Levin College of Public Affairs and Education

External Scholarships and Student Opportunities Archive

Please note that this is an archive of external scholarships and student opportunities. Most of the items listed below are no longer active. For more current listings please see the External Scholarships and Student Opportunities page.

The Office of Student and Enrollment Services (OSES) occasionally receives announcements of external scholarships and other opportunities of interest to Urban Affairs students and graduates. As announcements are received, they will be posted below. For more information about a particular opportunity, please contact the associated organization directly.

All items are posted for informational purposes only and at the discretion of OSES.  Postings may be denied or removed without notice. OSES makes no guarantee as to the completeness / correctness of the information listed below. For older postings please see the Opportunities archive.

Also see our Career Information and Internship listing pages. 


Posting Date: 12/01/22
Position: Management Fellow
Company/Organization: City of Franklin, Tennessee.

The fellowship is designed to provide an aspiring local government manager with the experience and exposure necessary to create a successful underpinning to a long and productive career in public service

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 10/17/22
Opportunity: Research Experiences of Undergraduates (REU)
Company/Organization: Michigan State Universtiy

Michigan State University invites undergraduate students to apply to a Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site in sociomobility, which will train future thought leaders for careers that are focused on the development of innovative, multidisciplinary solutions that jointly address both the technical and societal aspects of AVs. This program will allow students to:

(1) examine social, political, legal, and economic concerns that may affect the widespread adoption of AVs;

(2) assess issues related to social equity and the accessibility of AVs to groups with limited mobility alternatives, including adolescent, elderly, low-income, and disabled individuals; and

(3) study the implications of AVs on public health, urban planning, workforce development, and the environment.

This program is open to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who will be in undergraduate programs as of the Fall 2023 semester.

Application Deadline: Students who will be in undergraduate programs as of the Fall 2023 semester. 

Apply here

Learn more about this opportunity here.

Additional information about the REU can be found at: https://www.egr.msu.edu/sociomobility/ 


Posting Date: 10/12/22
Position: Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows
Company/Organization: Rutgers University

Rutgers University sponsors an annual cohort of Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows. Appointment is for a two-year term that typically begins on July 1, 2023 (rolling start dates are possible) with the possibility of subsequent appointment to a tenure-track faculty position at one of the four Rutgers University campuses: Rutgers-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers-Newark, and Rutgers-Camden. Applicants may request to be affiliated with a particular campus across the Rutgers corridor, although all placements will be made in consultation with departmental and campus leadership.

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 5/27/22
Opportunity: AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps
Company/Organization: Ohio History Connection  

Ohio History Connection is accepting applications for AmeriCorps Members to serve in the Ohio History Service Corps. We will select 10 members to serve around the state. Please check out the FAQ and Position Description before you apply.

Members commit to a full year of service from Sept. 12, 2022 - Aug. 31, 2023. Benefits include a living allowance ($20,000), health insurance, eligibility for SNAP and childcare assistance, professional development, and the ability for members to place qualifying student loans into forbearance for the duration of their service term. Additionally, members who successfully complete 1700 hours of service will receive an education award the equivalent of a Pell Grant ($6,495).

Application Deadline: N/A

 

 
Posting Date: 5/27/22
Opportunity: GO AmeriCorps Fellow
Company/Organization: GO Foundation
 
As a GO Fellow, you will serve in one of our partner schools in select cities along the East Coast, all of which share our mission and values. The key responsibility of Fellows is to provide daily small-group instruction to students in math and/or English language arts and support students’ social-emotional growth during the school day.
 
Application Deadline: N/A
 
 

Posting Date: 4/6/22 (Originally posted on 2/10/22)
Item: Scholarship Opportunity for African-American Students in Cleveland
Company/Organization: Enterprise

The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered with the intention of promoting the participation of African-Americans in the field of community development in Cleveland by way of completion of a graduate degree or graduate certificate at a university in Northeast Ohio in a related field of study. Community development can be defined as "community-based activities that build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets and priority investments."

Two scholarships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded for the 2022-2023 school year. 

The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered in honor of Bruce Murphy. Murphy made tremendous contributions to community development during his tenure at Key Bank and was recognized as the first recipient of Enterprise’s Visionary of the Year award in 2018.

Application Deadline: Applicants should submit the following documents to Angelina Turner no later than 5 p.m. ET on April 21, 2022.

Learn more about this position.


Posting Date: 3/26/22
Position: Graduate Student Fellowships
Organzation: National Wildlife Federation

National Wildlife Federation Graduate Student Fellows help to inform and strengthen NWF Education and Engagement programs through dedicated research projects. Monetary fellowship grants are awarded to graduate students working with NWF staff on research that helps to expand the content and development of a variety of efforts across NWF's Education and Engagement programs. Fellows join a national network of current and alumni fellows, many of whom have gone on to lead new businesses, agencies, and programs for sustainability all across the U.S. NWF is currently accepting applications for the six graduate student Fellowship Positions.

