Bridge Year Programs

Bridge Year Programs refer to experiences that may last anywhere from 3 months to 2 years and occur between graduating college and before starting graduate school or a career in a specific industry.  These experiences are especially valuable for students pursuing medical, law or other graduate programs who may want or need more experience in the field before applying to graduate school.  Additionally, some graduates pursue these opportunities because of a desire to spend time working on a service project alongside community members or in advocating on specific issues.  Below you will find a searchable database of programs.  This list is not exhaustive but represent many of the pathways chosen by UVA alumni.

Additional Resources:
Service Year is a website where you can find a paid service opportunity that can be filtered by your interests, geographic location, and level of education. Once you create a profile, the website also has many resources explaining exactly what a service year is and how students can go about pursuing one.  

Service Programs offers a directory of vetted  programs featuring a wide range of social justice areas and faith traditions.

Program List

A Broader View Volunteers

Arranges volunteer experiences of weeks or months in duration in disadvantaged communities in many parts of the world. Costs vary by country and duration, and include room and board. Programs include health care, women's support, environment, teaching, community development, and others.

Find more information on the A Broader View Volunteers website. 

Location: Central America, South America, Aisa, and Africa
Months of Service: Up to 3
Career Communities:
Creative Arts, Media & Design, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Americorps

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It's a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community. AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time residential programs.

Get a quick overview of the organization with this video found on the Americorps website.

Take this quiz to find out which program is right for you!

Location: United States
Months of Service: 3-12
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Ashoka Fellows

Ashoka, an international organization with American offices in Arlington, VA., offers fellowships lasting a maximum of three years for social entrepreneurs. These individuals have creative new ideas and wish to create or expand public service projects that will positively affect a social issue. The fellowships include stipends based on financial need (up to $55,000 per year) and access to pro bono management and leadership assistance. Ashoka also facilitates international collaborations among its fellows.

Find more information on the Ashoka Fellows website.

Location: Varies
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government

Asia Pacific Leadership Program

Graduate-level four-month program composed of three modules, the first in Asia, the second online from your home location, and the third in Hawaii. The Asia Pacific Leadership Program combines regional expertise with the enhancement of individual leadership skills. Anyone with a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of professional work experience is eligible.  

2019 Application Deadline: March 1st 

Find more information on the East-West Center website.

Location: Asia, Hawaii
Months of Service: 4
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government

Asian Cultural Council

Awards fellowships and grants to artists, scholars, graduate/post-graduate students, and arts professionals who wish to study, research, explore, and/or find inspiration through travel, as well as those who would like to conduct research projects to advance international understanding. Qualified individuals from the United States or the other 25 listed countries are eligible to apply. Your proposal must include travel to one or more of the listed countries. Funding dependent upon the type of grant; varies from less than one month to one year.

Applications typically open each fall, but deadlines vary.

Find more information on the Asian Cultural Council website.

Location: Asia
Months of Service: Up to 12
Career Communities:
Creative Arts, Media & Design

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships provide funding opportunities for graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad. In exchange for being awarded the fellowship, recipients are required to work for the federal government for a minimum of one year post-graduation. Eligibility reliant upon status as a U.S. graduate student specifically seeking employment in the federal national security sector.

2019 Application deadline: January 30th

Find more information on the Boren Fellowship website.

Location: Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East
Months of Service: 12 weeks - 1 year
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government

BUNAC

Bunac places individuals with a zeal for travel and exploration with an internship, job, or volunteer experience in a different country of your choice. Programs vary and many available locations depend on whether you want to intern, work, or volunteer. Eligibility varies per program.

Find more information on the Bunac website.

Location: South Africa, China, Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Canada, Mexico, and Ecuador
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Change Corps

Change Corps is a paid, one-year, full-immersion training program in grassroots organizing. When Change Corps organizers complete their training, they'll know how to organize people on the issues they're passionate about and will have an opportunity to become part of a wave of new organizers who will keep pushing and prodding our country forward for years to come.

Learn more on the Change Corps website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

City Hall Fellows

City Hall Fellows empowers young adults with a genuine passion for local government and supports their evolution from community oriented student to local citizen leader. This organization provides both training for young local government employees and a 7-month mentoring program for young professionals with little experience. The mentoring program is likely a better candidate for most recently graduated students interested in the applicable field and looking to gain experience. 

