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The gap year refers to a period of time, usually one or two years after graduation, when students take a break from education to work, volunteer, or before continuing with graduate/professional school or starting a longer-term job. These short-term experiences can help students explore career paths and gain experience and credentials that could contribute to graduate school. In some cases, these short-term experiences will turn into longer-term professions (e.g. a teaching fellowship turning into a teaching career). When thinking about a gap year or two, consider the following:

Tip: Think about your motivation: Why do you want to take a gap year or two? Have you thoroughly thought about how this might fit with your future goals?

Define your goals: Are you interested in expanding your resume, working and living independently, clarifying your interests, or experiencing a different culture?

Research: What are your options?

Plan ahead: Planning ahead is useful in order to avoid missing deadlines for applications or fellowships. Give yourself ample time to update any international travel documents you may need, save money, or book trips in advance

To help you explore a variety of options, we created the following list of resources commonly used by undergraduates. Keep in mind that this is not an exhaustive list; we intend for you to use it as a starting point and not as an end point. For additional short-term opportunities, look at your specific career fields of interest in the Career Resources Database, the Get Involved in Health Professions page, and Yale's Fellowship and Funding website. You can also make an appointment with an Office of Career Strategy adviser to further discuss your options.

 

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Charles G. Koch Associates Program

The Koch Associate Program is a challenging job opportunity for professionals who are passionate about free-market ideas, and want to become more effective at advancing liberty throughout their careers. The aim is to develop the capabilities of the Associates through the program by providing management training, professional development, and the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve their career potential. While in the program, each Associate works four days a week in a full-time position at a reputable non-profit organization. Job opportunities are as diverse as Associates, and range from policy research to communication and public relations.
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Children's Defense Fund Freedom Schools Program

The Children's Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority. We are a national organization with the capacity to work for children at federal, state and community levels across the country. We have our headquarters in Washington, D.C., and offices in California, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. Through these offices, we expand our work into North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Alabama, Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Jersey. CDF Haley Farm in Clinton, Tenn., is our home for spiritual renewal, character and leadership development, intergenerational mentoring, and interracial and interfaith dialog about children's issues.
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Children’s Corps

Children's Corps seeks to improve life opportunities for all children and families who come to the attention of public child welfare systems throughout the United States. Our mission is to effect change by reducing caseworker turnover, providing more effective assessments and service referrals, as well as creating more positive, permanent outcomes for children and families.
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Dialogue Direct Future Leaders Fellowship

Fellows selected to participate in the program will be trained in the principles of grassroots fundraising, team leadership, salesmanship, action for global poverty, and humanitarian relief. They will work as grassroots fundraising team leaders, raising funds and awareness about the work of Children International, the global humanitarian relief organization. Application Deadline: May
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Echoing Green

Since 1987, Echoing Green has provided seed funding and support to nearly 500 social entrepreneurs with bold ideas for social change in order to launch groundbreaking organizations around the world. Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity.
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El Pomar Fellowship

El Pomar's Fellowship program is built around the idea that outstanding organizations and communities don't just happen--they evolve when great potential meets great leadership. The focus of the Fellowship is on cultivating the next generation of leaders in the state of Colorado.
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Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory Fellowship Program

Practical application of technologies, methodologies and practices related to emerging infectious diseases; conduct high priority infectious disease research in public health laboratories
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Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

The Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship, a project of the Congressional Hunger Center, is a unique leadership development opportunity for motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty. Each year 20 participants are selected for this eleven-month program. Fellows are placed for half their term of service with urban and rural community-based organizations all over the country involved in fighting hunger at the local level. For the other half of their service, they are placed with national organizations involved in the anti-hunger and poverty movement.
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Environment America

Environment America is an advocacy group that tackles tough environmental problems like global warming, fracking and pollution of our water, air and special places. Through grassroots campaigns, research reports, news conferences, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we’re mobilizing public support for the environment, promoting sensible solutions, and winning tangible results. The changes Environment America has championed and won in Washington, D.C., and more than 25 states are reducing global warming pollution, creating more solar and wind power, sparing our parks and forests from fracking, keeping beaches, rivers and streams clean, and protecting our wildlife and wild places. We have affiliates in 29 states, giving us a strong and broad base of grassroots support and action and a track record of local and state victories, all of which have set the stage for even bigger accomplishments on the national level.
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Family USA Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice

The Villers Fellow works as a full-time policy analyst in Families USA’s Health Policy Department. The Fellowship is based in the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. and is designed to provide the Fellow with a national perspective on health care justice work and the opportunity to learn about a range of health care justice issues. The Fellow’s principal responsibilities include conducting primary and secondary research on a range of health care issues and health reform topics—such as Medicaid, Medicare, the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the private insurance market—as well as writing and contributing to publications that are relevant to current health reform issues. The fellowship will last one year.
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FEMA Corps

Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service have launched an innovative partnership to establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
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Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Young Fellows Program

FCNL Young Fellows spend 11 months working in Washington, DC, with key staff members to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. The program is full-time and paid a subsistence-level salary with benefits. Fellows work under the title “program assistant” and work directly with FCNL lobbyists and other senior staff, gaining first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the organizing and communications work that is necessary for policy change.
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Green Corps’ Environmental Leadership Training Program

The mission of Green Corps is to recruit and train organizers, provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament and commitment needed to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles. Green Corps' one-year, full-time, paid Field School for Environmental Organizing includes intensive classroom training, hands-on field experience running urgent environmental campaigns, and career placement in positions with leading environmental groups.
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Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation: Post-Bachelor Fellowship

The Post-Bachelor Fellowship is an advanced, structured, and focused didactic program where talented scholars can apply their knowledge and passion to help advance the field of health metrics and accelerate global health progress. The fellowship provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates with strong quantitative skills to train with faculty and senior researchers on a variety of global health projects. At the intersection of academic research, education, and professional work, the Post-Bachelor Fellowship combines on-the-job mentoring from an illustrious group of professors and researchers with course work and field experience in developing countries.
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Institute for Women’s Policy Research – Marian K. Chamberlain Fellowship

The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program.
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International Zoological Expeditions

Tropical rainforest and marine biological field stations. Broad-based overview of tropical ecosystems in Belize and Guatemala.
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Intrax

Intrax is a globally-oriented company that provides a lifetime of high quality educational and work programs that connect people and cultures. Intrax has operations in more than 100 countries worldwide and offers diverse educational and cultural programs including: high school exchange, international au pairs, language classes, leadership programs, and work and internship placements. Since 1980, Intrax has placed more than 350,000 participants in its programs. Intrax is based in San Francisco, CA, with offices on four continents.
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Jesuit Volunteers International

JVs work with domestic and international partners to provide a stipend for volunteers to contribute for a year (two years for international placements). Fundraising is required prior to service, but needs are provided for during the term of service while volunteers directly serve poor and marginalized communities.
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Jewish Organizing Initiative

The Jewish Organizing Initiative builds a vibrant, pluralistic community of Jewish young adults who learn grassroots community organizing, explore their Jewish identity together, and become leaders in the pursuit of social justice. Our year-long paid community organizing fellowship is a year of field experience and professional development for young Jewish adults (21-30) who are interested in systemic change and community building.
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Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

At CTY you will work with an exceptional group of students, make contacts and friendships with dynamic colleagues, and gain valuable experience in a rigorous academic community. CTY has consistently been named as one of the top internships in leading publications. We have a network of past employees now working in positions ranging from heads of school to deans of students to university professors.
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Jumpstart Program

Jumpstart is a national early education organization that recruits and trains college students and community Corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. Our proven curriculum helps children develop the language and literacy skills they need to be ready for kindergarten, setting them on a path to close the achievement gap before it is too late.
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Kip Tiernan Social Justice Fellowship

The Fellowship provides a unique and exciting opportunity for a woman to develop and carry out a special project that will further the mission of Rosie’s Place anywhere in New England. Eligible projects could include: a policy initiative or campaign; a creative arts program; the development and implementation of a needed service; or the creation of an innovative project aimed at reducing poverty, promoting social justice and empowering poor and homeless women. The Fellowship is 12 months long and is awarded on a one-time basis to an eligible woman. Fellows are paid a $40,000 stipend.
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Mapping Health

The goal of Mapping Health is to use information tools to improve communication and understanding of health issues. We use recent advances in the fields of data collection and analysis, interactive visualizations, GIS, and other information technologies. The audience is policy-makers, health professionals, community health workers, patients, ... and anyone interested in promoting the health of populations, loved ones, or themselves! The plan, if people demonstrate interest in this initiative, is that we will create interactive visualizations of other health topics. We hope to incorporate requests and feedback from the audience.
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MASA

Masa Israel journey offers a range of Jewish Studies programs designed to deepen your connection to our traditions and to the Jewish people. Programs range from rigorous interdisciplinary studies of the Jewish people and civilization at some of the world’s top universities to Torah instruction and study at Israel’s leading yeshivas and seminaries. Delve into the history of the Jewish people, explore your own Jewish identity, gain familiarity with a wide variety of Jewish texts or study to become a Jewish communal professional.
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Massachusetts Promise Fellowship Program

This program is a part of Americorps that places Fellows who commit to a year of service at non-profit organizations, schools, and city agencies across Massachusetts to create, lead, and manage youth development projects.
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MATCH Corps Urban Education/Teaching Fellowship

This is an 11 month (August through June) residential fellowship program. It pairs Corps members with 6-7 MATCH High or Middle School students. Corps members run small group or 1-on-1 tutorials every day, run extra-curriculars, coach sports, and serve as a Teaching Assistant to one of our classroom teachers or as an Administrative Assistant in each of the school departments.
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Math for America

The mission of Math for America is to improve mathematics and science education in US public secondary schools by building a corps of outstanding STEM teachers and leaders. Our goal is to support those outstanding STEM teachers already in the classroom and to increase the number of mathematically talented individuals entering teaching. The Math for America Fellowship is for individuals with a degree, substantial mathematics coursework, and provides for a scholarship for a Master’s or teacher certification program, as well as teacher training.
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Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program

The Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellowship is a unique leadership development opportunity for experienced, motivated individuals seeking to make a difference in the struggle to eliminate hunger and poverty worldwide. This two-year program begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Fellows are assigned to national and international non-governmental organizations, private sector entities, and bi-lateral and multi-lateral organizations. Fellows spend their second year in a policy environment, usually at the headquarters of the organizations where they served during their field placements.
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Mississippi Teacher Corps

The Mississippi Teacher Corps is a two-year graduate program that recruits college graduates to teach in critical-need areas of Mississippi. The program is only open to non-education majors.
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Nanubhai Education Foundation

The Nanubhai Fellowship is a yearlong opportunity for passionate, motivated individuals interested in improving rural education and providing access to new opportunities for rural students in India. Fellows work with local teachers, teach English, and support our capacity building programs by working directly with the communities we serve. Fellows live within the rural villages they serve, allowing them to get to know their students, their students’ families and to be completely integrated with the community.
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National Urban Fellows Program

National Urban Fellows' leadership development program is a rigorous, 14-month, full-time graduate degree program comprising two semesters of academic course work and a nine-month mentorship assignment. Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend, health insurance, a book allowance, relocation and travel reimbursement, and full payment of tuition, in addition to their ongoing personal and professional development. The program culminates in a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the City of New York's Bernard M. Baruch College, School of Public Affairs.
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New Israel Fund Social Justice Fellowships

NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellows spend 32 hours per week interning in an approved, individually-selected Israeli non-governmental organization (NGO), active in one of the following areas: safeguarding civil and human rights; pursuing environmental justice; Promoting Jewish-Arab equality; advancing the status of women; fostering tolerance and religious pluralism; bridging social and economic gaps.
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New Visions for Public Schools (Residency Program)

We are dedicated to ensuring that all New York City public school students, regardless of race or economic class, have access to a high-quality education that prepares them for the rigors of college and the workforce. Further, we are committed to sharing innovative tools, strategies and lessons learned in New Visions schools with others in New York and throughout the country to prove that meaningful change is achievable at scale and success is possible for every child.
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New Voices Fellowship

New Voices, inaugurated in 1999, is a national leadership development program that helps nonprofit organizations recruit or retain innovative, new talent. It awards salary-support grants to small nonprofits demonstrating a commitment to cultivating and strengthening the leadership potential of creative and diverse "new voices" in the field.
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NYC Civic Corps

The NYC Civic Corps is a diverse group of volunteers who are dispatched in small teams to local organizations for ten months of service, with the charge of engaging New Yorkers in volunteerism and expanding organizational capacity to impact New York City’s most pressing needs.
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Omprakash

Omprakash creates transformative educational experiences by connecting grassroots social impact organizations around the world with an audience of volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work. We are about providing affordable opportunities for individuals to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with grassroots social impact organizations around the world. Our database links over 100 pre-vetted 'Partner' organizations from over 30 countries with potential volunteers and funders, all free of charge. We also offer grants to qualified applicants to defray the costs of travel and living expenses.
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Peace Corps

Peace Corps Volunteers must commit to two years of service. Volunteers serve in 74 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Volunteers collaborate with local community members to work in areas like education, youth outreach and community development, the environment, and information technology.
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Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship

In the spirit of AIDS activist, educator, and reality-show trailblazer Pedro Zamora’s work to combat the spread of HIV, AIDS United offers a public policy fellowship in his name. The Pedro Zamora Public Policy Fellowship is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking experience in public policy and government affairs focused on HIV/AIDS issues. 8-26 weeks. Application timeframes vary with the term applied for.
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Princeton in Asia

Princeton in Asia provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Princeton in Asia’s Home Office is located on the Princeton University campus. Princeton in Asia is a private, independent, non-profit organization 501(c)(3) affiliated with Princeton University.
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Princeton in Latin America

Princeton in Latin America is a non-profit organization that partners with non-profits throughout Latin America to match them with young, public sector professionals seeking full-year fellowships in development work. We are an independent 501(c)3 which is not funded by Princeton University.
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Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is one of the largest volunteer abroad organizations in the world. Founded in 1992, we send 10,000 people abroad each year on a variety of service projects and internships overseas. All participants receive unparalleled in-country support from our full-time, professional staff to ensure that the experience is safe, worthwhile and fun.
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Public Allies

Public Allies employs three integrated strategies to develop the next generation of leaders and re-define leadership for our times. The Public Allies signature AmeriCorps Ally Program identifies diverse young adults and prepares them for leadership through paid full-time nonprofit apprenticeships and rigorous leadership training. Our Alumni Programs connect and engage the growing Public Allies network of diverse leaders and invests in those positioned to make the greatest impact. Public Allies' training and consulting arm, The Leadership Practice, magnifies our results by helping leaders and organizations better harness the assets of diverse teams and communities.
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Public Allies Fellowship

The Public Allies fellowship program at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center supports new ways of leading that are right for the times and right for a unique student population. The Fellowship Program provides twelve individuals with an advanced yearlong service and leadership development program focused on education and youth development at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center located in Estes Park, Colorado.
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ReliefWeb

