Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2013

Dec 20, 2012

Winter break is the best time to apply for summer fellowships, as many application deadlines fall between January and February. While you may be considering an unpaid internship or typical summer job, a competitive, paid fellowship could introduce you to a new career path, teach you a new skill, or even fund a summer abroad. Here are our top picks for Summer 2013 ordered by the application deadline:

Cultural Vistas Fellowship

The Cultural Vistas Fellowship is a fully funded multinational professional development opportunity for underrepresented U.S. university students. The fellowship includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and Singapore. Application deadline: January 4, 2013.

Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship

The Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship is a 5-week fully funded program in Europe for students and recent graduates of universities in the U.S., Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Turkey and Ukraine. The program explores national histories of discrimination and resistance, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Application deadline: January 10, 2013.

EDF Climate Corps Fellowship

The EDF Climate Corps Fellowship is a 10-12-week funded program that selects and trains top-tier graduate students in energy efficiency and matches them with leading organizations to build customized energy management strategies and solutions. Application deadline: January 11, 2013.

AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program

The AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellowship is a 10-week fully funded program that places recent STEM graduates (undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate) in mass media organizations as reporters, researchers, and production assistants to enhance coverage of science-related issues. Application deadline: January 15, 2013.

Google Journalism Fellowship

The Google Journalism Fellowship is a 10-week funded program for undergraduate and graduate students passionate about journalism and interested in using technology to tell stories in a new and dynamic way. Application deadline: January 31, 2013.

NYC Turing Fellows Program

The NYC Turing Fellows Program is a funded program that places top U.S. and Canadian computer science students in internships at prominent New York City startups. 2013 fellows will work in a leading New York City startup including, ZocDoc, Knewton, and Smartling. Application deadline: February 8, 2013.

Projects for Peace Grants

Projects for Peace is a global program that awards $10,000 grants to 100 or more student leaders each summer so they can implement a “Project for Peace” anywhere in the world. Grantees must attend a Projects for Peace partner institution. Application deadline: February 11, 2013.

IISME Summer Fellowship Program

The  IISME Summer Fellowship Program is an 8-week funded program that places eligible K-16 teachers of all subjects into high-performance work sites to complete a project and transfer the fellowship experience back to their students. The recommended application deadline is mid-February, however, applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all Fellowships are filled.

AJC Goldman Fellowship

The AJC Goldman Fellowship is a 9-week funded program for undergraduate and graduate students designed to develop future leaders in international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. Fellows work in offices both domestically (U.S.) and internationally (Global) and participate in a week-long trip to Germany. Application deadline: February 15, 2013.

New Sector Summer Fellowship Program

The New Sector Summer Fellowship Program offers an is an 11-week funded leadership development program that places undergraduate students and recent graduates in roles at non-profit organizations. They also offer a Senior Summer Fellowship for individuals who have completed at least one year of Master’s study and have at least 2 years of work experience. Application deadline: March 1, 2013

These are just a short list of the more than 60 summer fellowship opportunities currently listed in ProFellow’s database. To find more fellowships like these, check out our database.