The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC, offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.
In his or her internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.
Candidates for this fellowship are highly motivated, current, non-graduating graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented communities of color. Each candidate should have an excellent academic record and also have the following demonstrated interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, and the social sector, as well as excellent research and writing skills.
Fields of Study:
- Business and Law
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident
November for Spring; March for Summer; September for Fall
- Extreme financial need
- Underrepresented racial or ethnic group
- $2000 for Fall/Spring intern; $4000 for Summer intern