Find out more on the City Hall Fellows website. 

Location: San Francisco
Months of Service: 7
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government

City Year

City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to provide academic and social-emotional support to high-need urban schools. Benefits include: a bi-weekly living stipend, an education award, access to exclusive scholarship opportunities, health care and more. 

Various application deadlines scattered throughout the year, view their chart.  

Find more information on the City Year website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 11
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government

Code for America

The Code for America fellowship is a full-time paid year of service for experienced technologists. Cross-functional teams of three are embedded in local governments to develop digital tools that help cities and counties deliver key public services across health, economic development, and safety and justice.

Location: San Francisco
Months of Service: 9
Career Communities:

Conference on Asian American Leadership

The Conference on Asian American Leadership offers both Public Service scholarships as well as Public Service Internship Programs that allow undergraduate and graduate students to utilize skills and explore interest in government, business, research, and field work. Intern duties vary within and across programs and may include policy or scientific research, project coordination and management, business law, communication and more. Applicants are asked to specify their preferences on the application and those selected will be placed based on their interests and skills. These internships are suitable for students interested in government and public policy, but are open to ALL MAJORS. Benefits include living and traveling stipends (travel stipend dependent upon where participant lives in relation to accepted program).

2019 Applications deadline: February 14th 

Find more information on the Conference on Asian American Leadership website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 8 Weeks
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Council on International Exchanges (CIEE)

Nonprofit organization providing interning, working, and teaching opportunities abroad. Many programs are available in almost any major's interest. Application deadlines, prices, accommodations, and dates vary per program.

Find more information on the CIEE website. 

Location: Worldwide
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts, Media & Design, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Cross Cultural Solutions

Cross Cultural Solutions offers volunteering, internship, as well as gap year options. In partnership with CARE.

Find more information on the Cross Cultural Solutions website.

Location: Worldwide
Months of Service: 3
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government

Echoing Green Public Service Fellowships

Funding for determined entrepreneurial minds to conduct public service projects anywhere in the world. Fellowships include: the Global Fellowship (open to any social entrepreneur), the Black Male Achievement Fellowship (dedicated to improving the life and outcomes of black men and boys in the US), and the Climate Fellowship (those committed to mitigation and adaptation to climate change). Each fellowship is a two-year program with stipend amounts of $90,000 for a partnership and $80,000 for an individual Fellow.

2019 Application deadline: October 30th (2018)

Find more information on the Echoing Green website. 

Location: United States
Months of Service: 24
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

El Pomar Foundation Fellowship

Two-year salaried program for recent graduates of four-year universities or colleges, who have a Colorado connection, can demonstrate leadership potential, and have an interest in community and/or public service.

Find more information on the El Pomar Foundation website.

Location: Colorado
Months of Service: 24
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government

Fulbright

US Scholar Program strengthens understanding and communication between the U.S. and students from 144 countries. Students must apply through the Fulbright Program Office in their home country. Fulbright also offers the Fulbright Public Policy Fellowship. Fellowship recipients serve in professional placements in a foreign government ministry or institution in partner governments around the world, programs vary within each country. Length of program varies based on the the fellowship or the individual program within the scholar program you participate in.

2020/2021 US Scholar application deadline: September 16th

2020/2021 Fellowship application deadline: September 16th

Find more information about Fulbright and their offered programs here

Location: Worldwide
Career Communities:
Creative Arts, Media & Design, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Graduate Women in Science National Fellowship Programs

Awards will be made to women holding a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning, of outstanding ability and promise in research, who are performing hypothesis-driven research at any institution in the U.S. or abroad. Career level is considered when reviewing applicants (graduate student v. assistant professor). The Fellowships are known as the Sigma Delta Epsilon (SDE), Eloise Gerry, Ethel K. Allen, Vessa Notchev, Jean Langenheim, Monique Braude, Nell I. Mondy, Elizabeth Weisburger, and Hartley Corporation Fellowships.

2019/2020 Application deadline: January 11th 

Find more information on the Graduate Women in Science website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Science & Sustainability

Great Au Pair

GreatAupair helps people just like you find great Au Pairs. We give you the most advanced search tools and security systems available to make it safe and easy to find Au Pairs with the specific traits you want. Whether you're seeking a part-time, live-out job or perhaps you want a full-time, live-in job... Either way, if you want great Au Pairs, we've got you covered.

