Monday, February 25, 2008

Aspen Institute Minority Fellowships

Aspen Institute - Internships (William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students) - Washington, DC, USA

Nonprofit Sector Research Fund Offers William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship for Minority Students

March 15, 2008 (Summer Internship)
July 15, 2008 (Fall Internship)

The Nonprofit Sector Research Fund

( ), a grantmaking program of the Aspen Institute ( ), offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times a year.

The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are members of minority groups. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with the fund. Through this program, the fund seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues relating to philanthropy, volunteerism, and nonprofit organizations. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes general research and program support for the Fund's grantmaking and outreach efforts.

The ideal candidate for this fellowship is a highly motivated continuing graduate or undergraduate student from an underrepresented community. She or he should have an excellent academic record and also have the following: outstanding research skills; a background in the social sciences or humanities; excellent writing and communication skills; demonstrated financial need; and American citizenship.

The student must be able to intern for 10 to 15 weeks at the Washington, D.C., office of the Aspen Institute. Generally the fall and spring internships will be part-time (10 to 20 hours per week), while summer internships will be full-time. All travel and housing costs must be covered by the student.

A fellowship grant of between $2,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, depending on the recipient's educational level, financial need, and time commitment.

For the Summer 2008 internship, the application deadline is March 15, 2008. For the Fall 2008 internship, the deadline is July 15, 2008.

Visit the Nonprofit Sector Research Fund for complete program and application information.

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