International Fellowships in Public Service

Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs who are recognized to have innovative solutions to social problems and the potential to change patterns across society. They demonstrate unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas and prove that compassion, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces for change. Ashoka Fellows work in over 70 countries around the globe in every area of human need. All Ashoka Fellows must undergo a rigorous search and selection process in which they demonstrate that they fully meet Ashoka's selection criteria. Upon election, all Fellows agree to abide by the Conditions of Association with Ashoka and gain lifetime support through the world's leading network of social entrepreneurs. Ashoka helps seed that network investment through stipends that allow Fellows the financial flexibility to fully dedicate themselves to their new ideas.

Congressional Hunger Center Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program trains emerging leaders in the fight to end hunger worldwide. It is a unique two-year program that combines field and policy work. Leland Fellows develop new skills while actively working to alleviate hunger and poverty in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. During the first year, fellows work directly to build food security in the field. In the second year, fellows apply their field experience to the design of sound development policy at the organizational, national, and international level.

The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. Each year, 10 Dorot Fellows are chosen to live in Israel, where they sharpen the characteristics and skills, acquire the experience, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.

Israel Government Fellows supports exceptional young leaders from around the world in a year-long Israel-based fellowship, where fellows are placed in a governmental, non-governmental, think-tank or media setting.

The NIF/SHATIL Social Justice Fellowship enables a cadre of post-college Jewish young adults to spend ten months immersed in the movement for social change in Israel.  These fellowships, which include a modest stipend, place young Jewish activists in Israeli NGOs for a year of in-depth contribution and learning.

The African Women Public Service Fellowship expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries. As fellows at NYU Wagner, African women study in one of two graduate programs: the two-year Master of Public Administration or the one-year Executive MPA: Concentration on International Public Service Organizations.  The awards for either program will support tuition, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses. Applicants commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.

The William J Clinton Fellowship for Service in India The Fellowship pairs a select number of highly skilled young professionals with leading NGOs and social enterprises in India in order to accelerate, impact, and create effective projects that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable. Through ten months of service and fieldwork, Fellows gain knowledge of development on the ground in the fields of education, livelihoods, public health, and social enterprise, honing and harnessing their growing skills as change agents capable of effecting lasting change. Candidates must be a US citizen, permanent US resident or a citizen of India between the ages of 21-34 and have completed an undergraduate degree.