Hope Reichbach Fellowship (2/24/2017)

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The Hope Fund looks for college students who are pursing a future in civic leadership in the non-profit sector. Hope provides accepted students with $350 per week of fulltime work at a Brooklyn-based organization, plus unlimited Metro cards, as well as mentorship and a network of contacts.

Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the Hope Reichbach Fellowship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of New York City.
  • You are a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college.
  • You demonstrate financial need.
  • You are available for a full time, 10-week long summer internship.

Application Materials

  • Completed application form
  • Resume
  • Two References
  • Short Essays (click link below for details)
  • FAFSA worksheet or letter from your school’s Financial Aid Office

Deadline: February 24th, 2017 at 5PM
To learn more about the opportunity or to access the application click HERE.

America Needs You Fellows Program

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The America Needs You Fellows Program helps high achieving, first-generation college students succeed in college and their careers. Freshman can also apply! (see eligibility requirements below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • You are a first-generation college student (neither of my parents have a bachelor’s degree)
  • You are a freshman attending a 4-year or community college
    • If attending community college, you must intent to transfer to a 4-year school (ANY provides transfer support)
  • You are a college freshmen or a college student with no more than 30 credits by by 3/1/2017 if on a semester schedule
  • You are available to attend regular Saturday workshops
  • You are a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or eligible for full-time work in the U.S. by July 2017
  • You are considered low-income by HUD standards

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Program Benefits

  • Individualized support from a successful professional
  • 28 intensive workshops over a 2-year period
  • Counseling and academic support, up to $2,000 in grants
  • Diverse professionals and internship/job opportunities

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017. 

If you are a freshman, please take advantage of this fantastic opportunity; not many fellowships are available for freshmen! For more information on the America Needs You Fellows Program and how to apply click HERE. If you have any further questions, email Alexander Rendon at alexrendon13@gmail.com.

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans

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The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans awards thirty New Americans, immigrants or the children of immigrants, who are pursuing any graduate school in the U.S. with up to $20,000 per year for one to two years.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • You must be a green card holder or naturalized citizen if born abroad; a child of parents who were not U.S. citizens at the time of their births; someone born outside the U.S. and adopted by U.S. citizens; a DACA recipient
  • You must be a college senior or holder of a bachelor’s degree
  • You must not be beyond your second year in the graduate program for which you request support
  • You must not yet be 31 years old, as of the November 1 application deadline

 

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the Soros Fellowship Program for New Americans and how to apply click HERE

The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) Fellowship (11/1/16)

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The Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) have continuously supported students pursue graduate degrees in public policy and international affairs. The PPIA Fellowship begins with the completion of a Junior Summer Institutes (JSI), a seven week summer program that prepares students for these graduate programs, and other leadership roles.

Students selected for the 2017 JSI Fellowship cohort will study at one of five participating universities: Carnegie Mellon UniversityPrinceton UniversityUniversity of California, BerkeleyUniversity of MichiganUniversity of Minnesota.

Students also receive a stipend of up to $1,500, housing at their JSI university, books and materials related to their summer course, and other benefits that can be found on the PPI website, here.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a United States citizen or legal permanent resident
    • UC Berkeley and Princeton University can accept international students who are studying at US institutions.
  • Applicants must have an expected graduation date between December 2017 and August 2018.
  • Must not have attained a Bachelor’s Degree prior to start of Junior Summer Institute.
  • Must be committed to completing a Master’s Degree in public and/or international affairs at one of the PPIA Consortium graduate schools.
  • Must be interested in contributing to the diversity of perspectives present in the PPIA Fellowship Program.

The deadline to apply is November 1, 2016.

For more information on the application process follow this link.

John Jay Vera Fellows Program (3/14/16)

The application deadline for the John Jay Vera Fellows Program is approaching. Vera is a yearlong program that offers students internship opportunities and academic experience. Students will work ten hours a week in an agency that seeks to improve the administration of justice and, at the same time, take a weekly seminar in Interdisciplinary studies. Fellows receive 6 academic credits (3 per semester) and a $3,000 stipend ($1,500 per semester).

