The Fund for American Studies Academic Internship Program
The Fund for American Studies is committed to providing engaging opportunities for academic and professional growth to undergraduate students no matter the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
They are currently accepting applications for their Spring 2021 Capital Semester Program to be held in-person in Washington, DC.
TFAS will continue to follow George Mason University, their academic partner’s guidance on social distancing measures in the classroom and on campus.
Internship placements will follow the procedures of the individual organizations, with a combination of in-person and remote work. Guest lectures, briefings, networking and other special events will be a combination of virtual and onsite sessions based on city/local guidance.
Students applying by the October 15 early deadline will receive priority scholarship consideration.
For more information, click here.
Let America Vote
You’re invited to intern with Let America Vote, Jason Kander’s grassroots organization that is dedicated to protecting voting rights. We are now accepting applications for our fall internship and fellowship programs. We are looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how top-notch grassroots organizing works.
To apply, please visit https://goo.gl/6c3UTd.
Additionally, the Let America Vote offers a fellowship program if you’re looking to be even more involved. With an expanded time commitment, fellows will also benefit from our Field Organizer Training Program, where they’ll learn about grassroots organizing from a team of experts. This will prepare you to be even more proactive in your role, ensuring you can work effectively on future advocacy, political campaigns, and other modes of valuable civic engagement.
Maine NEW Leadership
Maine NEW Leadership ( National Education for Women) offers a FREE six-day residential, nonpartisan, public leadership training program for Maine women undergraduates (those who are from Maine or those who attend college in Maine). Participants learn about politics and policy making, explore ideas about leadership, and participate in hands-on skill-building exercises. The program runs from May 30th though June 4th at the University of Maine at Orono.
For more information about the program and about applying, visit: mcspolicycenter.umaine.edu/for-students/maine-new-leadership/
Traditional and non-traditional students from all college majors and all political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Island Design Assembly
Island Design Assembly brings together a team of students and architects for eight intensive days to live off-the-grid while designing and building a project for an island community in Penobscot Bay, Maine. The program is open to students from all colleges and universities, and no experience with design or construction is necessary. Student participants experience a real-world project, hands-on learning, and a professional externship with the firm. In 2017, the American Institute of Architects New England Region bestowed an award for Excellence in Architecture on the IDA projects completed over the past five years, and the program was one of sixteen international case studies featured in the book The Design Build Studio: Crafting Meaningful Work in Architecture Education.
Program details, photographs, and application information are available at www.islanddesignassembly.org
Oxfam CHANGE Leader Program
Oxfam is currently accepting applications for their CHANGE Leader program, an initiative that equips determined undergraduate students with leadership skills and offers hands-on experience in organizing and advocacy. Students entering their sophomore or junior year for the 2018-19 academic year are eligible to apply.
Click here for more information.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute Earth Corps
Earth Corps is a field studies program run by the Rocky Mountain Field Institute (RMFI) in partnership with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs to provide motivated, environmentally conscious students the opportunity to live and learn in the incredible natural classroom of the Colorado wilderness. The program began in 2002 and is designed to integrate key lessons in environmental studies with the completion of multiple critical environmental restoration projects. Earth Corps attracts exceptional students from across the nation to participate in this unique service learning opportunity.
Learn more and apply at https://www.rmfi.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=1639.
Environmental Health Strategy Center
The Environmental Health Strategy Center is seeking talented, hard-working, passionate candidates to work on local and national campaigns to protect communities from chemicals linked with cancer, asthma, and other health problems. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary, science-based policy organization and build your skills in community organizing, environmental health policy, and campaign advocacy.
For more information, contact Brittany Morrison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Repair the World
Repair the World is a national Jewish non-profit that focuses on volunteer recruitment and engagement around food and education justice in Detroit, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Fellowships are available for students interested in spending a funded year engaging local communities in service and conversations around social justice. Fellowships are an 11-month program for individuals aged 21 through 26 that is fully funded and comes with free housing, training, and health care. Fellows recruit, train, and serve alongside volunteers to bring about change and knowledge building through direct service, community organizing, and learning events.
Learn more and apply at https://werepair.org/become-a-fellow/
College to Congress
College to Congress is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to creating pathways for students to intern on Capitol Hill who otherwise could not afford the opportunity. The program offers leadership training, mentorships, an alumni network, and stipends to cover all costs.
Learn more and apply at http://www.collegetocongress.org/apply
The Institute for Broadening Participation
The mission of the Institute for Broadening Participation is to increase diversity in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce. They design and implement strategies to increase access to STEM education, funding, and careers, with special emphasis on reaching and supporting individuals from underserved communities and underrepresented groups, including underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, first generation college students, and students from underserved communities.
