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This fellowship is for graduate and undergraduate minority students from underrepresented communities of color.
The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship three times annually. 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, DC office of the Aspen Institute. 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 grant making foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convening, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.
Applicants should have an excellent academic record and the following:
- Demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations
- Philanthropy, and the social sector;
- Excellent research and writing skills;
- demonstrated financial need;
- And US citizenship or permanent residency.
Students must be able to work as interns 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). A fellowship stipend of approximately $2,000 will be awarded to the fall and spring intern and approximately $4,000 to the summer intern.