FELLOWSHIPS & PROGRAMS

Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship- was “designed as a way of advancing the next generation of social innovators, entrepreneurs and change agents.” They offer an all-expenses paid BHSI Fellows at the Chicago Idea Week.  Fellows receive a $10,000 financial contribution for their venture. Applicants must be 35 years of age or younger; originate from US or abroad and ventures can be for-profit or not-for-profit entities.

Boston University Law In House Fellowship Program- this one year program is available to BU students and graduates who have taken in-depth business and transaction law courses preparing them for on-the-job training at companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

Capitol Hill Fellows Program- a year-long program that places a group of Teach For America alumni in full-time, paid congressional staff positions on Capitol Hill. These positions offer Fellows incredible insights into the legislative process and an opportunity to gain experience in policy and politics at the national level.

Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship - this a 15 month, largely virtual participation program providing mentorship and funding to U.S.-based entrepreneurs whose enterprises are creating jobs for Americans over 50 years of age. The entrepreneur can be any age. Each Fellow will be paired with a business executive mentor and receives leadership assessment resources, a peer network, sector expertise, and $20,000.

Draper Foundation Grants-  has in its ranks 100 entrepreneurs and plans to give $110 million to 185 organizations by 2021. They provide $300,000 of unrestricted capital over three years and, provide rigorous, ongoing support by joining the board of directors and partnering with the leader to help build capacity in the organization and scale their impact.

Echoing Green Fellowship- two year program where Fellows receive up to $90,000 in funding to launch new organizations, access to leadership development opportunities, and one-to-one support and counseling. Applicants must be have an independent social entrepreneurship organization in the startup stage (2 years or less), and be committed full-time to their venture.

Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator (NYC): four month program where selected participants receive $100,000 investment and potential funding from ERA fund

Global Health Corps Fellowship- yearlong paid fellowship for young professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on the frontlines of the fight for global health equity at existing health organizations and government agencies. 

Google Policy Fellowship- ffers undergraduate, graduate, and law students interested in Internet and technology policy the opportunity to spend the summer contributing to the public dialogue on these issues, and exploring future academic and professional interests.

Inspiring Capital MBA Fellowship - is a 10 week paid fellowship program. Fellows have primarily been MBA students, including law school students as well. Most have come from a professional background in the private sector, though some have already had experience in the social sector.

Obama Foundation Fellowship- seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation

Partnership for Public Service - initiative designed to educate a new generation about the importance of a strong civil service the federal government.

Presidential Management Fellows Program- a federal program designed to groom graduate students for upper-level management positions in the federal government.

 Shuttleworth Foundation- is a privately funded Purpose Trust. They support openness in practice, open communication, open reporting, open source software, and open recourses, only to name a few of their values. Some of their alumni include: Mark Surman, Founder of the Mozilla Foundation and Waldo Jaquith, Founder of Ethics.gov

TED Fellow- TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists

Venture for America- a fellowship program that connects recent graduates with jobs at startups, forging a community of entrepreneurs committed to building companies that matter.

Viacom Business and Legal Affairs Fellowship- this fellowship is for recent law school graduates with 1-3 years of work experience to join its Business and Legal Affairs (BALA) team in an exciting rotational role with direct exposure to some of the top entertainment lawyers in the industry. The contracts you negotiate and deals you close will influence the pulse of popular culture. If playing a vital role working on important legal matters in an energetic and vibrant industry sounds appealing, Viacom’s Business and Legal Affairs Fellowship is the perfect next step for your career.

Voqal Fellowship – this program is a talent and technology accelerator for tomorrow’s social entrepreneurs working for social justice, progressive politics or transformative media and technology. Voqal Fellows receive a $30,000 stipend and are expected to complete a project in six months. Ideal candidates for the fellowship are driven, tech-savvy social change agents who thrive under self-direction.

Women's Campaign School at Yale University- non-partisan, issue-neutral leadership program, whose mission is to increase the number and influence of women in elected and appointed office in the United States and around the globe