Awards In Government, Public Policy, And Public Service

California Executive Fellowship Program is a ten-month program uniquely integrating work experience with academic and professional development. The fellowship experience begins with a comprehensive training about California state government, including briefings by the governor’s staff, constitutional officers, legislative staff, academicians and others. Orientation is also designed to give the fellows a well-rounded introduction to the interactions of the executive branch with state, local, federal government and the private sector.  Additionally, fellows leave orientation with a core set of professional skills that are applicable to placements in the Executive Fellowship Program and a future career. Executive Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $2,550 as well as medical, dental and vision benefits.  Deadline: Winter.

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a year-long professional internship at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. Mount Holyoke College may nominate 2 graduating seniors for the Junior Fellows Program. Fellows work as research or editorial assistants, including reviewing and editing manuscripts for Foreign Policy. There are no restrictions as to citizenship or age. Applicants must have completed a significant amount of coursework in the area of international politics or economics of a high academic quality. MHC NOMINATION REQUIRED. MHC Deadline: Fall.

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. Unconventional by traditional academic standards, the Fellows Program is rigorous and demanding, an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. LouisDeadline:  Winter.

David L. Boren NSEP (National Security Education Program) Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Awards for a minimum of one academic term (up to $10,000 per term) are available, but study abroad proposals based on two consecutive semesters of study are strongly encouraged, particularly for rising juniors and seniors. Support for summer study is also available, with some restrictions. All recipients of NSEP awards must seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs for a period equivalent to the award period. MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIRED. MHC Deadline: Fall.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites college graduates to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.  Deadlines: Fall and Winter.

Truman Scholarship is an opportunity for current Juniors who are preparing for a career in government or public service in a wide spectrum of careers and majors, but who have a strong interest in public policy. Scholars receive up to $30,000 for graduate study. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals, in the top quarter of their junior class. Applicants must have outstanding leadership potential and a strong record of commitment and work in community, government, political or public service. Mount Holyoke may nominate up to 4 candidates. MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIRED. MHC Deadline: Fall.

Udall Scholarship is an award for sophomore or junior students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and EITHER: preparing for a career in environmental public policy, OR: who are Native American or Alaska Natives who intend to pursue a career in health care or tribal policy. Eighty scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions of $350 are awarded to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care.   MHC may nominate 4 students. MHC NOMINATION IS REQUIRED. MHC Deadline: Winter.

White House Fellowships are one-year assignments in Washington for young professionals. Fellows work full time as special assistants to a Cabinet member or senior presidential advisors and also participate in an education program designed to nurture their leadership development. Deadline: Winter.