Find more information on the GreatAuPair website.

Location: Worldwide
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development

Green Corps

Green Corps offers a yearlong, paid training program that will prepare you for a career in environmental organizing. As the field school for environmental organizing, Green Corps seeks people who are serious about saving the planet, have experience working with environmental or social change issues, and have demonstrated leadership experience. The program includes intensive classroom training, hands-on experience running urgent environmental and public health campaigns, and placement in permanent leadership positions with leading environmental groups. The application process begins in late fall.

Find more information on the Green Corps website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

HealthCorps

HealthCorps looks for recent graduates seeking a position in medicine, public health policy or wellness practices to be their "HealthCorps Coordinators." As a coordinator, you will be placed in a high-need high school and expected to mentor students in health, fitness and mental resilience, as well as conduct research, and use innovative thinking to plan events and create partnerships with other non-profits and school systems. Each Coordinator works as a full-time employee of HealthCorps at an individual high school for two years as a mentor and guide to creating sustainable wellness change within the school and community.

Find more information about the HealthCorps Coordinators or see what else HealthCorps has to offer!

Location: United States
Months of Service: 24
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

Paid internship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate school graduates interested in peace and security to serve 6-9 months with a participating organization of their choice in Washington DC. Applications accepted twice a year, deadlines vary.

Find more information on the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship website.

Location: D.C.
Months of Service: 6-9
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government

Horseshoe Farm Community Health Fellowship

A 13-month program for students interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, social entrepreneurship, and community service leadership. Located on a 70 acre farm campus in Greensboro, Alabama. Fellows are trained to provide leadership in service to their communities and potentially to develop innovative community based solutions to the problems facing the broader healthcare system. Training involves readings and discussions to health care systems topics including health care law and ethics, health care economics, the structure and financing of the health care system, the history of American medicine, and health policy. Benefits include a $600 monthly stipend and free housing.

2019 Application deadline: February 10th

Find more information on the Project Horseshoe Farm website.

Location: Alabama
Months of Service: 13
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government

Inter American Press Association (IAPA) Scholarship

Applicants must be natives of countries in the Western Hemisphere, journalists or students in the final year of their journalism course, be between 21 and 35 years old, and be fluent in the language of the country where they will go to study. Journalism students will have to complete their university studies before the start of the scholarship year. Winners will have to study for an academic year at any recognized journalism school in the Americas. 

Application materials must be received before January 31st. 

Find more information on the Inter American Press Association website.

Location: The Americas
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Creative Arts, Media & Design, Public Service & Government

James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program

Year-long paid internship for graduating fourth-years, or newly graduated individuals interested in careers in international affairs. Internship is at the Carnegie Endowment for World Peace in Washington, DC providing research assistance to scholars working in Carnegie programs. Although U.S. citizenship isn't necessary, applicant must be eligible to work in the U.S. Cornell endorsement is required. Application forms, procedures, and information are available through each participating school's nominating official. Officials should receive application materials in the first week of October. 

UVA nominating official:  Andrus G. Ashoo, director of The Office of Citizen Scholar Development. Reach out to learn more at aga3j@virginia.edu

Campus Application deadline: Early December.

Find more information on the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace website. 

Location: D.C.
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government

Josephine de Karman Fellowship

Only current PhD candidates who'll defend their dissertations by that same year are eligible. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country. The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed. DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

2019 Application deadline: January 31st

Find more information on the Josephine de Karman Fellowship website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts, Media & Design, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Pre-Law, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Kress Foundation Fellowships

The Kress Foundation offers three fellowships: the History of Art Institutional Fellowship, a Conservation Fellowship, and Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums. The latter two fellowships are nine-month to one-year post-graduate internships in either art history, conservation, museum education, or curation. Education requirements and eligibility vary for each program. The History of Art Institutional Fellowship is a pre-doctoral program that allots fellows a two-year period for research in the following areas: Florence, Leiden, London, Munich, Paris, or Rome. Stipends are provided for every fellowship. 

