Aspen Institute

Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students: Social Innovation

Posted on April 18, 2016

Aspen Institute Social Innovation Program Invites Applications for Hearst Fellowship for Minority Students

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the fall session of 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 an intern with PSI in the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Through the program, 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. In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes 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 are highly motivated, current, graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and a demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector; excellent research and writing skills; demonstrated financial need; and be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

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.

Fellows will be compensated on an hourly basis in the fall, spring, and summer, but all travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

See the Aspen Institute PSI website for complete program information and application procedures.


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