Fellowship Opportunities

  • Fellowship resources listed below provide a sample of resources for students interested in pursuing research opportunities and funding through external Fellowship programs.  They are not directly connected to, vetted by, or endorsed by the University of Denver and/or the Graduate School of Social Work.
     
    Specific information is listed within PCO throughout the year, as requested by the employer, as well as, Fellowship Information Sessions.  See the OCI & Job Board and Events tabs within PCO.

    DU Career & Professional Development provides a resource of DU Merit Fellowships & Scholarships.

     

    MACRO FOCUSED

    APAICS – Congressional Fellowship  (2020-2021 Fellowship Program Dates: SEP 2020 – JUN 2021Application Deadline: JAN 31, 2020 at 5pm ET)

    The Congressional Fellowship is designed for young AAPI professionals looking to increase their experience in public policy and service. The full-time, paid, nine-month long program, provides Fellows with opportunities to build their leadership skills, encourages political engagement, and fosters interests in public service careers. Fellows are placed in congressional offices and serve as part of the legislative team.

    Barton Institute/CIVICO Social Enterprise Fellowship Program (No current deadlines listed.)

    The Barton Institute’s CiviCO Social Enterprise Fellowship Program provides DU graduate students with the knowledge and experience they need to work with successful social enterprises.   Currently supported through CiviCO, the fellowship program is an interdisciplinary opportunity for DU graduate and professional students to get real-world experience addressing social and economic challenges.  

    Barton Institute/CIVICO Community Action Fellowship Program  (No current deadlines listed.)

    The Barton Institute’s CiviCO Social Enterprise Fellowship Program provides DU graduate students with the knowledge and experience they need to work with successful social enterprises. Currently supported through CiviCO, the fellowship program is an interdisciplinary opportunity for DU graduate and professional students to get real-world experience addressing social and economic challenges.

    Boren Scholarships and Fellowships – Institute of International Education (Deadline: January 27, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST)

    Fund research and language study proposals by U.S. graduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests.  **Sign up for Information session held at DU on Sept. 30, 2020!

    Catholic Relief Services' International Development Fellow  - (Rolling applications)

    Program prepares dedicated global citizens to pursue a career in international relief & development work. CRS empowers Fellows to hone their skills and gain practical field experience while contributing to impactful work. Each Fellow works alongside experienced CRS staff to address critical issues facing developing countries today. CRS invites applicants of diverse backgrounds who are committed to our agency mission and strategy to join our global team.

    CHCI, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute – (Deadline: January 15, 2021)

    CHCI’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed for exceptional emerging Latino leaders who want to immerse themselves in a specific public policy area.

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fellowships (Continual Application Process) 

    Whether you are on a career track or deciding on which career you would like to pursue, CDC has many diverse fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities for students and professionals.  Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experience and potentially offer clear cut paths to exciting careers with CDC.

    Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program, Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program  - U.S. Department of State.  (Applications due Sept. 2021)

    The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. 

    Climate Corps - Program of Strategic Energy Innovations.  (Rolling applications fall - spring)

    Climate Corps is a full-time, 10-month paid fellowship program.  Located mostly within California.

    Council on Social Work Education – Minority Fellowship Program (Applications typically open late spring)

    The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations. 

    Columbia University Psychiatry, Health and Aging Policy Fellowship (No current deadlines listed)

    The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program provides a unique opportunity for post-graduate professionals in health and aging to gain the experience and skills necessary to make a positive contribution to the development and implementation of health policies that affect older Americans.

    Fairview Medical Center, University of Minnesota, MSW Clinical Fellow - Palliative Care (No deadline listed, but opened March 2021)

    The Social Work Fellow provides a wide range of clinical social work interventions to assist individuals, families, and others to restore, enhance, or protect their capacity for social functioning and coping with the consequences of life threatening illness.  The individual will develop and enhance assessment and intervention skills relevant to and within the context of palliative care practice, will function as part of an interdisciplinary team, will engage in educational conferences within the team, and will work on a chosen project to further knowledge and/or practice in the palliative care field.

    Fulbright Fellowship  (Deadline: Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 5 pm ET)

    Applicants for study/research awards design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. The study/research awards are available in approximately 140 countries. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicants' first step is to familiarize themselves with the program summary for the host country.  **DU Asst. Director for Internationalization, to hold GSSW Information Sessions each spring, look in Pioneer Careers Online for more information.

    Heath and Aging Policy Fellows (Deadline:  April 15th & Oct. 1st fellowship start)

    The Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program offers two different tracks for individual placement: (1) a residential track that includes a nine-to-12-month placement in Washington, D.C. or at a state agency (as a legislative assistant in Congress, a professional staff member in an executive branch agency or in a policy organization); (2) a non-residential track that includes a health policy project and brief placement(s) throughout the year at relevant sites.  The project may be focused at a global, federal, state or community level.