Does any of the following interest you? Then consider applying!

  • Improvement of justice administration
  • Influencing public policy
  • Conducting research
  • Delivering a range of social services

 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Junior or senior status (60+ credits)
  • GPA of 3.3 (B+) or above
  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and public service
  • Commitment to the program for a full academic year (Fall 2016 & Spring 2017)

Flyer can be found below!

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The Pinkerton Community Fellowship (February 12, 2016)

The Pinkerton Community Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for John Jay College undergraduates interested in working in juvenile justice. (Graduate students in Forensic Psychology and Forensic Mental Health Counseling can apply for the Pinkerton Graduate Community Fellowship.)

Over the course of the 15-month internship, Fellows work with organizations that serve justice-involved youth (such as Advocates for Children and the Center for Court Innovation), in addition to taking a two-semester course to supplement their fieldwork experience and participating in other professional development activities.

If you meet the requirements detailed above and are interested in applying for Cohort 5 of the Pinkerton Fellowship Initiative (beginning in June 2016 and finishing in August 2017), please supply your information below and (if possible) register for an information session. The full application is also available online here.

Pinkerton Community Fellowship application, AY 2016-17

We are currently accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Pinkerton Community Fellowship. To learn more about the Fellowship and to apply for the next cohort, please read this page in full.

Commitment and Compensation– the Pinkerton Community Fellowship is a 15-month program that begins in June of 2016 and runs through August of 2017. The community fellowship components are listed below:

  • Field placement – Community Fellows benefit from intensive experience at leading nonprofit community-based organizations that address a diverse range of youth justice issues.
    • Starting in June, fellows serve 35-hours per week during the first summer (June – August 2016);
    • 14-hours a week during the fall and spring semesters; and
    • 35-hours during the winter session(January 2017) and during the second summer (June – August 2017).
    • Coursework – In addition to the placement, fellows earn twelve-credits through an upper-class two-semester Practicum in Youth Justice Course that is designed to enhance their understanding of the issues related to their work.
    • Seminars – Fellows also participate in on-going personal and professional development seminars throughout the fellowship period

Community Fellows earn a total of $12,750 throughout their 15-month commitment. The stipend is distributed as follows:

  • $3,500 for the first summer
  • $2,000 for each fall and spring semesters
  • $1,000 for full-time hours during the winter break; and
  • $4,250 during the second summer. (Serving the second summer is contingent upon receiving high performance ratings by both the host site and the PFI staff.

In addition to the stipend, Pinkerton Community Fellows receive:

  • An unlimited monthly metro card to cover travel expenses each month
  • An opportunity grant of $1,000 to help alleviate financial burdens that might arise during the fellowship period

Qualifications:

  • Current sophomore or junior (meaning you must be a junior or senior in AY 2016-17)
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • High level of responsibility, leadership, and commitment
  • Demonstrated genuine passion for youth justice

Application Timeline

  • Final deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016, at 5pm
  • Finalists will be interviewed and notified in March
  • The fellowship begins in June 2016

Application Process

To apply to be a Pinkerton Community Fellow, you must submit:

  • A written response to the following three (3) questions:
    • Pinkerton Community Fellows work closely with young people who are involved in the justice system or who are at risk of entering the justice system. Describe your experience working with at-risk youth. If you have not worked with at-risk youth, describe any experience that involved leading, being a role model, or providing support to a group. In your response, please discuss your strengths in this sort of work and at least one area that you’d like to improve. (250 words max.)
    • Describe an accomplishment you are proud of (from school, work, volunteering, or any other context) that involves working with young people or relates to the criminal justice field. In your response you should describe:
      • what you accomplished,
      • what challenges arose and how you overcame them,
      • how you worked with your colleagues and/or supervisor, and
      • what you learned in accomplishing the goal.

While you should touch on all four parts of the question (if they’re applicable to you), you should not actually label the parts in your response. (300 words max.)

*According to the US Department of Justice, the rate of youth in confinement in the United States decreased by over 40% from 1975 to 2010. Even with that improvement, however, the United States still places considerably more young people in confinement than other industrialized nations. Briefly describe one strategy that could be implemented in New York City to help reduce the number of young people subject to confinement, and explain why it could be an effective approach. (150 words max.)

