EXTERNAL POST-GRADUATE PUBLIC SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
Agents of Change
Are you interested in leading and mentoring a team of high school leaders? Are you involved in your
community and university? Do you believe in the power of positive change that young people can have
on communities? Join the Agents of Change team! We’re looking for a diverse group of college students
dedicated to leading young people through a rigorous leadership training process and program. If you are
interested in being a Leadership Coach and would like to find out more, contact Jamie Bridges at (617)
266-2502, or email@example.com.
Amigos de las Américas is an international, nonprofit organization that was founded in 1965. Amigos
trains and provides opportunities for high school and college students to participate in service projects in
Latin America. We are dedicated to building partnerships to empower young leasers, advance community
development, and strengthen multicultural understanding throughout the Americas. Programs last
between 4-8 weeks and volunteers live in host communities with one or two other volunteers. For more
information, call (713) 782-5290, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.amigoslink.org.
Amizade (Portuguese for friendship) is an international nonprofit organization offering volunteer and
service-learning programs in communities around the world. Our programs focus on education,
community service, intercultural exchange and recreational activities. Since 1995, we have provided
more than 3,000 volunteers with unique opportunities to fully experience the culture of the region where
they are volunteering by working alongside local residents and staying in their communities. For more
information call (888)973-4443, email email@example.com, or visit www.amizade.org.
APAICS Summer Internship Program
The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan,
educational organization based in Washington, D.C., that seeks to build a politically empowered APA
community, to fill the political pipeline for Asian Pacific Americans to enter and advance into elected
office, and to be a resource to Congress about the APA community. Every year, APAICS selects ten to
twelve students for a firsthand learning experience in American politics. Interns work in congressional
offices, federal agencies, and nonprofit organizations in Washington DC. Interns receive a stipend of
$2500. Applications can be downloaded from the APAICS website at www.apaics.org. For more
information call (202) 296-9200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Auschwitz Jewish Center
The Auschwitz Jewish Center, a Jewish educational and cultural center in Oswiecim (Auschwitz), Poland,
seeks students for a unique and educational program for the summer. Three to four ambitious, creative,
and talented students will be granted scholarships to work with a dynamic team in Oswiecim, Poland on a
variety of projects. The Center houses an exhibition on pre-WWII Jewish life, a genealogy center, a small
theatre, classroom space, and a restored synagogue. The Auschwitz Jewish Center receives visitors from
around the world. For more information, please contact Lisa Kahn or Slava Madorsky at (212) 575-1050
or at email@example.com, or visit www.ajcf.org.
The Barbara Jordan Health Policy Scholars Program
This program brings talented African American, Latino, Asian/Pacific Islander and American
Indian/Alaska Native college seniors and recent graduates to Washington, DC, where they work in
congressional offices and learn about health policy. Through the nine-week program, scholars gain
knowledge about federal legislative procedure and health policy issues. Eligible candidates must be
members of a racial/ethnic minority group and will be seniors or recent graduates. Scholars receive
approximately $5,000 in support. Application forms and additional information about the program are
available online at http://www.kff.org/docs/topics/jordanscholars.html. For further information, contact
program manager Jomo Kassaye at 202-865-4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breakthrough Collaborative, the new name for the old summer program Summer Bridge, placed 581
college students in paid teaching jobs last summer, in 27 sites across the country. For information, visit
Camp Bob Summer
Camp Bob Summer, located in Hendersonville, NC, is a traditional summer camp that strives to educate,
motivate, and empower campers to succeed. Camp Bob Summer is one of two camping programs for
boys and girls operated by Kanuga Conferences, a conference center affiliated with the Episcopal Church.
We desire to inspire in each camper what we believe will last them a lifetime—the values of faith, hope,
and love. To learn more call (828)692-9136, email email@example.com, or visit
CHANGE is Oxfam America’s leadership and advocacy program for rising sophomores and juniors at US
based colleges and universities. The CHANGE Initiative provides the opportunity for students to become
effective social change agents on a local and global level. Change Leaders are exposed to the
international development issues that inform Oxfam’s work. They then apply their skills and insights to
run Oxfam campaigns on their campuses and communities. For more information, call (800)77-OXFAM
ext. 464, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.oxfamamerica.org/change.
Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program
Advance your career while advancing liberty! The Charles G. Koch Summer Fellow Program includes:
Washington, DC, Public Policy Internship; Career Workshops; Seminars and Speakers; $1,500 Stipend;
and Housing and Airfare. For additional information, visit:
Christodora was founded in 1897 as settlement house, providing health care, educational and job training
programs, and other social services to poor immigrant families. Today, Christodora continues its long
tradition of providing urban children with a breath of fresh air and challenging experiences at the Manice
Education Center. Christodora’s educational programs have grown to include a range of city based
service-learning programs as well as summer work and field study opportunities. For more information
call (212) 371-5225 or visit www.christodora.org.
CollegeCorps is a non-profit organization that coordinates, funds, and places students in international
internships all over the world. CollegeCorps offers internship opportunities in many different aspects of
international development in almost every region of the world. Please visit www.thecollegecorps.org to
apply. Applications are not limited to Harvard students.
The Community Farm Project
The Community Farm is a privately owned farm that donates its entire harvest to the homeless, hungry,
and disabled of Santa Fe. All farm hands are volunteers who help grow and distribute the fruits and
vegetables. Over the years, over 680 volunteers from the community and other areas in the United States
have served the Community Farm. For more information contact Lori Spillman (982) 982-8539, ext. 12.
Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
Each year, 12 student leaders (sophomores, juniors, seniors, or graduate students) are chosen to
participate in the ten-week, paid Internship in Public Affairs, a short, summer version of the Coro Fellows
Program, which has been named one of the ten best internships in America. An application, two essays, a
transcript, and three letters of recommendation are required, so prepare early. Contact: 816.931.0751,
email@example.com or www.coro.org.
Environmental Campaign Positions
Campaign to Save the Environment is a national effort to build support for environmental organizations
across the country. We run campaigns for Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and the State PIRGs. This summer
we will be operating campaigns in over 50 cities, working and lobbying to stop the rollback of our
national environmental laws, such as the Clean Air Act. Summer staff with Campaign to Save the
Environment will: educate the public; fundraise for one or more of the aforementioned groups; collect
petition signatures to elected officials; and locate local activists and get them involved with our
campaigns. To apply, or to find out more, call 1-800-75-EARTH. Or visit our website at
Epiphany is an independent, tuition-free middle school for children of economically disadvantaged
families from Boston neighborhoods. We admit children of diverse faiths, races, cultures, and cognitive
profiles, believing in the Episcopal tradition. Epiphany challenges students to discover and develop
fullness of their individual gifts. We seek to prepare graduates who will contribute intelligently, morally,
and actively to the society they will inherit. People interested in interning should contact Michelle Gomes
at (617) 326-0425 ext. 202, or visit www.epiphanyschool.com.
The Fund for Theological Education, Inc.
For 50 years, the Fund for Theological Education has helped exceptional young people listen for the call
to pastoral leadership. Young adults who embody gifts of lively faith, effective leadership, intellectual
strength, personal integrity, compassion and creativity to consider whether they might be called to
become pastors are encouraged to apply. The Undergraduate Fellowship offers a four-day summer
conference, a $1,500 award for college expenses, and is eligible for an additional $500 to fund a
mentoring relationship with a pastor. For more information call (404) 727-1450 or visit
Ghost Ranch’s goal is to provide youth with an opportunity to expand their horizons and to interact with
the community around them. Ghost Ranch strives to create a relaxed, trusting atmosphere where children
are encouraged to develop friendships, grow in confidence, independence, and respect for the land,
themselves and others. For more information please call Diane Haddon or Sharon Craig at (505) 685-
4333 ext 154 or 179, or visit www.ghostranch.org.
Health Career Connection (HCC)
HCC makes summer internship opportunities available to undergraduates and recent graduates interested
in public health, medicine, and health policy. HCC is a program run by the UC Berkeley School of Public
Health and has a partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health. If you’re selected for the program,
HCC pairs you with a site/organization for the 10-week internship. Sites available are Boston, Northern
California, and Southern California. $4500 stipend. For more information contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, or to download the application, visit: www.healthcareers.org
Heifer International is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to enduring world hunger and
caring for the earth by providing livestock, trees, training and other resources to help struggling families
around the globe. Since 1944, Heifer has helped 7 million families in more than 125 countries improve
their quality of life and become more self-reliant. Volunteers play a vital role in the effort to end hunger
and poverty and promote sustainable solutions, sound nutrition and community well being. For more
information call (800) 422-0474 or visit www.heifer.org.