Benefits of participation include:

  • Earn a $6,000 stipend
  • Play a key role in the development of NWF Education and Engagement Programs
  • Gain valuable career experience and professional development

2022 Fellowship Opportunities

Community Partnerships Research Fellow 
In an effort to better serve the hundreds of communities we work with, the Community Partnerships Research Fellow will support the growth and expansion of National Wildlife Federation’s community-based programs by researching Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), or women-led organizations that are doing community based environmental/conservation work. This research should grasp the models and practices such organizations use to create meaningful relationships and enact lasting change in historically marginalized communities.

EcoLeader Community Research Fellow  (2 Fellowship Positions Available)
In an effort to better serve the NWF EcoLeaders community, the NWF EcoLeader Community Fellows will support the growth and development of EcoLeaders and EcoCareers programs based on research of best practices in related leadership and career development programs, the advancement of equity and justice principles, stakeholder engagement, and the development of new or revised content.

EcoLeader Tribal Colleges and Universities Research Fellow 
In an effort to strengthen the NWF EcoLeaders community, the NWF EcoLeader Community Fellow will support the growth and development of EcoLeaders and EcoCareers programs based on research of best practices related to strengthening and building relationships with Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and the advancement of equity, justice, and inclusivity principles within these programs.

Environmental Action Research Fellow 
In an effort to assist NWF’s Earth Tomorrow Program in developing new Environmental Justice education tools and promoting “education to action” opportunities, the Environmental Action Research Fellow will inventory the current environmental justice resources NWF has for youth, research new education tools for youth and share recommendations for which tools should be incorporated in an “education to action” toolkit.

K-12 Education Research Fellow 
In an effort for National Wildlife Federation to better serve the K-12 education community, the goal of this Fellowship includes researching the changing landscape of education in the U.S. today as a result of the continuing pandemic. How has learning and the tools used to reach students changed? How much of this change will define new ways of learning post-pandemic, and what strategies will NWF need to develop and incorporate into our environment-based programming to meet these needs. This Fellowship will also explore the development of an NWF K-12 Educator Advisory Board to provide staff with input from practicing teachers. The research will include how best to strategically set up an advisory board, criteria for choosing educators, compensation, and structure the process. Fellows will have the opportunity to utilize this research to support staff in developing the advisory board. 

Learn more about these fellowships.

Application Deadline: April 22, 2022


Posting Date: 2/26/22
Position: John & Janet Wells Preservation & Education Scholarship
Company/Organization: M-WTCA

This scholarship a one time $3,000 award open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a field of study relating to historic preservation and restoration in a college or university.

To qualify for and to be considered for an M-WTCA scholarship, all prospective candidates must submit and meet the following criteria.

1.    An essay from the applicant which includes a biography with their personal life goals and objectives as a student in the field of historic preservation and restoration. It should include the reasons for requesting this application.

2.    A copy of the applicant’s most recent academic grade transcript. It should also include the cumulative grade point average.

3.    Three letters of recommendation will be required from the applicant’s advisors, instructors or supervisors with knowledge of the applicant’s qualities.

4.    A photo which may be used for M-WTCA’s publications.

5.    A portfolio of current or past preservation and restoration projects detailing the applicant’s involvement and contributions. Drawings, photos and descriptions may be included.

6.    If you meet these requirement and are interested, please contact the Scholarship Committee Chairman, click here, to request an application and please be sure to include your postal mailing address in the notes box.

7.    NOTE! Applications are ONLY available after November 1 and are due by the 1st of April for the upcoming academic year in which they will be awarded.

8.    Scholarship information will not be accepted in digital form. Any scholarship information that is submitted in digital format will be rejected.

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Posting Date: 2/22/22
Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Justice
Company/Organization: Social Justice Institute (SJI) at Case Western Reserve University

The Social Justice Institute (SJI) at Case Western Reserve University is inviting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in social justice. This position will be mentored by SJI’s faculty co-directors Ayesha Bell Hardaway, JD, and Mark Chupp, PhD. This fellowship will focus on developing the next generation of social justice leaders and will emphasize self-reflection and discernment, evidence-based research, mentoring, and community building.