They have 699 summer research programs posted on our site currently and we are busy posting new program dates and new programs every day!
Please visit the link below to find out more about their summer research listings: http://pathwaystoscience.org/
The Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
Spend 8 weeks taking action while getting a hands-on learning experience in the nation’s capital with the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS)! Taking advantage of a Washington, DC internship is a valuable investment in your future that will set you apart after college. IPVS will put you on the front lines helping to solve local, national and international issues. The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes:
• An internship placement with some of the nation’s top nonprofits
• Courses for academic credit provided through George Mason University
• Furnished housing located close to Metro rail stations, monuments and museums in Washington
• Leadership activities including charitable grant awards and hands-on community projects
• Professional development opportunities including networking events, exclusive behind the scenes briefings, guest speakers and a mentor program
• Workshops on social entrepreneurship, legal issues and much more
Anchorage Urban Fellows
The Anchorage Urban Fellows is a nine-month long fellowship program that places dynamic college graduates in some of Anchorage’s most significant civic institutions. By immersing the fellows in the Anchorage community, the program aims to curate an amazing experience for its participants and, more broadly, provide a pipeline of young talent and energy into Anchorage’s (and Alaska’s) economy and community life. The program is backed by well-connected and wonderful members of the Anchorage community that will plug fellows into the broader Anchorage outdoor/civic/community/art life.
Housing and living stipends are provided.
Visit the Anchorage Urban Fellows website for more information.
The Forest Foundation
The Forest Foundation places students with non-profits in the Boston area for full-time summer experiences with a $5000 stipend and great professional development opportunities.
The Forest Foundation is led by a Bowdoin alum who is dedicated to providing transformative experiences for students who want to be change agents. For more information: http://forestfoundation.net/.
Bates contact: Darby Ray at the Harward Center.
The Urban Adamah Fellowship
The Urban Adamah Fellowship, based in Berkeley, CA, is a three-month residential training program for young adults (ages 21–31) that combines urban organic farming, social justice training and progressive Jewish learning and living in intentional community.
Through the operation of Urban Adamah’s two-acre organic farm and internships with local community organizations, fellows gain significant skills, training and experience in sustainable urban agriculture, Jewish spirituality, intentional community, and leadership development.
Twelve-fourteen fellows are accepted per season. Admission is on a rolling basis.
Visit the Urban Adamah website today to request an application.
Volunteers for Peace
Volunteers For Peace (VFP) organizes, promotes and supports voluntary service opportunities in the USA and abroad as an effective means of intercultural education, service learning, and community development.
VFP empowers host communities to work cooperatively for environmental sustainability, social justice, and peace.
VFP provides opportunities for volunteers to develop leadership skills and global connections. We advocate for civic engagement and encourage volunteers to apply their new skills as citizen diplomats, community activists and global leaders.
Visit https://vfp.org/projects/ to view available projects and apply.
Camp AmeriKids (a program of The ELM Project)
Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors. A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to1. Counselors spend each day of camp with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. The cabin counselor’s enthusiastic participation in all aspects of camp, from meals and activities to nightly special events and cabin chats, is crucial in creating a memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room & board at our site in Warwick, NY is provided.
Applications are available on the Camp AmeriKids website.
Bike & Build
Bike & Build is a nonprofit organization that runs cross country and regional cycling trips to raise money and awareness for affordable housing, while fostering lifelong civic engagement in young adults. Riders spend about 11 weeks biking from east coast to west coast, stopping every 3-4 days to volunteer with different affordable housing organizations.
Applications are now open and scholarships are available to engage young adults from low-income and historically marginalized communities, as well as applicants coming from national service backgrounds, to participate in Bike & Build. People of color, immigrant, trans, and genderqueer applicants are encouraged to apply.
Biking experience is a plus, but by no means necessary to do a Bike & Build trip.
For more information, visit the Bike & Build website.
Jamaica Field Service Project Abroad
The Jamaica Field Service Project Abroad is now accepting applications for 2021 course offerings. This service learning program for university students is accredited by the State University of New York, and is open to qualifying students.
During 2021, they will again be volunteering in the local primary schools of Jamaica by bringing school supplies and tutoring in a number of areas – including literacy, art, science, math, music, physical education, and health. Students in the course prepare for their work with a combination of web-based materials, as well as supervised on-site instruction in Jamaica.
The program is assisted in Jamaica by the Rotary Club and Peace Corp members of Jamaica. Many students are successful in seeking financial assistance for this experience either through their local Rotary Clubs, or directly from their university’s study abroad or financial aid offices.
Students may arrange for three academic credits or observation or practicum hours for this supervised field experience course in Jamaica. Additional program info, including photos and testimonials from past participants, can be found at the program website: www.jafsp.org.