Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2019

Dec 04, 2018

Looking to maximize the potential of your summer break? These paid summer fellowships offer opportunities all over the world to get hands-on experience in architecture, medicine, law, and more! In addition to these programs, ProFellow’s database lists summer fellowships for people of all backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages in the United States and abroad. Many have January deadlines, so be sure to bookmark your favorites to your ProFellow account and get started on applications now!

The Purposeful Growth Institute MBA Social Impact Fellowship

PGI’s MBA Fellowship is a highly selective,10-week paid opportunity that matches Fellows with one of our high-impact partner organizations that use business as a force for good. The Fellowship also gives participants the opportunity to learn from social & environmental impact industry experts and gain access to over 50+ hours of learning, reflection, and practice to grow purposefully during their career path. Apply by December 10, 2018. 

Tompkins Fellowship

The Sally Kress Tompkins Fellowship, a joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) and the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), permits a graduate student in architectural history or a related field to work on a 12-week HABS history project during the summer. The Fellow will conduct research on a nationally significant U.S. building or site, and will prepare a written history to become part of the permanent HABS collection. The Fellow’s research interests and goals will inform the building or site selected by HABS staff. The Fellow is usually stationed in the HABS Washington, DC, office. Apply by December 31, 2018. 

Montgomery County Council’s Summer Fellows Program

The Montgomery County Council’s ten-week Summer Fellows Program is a unique opportunity that enables graduate students between their first and second year of study to gain real-world experience across multiple fields. The program enables participants to work directly with decision makers on ongoing projects, policy analyses and self-selected research projects. Participants can expect to interact directly with elected officials, senior management staff, and depending on placement, local civic organizations, advocacy groups and business leaders. Fellows receive a stipend of $7,000 for the program. Check out our interview with Jane Lyons for an inside look at the fellowship experience. Apply by January 15, 2019. 

Haas Institute Summer Fellowship

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation. The Haas Institute Summer Fellowship is a fourteen-week part-time paid internship where students and non-students work on one of a wide range of projects relating to marginalized groups and transformative change, and issues related to race, gender, sexuality, disability, religion, and class at local, regional, and global levels. Applications are rolling and open in early 2019.

Hansen Summer Institute on Leadership and International Cooperation

This summer fellowship is an opportunity for international and U.S. students to build leadership skills and better cultural understanding to help form a more peaceful future. Fellows receive hands-on training in team-building, public speaking, negotiation, mediation and working together to solve international problems. Leadership training includes meeting with political and business leaders to learn real world skills and how to implement these skills at home after the program. The program is located in San Diego, CA and open to international and U.S. undergraduate and master’s students aged 20-25. Non-U.S. citizens apply by January 9, 2019; U.S. citizens by March 15, 2019.

Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships

Winston Foundation for World Peace Fellowships support undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in cooperative security, conflict resolution, and disarmament. Fellows design their own projects, usually involving public education, media outreach, grassroots organizing, or another active approach to issues of cooperative security, nuclear arms control, conventional arms transfers, demilitarization, democracy building, conflict resolution, and the like. Applicants are expected to work full-time with a non-profit organization. A $300/week stipend is provided for the duration of the project, which lasts from 2-4 months. Deadlines vary.

Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy

The Margaret E. Mahoney Fellowship in Health Policy program provides stipends for outstanding Master’s-level medical, dental, public health, public policy, and graduate nursing students enrolled at schools in the United States to conduct summer research projects on some aspect of health care delivery transformation for vulnerable populations and/or early childhood health and development, with an emphasis on policy implications. Fellows are also required to participate in a variety of leadership development activities and will have the opportunity to meet local and national health policy leaders. Fellows will receive a stipend of $6,000 intended to cover living expenses. Deadlines are determined in January 2019. 

Projects for Peace Grants

Projects for Peace is a global program that encourages young adults to develop innovative, community-centered, and scalable responses to the world’s most pressing issues. Along the way, these student leaders increase their knowledge, improve skills, and establish identities as peacebuilders and changemakers. Every year 100 or more student leaders are awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 each to implement a “Project for Peace,” anywhere in the world, typically over summer break. Projects for Peace are grassroots activities that address root causes of conflict and promote peace. Grantees must attend a Projects for Peace partner institution. Check out our interview with Rosalyn Leban for an inside look at the fellowship experience. Apply by February 19, 2019. 

Goodwin Procter 1L Diversity Fellowship

The Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellowships offer awards of $7,500 to diverse students who work in public interest positions the summer after their first year of law school. Selected fellows are guaranteed a “straight-to-callback” interview with a Goodwin Procter office of their choice in the interviewing season during their second year of law school. Fellows are also invited to participate in some of our summer associate program events during their summer at the public interest organization. Apply by February 25, 2019. 

San Diego Zoo Summer Student Fellowships

The Institute for Conservation Research at the San Diego Zoo offers undergraduate summer student fellowships in each research team: Recovery Ecology, Population Sustainability, Community Engagement, Global Partnerships, Conservation Genetics, Plant Conservation, Reproductive Sciences, and Disease Investigations.  The program is only open to currently enrolled undergraduate students continuing their undergraduate or graduate studies the following fall. The current stipend amount is $7,000 for the 12-week program. Apply by January 31, 2019. 

Seeking more options? Check out our database and our previous Top 10 Summer Fellowship lists:

Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2018

Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2017

Top 10 Summer Fellowships of 2016

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