Summer Fellowship Opportunities are available for Future Social Entrepreneurs!
Humanity in Action is accepting applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about social impact, active citizenship and diversity. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall.
The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need.
The deadline to apply to these programs is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST.
The European Programs
The European Humanity in Action Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of inequities and contemporary challenges to building inclusive, vibrant and sustainable societies. The Fellowship utilizes an interdisciplinary curriculum that blends cross-sector engagement, historical inquiry and social innovation to facilitate a collective exploration of some of today’s most challenging social issues. In this period of rapid globalization, there has never been a more pressing need to mobilize diverse perspectives from emerging leaders in government, business, STEM, law and civil society.
The American Programs
John Lewis Fellowship in Atlanta
The John Lewis Fellowship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis – an icon of the Civil Rights Movement – the program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights, with a particular emphasis on restorative justice in Atlanta. This four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice involves a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, law, urban planning, policing, local and state government and the arts.
The Detroit Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places Detroit’s history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at a time of profound inequality in the United States. The Detroit Fellowship will place special emphasis on social entrepreneurship, equitable development, public health and education.
Humanity in Action’s Mission and Network
Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire the world’s future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields – government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and trade, grassroots activism, academia and culture and the arts.
Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,700 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, including fellowships in the United States Congress, European Parliament, ACLU, NAACP and leading organizations in healthcare and housing in Seattle.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email the admissions team.