The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the fall 2018 session of its William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship program.
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, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Through the fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce students of color to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, and logistical and administrative support for PSI's leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. The recipient may arrange with his or her college or university to receive academic credit for the experience.
Candidates should be highly motivated current non-graduating graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community of color; have an excellent academic record and a demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector; have excellent research and writing skills; be able to demonstrate financial need; and have U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status.
Fellows must be able to work as an intern for twelve to fifteen weeks in Washington, D.C., during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. The fall intern works part-time (fifteen to twenty hours per week) and will be compensated on an hourly basis. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the fellow.
See the Aspen Institute PSI website for complete program information and application procedures.