Government, International, Other
There are also fellowships with government agencies, international organizations, and other groups.
- Asian Pacific American Institute Congressional Fellowship: Nine month fellowship in Washington, D.C., that provides exceptional graduates and young professionals with an opportunity to work on policy issues as full-time staff members of a Congressional office, Federal agency, or non-profit community organization.
- Coros Fellows Program in Public Affairs: Nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. Offered in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh and St. Louis.
- Knauss Sea Grant Fellowship: Provides a unique educational experience to students who have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The program, which is sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Sea Grant College Program, matches highly qualified graduate students with "hosts" in the legislative and executive branches of government located in the Washington, D.C. area, for a one-year paid fellowship.
- The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program: This program through the Georgetown University Law Center offers fellowship positions providing educational and professional development opportunities for attorneys who are dedicated to using their legal talents to advance women's rights.
Government & Court Fellowships:
- Presidential Management Fellows Program: Two-year government fellowship places candidates in executive branch agencies.
- Supreme Court Fellows Program: One-year fellowship in Washington, D.C. that provides fellows an opportunity to study both the administrative machinery of the federal judiciary and the dynamics of interbranch relations.
- U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Solicitor General, Bristow Fellowship: One-year fellowship in Washington, D.C. Fellows help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the U.S. Supreme Court, prepare recommendations to the Solicitor General, and work with staff attorneys.
- U.S. Department of State, Franklin Fellows Program: Washington, D.C. fellowship program for fellows, serving as consultants, to provide valuable and pertinent advice, views, opinions, alternatives or recommendations on foreign policy issues.
- White House Fellows Program: One-year fellowship in Washington, D.C. This prestigious program for leadership and public service offers fellows first-hand experience working at the highest levels of federal government. Fellows work as special assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries, and other government officials.
- U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program: The Department only hires entry-level attorneys through this honors program. This program is for graduating law students or recent law graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation.
- Finding and Funding International Public Service Opportunities: Published by the University of Arizona School of Law); provides a comprehensive list of international public interest and government organizations, organized by area of focus. The guide also contains helpful information on applying for international positions.
- Amnesty International, Ralph J. Bunche International Human Rights Fellowship: One-year fellowship granted to 1-3 fellows each year. The fellowship provides training and experience in international human rights advocacy to activists who are interested in the field of international human rights.
- Human Rights Watch Fellowship: For recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.
- UN Watch, Richard & Rhoda Goldman Graduate Fellowship: One-year fellowship that gives fellows hands-on experience at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
- International Bar Association Fellowship (The Hague, The Netherlands): One-year fellowship for fellows to assist the Judges and Appeals Chambers staff in the research and drafting necessary to adjudicate cases.
- International Law Fellow, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty: Washington, D.C. fellowship where fellow works on international religious freedom issues.
- AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships (through Equal Justice Works): Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Fellows are placed at pro bono and legal services organizations across the country to promote public service among law students while developing their own legal and professional skills. EJW AmeriCorps Fellows collaborate with community legal aid providers and law schools to develop quality pro bono opportunities for law students. Fellows learn how to manage projects and people in order to expand access to legal services for people living in poverty.
- William J. Clinton Foundation Fellowship: The William J. Clinton Foundation focuses on worldwide issues that demand urgent action, solutions, and measurable results - global climate change, HIV/AIDS in the developing world, childhood obesity and economic opportunity in the United States, and economic development in Africa and Latin America. They occasionally have fellowships available.
For more information on fellowships, please see our Resource and Contacts section.