Scholarships, Fellowships, Academic Internships, and Grants: International Relations and Global Affairs

This guide is designed to assist members of the Eckerd College Community in identifying scholarships, grants, academic internships, and fellowship opportunities.

Scholarships and Fellowships

  • The application for the annual PPLC is now live!  This is an excellent opportunity for first and second-year undergraduates.  The deadline for the application is November 8th.  Please feel free to share this link with your students.  Please contact me should you have any questions.
  • The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity that trains, inspires, and sustains a network of leaders committed to social justice. The Emerson program bridges community-based efforts with national public policy to develop Hunger Fellows as effective leaders in the movement to end hunger and poverty.
  • The Voyager Scholarship was created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, to help shape such leaders. Even though they come from different backgrounds, both the President and Brian believe that exposure to new places and experiences generates understanding, empathy, and cooperation which equips the next generation to create meaningful change.This scholarship gives college students financial aid to alleviate the burden of college debt, meaningful travel experiences to expand their horizons, and a network of mentors and leaders to support them. APPLY NOW DEADLINE TO APPLY: JUNE 14, 2022 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME

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For college students who aspire to a technology career that makes a
difference in the world, this two-year Fellowship, funded by the U.S.
Department of State, is an opportunity of a lifetime. At the end of the
fellowship, winners receive an appointment to a posting abroad with the
United States foreign service.

Internship Listings in Washington, D.C.

Afghanistan and Iraq Investment and Reconstruction Task Forces
undergraduate or graduate students majoring in international affairs, international trade, economics, and business; excellent research, writing, and computer skills; available at least 20 hours per week

Summer Programs and Internships

I would like to share a kind reminder that the deadline to apply for the 2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship programs is quickly approaching. Please share this call for applications with your students and encourage them to use their holiday break to work on their applications and get their references in.
The Humanity in Action Fellowship is an intensive four-week academic program for university students and recent graduates interested in human rights issues, diversity and active citizenship. In 2017, the Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. The program is open to American and non-US citizens studying at an accredited, four-year undergraduate college in the United States. We are actively looking for students from diverse fields. Fellows in the past have come from a spectrum of academic and professional fields including government, business, STEM, law and civil society.
Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship programs. All Fellows are responsible for financing the cost of roundtrip airfare from the United States to their program city; however, Humanity in Action will cover this cost for Fellows with documented need. While there is a $40 application fee to apply, we will provide fee waivers for students that demonstrate financial need. For more information about how to apply for a fee waiver, please encourage your students to contact us at
Please help us spread the word by sharing this opportunity with your students. Please don't hesitate to circulate the email below. I have also attached several leaflets about the program for print distribution.
Please feel free to get in touch should you have any questions.
Thank you,
Applications for our fellowships programs in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw are open!
Dear Friends:

Don't forget that Humanity in Action is accepting applications for our 2017 Fellowship programs! Please encourage your students to use their holiday break to work on their applications. The deadline to apply to these programs is January 4, 2017 at 11:59pm PST.


The European Programs

In 2017, the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today.

To learn more about the European programs, click here. To view last year's fellowship agendas, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.
Fellows in the Copenhagen program of the Humanity in Action Fellowship. 

The American Program

In 2015, Humanity in Action and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights launched the John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta, Georgia. The John Lewis Fellowship honors U.S. Representative John Lewis, an icon of the Civil Rights Movement. In its first two years, the program explored the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights in Atlanta. In its third year, the John Lewis Fellowship is expanding to focus on restorative justice in Atlanta. 

The four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice will involve a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows, speakers and staff will produce a blueprint – "An Appeal for Human Rights and Restorative Justice" for the city. They will explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban and residential planning, police practices, local and state government, religious institutions, and the arts. 

Humanity in Action is proud to partner with The National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., to develop thisimportant program and is deeply grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for its generous support provided through The Center.

To learn more about the American programs, click here. To view last year's fellowship agenda, click here. Questions? Visit our FAQ or contact us.
2015 John Lewis Fello Jamal Grant with civil rights icon Roslyn Pope.

Humanity in Action's Mission and Network

Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields – government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and trade, grassroots activism, academia and culture and the arts. Students of all backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,600 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, such as fellowships in the United States Congress and the European Parliament and study trips to Detroit, Berlin, Athens and elsewhere.

Please share this call for applications with students you think would be a great fit. You can contact us at any time with questions or concerns at


Judith S. Goldstein, PhD
Founder and Executive Director
Humanity in Action

Global Public Health

Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate program eligible:

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program
10 weeks | Washington, DC | University student or recent graduate | Deadline: annually in January

Critical Language Scholarship
8 to 10 weeks | Various international locations | Current undergraduate and graduate students eligible | Deadline: annually late November

Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship Program
2 years (while in school) | DC & international | University students/recent graduates seeking admission to graduate school | Deadline: annually mid January

Michel David-Weill Scholarship
2 years | Paris, France | Seniors seeking graduate school admission | Campus Deadline: annually mid November

Projects for Peace
Varying project lengths | Location of your choice | Undergraduates & graduating seniors eligible | Deadline: annually in January

Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA)
7 summer weeks | Washington, DC | Rising seniors | Deadline: annually early November

Summer Public Health Scholars Program | Columbia University
2 summer months | New York City | Rising juniors & seniors | Deadline: annually early February

Opportunities for recent graduates:

2Seeds Network Project Coordinators
1 year | Tanzania | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually in December

Arts Connect International's Artist-in-Residence Program
1 year | Various international locations | Bachelor's degree & work experience | Deadline: annually in March

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows Program
1 year | International locations | Graduating seniors and recent graduates are eligible | Deadline: annually early December

City Year | AmeriCorps 
11 months | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadlins in Sept., Nov., Feb. & April

Community HealthCorps | AmeriCorps 
1 year | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Various deadlines

CTC Ten Foundation Public Health Fellowship
1 year | Cape Town, South Africa | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually early January

Dartmouth Institute's Health Policy Fellows Program
18 months - 2 years | Hanover, NH | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: rolling basis, January & July cohorts

Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program | Congressional Hunger Center 
1 year | DC & various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually early January

Fellowship for Emerging Leaders in Public Service | NYU Wagner
1 year | New York City | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually mid September

Global Advocate Fellowship | Mama Hope 
9 months | US & various African countries | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: varies for each fellow class

Global Health Corps
1 year | Various US cities & African countries | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid February

Greelining Leadership Academy Health Equity Fellowship
18 months | Various locations in California | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late February 

HealthCorps Fellows | Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia 
10-12 months | Lusaka, Zambia | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: unknown

Huntington Public Service Award
1 year | Various international locations | Graduating college senior | Deadline: annually mid January

Illinois Public Health Association AmeriCorps Program
11 months | Various locations in Illinois | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: TBD

Northwestern University Public Interest Program
1 year | Chicago | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late January 

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Tropical Disease Institute
2-6 weeks | Ecuador | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late February

Post-Bachelor Fellowship | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation 
2-3 years | Seattle | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually mid January

Prevention Fellowship Program | The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
2 years | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid August

Princeton in Africa
1 year | Various African countries | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually early November

Princeton in Asia
1 year | Various Asian countries | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually mid November

Princeton in Latin America
1 year | Various Latin American countries | Recent graduates preferred | Deadline: annually early November

Public Health Associate Program (PHAP) | Centers for Disease Control
2 years | Various US locations | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid January

Public Service Fellows Program
4-5 months | Washington, DC | Undergraduates & recent graduates eligible | Deadline: varies

The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice | Families USA
1 year | Washington, DC | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually early February 

The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice | Families USA
1 year | Washington, DC | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually late January

Unite for Sight's Global Impact Corps
~1-10 weeks | Ghana, India & Honduras | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: rolling basis

US Teaching Assistantships at Austrian Secondary Schools
1 year | Austria | Recent graduates eligible | Deadline: annually mid January

William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India | American India Foundation 
10 months | India | Recent graduates ages 21-34 | Deadline: annually early January

Medical students eligible:

Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
1 year | US & international | Medical students eligible | Deadline varies by city

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene Fellowships
Various international locations | Medical students & postdoctoral fellows | Deadline: various for 4 different fellowships

Hubert Global Health Fellowship | Centers for Disease Control
6-12 weeks | International locations | Medical & veterinary students | Deadline: annually late February

NBC News Fellowship in Media and Global Health  | Stanford
1 year | US & international | Medical students eligible | Deadline: unknown

Advanced degree required:

Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health Leadership
1 year | Multiple countries in Africa | Advanced degree required | Deadline: applications accepted annualy started in August

American Association for the Advacement of Science (AAAS) Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
1 year | Washington, DC | Doctoral level degree required | Deadline: annually November 1st

ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program
1 year | Atlanta or other US regional office | MPH or doctorate degree | Deadline: annually in September

Leland International Hunger Fellows | Congressional Hunger Center
2 years | Asia, Africa & Latin America | Advanced degree & international experience preferred | Deadline: annually late January

Public Health Fellowship in Government | American Public Health Association
1 year | Washington, DC | Master or doctoral level graduates | Deadline: annually early March

USAID Global Health Fellows II Program
2-4 years | Washington, DC | Master's degree required | Deadline: varies

Other requirements:

Emerging Infectious Dieases Laboratory Fellowship Program | Association of Public Health Laboratories & CDC
1 year | Various US locations | Bachelor or master level scientists | Deadline: TBD

Gates Cambridge Scholarship
1-3 years | UK | Outstanding applicants pursuing a full-time postgraduate degree at Cambridge | Deadline: annually mid October

Global Health Service Partnership | Peace Corps & Seed Global Health
1 year | Various international locations | Physcians & nurses only | Deadline: annually December

Heartland Alliance International's Global Fellow Program
6 months - 1 year | Various International locations | Varying requirements & assignments | Deadline: rolling basis

NIH Fogarty International Center Global Health Program for Fellows and Scholars
Details vary for each support center

1 year | Various US locations | 2 year business/fundraising experience | Deadline: varies