The fellowship will focus on the goal of developing evidence-based practices and influencing policy, through one or more of the following types of community-based participatory research (to be determined based on the interests and experience of the selected candidate):

  1. Collecting and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data in order to develop user-friendly, community-accessible research databases focused on issues of equity and inclusion, including: disparities within the criminal legal system; police misconduct, disciplinary decisions, and police use of deadly force; reproductive rights advocacy; and environmental justice.
  2. Conducting research on methods and interventions that strengthen democracy and voter engagement, including: collaboration with a local group that documents official government meetings; a focus on disenfranchised workers; and promoting dialogue and public engagement in local decisions.
  3. Using our strong expertise in community building, advance applied research in authentic community engagement that fosters mutual trust and partnerships within local, historically marginalized neighborhoods, facilitating resident participation through training scholarships and stipends, including improving measures of social capital and the collective efficacy of neighborhoods and of neighborhood-institutional partnerships as co-producers of thriving communities.
  4. Advancing the development of best practices in engaging academic, government, and philanthropic partners, as well as community members and other relevant community stakeholders, to participate with direct and meaningful engagement to better understand and work to address social justice issues and opportunities, resulting in:
    • Strengthening community relationships and the ties between the university and community;
    • Ensuring that the university’s social justice activities are aligned with and addressing the needs of our Greater Cleveland community;
    • Increasing the visibility of our local community as a champion of social justice; and
    • Building the reputation of our community-academic partnership as a model worthy of national benchmarking and replication.

Fellows will actively participate in dissemination of institute research and evaluation findings, possibly including: the production of briefs, policy statements, training protocols, webinars, and in high-quality peer-reviewed outlets. Additional responsibilities may include data management, grant writing, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.

If there is interest, fellows may also be considered to teach SJUS 100: Introduction to Social Justice or an elective special topics course

Application Deadline: N/A

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Posting Date: 2/4/22
Position: Fellowship
Company/Organization: Ohio Department of Natural Resources

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Office of Coastal Management is accepting applications for a graduate fellowship through the Ohio Coastal Management Program (OCMP).

The objective of this fellowship is to develop a comprehensive Coastal Geospatial Database using ArcGIS. The geodatabase will link information on shoreline type, existing shoreline conditions, shore structures (type, condition, age, and effectiveness), and shoreline vegetation with innovative research efforts related to sand resources, nearshore substrates, habitat distribution, and coastal recession/risk assessment. The geodatabase will be used by OCMP staff as a tool to manage coastal resources more effectively and to better implement policies and strategies regarding nearshore habitat restoration and coastal resiliency planning.

Applicants must demonstrate knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data management in addition to one of the following Great Lakes focus areas:

• Coastal ecosystems and habitat

• Coastal engineering • Coastal geology

• Environmental science The student selected for the fellowship will have the opportunity to:

• Work with ArcGIS software and develop an integrated Master Coastal Geospatial Database.

• Work with Office of Coastal Management staff, who will provide mentorship to the fellow.

• Present their work to OCMP staff, stakeholders, and the public.

Application Deadline: Applicants must submit materials to coastal@dnr.ohio.gov by April 15, 2022.

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Posting Date: 2/5/22
Item: Scholarship: $1000
Company/Organization: Friends of Euclid Creek

Every year, the Friends of Euclid Creek presents a $1000 scholarship to a deserving student planning to go into an environmental science career with an interest in watershed issues. An additional $500 scholarship may be given to a second deserving student. Application deadline is April 1, 2022. Contact Jeanette Evans, jeanettepevans@gmail.com for information on this year’s scholarship.

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022

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Posting Date: 2/26/22 (Repost from 11/30/21) 
Position: Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship
Company/Organization: Cleveland Foundation

Creating Pathways to Careers in Public Service
Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service.

The program includes:

  • A 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, providing meaningful career-related work experience. The fellowship includes a $40,000 salary with health benefits.
  • Participation in professional development that prepares Fellows for 21st century public service, administered by Cleveland Foundation staff and professionals with expertise in their fields.
  • A small cohort with individualized coaching, supervision and support.
  • Immersion in the rich civic and cultural life of Cleveland, with first-hand opportunities to network and connect with a diverse array of senior leaders, organizations, and community members.
  • Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, as we move closer to September, we will be continuing to monitor and adjust the format of the 2022-23 Public Service Fellowship program in accordance with the ongoing guidance of public health experts and agencies. As part of the Leadership Development priority area, we remain committed to this program, but to ensure the safety of fellows and staff, please be aware that fellowship placements may be virtual, in-person, and/or a hybrid.

Application Deadline: Monday, March 7, 2022

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Posting Date: 2/26/22
Item: Scholarship: Fellowship
Company/Organization: Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) and the Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship Board of Directors are pleased to announce the availability of a fellowship during the calendar year 2022 to a qualified Master’s degree graduate student in urban and regional planning or a related field.

