If you’re recently out of college and looking for an opportunity to get some hands-on experience in business and marketing, these fellowships are for you! These programs take place all over the world – including opportunities in Russia, Germany, and Japan, and include opportunities for further business education, leadership training, and hands-on involvement with businesses around the world. If one of these sounds exciting to you, make sure to bookmark it to your ProFellow account!
The Fellowship Program consists of five scholarship programs that offer tailored financial support. Scholarships are granted to students and young professionals (up to two years after graduation) from Germany wishing to realize a study or research project abroad or to foreign students/young professionals who would like to pursue a project in Germany. Scholarships are available in Life Sciences, Medicine, Agro Sciences, Biology and Chemistry Education, Healthcare, Technology, and Business.
This 12-week professional development fellowship engages fellows in the analytical process that informs US science and technology policy. Fellows develop the basic skills necessary to participate in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels. Graduate and professional school students and those who have completed a graduate degree within the last 5 years may apply. Areas of study may include any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law, business, public administration, or any relevant interdisciplinary field. Fellows receive a stipend of $8,500.
A full-year, reciprocal work-study fellowship providing 75 Americans, age 18-24, with an understanding of everyday life, education, & professional training in Germany. Includes RT transatlantic flight, university tuition, language training, living stipend, & program-related travel costs in Germany: 2 months language training in Germany, 4 months of study at German university, and a 5 month internship in a German-speaking work environment. Also Accommodation in a German home/student residence, seminars, in-country support during program & health & accident insurance.
Dog Tag Inc. (DTI) empowers service-disabled veterans, military spouses, and caregivers to discover personal and professional fulfillment in the civilian world through an innovative business fellowship. A five-month program in Washington D.C. for fellows to dip their toe back into education, gain first-hand experience in a real small business, explore a wide-variety of civilian career paths, and acquire soft skills through professional workshops. Fellows earn a certificate in Business Administration from Georgetown University. A monthly stipend and associated costs are covered by Dog Tag Inc. so fellows do not need to use their veteran benefits or GI Bill.
The El Pomar Fellowship is a two-year program focused on cultivating the next generation of leaders in the state of Colorado. Fellows learn everything from marketing and development to management and leadership, and go on to become nonprofit CEOs, public officials, graduate students, and business executives. Candidates must be graduates of a four-year university or college and have a Colorado connection (resident, student/graduate from a Colorado college or university, immediate family) and/or an explicit interest in serving the communities of Colorado. Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits.
The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Business Informatics (OBI) is looking for experienced IT professionals and business informatics specialists with strong communication and decision-making skills for the Office of Business Informatics Innovation Fellowship Program. The position requires that fellows perform work of an exceptional degree of difficulty across a wide range of topics at the convergence of technology, process, policy, and delivery. The incumbent leverages his/her experience, deploying high-quality, enterprise-wide platforms and services to lead major initiatives; consults on systems and policy proposals; and provides technical, policy, and programmatic guidance to government.
A U.S. Student Fulbright Grant allows for individually designed study/research projects that will take place during one academic year (9-12 months) in a country outside the U.S. Applicants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. For recent BA/BS graduates, graduate and doctoral students, and young professionals including artists, musicians, writers, journalists, and those in law, business, and other professional fields. Undergraduate and graduate students must apply through their institution; professionals and former students can apply through their alma mater or At Large.
The Gratitude Network Fellowship supports scale-stage social enterprises (non-profit or for-profit) serving children and youth. Through a year-long leadership development program, the Gratitude Network helps these organizations expand their reach. Fellows are matched and meet monthly with a highly-skilled Coach, receive support from expert advisors to help tackle operational and execution issues, meet regularly by video with their Fellow Cohort for a leadership roundtable, and are invited to topical Growth Webinars and the annual Leadership Summit. Applicants must lead a social enterprise is at least one-year old and the social enterprise must have at least two full-time employees (including the Applicant).
The Halcyon Incubator program equips early-stage social entrepreneurs with the support they need to transform audacious ideas into scalable and sustainable ventures, and change the world. Fellows learn many aspects of running a business, receive mentorship throughout the entire process and make connections that will benefit them as they move forward with their ideas. The fellowship includes a 5-month residency at the Halcyon House in Washington, DC, workspace after the initial training and a stipend. Available to social entrepreneurs from around the world who are fluent in English and have legal work status in the U.S. during the time of the fellowship.
As a strategic initiative of LGT Impact Ventures, the LGT Impact Fellowship aims to provide additional know-how and capacity to social enterprises and offers professionals the opportunity to apply their skills in a meaningful way. Eligible candidates have an undergraduate degree and at least two years of full-time work experience in diverse business areas such as consulting, finance, operations, data analytics, IT, M&E, sales, product development or marketing. Fellows work full-time for one year based on a monthly living stipend with our portfolio companies or regional investment teams in Africa, Brazil, China, India, the Philippines or the UK.
The SE/RSE Enterprise Fellowship programme is designed to encourage the development of a new business, based in Scotland, around a technological idea developed by the Fellow (either individually or with others) and within which the Fellow would be expected to play a leading (though not necessarily the leading) role. Enterprise Fellowships offer: a year’s salary to develop your commercial proposition and product, hosted at your university or HEI; business training to give you the knowledge to prepare a viable business plan; and access to networks of mentors, business experts and professional advisors. Applicants must be able to remain and work legally in the UK.
The TechnoServe Fellows Program invites business professionals to contribute their skills in helping to change the lives of those living in poverty. Fellows experience the field of international development firsthand while building new skills and challenging themselves in a cross-cultural and entrepreneurial environment. Fellows help with a wide variety of projects and are a crucial part of the businesses they are helping. The fellowship is for 3 months or more and does not offer a salary but covers costs for the fellow including per diem expenses, visas, and other travel costs. Professionals from around the world are invited to apply.
The Leadership Incubator
The Leadership Incubator hopes to support women and those who identify as female (ages 20-35) in the United States who are at an early stage or tipping point in their leadership journey. Participants will convene in New York, NY in fall 2019 for a week-long, in-person program featuring leadership training, communications and storytelling workshops, community building and mentorship. Virtual training throughout the year will allow participants to build upon their action plan with the tools they need to turn their ideas into reality. Participants will also be able to apply for small seed funding opportunities to help implement their projects.
TOMODACHI- Mitsui & Co. Leadership Program
Ten American and ten Japanese young professionals will travel to each other’s country for one week to meet with leaders from business and government. The focus will be on innovation, new technology, and industrial development in the context of U.S.- Japan relations. The American delegation will travel to Fukushima Prefecture and Tokyo, and the Japanese delegation will travel to Silicon Valley in California and Washington, D.C. for the week-long fellowship. Eligible applicants up to age 40 with English proficiency and professional accomplishments in the field of industrial development are invited to apply.
The Tory Burch Foundation Fellows Program is a nation-wide competition for women entrepreneurs. Each Fellow will participate in a one year program which includes: mentoring, networking and business guidance for one year, a $10,000 grant to further their business education, and a 3-day trip to New York City to the Tory Burch headquarters that will include the opportunity to participate in a pitch competition. The winner of the pitch competition will receive $100,000 grant investment. Your company must be registered and operated in the United States.
Venture for America is a two-year fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in entrepreneurship and working in a fast-paced, innovative startup environment. VFA Fellows interview with vetted company partners across U.S. cities with emerging startup ecosystems. After securing the right full-time, salaried job, Fellows train for a month with world-class business leaders and entrepreneurs to build the skills they’ll need to succeed in a startup environment and as founders. Throughout the fellowship, they learn how to contribute to a high-growth business and gain access to mentorship, ongoing training, and the nationwide VFA community.
Each year, Wild Gift selects a small group of “better world entrepreneurs” age 21 to 35 for a 12-month Fellowship that includes mentoring, fundraising support, and wilderness-based programs that teach leadership and business skills while building a lifelong support network. Each Fellowship includes a three-week back country trek and a week-long whitewater river trip. Wild Gifts works with entrepreneurs from seed stage to fully operating social ventures. At a minimum, you should have written plans for a social venture that serves the Wild Gift mission.
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