Student Opportunities

Academic Fellowships

Miller Center National Fellowship, University of Virginia
Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship & Mentoring Program, American Bar Association (Chicago, IL)
ABF Doctoral/Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program, American Bar Association (Chicago, IL)
ACLS Mellon Dissertation Fellowship

Alt-Ac (Alternative Academic) Fellowships 

Local Government Management Fellowship
Presidential Management Fellowship
State Fiscal Policy Fellowship
APSA Congressional Fellowship
CBCF Congressional Fellowship
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Strong Cities, Strong Communities 
The Supreme Court Fellows Program


Bridge (Grad School Prep) Programs

  • Ralph Bunche Summer Institute | The RBSI is an annual, intensive five-week program held at Duke University.  It is designed to introduce to the world of doctoral study in political science those undergraduate students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups or those interested in broadening participation in political science and pursuing scholarship on issues affecting under-represented groups. Participants in the RBSI are drawn from a competitive national applicant pool.

  Eligibility: Junior; racial minority; Stipend: Yes

  • Public Policy & International Affairs Program (PPIA) | The goal of the PPIA Fellowship Program is to help students achieve a Master’s or joint degree, typically in public policy, public administration, international affairs or a related field. The organization does this through the intensive study provided by participation in a Junior Summer Institute (JSI), through partnerships with universities across the country, and through an alumni network that provides opportunities to connect with nearly 4000 individuals who share the same interest in public service.

Eligibility: Junior; Stipend: Yes

  • Charles Rangel International Affairs Program | The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Summer Enrichment Program is a six-week summer program designed to provide undergraduate students with a deeper appreciation of current issues and trends in international affairs, a greater understanding of career opportunities in international affairs, and the enhanced knowledge and skills to pursue such careers. The Program usually selects 15-20 participants (known as “Rangel Scholars”) each year from universities throughout the United States. Students live at Howard University, attend classes, and participate in a variety of programs with foreign affairs professionals at Howard and at diverse locations around Washington, DC.

Eligibility: Junior; Stipend: Yes

Post-College Fellowships

  • City Hall Fellows | The primary initiative is a 12-month-long, post-college, pre-graduate school Fellowship program that integrates hands-on, full-time work local government work experience with intensive, comprehensive, real-politic-focused training in how cities work and the people, issues and organizations that influence local policy.  Our Fellows spend their service year working on high-need,  high-impact municipal initiatives in cities where they have personal ties.

  Eligibility: Senior; Stipend: Yes