The Phillip D. Peters Regional Planning Fellowship was established in 1999 to honor the late Phil Peters, the former Executive Director of the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission (NIPC)*.   Phil retired in 1999 after completing more than thirty years of extraordinary service to NIPC, during which time he played a major role in the development and implementation of the agency’s innovative, comprehensive, and highly-regarded planning program for the Chicago metropolitan area.  The fellowship reflects Phil’s dedication to NIPC and his personal interest in promoting careers in regional planning.

The fellowship will be awarded during the spring 2022 to a qualified Master’s degree graduate student in urban and regional planning or a related field.  The objective is to open the fellowship to a broad range of applicants representative of the full scope of regional planning

Application Deadline: March 2, 2022

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Posting Date: 1/6/22
Position: Graduate Scholarship
Company/Organization: American Public Works Association Ohio Chapter

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to worthy individuals who are seeking a Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering or Public Administration (or closely related degree) which will be applicable to performance in the Public Administration/Public Works fields. The APWA-Ohio Chapter Board of Directors intends to award two graduate scholarship(s) for 2021-2022 school year in the amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2022

Learn more about this position: application | description | flyer

Posting Date: 11/30/21 
Position: Council Summer Fellows
Company/Organization: Montgomery County Council

The Montgomery County Council’s ten-week Summer Fellows Program is a unique opportunity that enables graduate students to gain real world local government experience across multiple fields. Summer 2022 will be our sixth consecutive year hosting the program. We welcome students in policy-related graduate programs (policy, public administration, planning, public health, law, etc.) who will have completed their first year of study by summer 2022 to apply.

The program is a collaboration among four independent organizations:

  • Montgomery County Council
  • Council's Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO)
  • Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
  • Montgomery County Executive Branch

This alliance provides multiple access points to innovative leaders who are shaping the future of Montgomery County in new and exciting ways (virtual or in-person). It also enables participants to build an experience specifically tailored to their field of study. Participants will work directly with decision makers (elected officials, senior management staff, and more) on ongoing projects, policy analyses and self-selected research projects. Fellows will present their independent research and policy recommendations to the full Council at the conclusion of their program. Fellows will also be able to explore the County through weekly field trips.

Application Deadline: The Stage 1 application deadline is December 12, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

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Posting Date: 10/19/21 
Company/Organization: Water Management Association of Ohio

The Water Management Association of Ohio (WMAO) invites you to participate at Careers in Water Resources. This event, in conjunction with the WMAO 50th Annual Conference, will be held on November 3, 2021, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6500 Doubletree Ave., Worthington / Columbus, Ohio.

We will explore the water profession through conversation with sector representatives: private companies (environmental consulting and engineering firms), academia, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as nonprofit environmental groups, as well as local, state and federal governments. Technicians from each of these industries will be available to provide insight and answer questions related to their field of operation to assist you in launching a successful career as a water professional.

The theme at the conference this year is “Engaging Water Professionals Through the Decades” as WMAO celebrates 50 years! You may attend this special event starting at 2:45 p.m. as our guest or register for the full day as a student attendee for only $20. There is also a discount available for professors who bring five or more students to the conference. Details on this discount, the agenda and registration are online can be found here.

Learn more about this event. 


    Posting Date: 9/17/21 
    Position: Public Media Workforce Collaborative Fellow
    Company / Organization: Ideastream Public Media

    The Public Media Workforce Collaborative (PMWC) Fellow is the lead coordinator and facilitator of all activities, operations and reporting processes for the four collaborating public media stations working to fulfill workforce development initiatives as outlined in the two-year, $450,000 grant from the Corporate for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

    Fellowship Expectations

    • Supports the objectives of the PMWC.
    • Ensures the highest quality of work across the various workstreams of PMWC.
    • Represents PMWC with great integrity, passion, commitment and a “yes, and …” ethos with all stakeholders.
    • Treats all staff across PMWC stations with respect.

    Essential Functions
    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential
    functions.

    • Facilitates the completion of all PMWC activities including but not limited to the implementation of management and staff training programs, human-centered design processes, marketing campaigns and associated user testing.
    • Coordinates the logistics of all PMWC activities including but not limited to setting up meetings between station representatives and consultants/contractors, setting up meetings for various activities across stations, handling any travel.
    • Collects quantitative and qualitative data, proof-of-performance examples and any media coverage for reporting purposes as well as for the development of the PMWC Playbook for other stations.
    • Maintains a schedule of all CPB reporting requirements and drafts all reports.
    • Maintains a database of all internal and external stakeholder contact information.
    • Regularly communicates with internal stakeholders about the status of various workstreams, outcomes of activities and upcoming tasks and deliverables.
    • Participates in and takes notes of all PMWC leadership meetings.
    • Completes other duties as assigned. 

    Application Deadline: N/A

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    Posting Date: 5/25/2021
    Position: 2022 LSC Fellowship Program
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC)

    The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) is now accepting applications for the 2022 LSC Fellowship Program.

