The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Fellowship Opportunity: The Aspen Institute - William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Article Type 

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid fellowship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Fellowship - paid

Location: Washington, D.C.

Sector: Think Tank, Social Entrepreneurship

Start and End Date: September to December

Wage or benefits:  Fellows will be compensated on an hourly basis

Time Commitment: Part-time (15-20 hours per week)

Desired Class Year: Open to all class years including graduate students

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018; Award Notification: August 20, 2018

Organization website: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/

Brief Description of the organization:

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Requirements:

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:

  1. Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
  2. Excellent research and writing skills;
  3. Demonstrated financial need; and
  4. U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

How to apply:

To apply, you will need to submit a current resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, writing sample, and letter of recommendation. The letter of recommendation from a professor or supervisor can be included with your application or emailed directly to cinthia.schuman@aspeninst.org

Visit https://www.aspeninstitute.org/programs/program-on-philanthropy-and-social-innovation-psi/william-randolph-hearst-endowed-fellowship-for-minority-students/ for more information.

Close
The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences