Aspen Institute

Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

Posted on May 12, 2014

Aspen Institute Invites Applications for William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation is accepting applications for 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 a PSI intern at the Aspen Institute’s Washington, D.C., office. Through the fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. During his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow will undertake research, writing, and logistical and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

Candidates for the fellowship must be highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have a demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector; excellent research and writing skills; demonstrated financial need; and United States citizenship or permanent residency.

Selected 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. Fall and spring interns will work part-time (fifteen to twenty hours per week), while summer interns will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded for the Fall 2014 internship.

Visit the Aspen Institute PSI Web site for complete program information and application procedures. (Please note that the Fall 2014 internship application form may not be available on the PSI Web site until late June.)

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