  • A one-page resume. (Your personal statement and resume should be uploaded below as one PDF or Word doc.)
  • An unofficial transcript.
  • A recommendation form from a faculty member or supervisor. (Send this link to one professor or supervisor who will complete the recommendation on your behalf.)

To apply, complete the fields below (including the files to upload) before 5pm on Friday, February 12, 2016.

2016 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship (January 13, 2016)

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2016 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship at www.rangelprogram.org.

The Rangel Program is pleased to announce the opening of the application period for its 2016 graduate fellowship.   The Fellowship welcomes applications from individuals who want to make a difference in the world through careers as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State.  The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $95,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides mentorship and professional development support. Fellows can use the fellowship to attend two-year master’s programs in U.S. institutions to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, economics, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, Fellows join the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State, embarking on a uniquely rewarding career of international service.

FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDIES –In 2016 the Rangel Program plans to award 30 fellowships of up to $47,500 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees.2005 Rangel Fellow Andrea Corey researched human rights issues during an internship in U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.

ORIENTATION- New Rangel Fellows will participate in an orientation at Howard University in mid-May, shortly after their selection. The purposes of this orientation are to familiarize the Fellows with all aspects of the fellowship and to enhance their understanding of, and skills for, Foreign Service careers.

TWO SUMMER INTERNSHIPS (CAPITOL HILL AND OVERSEAS AT U.S. EMBASSIES) –Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U. S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study.

MENTORING– Each Fellow will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at the State Department.

CURRICULUM -Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration or foreign languages at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Studies in law do not satisfy this requirement.  Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Rangel Program.

EMPLOYMENT/CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS– Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. Fellows are required to obtain medical, security, and suitability clearances in order to remain in the program.  Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of five years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Rangel Program and the subsequent five year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation. Click here to learn more about the obligations that Rangel Fellows assume when they accept the fellowship.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2016 for a two-year program at a U.S. university.
  • They can be in their senior year of their undergraduate studies, graduating by June 2016, or they can be college graduates.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.
  • The program welcomes any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need.

Graduate Fellowship Program – Application Requirements

  • Background Information (e.g., name, contact information, international travel).
  • A personal statement (in 600 words or less) that discusses the applicants’ reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information.
  • A statement (in 400 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school, including an explanation of:
    • The financial assistance received during undergraduate studies
    • Overall education-related debt
    • Ability/plans to pay for graduate school independently
  • Two letters of recommendation
    • One from a faculty member
    • One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential

Note: In the online application, applicants will identify recommenders, who will be contacted by the program and asked to submit letters electronically.

  • Proof of U.S. citizenship with a copy of: (choose one)
    • Birth certificate
    • Certificate of U.S. citizenship
    • US Passport

(** Applicants are required to bring originals to the interview, if selected as a finalist.)

(Note: This should be uploaded in easy to ready PDF format.)

  • Student Aid Report (SAR) generated from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word of PDF format.)
  • GRE or GMAT Scores (copy of report sent to student) ◦ (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format.)
  • Official Financial Aid Statement from your senior year, if you received financial aid. ◦ (Note: Applicants will upload this into the application using either Word or PDF format. If you did not receive financial aid, you do not have to submit this.)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities the applicant has attended for credit. Please use university-generated transcripts. An official transcript would be best; a student copy is acceptable if it is in the format of an official transcript. If you are selected for an interview, you will have to bring an official transcript in a signed, sealed envelope, to the interview.

The application deadline is January 13, 2016. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by Howard University. The program expects to have all documents to be submitted electronically. Should applicants have insuperable problems submitting a document electronically, they can consult with program staff about alternate methods (rangelprogram@howard.edu) However, we strongly encourage you to submit documents electronically.

For all inquiries, please contact: Rangel Program Assistant (202) 806-4367 or rangelprogram@howard.edu

Information and application materials can be found at www.rangelprogram.org.

To meet with a fellowship advisor for assistance with your application, please contact ofso@jjay.cuny.edu.