    The LSC Legislative Fellowship Program is a paid, full-time, 13-month professional experience that offers college graduates an unparalleled opportunity to work with the Ohio General Assembly. Applicants to the program must have at least a bachelor’s degree by December of 2021. All academic backgrounds are welcome and prior political experience is not required.  Successful applicants have an interest in public service and excellent communication skills, and most have a strong academic record. Fellows receive full state of Ohio employee benefits and are paid $33,800 per year, with the opportunity to earn a $2,000 bonus based on length of service in the program.

    Media Production Fellowship
    Media Production fellows work as production assistants supervised by the production coordinator of OGT. Their duties include studio and field production assignments such as camera operation, fl oor directing, control room directing, research, script writing, editing, lighting, videography, and audio and graphics production. Fellows have the opportunity to work with state-of-the-art equipment, including DSLR and HD cameras, cranes, sliders, a green screen, and non-linear editing programs. They are able to observe the legislative process as they remotely operate multiple cameras for legislative sessions and commiƩ ee hearings. They also are actively involved in producing broadcast and web-hosted governmental, contract, educational, historical, and art programming. Additionally, the media production fellows participate with the legislative fellows in program activities such as the orientation program and monthly seminars.

    Legislative Fellowship 
    LSC fellows engage in numerous activities and are given a variety of responsibilities. Specifi c duties depend on a fellow’s assignment; however, most fellows perform some common duties. One of the primary responsibilities of most fellows is to assist legislators with constituent work. Constituent work requires fellows to assist the residents of a member’s district when they have a problem or concern that involves a state issue or state program. In addition to constituent work, fellows’ duties usually include writing assignments such as press releases, newsletters, speeches, and committee memorandums. Fellows also may be asked to research public policy issues or legislation, and aƩ end commiƩ ees and other meetings. Occasionally, a fellow may be asked to travel to a member’s district for events and/or meetings. Fellows also assist with various offi ce and administrative duties. These may include, but are not limited to, database maintenance, scheduling, fi ling, and offi ce correspondence.

    Media Production interviews will be held in June, and legislative interviews will be held in July and August. Employment will begin the first week of December 2021 and will continue through December 31, 2022.  

    For more information about this position please click here.

    Application Deadline: Media production applications are due by May 31, 2021 and legislative applications are due by June 21, 2021.


    Posting Date: 5/5/21
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company/Organization/University: Type: Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship

    NSSGA created the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship Fund to memorialize the life and accomplishments of the daughter of Jack Curtis, L.C. Curtis and Son, a Georgia sand and gravel producer. Jennifer was a mother of four who was involved in the political process. She served on various boards and commissions, including the Republican National Committee, and was an effective fundraiser for Republican candidates.

    This $5,000 scholarship, named in her memory, is reserved for a child of an aggregates industry employee who wishes to pursue collegiate studies in public policy, government affairs or related fields. The grant is funded by contributions from companies and individuals.

    To apply for the Jennifer Curtis Byler Scholarship, please complete the application form below and include a letter of recommendation from your faculty advisor. If you have work experience as a summer employee, an intern or through a cooperative work program, please include a letter of recommendation from your employer(s). Applications for the 2021 scholarship are due June 4, 2021.

    Scholarship Eligibility: Graduating high school seniors or students already majoring in public policy, government affairs or related fields in college who are sons or daughters of an aggregates company employee may apply for the scholarship.

    Judging Committee: Scholarship applications will be reviewed and judged by a panel including the current NSSGA chairman of the Government Affairs Committee, a representative of the industry trade press and a senior NSSGA staff member.

    Learn more about this opportunity.

    Application Deadline: N/A.


    Posting Date: 4/14/2021
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Company/Organization/University: Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellowship

    The American Planning Association - Planning and the Black Community Division (PBCD) is pleased to announce the continuation of the Robert A Caitlin/David W. Long Fellowship program. The mission of this program is to provide a forum for planners, administrators, public officials, students, and other APA members to address issues of significance to the Black community; and promote knowledge exchange between members and other organizations, encourage and support professional development among Black planners, and provide career information. Named after committed planners and long-standing members of APA's Planning and the Black Community Division, The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellowship is designed to foster an increased interest in the profession of urban planning among African American students.

    The goal of the scholarship is to encourage the pursuit and achievement of the growing number of African American graduate students entering the urban planning profession. The goal is to create a critical mass of African American planning professionals who support one another and to provide new perspectives on issues facing the communities that they serve.

    For more information about this opportunity please see: Fellowship | Detailed Description | Application

    Application Deadline: April 16, 2021, at 11:59pm PDT.