History of Art Institutional Fellowship 2019 application deadline: November 30th (2018)

Conservation Fellowship 2019 application deadline: January 22nd

Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums 2019 application deadline: April 1st

Find more information on the Kress Foundation website. 

Location: United States
Months of Service: 9-12
Career Communities:
Creative Arts, Media & Design

National Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs

The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, talented and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. The program provides perspective by having participant work and lead across different sectors including: government, business, electoral politics, organized labor, media, and non-profit/philanthropy. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Applications for 2020/2021 open Fall 2019. Applications due in January.

Find more information on the Coro Fellowship website.

Location: Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco or St. Louis
Months of Service: 9
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government

National Institute of Health Training Programs

The National Institute of Health's  Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME) offers comprehensive career/professional/personal development activities for trainees at all educational levels.

Find more information and training programs on the National Institute of Health website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: Varies
Career Communities:
Pre-Health (Clinical), Science & Sustainability

Peace Corps

Peace Corps offers volunteer opportunities that help communities around the world in areas dealing with health, education, youth development, economic development, the environment and agriculture. Although volunteer work is what the Peace Corps are known for, they also offer an internship program. Their unpaid internship positions are offered at their headquarters in Washington, D.C., depending on each department's needs. Historically, the intern program has provided direct experience working in public relations, marketing, human resources, web development, program management, and accounting.

Find more information on the Peace Corps website.

Location: Worldwide
Months of Service: 27
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Princeton in Africa

Princeton in Africa seeks to develop young leaders committed to Africa's advancement. This year's selected fellows are working in fields such as: Advocacy, Research & Civil Society; Agricultural Development; Business & Economic Development; Community-Level Development; Education & Youth Capacity Building; Environment & Conservation; Income Generation; International Humanitarian Aid & Development; and Public & Community Health.

 2019-20 Application deadline: October 28th (2018)

Find more information on the Princeton in Africa website. 

Location: Africa
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Princeton in Asia

PiA's mission is to promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in every way the free interchange of the best ideals in the civilizations of both East and West. PiA arranges fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that contribute to important global issues at the local level: education, public health, environmental sustainability, access to information/media, economic development and social justice. Recent graduates of all disciplines and backgrounds eligible to apply.

2019/2020 Application deadline: November 2nd (2018)

Find more information on the Princetion in Asia website. 

Location: Asia
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Pre-Law, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Princeton in Latin America

Placements emphasize the power of firsthand work experience to shape young people's attitudes and mobilize them to effect positive social change. PiLA matches nonprofit organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean with recent college graduates to serve as Fellows, improving the quality of life and enhancing socioeconomic opportunities in the region. PiLA enhances the mission of its partners by building their capacity to impact constructively the communities they serve, addressing the social, economic, and political barriers to egalitarian community development. Besides fellowships, PiLA also sometimes offers internships.

Find more information on the Princeton in Latin America website.

Location: Latin America
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

ProWorld Service Corps

From a two week internship to a three month semester, every one of our participants contributes to sustainable development. The center of the Intern Abroad experience is a hands-on, collaborative development project. Projects range from small, single day infrastructural improvements to multi-year initiatives incorporating all the ProWorld project portfolios. Interns stay with host families in their country of choice. Programs can often be accredited, be sure to check with your study abroad or academic advisor prior to the program to ensure credits transfer appropriately.

Applications accepted on a rolling basis. The early application period is about 3 months prior to program start, regular application period is about 1 month prior.

Find more information on ProWorld's website.

Location: Peru, Belize, or Mexico
Months of Service: 2-26 weeks
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Fellows can earn either a master's degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field, or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution. Fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

Deadlines vary by Rotary district.

Find more information on the Rotary Peace Fellowships website.

Location: Worldwide
Months of Service: 15-24 months for Master's Program, about 3 months for the Certification Program
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Samuel Huntington Public Service Fellowship Award

One-year $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue public service anywhere in the world. To apply, student must develop a proposal for public service in the U.S. or abroad.

2019 Application Deadline: January 18th 

Find more information on the NationalGrid website.

Location: Worldwide
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Creative Arts, Media & Design, Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Health (Clinical), Pre-Law, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Smithsonian

Competitive internship and fellowship programs as well as externally peer reviewed grant programs bring students and scholars from universities, museums and research Institutes from the U.S. and abroad to the Smithsonian Institution to maximize the use and research potential of its vast collections and facilities.

