William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship

Fellowship to a USA Undergraduate or Graduate
Student of Color to Work in the Nonprofit Sector

GrantWatch ID#: 180296
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Foundation / Corporation

The Aspen Institute - Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI)

08/16/17 11:59 PM EST - for the Fall Internship only

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Fellowship to a USA undergraduate or graduate student from an underrepresented community of color seeking to gain experience in the philanthropy, nonprofit, and social enterprise sector. The fellow will work part-time at the Funding Source’s Washington, DC office and participate in the Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) program.

Through this 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. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.

Position Details:

Activities: In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

This is not a scholarship. The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute during the academic semester in which the fellowship is awarded. Fall and Spring interns will work part-time (15-20 hours per week) and Summer interns will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

The Institute offers the Fellowship to one student three times annually.

Fellows will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Internships will take place in Spring 2017 (January-May), Summer 2017 (May-August), and Fall 2017 (August-December). The student must be able to work as an intern for 12-15 weeks.

Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Candidates must be enrolled at an institution of higher education for the semester which they will be applying. Summer candidates must show proof of enrollment for the upcoming fall semester.

Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following:
-Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector;
-Excellent research and writing skills;
-Demonstrated financial need; and
-U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency. Students approved for participation in the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program are eligible to apply.

Applications are considered three times annually, by 11:59 PM EST:

Internship Availability: Spring 2017 (January-May)
Application Deadline: November 18, 2016; Award Notification: December 20, 2016

Internship Availability: Summer 2017 (May-August)
Application Deadline: March 17, 2017; Award Notification: April 18, 2017

Internship Availability: Fall 2017 (August-December)
Application Deadline: August 16, 2017; Award Notification: September 5, 2017.

Letters of recommendation can be uploaded via the online application form; however, they may also be emailed directly to the Aspen Institute by the author.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Questions or letters of recommendations may be addressed to Rachel Pulley at

The sender should include WRH REC and the applicant’s full name in the subject line.

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