    Posting Date: 2/26/2021
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company/Organization/University: The Mind, the Human-Earth Connection, and the Climate Crisis

    Climate change and its consequences—from deadly forest fires to species loss to sea level rise—are reminders of the urgent need to repair the human-earth-ecosystem through holistic, ethically-responsible action. The SRI 2021 will explore how the union of contemplative wisdom and science can lead to greater awareness of the interconnectedness of all life, and the relationship between earth care and human health and cooperation.

    The six-day program will begin with a focus on the historic and cultural roots of our current context. We will look at indigenous communities’ earth-care histories and contemporary courage. How have we lost the earth-honoring practices embedded in art, ritual, and storytelling, along with the power and wisdom of ancestor-insights? How can they still help us? We will examine histories of exploration, exploitation, and colonization and their contribution to today’s extinction crisis.  

    We will then look at the individual and structural influences in modern society that disconnect us from each other and the earth. Scientific insights will be shared on the mind, brain, behavior change, and social change, along with successful models that can inform our own goals and work. We will draw from contemplative wisdom and the deep knowledge of change leaders. We will explore models of radical inclusive interrelatedness, interweaving both creativity and new scientific insights. 

    With a firm grounding in contemplative and indigenous wisdom, SRI 2021 will look at the changes needed to nurture devotion to earth-care practices that minimize human impact, restore the natural environment, and nourish the human capacity for cooperative kindness, humility, and positive change. Our driving question will be how to re-awaken our relationship with the earth and all its inhabitants, while re-igniting our collective responsibility as stewards of our planetary future.

    For more information about this opportunity please see: Program Overview | Application | Scholarship Information

    Application Deadline: Applications will be open from Friday, December 18, 2020 through Thursday, April 1, 2021. All application materials MUST be submitted by the application deadline; applications that remain incomplete or unsubmitted after the deadline will not be considered for acceptance to the program.

    Note: Scholarship recipients will be notified of their awards, including funding amounts, along with the general application decision letters that will be sent in April 2021.


    Posting Date: 2/25/2021
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company/Organization/University: CREW Network Foundation

    CREW Network Foundation is the only organization dedicating its resources solely towards transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally. 

    Reward Benefits:

    • $5,000 USD (or CAD equivalent) for tuition and booksPaid internship opportunity (summer of 2022)
    • Complimentary CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
    • Complimentary registration to the 2021 CREW Network Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada
    • Travel stipend for expenses related to CREW Network Convention up to $600

    For more information about this opportunity please see CREW Network Foundation scholarship descriptionflyer and application.

    Application Deadline: 5pm EST on April 30, 2021.


    Posting Date: 2/17/2021
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company/Organization/University: Enterprise Community Partners

    We are pleased to announce the third year of this scholarship opportunity for African-American students pursuing a graduate degree or certificate that will help them in joining or advancing in Cleveland’s community development field. We will award up to two scholarships of up to $5,000 each for the 2021-2022 school year.

    The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered for the 2021-2022 school year in honor of Bruce Murphy. Mr. Murphy made tremendous contributions to community development during his tenure at Key Bank and was recognized as the first recipient of Enterprise’s Visionary of the Year award in 2018.

    Purpose of the Scholarship:

    Community Development can be defined as "community-based activities that build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets, and priority investments." The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered with the intention of promoting the participation of African-Americans in the field of community development in Cleveland by way of completion of a graduate degree or graduate certificate at a university in Northeast Ohio in a related field of study.

    For more information about this opportunity please see Enterprise Community Partners' scholarship description and application.

    Application Deadline: 5pm EST on April 30, 2021.


    Posting Date: 2/12/2021
    Opportunity Type: Scholarships
    Company/Organization/University: Ohio Chapter of the American Public Works Association

    The Ohio Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) is issuing two $1,000 scholarships to Graduate Students majoring in Civil Engineering, Public Administration, or a closely related field.

    For more information about this opportunity please see the APWA scholarship application.

    Application Deadline: March 1, 2021


    Posting Date: 2/12/2021
    Opportunity Type: OCCDF Public Service Scholarship
    Company/Organization/University: Ohio Conference of Community Development

    This scholarship fund was initially established by the Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD) to honor two men who dedicated their careers to Public Service.

    Gary Locke attended the University of Akron and graduated with a Master's Degree in Urban Planning. Mr. Locke was employed with the City of Kent for 32 years. He served as Director of Community Development until 2012. He was President of OCCD in 2004. During that time he championed professional development for OCCD members and initiated the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) certification program for Ohio.

    William Graves attended The Ohio State University and earned three Masters Degrees in Public Administration, Planning and Engineering. He was with the Ohio Department of Development, completing his tenure there as Director of Community Development. He spent several years with the City of Columbus completing his career at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2012. He was recognized both within Ohio and nationally for being an excellent administrator of public funds and programs.