Interfaith Hospitality Network
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County was created in 1992 in response to the growing
number of homeless families in Somerset County, New Jersey. A network of volunteers was formed
from local religious congregations to provide emergency shelter, meals, and support services to homeless
families. In Fall 2003, IHN opened the doors to a transitional living facility and support program as a
response to the serious lack of affordable housing in Somerset and surrounding counties. Volunteers talk
to guests, listen, treat them with respect, and can be a source of hope. For more information, Call (908)
704-1920 or visit www.ihnsomconj.org.
The International Partnership for Service Learning and Leadership
Offered in 14 countries, IPSL programs unite academic study for credit and volunteer service, giving
students a fully integrated study abroad experience. The service enlivens the formal learning, and the
learning informs the service. Both students and the host communities benefit from the substantial service
each student gives. By studying at a local university and serving 15-20 hours per week in a school,
orphanage, health clinic or other agency addressing human needs, students find their knowledge of the
host culture--and of themselves--take on greater depth and meaning. For more information call (212)
986-0989 or visit www.ipsl.org.
J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize
The Saxe Memorial Prize provides $1,000 to undergraduates or graduate students pursuing volunteer or
low paying public service projects or internships in the U.S. or overseas. For more information contact,
J.W. Saxe Memorial Prize, 1524 31st St, NW; Washington DC 20007 or
Kieve Leadership Decisions
The Leadership Decisions Institute encourages responsible decision making in adolescents and adults by
giving them safe opportunities to learn new skills and test themselves while working through individual
and group challeneves. The Kieve mission statement is to empower young and the adults who affect them
to contribute positively to society by providing a wide range of experiential educational opportunities that
will increase their self confidence, raise their aspirations, develop their ability to work better within a
group. For more information on how to become involved, visit www.kieve.org, or call (207)563-6212, or
Let’s Get Ready!
Let’s Get Ready! is a free SAT prep and college advising program. The program helps under-served high
school students navigate the college application process and get competitive SAT scores. Summer sites
include New York City, New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon, Summit, Stanford, and Boston. For more
information, visit www.letsgetready.org.
The MAD Factory
The Music, Arts, & Drama factory is looking for camp counselors who have an enthusiasm for teaching
and encouraging creative development in children. Camp counselors should be comfortable working with
children of different ages and backgrounds. Camps involve team-teaching a variety of acting exercises,
creative movement, and arts and crafts, as well as being team leaders and assisting the students in their
own projects and skits. Camp counselors are strongly encouraged to perform in our summer show with
our teen camp population. For more information, please call (440)774-7062 or visit
The Mid-South Peace & Justice Center
The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is a diverse and united organization dedicated to nonviolent
education, advocacy, and action on local and global peace and justice issues. The Center engages issues
of racism, economic justice, and social justice through joining together with individuals and groups to
educate and empower themselves for participatory change. For more information call (901)725-4990,
email email@example.com, or visit www.midsouthpeace.org.
NAPALC Summer Clerkship Program
The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium summer clerkship program recruits
approximately twelve to fourteen law and undergraduate students for the summer clerkship program. The
position is an unpaid/uncompensated position. For more information contact Vincent A. Eng
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, Legal Director, 1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, D.C.
20036, (202) 296-2318 (Fax)
New York Union Semester
New York Union Semester is a unique opportunity to intern at a labor union while studying at the City
University of New York. Participants earn 16 credits and a Certificate in Labor Studies. Each participant
in the program is placed as an intern with a labor union or community organization in New York City.
The Course will augment traditional classroom-based learning with experimental learning in a community
setting and direct engagement in labor and workplace issues. For more information please call (212)827-
0200, email email@example.com, or visit www.unionsemester.org. Application deadline: June 1.
On Purpose Education Now! (O.P.E.N.)
O.P.E.N. is sponsored by the Center for Purposeful Living, a cutting-edge all volunteer, non-profit
organization focused on training world servers—preparing individuals and groups to go anywhere in the
world and have a positive impact. CPL is not a religious organization and welcomes students from all
cultures and faith traditions. It was recognized by former President George H. Bush and the institute for
Noetic Sciences for its exemplary service to humanity. For more information call (336)761-8745, email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.purposeful.org.
Project Pericles, Inc.
Project Pericles is a nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates commitments by colleges and
universities to include education for social responsibility and participatory citizenship as an essential part
of their educational programs, in the classroom, on the campus, and in the community. Established in
1999, by Eugene M. Lang, Project Pericles was founded to counter the growing political cynicism and
civil disengagement of young Americans. For more information call (212)986-4496, email
email@example.com, or visit www.projectpericles.org.