    IHAC Post-MSW Research Fellowship, University of Denver, Institute of Human & Animal Connection (Spring selection)

    The Institute for Human-Animal Connection’s Research Fellowship program, which has been generously funded by an anonymous donor, provides individuals with a Master's of Social Work degree with robust training in social science research with a focus on the Human-Animal-Environment Interaction field. 

    The application for the Institute for Human-Animal Connection's Post-MSW Research Fellowship is now open! Master of Social Work (MSW) graduates who plan to pursue a career in social science research or program evaluation, specifically those who are interested in contributing to understanding the impacts of the intersections between people, other animals, and the environment, are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, first generation college graduates or those who work on topics related to these issues.  Application link.  Deadline:  April 15, 2021.

    LGBTQ Center Fellowship  (No current deadlines listed)

    Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies: Joan Heller-Diane Bernard Fellowship in Lesbian and Gay Studies, Kinsey Institute: John Money Fellowship for Scholars of Sexology, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality: Student Research Grants, Yale University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies: Sarah Pettit Doctoral Fellowship 

    MAYO Clinic - College of Medicine & Science Social Work Fellowship (Application MAY 1 - JUN 1.  Fellowship start SEP.)

    The fellowship program includes clinical rotations in the following areas: transplant, cancer center, transplant inpatient, palliative, neuroscience, advance care planning, research, and may include others. As a fellow, you will participate in all facets of clinical social work including, direct patient biopsychosocial evaluations, documentation, support groups, selection conferences, care team rounds, and section staff meetings. 

    Minority Fellowship - CSWE's master's Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) (Application period: April 5, 2021 - May 4, 2021)

    The master’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) is a program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution. Applicants must identify mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations as their focus and be committed to seeking employment in mental health and/or substance use disorder services or prevention with the target population immediately after graduation, for at least 2 years.
     
    The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.

    NASW FOUNDATION Fellowship  (No current deadlines listed) 

    NASW Foundation fellowships help provide the financial resources to support students pursuing a variety of social work specialties. Foundation fellowships include the Eileen Blackey Doctoral Fellowship and the Jane B. Aron Doctoral Fellowship.  The Aron Fellowship is currently supplemented by, and is part of, the Social Work HEALS program, which was funded in 2014 by a generous five-year grant from the New York Community Trust Robert and Ellen Popper Scholarship Fund.  

    Presidential Management Fellowship   (Application timeline/deadline:  September 30-October 14, 2020)

    The PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates.  Application.  **Info sessions listed in Pioneer Careers Online (PCO) for FA2020 - Sept. 15th, 22nd & 29th

    Roddenberry Fellowship - (Application timeline:  Opens April 12, 2021 & Deadline May 7, 2021)

    Launched in 2016, the Roddenberry Fellowship is a $1 million investment in innovators, community leaders, and changemakers whose work has the greatest potential to protect the most vulnerable and to reinvent systems and structures that have served to oppress and disadvantage far too many for far too long. Direct impact areas:  Civil Rights, Environental Protection, Immigration and Refugee Rights, LGBTQIA and Women's Rights or Health & Wellness.  

    State Policy Fellowship  (Applications to join the 2021 class available Fall 2020)

    State Policy Fellows tackle domestic policy challenges in areas like health care, taxes, anti-poverty policy, education, and criminal justice. Working in independent, highly respected policy organizations located across the country, Fellows analyze the impact of state budget and tax policy choices on low-income residents and promote positive reforms. 

    The Digital Civil Society Lab Fellowships, Sanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Deadline: October 31, 2020)

    The Practitioner Fellowships support social sector leaders so that they can have time to develop ideas to benefit civil society. These might include: designing tools to protect civil society actors and advance racial justice, developing policy frameworks to govern the use of data, or prototyping tools to mitigate bias in emerging technologies. The program aims to catalyze and support a broad range of projects envisioned and led by the selected fellows. The fellowship provides time, space, expertise, and financial support to help turn ideas into prototypes or action, and fellows become part of a cohort that thrives with access to an intellectual community.

    The Sustainability Laboratory Fellows (Rolling application process)

    The Global Sustainability Fellows (GSF) program is a graduate-level educational initiative designed to inspire, prepare, and mobilize the next generation of sustainability leaders to tackle the urgent sustainability issues facing the planet.  Follow up-to-date info through Facebook

    Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program - U.S. Department of State/Howard University  (Application deadline Sept. 2021)

    The Pickering Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.  Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC and at a U.S. embassy, consulate, or diplomatic mission around the globe.  

    Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship Opportunities (Application deadline Dec)

    Through these Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship opportunities, Fellows will spend two years full-time collaborating with a host organization and the Stoneleigh Foundation to execute an exciting, hands-on project that advances the organization's mission and enhances the Fellow's professional skills and leadership development.  The Fellowship provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professional development.  (Application deadline Dec)

    Fellows work with the following agencies:

    • Center for Black Educator Development
    • Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
    • Health Alliance for Violence Intervention
    • La Puerta Abierta
    • Movement Alliance Project
    • National Network for Youth

    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work - Post-Graduate Certificate in International Social Work Practice  (No current timelines posted)

    This two-year program will be of particular interest to MSW program graduates who want to extend their knowledge of social work and social policy in a comparative international context, within the UK.

    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work - Australia Post-Graduate Certificate Program (No current timelines posted)

    Designed for MSW graduates who want to gain work experience overseas and learn about social work in an international setting, the Australia Post-Graduate Certificate Program offers participants a two-year immersion focused on Australia’s social welfare profession and its social and cultural scene.

    US PIRG Fellowship  (Deadline August, information placed on website when jobs become vacant)

    You won’t just sit behind a desk. You’ll be out in the real world, working to protect consumers and enable citizens to lead healthier, safer, more secure lives. You’ll be recruiting new groups to join a coalition, speaking in a church basement or town hall to win a new endorsement, organizing a news event or rally, meeting with an editorial board, or doing whatever else it takes to get results. You’ll run a grassroots campaign office each summer during your fellowship where you’ll hire and manage a staff of 20 canvassers to raise money, build our organization and membership, and help win one of our key campaigns. This is a one-year program, expressly designed to prepare future leaders with U.S. PIRG. We look for smarts, leadership experience, top-notch written and verbal skills, and an eagerness to learn. We value organizing experience, including building campus groups

    Youthroots GIV Fellowship(Applications for FA 2021 due May 23rd)

    The GIV Fellowship is a 15-week foundation internship program. Youth fellows split their time between learning about philanthropy as a cohort and being embedded in host foundations to gain hands-on experience in the sector. Through this process, we seek to achieve the following objectives:

    •  Provide opportunities for youth to discover and explore potential careers in the philanthropic and nonprofit fields;
    •  Improve the ability of the philanthropic sector to meet community needs by including youth voice, expertise, and wisdom in foundation strategies; and
    • Develop a pipeline for youth from communities underrepresented in philanthropy to enter the field.

    Women’s Congressional Fellowship on Women and Public Policy  (Application for the 2022 Class of Fellows will open each spring)

    The fellowships are extended each year to a select number of students pursuing a graduate degree or those who have recently completed a master’s, doctorate, or professional degree with a proven commitment to equity for women.  

     

    MICRO FOCUSED

    Albert Einstein College of Medicine Fellowship (Deadline:  March)

    The Palliative Care Social Work Fellowship is a one-year, full-time position from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. The goal of the Fellowship is to develop specialty trained palliative care social workers who will contribute to the care of seriously ill older adults in underserved communities in New York City and become future leaders in this field.

    Boston Children Hospital Fellowship (Deadline: February)

    The Social Work Fellowship Program at Boston Children's Hospital is committed to offering advanced training for clinical social workers. 

    Colorado State University Fellowship (Deadline: February)

    We seek high-energy individuals who are open to learning, able to balance multiple roles and responsibilities, receptive to feedback, and motivated to develop a wide range of skills that may be requested of a university-based mental health professional. 

    Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fellowship (Deadlines in fall, approx. SEP-NOV) 

    Whether you are on a career track or deciding on which career you would like to pursue, CDC has many diverse fellowship, internship, training, and volunteer opportunities for students and professionals.  Many of these opportunities provide invaluable experience and potentially offer clear cut paths to exciting careers with CDC.

    Counseling and Consultation Service at Ohio State University Clinical Fellowship   (No current deadlines listed) 

    The mission of the Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) is to provide a comprehensive array of mental health services to assess, prevent, treat, and resolve the mental health issues of OSU students. More specifically, we promote the personal well-being and academic success of students by providing comprehensive individual and group mental health services, psycho-educational prevention, and outreach programming; by influencing the community as a nurturing environment through support, advocacy, and education/training; by enhancing the academic quality of life; and by supporting the emotional, relational, and intellectual development of the students served and the mental health professionals in training. 

    CSWE (Council on Social Work Education) Minority Fellowship (Deadline May 11, 2021)

    The master’s MFP is a program designed to enhance the training of full-time, master’s-level, direct practice-focused social work students in their final year of study at a CSWE-accredited institution. Applicants must identify mental health and/or substance use disorder service delivery to racial/ethnic minority populations as their focus and be committed to seeking employment in mental health and/or substance use disorder services or prevention with the target population immediately after graduation, for at least 2 years.
     
    The purpose of this program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health-care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of culturally competent master’s-level behavioral health professionals available to serve racial/ethnic minority populations.

    Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Interprofessional Fellowship on Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Oriented Services (Interviews typically take place between February and April. February 8th 2021 is the priority deadline)

    The PSR Fellowship is a clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and the treatment of substance use disorders.  *Multiple locations, Durham information sessions listed on the Pioneer Careers Online Event tab, Dec 2020 & Jan 2021.

    Equal Justice Initiative Fellowship  (No current deadline, typically DEC annually)

    The Fellowship is designed to offer specialized professional training in providing support services to a vulnerable population with unique and complex needs and to provide this training within an organization devoted to promoting social justice.  EJI welcomes applicants from historically underserved communities and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.   Contact:  Maria Morrison, mmorrison@eji.org

    Kaiser Permanente Fellowship  (No current deadlines listed)

    Kaiser Permanente Northern California offers training for Post-Master’s Fellowship program.  It is designed to provide advanced training, clinical supervision, meets the requirements for supervised training for Associate Marriage & Family Therapists, Associate Clinical Social Workers and Associate Professional Clinical Counselors working toward licensure and follows guidelines set forth by California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

    Marie Droste Counseling Center Fellows (See website for current openings & deadlines) 

    The post-graduate fellowship program is an opportunity for pre-licensed mental health clinicians who have completed a master/doctoral degree in counseling or clinical psychology, social work, school counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Fellows must be working toward licensure in Colorado in their fields.

    National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - ORISE Fellow (Deadline August)

    A research opportunity is currently available with the Prevention Communication Branch, Division of HIV/AIDS, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

    Post-MSW Fellowships in Clinical Social Work at the University of California-Berkeley (Deadline JULY)  

    Postgraduate training program committed to providing comprehensive clinical experience and professional development opportunities in the field of college mental health.

    Rose and Jacob Ruderman Post Masters Fellowship (Rolling applications, see website) 

    The Post-Master's Fellowship in Cognitive Neurology Social Work was originally developed at Beth Israel Hospital by a group of senior clinical social workers who were committed to teaching advanced level specialty skills of working with the elderly in a health care setting. 

    TEXAS A&M College of Medicine Fellowship  (Deadline AUG) 

    The Social Work Post Graduate Program provides a 1 – 2 year post-masters graduate training with extensive clinical experience, supervision, and educational opportunities in clinical social work while working towards independent licensure. 

    University of Colorado – Boulder Counseling Fellowship (Deadline January 3, 2021)

    Social Work Post-Masters Fellowships are for candidates who have completed a master’s degree in Social Work and who need supervised clinical experience to obtain licensure. The positions provide direct clinical services including walk-in services, intake, individual and group psychotherapy, behavioral health interventions and crisis intervention to students attending the University of Colorado Boulder. Positions are a 40-hour/week, two-year commitment.

    University of Michigan Consulting and Psychological Services Fellows  (Deadline: Feb 2O21)  

    The diverse staff members at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) are enthusiastic about being mentors and providing training to our clinical psychology, counseling psychology, social work interns, Post Doctorate Fellows, and Post MSW Fellows. Our supervision-intensive program and “open-door” policy provide a warm and supportive atmosphere for this exciting year.

    University of Washington: Integrated Care Fellowship (No current deadline listed)

    In recognition of the burden of disease and mortality associated with substance use disorders, the Veterans Health Administration designated enhancement funds in the early 1990s to establish the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System Center of Excellence in Substance Addiction Treatment and Education (CESATE). The CESATE serves as a national resource, with a mission of improving the quality, clinical outcomes and cost-effectiveness of health care for Veterans with substance use disorders. 

    US Department of Veteran Affairs – Interprofessional Fellowship Program:  Psychosocial Rehabilitation & Recovery Oriented Services (Rolling applications look continually open, no deadlines)

    The Interprofessional PSR Fellowship Program is a state-of-the-art clinical training program that focuses on the theory and practice of psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery. Individualized, mentored clinical and research training is combined with a curriculum that emphasizes a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation approach to service delivery, education, and implementing change in a mental health care setting. 

    Yale University School of Medicine, Advanced Clinical Social Work Fellowship - (Deadline:  JAN 5th.  Fellowship JUL 1st - JUN 30th, 2 yr post-MSW) 

    The goal of this training program is to build the capacity and skill set of Clinical Social Workers to maintain the intellectual curiosity, concern for clients, and attention to detail necessary to provide excellent clinical interventions with children, youth, and families and become leaders in the field of Clinical Social Work.

    POST-DOCTORAL FOCUSED

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Forensic Social Work - Anne & Henry Zarrow School of Social Work, University of Oklahoma 

    The successful fellow will take a leadership role in research and evaluation of multiple funded community-based projects with a special emphasis in interprofessional collaboration in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to diversion, reentry, and positive policing. The fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team of faculty mentors.  

     


This portfolio last updated: 18-Oct-2021 2:27 PM