    This new scholarship acknowledges Karen Kerns Dresser, who had long and distinguished career in housing and community development.  Karen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and with a Master's Degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.  Karen’s career began at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Next, she worked for the National League of Cities, where she often traveled to advise city mayors on affordable housing issues. She returned to Ohio to head the Office of Local Government Services at the Ohio Department of Development, and was later appointed Executive Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Karen served as President of the National Retirement Housing Trust before returning to the Community Development Division of the Ohio Department of Development. Karen ended her formal career as Director of Policy and Program Services for the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.  Karen continued to provide part-time assistance to the National League of Cities, the Enterprise Foundation, and to her own neighborhood long after her retirement, encouraging and coaching young people, especially women who were seeking public sector careers.

    Scholarship

    • A maximum of $2,000 paid directly to the awardee's university
    • One-year student membership to OCCD

    Timeline

    • Application packets are due by 5 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021
    • Awardee(s) will be notified by June 11, 2021
    • Awards will be presented at the July 2021 Annual OCCD Meeting

    For more information about this opportunitiy please see the OCCDF Public Service Scholarship webpage.


    Posting Date: 2/12/2021
    Opportunity Type: Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site: Sociomobility
    Company/Organization/University: Michigan State University

    Autonomous vehicles (AVs) offer the potential for significant improvements in the mobility, safety, accessibility, and sustainability of transportation systems. As the automotive industry continues rapid advances in the technical domain, there are a myriad of associated social consequences that will result from large-scale deployment. However, these consequences are not well understood, and there is an imminent need to train students in sociomobility -- an area of research at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences.

    This Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) site at Michigan State University will train future thought leaders for careers that are focused on the development of innovative, multidisciplinary solutions that jointly address both the technical and societal aspects of AVs. The program will: (1) examine social, political, legal, and economic concerns that may affect the widespread adoption of AVs; (2) assess issues related to social equity and the accessibility of AVs to groups with limited mobility alternatives, including adolescent, elderly, low-income, and disabled individuals; and (3) study the implications of AVs on public health, urban planning, workforce development, and the environment. The site will provide research experiences leading to technological advances with potential for near-immediate adoption by public agencies and private industry, while the scientific findings will help to shape emerging policies and programs.

    Program: Each summer, ten students will be selected to work with teams of sociomobility researchers on original, interdisciplinary, collaborative research projects at the intersection of engineering and the social sciences. Student cohorts will be recruited with emphases on technical and social diversity, and the program will leverage existing campus resources as part of a robust initiative. The 10-week program will allow participants to play an active and meaningful role in a series of multi-disciplinary projects under the direction of faculty from various departments and programs. These projects will be developed collaboratively with a diverse range of public and private industry stakeholders while supplementing ongoing campus-wide mobility research efforts.

    For more information about this position please see the research experience website and flyer


    Posting Date: 1/11/2021
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company: Dominion Energy

    Dominion Energy has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs. This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

    Applicants to the Dominion Energy Educational Equity Scholarship Program must:

    • Be historically underserved students who self-identify as Black/African American; Hispanic or Latino; America Indian or Alaska Native; Asian; or Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.
    • High school seniors or graduates or current college undergraduates residing in one of the following states:
    • CT, OH, WV, VA, MD, NC, SC, ID, WY, UT
    • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).

    Application Deadline: January 25, 2021 3:00 pm CT

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 11/03/2020
    Position: Levin Management Fellowship Program
    Company: The Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs

    The Maxine Goodman Levin School of Urban Affairs invites undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing to apply. Local Government Fellows will receive paid project placements during Spring 2021. The College seeks to bridge the gap between the academic and real-world components of Urban Affairs. The fellowship program will provide juniors, seniors, and graduate-level students with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in their fields of interest. 

    Application Deadline: 11/30/2020.

    For more information about this position please click here. | Local Government Fellowship


    Posting Date: 10/29/2020
    Position: Council Summer Fellows Program
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Company: Montgomery County, Maryland

    The Montgomery County Council’s ten-week Summer Fellows Program is a unique opportunity that enables graduate students to gain real world local government experience across multiple fields. Summer 2021 will be our fifth consecutive year hosting the program. They welcome students in policy-related graduate programs (policy, public administration, planning, public health, law, etc.) who will have completed their first year of study by summer 2021 to apply.

    Application Deadline: 12/13/2020.

    For more information about this position please click here. 


    Posting Date: 08/27/2020
    Position: Precinct Election Official / Poll Worker
    Opportunity Type: Volunteer
    Company: Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

    Each election, thousands of Ohioans dedicate themselves to sustaining the backbone of democracy—our election process. Poll workers are essential to ensuring that our elections are fair, and in doing so, maintain the traditions of our past and our hope for the future. Be part of something big. Sign up to be a poll worker and help your community run a safe, secure, and accurate election!"