ReliefWeb has been the leading source for reliable and timely humanitarian information on global crises and disasters since 1996. We provide reliable disaster and crisis updates and analysis to humanitarians, so they can make informed decisions and plan effective assistance. Our editorial insight, combined with access to the latest technology, allows us to provide innovative, reliable and informative products and services on a continuous, global basis. The site connects to internships and jobs worldwide in various health and humanitarian positions.
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Rural Support Partners – Fellowship Program

RSP is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for the next generation of rural sustainable economic development practitioners. We provide fellows with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience, develop professional networks, and learn the values, history, and philosophy upholding rural organizing and community development work. In return, Fellows increase our capacity to serve, while bringing unlimited energy, excitement, and curiosity to our work.
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Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $15,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
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School for Ethics and Global Leadership – SEGL Fellowship

Located in Washington, DC, The School for Ethics and Global Leadership is a semester-long residential program for a diverse group of intellectually motivated high school juniors from across the United States. This fellowship represents an extraordinary opportunity for a rising star in the nonprofit sector to help build a school that is changing the world. The School for Ethics and Global Leadership is seeking a small number of enthusiastic, committed team members to help supervise, teach, and mentor students, and to take a leadership role in key administrative areas.
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Scoville Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship, established in 1987, is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides college graduates with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security. Twice yearly, the Fellowship's Board of Directors selects a group of outstanding individuals to spend six to nine months in Washington. Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice. The program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts. Many former Scoville Fellows have gone on to pursue graduate degrees in international relations and related fields and taken prominent positions in the field of peace and security with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, and in academia.
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Sistema Fellows Program at New England Conservatory

The Abreu Fellows Program at New England Conservatory trains outstanding young postgraduate musicians and music educators, passionate for their art and for social change, who seek to guide the development of El Sistema programs in the U.S. and beyond. Upon completion of the program, graduates are required to work on behalf of an El Sistema-inspired program in the U.S. for a period of at least one year with the expectation that Fellow alumni will be actively involved in the El Sistema movement for years to come.
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Smithsonian Environmental Research Center

The Smithsonian Institution offers fellowships for advanced study at SERC at the senior postdoctoral, postdoctoral, predoctoral, and graduate student levels. SERC hosts about 18 fellows annually.
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Sparkman Center

In today’s interdependent global economy, the need for cooperation between governments, international agencies, organizations, and institutions in alleviating global health problems has increased. The Sparkman Center has a history of successful collaboration with institutions abroad in implementing graduate-level educational and training programs in public health. In addition, the Center has collaborated with the WHO and PAHO and sponsored numerous short-term training programs in various developing countries.
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Success Academy

Success Academy is redefining what's possible in public education. Our dual mission is to: Build exceptional, world-class public schools that prove that all children from all backgrounds can succeed in college and life; serve as a catalyst and national model for education reform, and help change public policies that prevent so many children from having access to opportunity.
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Teach For America

All kids—no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or what their skin color is – deserve access to a great education. But in our country today, low-income children do not have the same access to a great education as their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but hundreds of proof points show that it’s possible. It takes committed leaders in our classrooms today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow. Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing such leaders.
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The Autry Fellowship

The Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for talented and ambitious recent college graduates interested in careers in social justice. It provides an opportunity to work for one year at MDC as a full-time, paid staff member. MDC’s work is primarily in the American South, where a history of inequality and exclusion has trapped millions in circumstances below their potential.
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The Financial Clinic Financial Fellowship Program

The Financial Clinic is a nonprofit financial development firm devoted to improving the financial security of working poor families and stewarding economic reform, is culling for a team of intelligent, entrepreneurial, progressive visionaries for its Financial Fellowship Program. Fellows will serve for one year providing financial services to New York City’s working poor, and innovating solutions to the socio-economic problems they encounter.
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The Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy

Thriving communities of color urgently need a generation of young people who are informed and engaged in addressing the most critical issues facing their communities. The Greenlining Academy works to empower and develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders to advance racial and economic equity and create positive social change. We seek to develop a network of visionary leaders ready to work across racial and ethnic lines to address America’s most pressing problems and develop sustainable solutions rooted in equity and justice.
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The Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy: Fellows Program

