USA & International Gap Year & Year of Service Programs

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American India Foundation William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India (India)

Deadline: Early February

American University in Cairo, Presidential Scholars Program (Egypt)
Deadline: Late January

ArtCorps (Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras)
Deadline: Late November

Ashoka Social Entrepreneurship Fellow (Worldwide)

Deadline: Rolling

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals (Germany)
Deadline: December

Fellowship of Reconciliation Colombia Program (Colombia)

Deadline: January - Must be 23 or older at time of service.

IFESH International Fellows Program (Primarily Africa, but also in Asia, South America & Australia)

(Not accepting new applicants, but if you have a Master's degree and three years of teaching experience, you're encouraged to apply to be considered for the International Educators for Africa program and new oppurtunites as they arise.)

Peace Corps (Worldwide)
Deadline: Rolling

Princeton-in-Africa (Multiple Countries in Africa)

Deadline: Mid-November

Princeton-in-Asia (Multiple Countries in Asia)
Deadline: Mid-November

Princeton-in-Latin America (Multiple Countries in Latin America)

Deadline: Mid-November



Americorps (USA - Nationwide)
Deadline: Rolling

Camphill Soltane Community Co-Workers (USA - Glenmoore, PA)

Deadline: Rolling

Center for California Studies Capital Fellows Program (USA - California)

Deadline: February

City Hall Fellows (USA - Baton Rouge, Houston, San Francisco)

Deadline: Mid-March

City Year (USA - Baton Rouge, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Little Rock/North Little Rock, Los Angeles, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Greater Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José/Silicon Valley, Seattle/King County, Tulsa, Washington, D.C.)
Deadlines: 4 per year - Mid-February, Late April, Late September, Mid-November

Congressional Hunger Center, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship (USA - District of Columbia)
Deadline: January

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs (USA -Los Angeles, New York City, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Kansas City & St. Louis)

Deadline: January to middle of the spring depending on the program

El Pomar Foundation Fellowship (USA - Colorado)

Deadline: January

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2-Year Environmental Careers Program (ECP) (USA - Nationwide)

Deadline: Rolling, but most ECP opportunities are posted in October and November

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Intern Program (USA - District of Columbia)
Deadline: Late January

Green Corps (USA - Nationwide)
Deadline: January or February depending on the city

Health Corps (USA - Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Washington D.C.)
Deadline: 3 per year - Early December, early February and early April

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship (USA - District of Columbia)
Deadline: January & October

Indiana State Government Governor's Fellowship Program (USA - Indiana)

Deadline: The application process will open for 2014-15 in early 2014.

Institute for Women's Policy Research Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow (USA - District of Columbia

Deadline: March

Juilliard School 9-Month Professional Theater & Arts Administration Intern Program (USA - New York)

Deadline: Rolling, with a final deadline of May 1

Kennedy Center Arts Management Fellowship

Deadline: April- a minimum of 5 years of professional arts management experience is required to apply.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (USA - Washington, D.C.; Wilmington, DE; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Twin Cities, MN; Seattle, WA; Tacoma, WA; Bay Area, CA; Omaha, NE; Atlanta, GA)

Deadlines: 2 per year - Mid-January & early April

New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise (USA - Massachusetts)

Deadline: December

New York City Urban Fellows Program (USA - New York)
Deadline: January

Ohio Legislative Service Commission 13-Month Legislative Internship Program (USA - Columbus, OH)

Deadline: April

Ohio Legislative Service Commission 13-Month Telecommunications Internship Program (USA - Columbus, OH)

Deadline: May

Philly Fellows (USA - Pennsylvania)
Deadline: February (NOTE: Website states that program is for graduates of Philadelphia area colleges, however, the program does accept students who attend colleges outside of the Philadelphia area. 2 Oberlin graduates were members of the '09-'10 Philly Fellow class!)

Quaker Experiential Service and Training (QUEST) (USA - Washington)
Deadline: March

Quaker Information Center Extensive listing of gap year and internship opportunities at Quaker and Non-Quaker organizations.

Quaker United Nations Office Program Assistants (USA - New York)
Deadline: February

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award (USA & Worldwide)
Deadline: January

Student Conservation Association: Conservation Corps (USA - Nationwide)

Deadline: Rolling

The Academy (USA - New York)
Deadline: December
A program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and The Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education serves post-graduate musicians embarking on their careers.

The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Journalism Program (Washington, DC)

Deadline: January

U.S. PIRG Fellowships & Campus Organizers (USA - Nationwide)

Deadline: Rolling

Venture for America (USA - Nationwide)
Deadline: Early October, early December and mid-February

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice (USA - District of Columbia)
Deadline: January

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice (USA - District of Columbia)
(Not available this year. Next year's information will be available in September, 2013.)

Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) Fellows Program (USA - District of Columbia & New York City)

Deadline: March