UNICEF’s Global Citizenship Fellows Program
13 months | Various US cities | Professional experience typically preferred | Deadline: varies


American Public Health Association's Global Health Internships

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation


Centers for Disease Control Internships 

Clinton Foundation Internships

FHI 360 

Foundation for Community Development & Empowerment Internship

Foundation for Sustainable Development


Global Health Strategies

Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

Global Health Corps

Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Institute for Diversity in Health Management's Summer Enrichment Program

International Rescue Committee

Kwazulu-Natal Resesarch Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV

MacArthur Foundation

Management Sciences for Health

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)


Minority Health International Research Training (MHIRT) Program


Plan USA

Population Services International

Public Health Institute

Public Health Research Institute of India

Uganda Village Project


USAID GHFP-II Internships

Weill Cornell Global Health Internships

World Health Organization

Associations and Organizations

Post-Eckerd Opportunties


FAIT Web-1

Hi Kat,

We're pleased to announce the opening of the 2022 application cycle for the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship program.

Applications are being accepted starting September 8, 2021 through January 31, 2022.

Funded by the State Department, this two-year prestigious fellowship program is a unique opportunity for individuals pursuing an IT-related bachelor’s or master’s degree, and who want to use their tech skills to serve diplomacy in the U.S. Foreign Service. 

The FAIT Fellowship provides academic funding (up to $75,000 for two years), two summer internships (with stipends), professional development and mentorships, and culminates in an appointment in the Foreign Service as an Information Management Specialist. 

Designed to attract the best tech talent to the Foreign Service that reflects the diversity of the United States, the FAIT Fellowship program values varied backgrounds, including ethnic, racial, gender, and geographic diversity. Members of minority groups underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and individuals with financial need are encouraged to apply.


To apply for this cohort, students must be enrolled in an IT-related degree program and starting their junior year in fall 2022, or, planning on entering a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field of study in fall 2022, at a U.S.-based accredited institution (in-person and online programs). 

View all of the eligibility requirements on the website. 

Benefits of the FAIT Fellowship

FAIT Fellows receive: 

  • Academic funding: up to $37,500 annually for tuition, room and board, books, mandatory fees and some travel expense, for the junior and senior years of undergraduate study, OR a two-year master’s degree program in an IT-related field.
  • Stipends, housing and travel allowances for the two summer internships: A domestic internship in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department of State; and an international internship at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad.
  • Personalized mentoring and professional development opportunities throughout the program.
  • An appointment as a Foreign Service Information Management Specialist (IMS) upon successful completion of the program and the State Department's requirements..

Share Info with Your Students

We have many resources to help promote the FAIT Fellowship your students.

Virtual Info Session: We offer repeating virtual info sessions, which offer an overview of the program and plenty of time for students to ask their questions.

Faculty and Career Center page: This webpage offers downloadable resources and other help info for faculty and staff.

Diplomatic Roots blog: Also on the FAIT Fellowship website, the blog provides many helpful articles about applying, what it's like working for the Foreign Service, and more.

Videos: We have a variety of video interviews with Foreign Service Specialists and with FAIT Fellows. 

Also, be sure to follow our social media accounts so that you can share our posts: 

Best regards,

FAIT Fellowship Team


Public Service Work-Fellowships

Pulse Pittsburgh

  • 1 year.
  • Work at a nonprofit.
  • Personal development via seminars, personal workshops, retreats, and mentoring.
  • Room and board, food, transportation covered; health insurance reimbursement; personal stipend ($90/month).
  • Application: seems to be rolling in spring of 2019.

Challenge Detroit

  • 1 year.
  • Work at a nonprofit, company, cultural institution.
  • Weekly ‘team challenges’ and personal development/mentoring.
  • $36,000 salary.
  • Application: ~ February 2019 ish.

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

Work First Fellowship

  • 1 year.
  • Work with individuals experiencing poverty to help with job training and skills development; concomitantly, work on a research project.
  • Professional and leadership development.
  • $40,000 salary and benefits. Additional $5,000 available to eligible fellows upon completion of their research.
  • Application:

Public Interest Fellowship (TPIF Full-Time Employment & Professional Education Program)

  • 2 years.
  • Work at 2 different organizations in 2, 1-year rotations.
  • Seminars, retreats, dinners, personal development, networking.
  • Salary and benefits:
  • Applications: ~ January 2019 ish.

Coro Fellowship

  • 9 months.
  • Placement into business, government, nonprofit, etc in LA, Pitssburgh, NYC, San Fran, St. Louis.
  • Group interviews with prominent city leaders and leadership seminars. 
  • You pay $3,000-$5,000 for all of the programs except Pittsburgh. Stipend for living costs. Other benefits: health insurance reimbursements and travel costs. Benefits at certain grad schools.
  • Application: ~ January 17, 2019 ish.

San Francisco Fellows 

  • 1 year.
  • Work in a SF city agency for a year.
  • Professional development, ‘weekly learning sessions,’ and mentorship.
  • $55,000 and benefits (medical, dental, retirement, etc.).
  • Application: ~ January 15, 2019.

Autry Fellowship (MDC)