As part of Greenlining's overall mission to impact state and national policy and secure community reinvestment on behalf of low-income and communities of color, the Greenlining Academy works to develop the next generation of multi-ethnic leaders and informed community members through its leadership training programs. The Fellowship program is a year-long training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program.
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The New York Teaching Fellows

For individuals looking to embark on a career in education but do not have an education degree, the New York Teaching Fellows program offers a high-quality teacher training program to begin a post-graduation education and career with hands-on training and experience. Fellows are trained during the summer, and most Fellows find employment in the New York Public School system in the following year.
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Uncommon School Summer Teacher Fellowship

The Summer Teaching Fellowship (STF) is designed to introduce college juniors to teaching and urban education reform through experience in Uncommon’s classrooms and tailored professional development opportunities. Fellows develop the skills necessary for leading high-achieving urban classrooms through the mentorship, collaboration, and hands-on experience Uncommon Schools provides.
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US Golf Association Grants Initiative Fellowship Program

Fellows work in all facets of the USGA Grants Initiative in a challenging environment with a high level of responsibility. The Fellowship also provides an educational component to aid recent college graduates in their professional and personal development. This component focuses on non-profit management, finance, public speaking, writing skills, negotiations, and personal leadership styles. The overall program allows Fellows to learn through experience while examining their professional aspirations and strategies.
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Volunteer Services Overseas

Volunteer Services Overseas sends volunteers, usually those with technical qualifications of some sort, to alleviate poverty in developing nations. VSO's work revolves around four development areas, linked to the priorities of our partners, international development targets and our areas of expertise. These are health, HIV and AIDS, participation and governance, secure livelihoods and education. We're committed to gender equality in all our work so that men and women have equal opportunities to realize their potential.
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Volunteering India

Volunteering India provides safe, affordable and meaningful volunteer programs in India, offering a variety of programs, internships, and gap year programs in India, where volunteers can choose to work in New Delhi, Palampur/Dharamsala and South India including Bangalore, Mysore and more.
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Volunteering Solutions

Volunteering Solutions is an organization that provides safe, professional and affordable international volunteering opportunities. Our projects are in the fields of medical internships, childcare, teaching, women empowerment, community development and wildlife conservation programs. We also offer international internships for nursing students and professionals in hospitals, as well as dental elective placements for dental students.
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Workaway

Workaway.info is a site set up to promote fair exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers and families, individuals or organizations who are looking for help with a range of varied and interesting activities. Our philosophy is simple: a few hours honest help per day in exchange for food and accommodation and an opportunity to learn about the local lifestyle and community, with friendly hosts in varying situations and surroundings.
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World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

Visitors, or ‘WWOOFers’, spend about half a day on a host farm, learn about the organic movement and sustainable agriculture, and receive room and board - with no money exchanged between hosts and WWOOFers. WWOOF is an educational and cultural exchange program. WWOOFing is a way to learn practical farming skills, be part of the organic agriculture movement, and experience the heart of agrarian culture.
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WorldTeach

WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. WorldTeach provides opportunities for volunteers to teach in developing countries for year programs that are 10-12 months long or summer programs that are 2 months in length. The program can cost the volunteers up to thousands of dollars.
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Yale Resource for DACA students studying abroad

Individuals who have obtained DACA benefits can apply for specific permission, known as Advance Parole, to leave and re-enter the United States for educational reasons, including studying abroad on designated programs. Learn more here.
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Yale-China Teaching Fellowship

The Yale-China Teaching Fellowship is an exceptional opportunity for personal, intellectual, and professional discovery. Fellows live and teach in China for two years, study Chinese, and receive on-going professional support throughout their experience. The self-discovery and cross-cultural fluency that results from the two years of immersion has inspired many former Yale-China Fellows to become leaders in international or China-related fields.