  • Relatives of Cleveland Foundation staff or board members are not eligible to apply. 


How to Apply 

Applications for the 2021-2022 Public Service Fellowship can be submitted online through Feb. 15, 2021. More information, including detailed application instructions, is available here

Summer Internship Program  

Now in its 22nd year, the Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship Program connects undergraduate students with meaningful, career-related experiences in the nonprofit and public sectors. Interns are placed at nonprofit and governmental agencies across Greater Cleveland for an 11-week paid summer internship.

Why Apply? 

Cleveland Foundation Summer Interns not only benefit from career-related work experience at their host sites, but also participate in and coordinate seminars that highlight the work of local nonprofit and public sector organizations, their roles within the community, and opportunities for professional development. Visit our blog to hear firsthand from former summer interns who share highlights and takeaways from their internship experiences. And watch this short video, featuring former interns who talk about the value of the program.

Who’s Eligible to Apply? 

  • College students who are juniors or seniors in fall 2021, seniors graduating in 2021 or first-year graduate students in spring 2021 are eligible to apply.
  • Students must be attending college or university in Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga County OR be permanent residents of Cuyahoga, Lake or Geauga County. 
  • Relatives of Cleveland Foundation staff or board members are not eligible to apply. 


How to Apply 

Applications for the 2021 Summer Internship Program can be submitted online through Feb. 1, 2021. More information, including detailed application instructions, is available here.

Global Health Corps Applications OPEN

The intersecting challenges of 2020 have underscored the importance of empathetic, collaborative leadership in protecting global health. 

What will it take to navigate through COVID-19, protect hard-won health gains in everything from HIV and contraception access to NCDs and malaria, and meet future crises with strength and solidarity? 

It will take leaders like YOU. Leaders who bring diverse skills and perspectives — plus a lot of grit and resilience — to relentlessly pursue health equity. 

Do you: 
…believe health is a human right for everyone, everywhere? ✔
…thrive in community with others committed to social justice? ✔
…want to hone your leadership skills so you can help transform health systems? ✔

On December 2nd, Global Health Corps posted 40+ fellowship roles within high-impact organizations on the front lines of global health in Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia. For reference, check out last year’s fellowship roles, ranging from data analysis and communications to architecture and supply chain management. (Most GHC fellowship roles require no prior work experience or academic background in health.)

Note about COVID-19: While it’s too early to predict exactly how the pandemic will shape our programming in 2021, we are recruiting American fellows for placement alongside Malawian, Rwandan, Ugandan, and Zambian nationals within our partner organizations. We anticipate travel restrictions will ease by July 2021 to make this possible. 
Start prepping NOW to apply: Learn about the fellowship. Read about our program, the fellowship year, our eligibility requirements, and our leadership practices. Learn more about what it’s like to be a GHC fellow by reading our digital publication AMPLIFY. Learn about what you’ll need to apply. Consider this application advice, provided by GHC alumniGather your materials. Draft your four short personal essays. Consider which current/former supervisor you can reach out to for a recommendation letter. Update your resume/CV (making sure it’s no longer than two pages!) and ask a friend or mentor to review it. Renew your passport if needed OR find another document to prove your citizenship. Secure proof — such as a transcript or a letter from your university — that you will have a bachelor’s degree by July 2021. 
Want to learn more? Watch three GHC alumni share their
experiences for an #AskUsAnything session! 

Green Corps is Hiring Next Class of Environmental Organizers!

Green Corps is looking for college graduates who are ready to take on the biggest environmental challenges of our day.

Click here to learn more about Green Corps’ paid environmental organizing fellowship. 

Our program starts by putting you in an intensive classroom training. You learn about issues and campaigns, organizing theory and principles, and skills from recruiting volunteers to staging a media event. Then, you move to a more hands-on experience. You make a difference on important campaigns to transition our country to clean energy, protect wildlife, and more. For example, Lauren Karpinski, an organizer from the Green Corps Class of 2019, brought together a coalition of 40 groups that helped win a landmark solar energy bill in Arkansas this past year. 

The planet needs all the help it can get. To win now and build a strong foundation for lasting progress, we need people who know how to organize: to run organizations and campaigns that will inspire the support and action we need to save our planet.

We’re accepting the top 20 out of more than 1000 applicants for our 2021-2022 program. If you’re passionate about the environment and ready to learn and practice the craft of organizing, Click here to apply. 

Green Corps’ year long program begins in August 2021 with Introductory Classroom Training, and continues with field placements in multiple locations across the U.S. Candidates must be willing to relocate. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact field organizer, Caro Fett, directly at (203) 940-0689 or caro[at]greencorps.org.

Green Corps is part of The Public Interest Network, which operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a  strategic approach to social change. Visit publicinterestnetwork.org to learn more. Green Corps is an equal opportunity employer.

INFO SESSION —  FAO Schwarz Fellowship in Social Impact

We recently announced six new Fellowship positions for graduates of the class of 2021. You can see them for yourself below.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience designed to develop your leadership skills and prepare you for success in the social impact sector. Each Fellowship is paid and includes benefits.

You can learn more about the Fellowships during an online info session on Tuesday, November 17 from 10:00 –10:45 am EST. You’ll learn more about our new hosts and how to apply to be an FAO Schwarz Fellow. Please join us for that call and learn more about the Fellowship experience.

Each Fellowship includes

  • A paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York, Boston, or Philadelphia
  • Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepen the Fellow’s knowledge of social challenges and prepare them for social justice careers
  • Professional development opportunities such as retreats, mentoring and cohort experiences
  • Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders

Online Info Sessions 
Join us for a free 45-minute info session to learn more about the Fellowship. Register in advance to receive call-in details.

Next online info session 
Tuesday, November 17
10:00 to 10:45 AM EST

We look forward to meeting you soon.