The Putney School Summer Programs
The Putney School Summer Programs hires apprentice teachers/dorm heads, at least 21 years old, who
enjoy working with teenagers and have some expertise in drama, visual arts (ceramics, drawing, painting,
photography, sculpture), music, dance, or ESL. Details are at www.putneyschool.org/summer, and
positions are filled on a rolling basis beginning in February. This is a working farm in southern Vermont
that’s a well-known progressive school during the academic year. Kids come from all over the world to
make art, enjoy the outdoors, and be in a very special place that encourages creativity and friendship. For
more information, contact Ingrid Schorr at (617) 495-8699.
Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP)
SNLP is an educational leadership organization dedicated to social justice activism among 14-19 year old
young women from New York City public high schools. Deans are college students (in their junior or
senior year) who work for 9 weeks. Deans will have a chance to teach, lead, and plan different aspects of
the program. Each Dean, depending on her interests and the needs of the organization, will be responsible
for an aspect of the development of the program. Deans will be individual advisors to a group of 5-6
students. Each Dean will receive a $2,000 stipend for the ten weeks of the internship. For more
information contact Beth Douthirt Cohen (firstname.lastname@example.org, 718.422.8664), Program Director, The
Sadie Nash Leadership Project, 70 Washington St, Suite 802 Brooklyn, NY 11201 or visit
Sister Island Project
Experience the warmth and vibrancy of Dominican culture as you stay with a family, do good work, and
have a good time. International Volunteer Service in the Dominican Republic with Sister Island Project
works to promote diversity awareness, cultural exchange, and sustainable development. Volunteer
activities include: Assist with construction of school/learning center, planting and caring for trees, lead
arts and music classes, teach English, and carry out individual projects. For more information call (360)
321-4012 or email email@example.com.
Sports4Kids (S4k) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance and create youth
opportunities. We currently work with 75 local elementary and middle school sto provide sports
programming both during school and after-school. Our programs focus on involving children of all
ability levels as means of promoting physical activity as an integral part of a healthy lifestyle. More
information about Sports4Kids can be found at www.sports4kids.org, or call (510)893-4180, or email
Volunteers for Peace
The international voluntary service arose after World War I as a program of reconciliation between
French and German Soldiers. It now involves the exchange of over 100,000 volunteers. Most volunteers
in the network participate in short-term International Work camps. They provide an affordable and
meaningful way to travel, live, and work in a foreign country. For more information call (802) 259-2911,
email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.vfp.org.
Wilson AnthonY & Associates envisions a world filled with diversity, unity, justice and peace where
differences are understood, accepted and celebrated. WAY’s mission is to bring diverse individuals and
groups together for positive productive purposes and provide them with high quality information, training
and support so that cross-cultural encounters will be enhanced at the personal and international levels. To
learn more contact Sylvia or Celeste at (404)767-7504 or email email@example.com.
Washington Internship Institute (WII)
The Washington Internship Institute is an educational nonprofit organization that is committed to
individual development through excellence in experimental education. Hundreds of colleges and
universities in the U.S. have used the educational services of WII to provide an Academic internship
program for their students. WII is dedicated to providing future leaders with a rigorous internship
experience that will prepare them for success in the workplace and active engagement in their
communities. For more information, call (800)741-6964, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit
Women’s Heart Foundation (WHF)
Every year, heart disease takes the lives of one in three American women. It’s the #1 killer of women,
regardless of race or ethnicity. Women’s Heart Foundation was founded in 1992 to spread awareness and
develop new wellness interventions for women. Every year WHF organizes Women’s Heart Week,
Women’s Well Days, Run for Your Heart, and the Medication Safety Program. For more information
call (609)771-9600, email email@example.com, or visit www.womensheart.org.
The Woodlands—a regional resource in the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh—is a marvelous, magical
place where children and adults with disability and chronic illness can find fulfillment in a variety of
enriching, year-round programs. The Woodlands removes barriers and obstacles, whether they are
physical, psychological, or social, so that children and adults can freely immerse themselves in activities
and enjoy total acceptance. The Woodlands seeks individuals who are friendly, empathetic, outgoing,
compassionate, helpful, sincere, committed, service-oriented, and flexible. For more information call
(724) 935-6533 or visit www.woodlandsfoundation.org.