Find more information on the Smithsonian website. 

Location: United States
Months of Service: 1-3 years
Career Communities:
Creative Arts, Media & Design, Pre-Health (Clinical), Science & Sustainability

Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM)

Links to short-term and summer positions, summer study programs, and fellowships for STEM and Homeland Security. 

Visit the SIAM website and select "Careers" or "Students & Education" to begin your search.

Location: United States
Months of Service: varies
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Student Conservation Association (SCA)

Internship, job, and volunteer opportunities in conservation. Programs and opportunities for under 18, 18+, and 21+ respectively. 

Check out the variety of options available to you by visiting the Student Conservation Association website today.

Location: United States
Months of Service: Varies based on program
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

Teach For America

Teach For America is growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Teach For America is a diverse network of leaders who confront educational inequity by teaching for at least two years and then working with unwavering commitment from every sector of society to create a nation free from this injustice.

Apply by April 12 for early admission to the 2020 corps!

Find more information on the Teach For America website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 2 years
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Public Service & Government

The City of New York Urban Fellows Program

Recent graduates (no more than 3 years after undergraduate graduation) chosen for the Urban Fellows Program will work with NYC Mayoral offices and City agencies as well as volunteer service opportunities and a seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Benefits include a stipend and health insurance coverage.

Application deadline for the 2019/2020 program: January 14th 

Find more information here!

Location: New York City
Months of Service: 9
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government

The National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Fellowship Program

The National Wildlife Federation EcoLeader Graduate Student Fellowships offer a nationally recognized opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to pursue their vision of an ecologically sustainable future. Through tangible projects to green their campuses and communities, Fellows gain practical experience in the conservation field and first-hand knowledge of the challenges and opportunities inherent in successful conservation efforts. Fellowship opportunities: RecycleMania Fall Activity Guide Fellowship, RecycleMania Plastics Pollution Fellowship, Higher Education Sustainability Research Fellowship, EcoCareers Conference Research Fellow 

2019 Application deadlines due: April 7th 

Find more information on the National Wildlife Federation website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 4-6
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government, Science & Sustainability

The Presidential Associates Program at the American University in Cairo

A one-year fellowship for recent graduates that combines work experience at an international university with the opportunity to learn Arabic and experience life in Cairo. Each associate fulfills a full-time position in the American University in Cairo's office or department that aligns with their professional and academic interests. Benefits include housing, Arabic tutoring, monthly excursions and stipends, as well as health care. Past associates have gone into careers in fields of government, higher education, academia, journalism, and law.

2019 Application Deadline: February 8th

Find more information on the American University in Cairo's website.

Location: Cairo
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Education, Counseling & Youth Development, Pre-Law, Public Service & Government

Venture for America

Venture for America is a fellowship program for recent graduates who want to learn how to build a business while making an impact. Fellows get training and join a startup in an emerging U.S. city; where they live and work for two years at one of our hundreds of partner companies. They learn hands-on what it takes to build a company, while getting the perks of mentorship, networking, and ongoing support to prepare them to become successful entrepreneurs. Our goal is to spark job growth in cities that need it by sending our top talent to help grow the business that will make it happen. When Fellows are ready to start a company VFA has the resources (like a crowdfunding competition, accelerator, and seed fund) to help make that dream a reality.

Four separate, but identical, application deadlines. Final deadline is most competitive. 2020 Deadlines TBD.

Learn more on the Venture for America website.

Location: United States
Months of Service: 2 years
Career Communities:
Business, Technology, & Entrepreneurship, Public Service & Government

White House Fellows

White House Fellows typically spend a year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House Staff, the Vice President, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Their assignments demand a capacity for quick learning and a willingness to work hard, often on issues outside of their area of expertise. Responsibilities range from chairing interagency meetings and designing and implementing federal policies, to drafting speeches for cabinet secretaries to representing their agencies on Capitol Hill and in international treaty negotiations. Job assignments are made by the Director of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships in consultation with agency officials on the basis of interviews conducted during "Placement Week".

2019-2020 Application deadline: January 30th (extended from original)

Find more information on the White House's website.

Location: D.C.
Months of Service: 12
Career Communities:
Public Service & Government

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