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 08/11/2020
    Position: Student Design Competition
    Opportunity Type: Competition
    Company: 2021 Edmund N. Bacon Urban Design Awards

    The 2021 international competition is open to all college/university STUDENTS of any discipline and academic level (undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral) who are actively matriculating at a college or university during the fall 2020 semester.

    Award winners will be publicly announced in late December 2020, once the judging process is complete. First prize is $5,000. Additional honorary (non-monetary) prizes may be awarded at the jurors’ discretion. All award-winning teams will be reimbursed up to $1,000 USD total towards travel and lodging costs to attend the awards ceremony, if there are team members are located outside the Greater Philadelphia region. 

    Application Deadlines: October 30, 2020 is the deadline for competition questions, and November 20, 2020 is the deadline for competition submissions.

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 05/19/2020
    Position: The 2021 Richard Morris Hunt Prize
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Company: Architects Foundation

    The Richard Morris Hunt Prize is an intensive and curated six-month fellowship, divisible in two or three periods, that carries a $20,000 award for registered architects to pursue cutting-edge research on emerging trends in historic preservation. As part of the RMHP experience, the Fellow benefits from guidance and access to a network of the leading historic preservation professionals in France and the United States.

    In years where the applicant pool demonstrates exceptional merit, the runner-up receives a $5,000 scholarship for a shorter five-week specialized course of research and study.

    Application Deadline: 08/14/2020.

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 05/18/2020
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company: CT Consultants and New Visions Group

    CT Consultants and New Visions Group are proud to announce two scholarship for the upcoming academic year. Both provide financial assistance and/or possible mentoring opportunities to minority students pursuing a degree in civil engineering, architecture, surveying or planning while enrolled at an accredited Ohio college or university.

    CT Consultants’ Mentoring Program will afford students who have applied for either aforementioned scholarship with mentoring opportunities, pairing mid- to senior-level staff throughout CT’s regional offices with an undergraduate student interested in or currently studying architecture or civil engineering.

    Application Deadline: N/A.

    For more information about these positions please click here.


    Posting Date: 05/18/2020
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company: Enterprise Ohio

    Enterprise Ohio is pleased to announce another round of our scholarship opportunity for African-American students pursuing a degree that will help them in joining or advancing in Cleveland’s community development field. We will award up to two scholarships of up to $5,000 each for the 2020-2021 school year.

    The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered for the 2020-2021 school year in honor of Bruce Murphy. Mr. Murphy made tremendous contributions to community development during his tenure at Key Bank and was recognized as Enterprise’s Visionary of the Year in 2018.

    Application Deadline: N/A

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 05/18/2020 
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Scholarship Name: 2020 Special Agent Joe Russ Memorial Scholarship 

    To help ensure a continuous stream of talented candidates in law enforcement careeers, reflective of the FBI’s goal for greater diversity, fulfillment of skill gaps, and outstanding leadership, the FBI Cleveland Citizens Academy Alumni Association is offering one (1) $2,500 scholarship, to a student pursuing a postsecondary education with the intent to work in a law enforcement or supporting career.

    Application Deadline: 07/31/2020

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 2/6/2020
    Position: Summer Analyst Fellow
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: HR&A Advisors

    HR&A Advisors is seeking full-time Summer Analyst Fellows for 12 weeks in their New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC offices. Their analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure, and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. Many current members of HR&A’s team started as Summer Analyst Fellows.

    Responsibilities:

    Summer Analyst Fellows are asked to take on responsibilities in line with those of the core analytical staff at HR&A. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; econometric modeling; spatial analysis; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Analyst Fellows also help prepare written reports, presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects.

    Application Deadline: N/A

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 1/14/2020
    Position: Mayoral Intern
    Company: City of University Heights

    The University Heights Mayoral Internship Program offers college students unique experiential learning opportunities in local government. Selected participants will work closely with the Mayor and Department Directors. Placement will be based on a number of factors, including the student’s interests, experience/skills, as well as the City’s needs.

    Prospective mayoral interns will be high school graduates currently enrolled in a four-year college or university as undergraduate or graduate students. The ideal candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills, a record of academic achievement, a demonstrated commitment to public service, and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Candidates will have strong interpersonal skills and demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining a high level of ethics and integrity in the work environment. All applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be considered.

    Application Deadline: N/A. This internship begins January 2020.

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 1/13/2020
    Position: Housing Research Intern
    Company: Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization

    Responsibilities:

    • Survey industry trends and new innovations
    • Assist in homeownership program for low income families to identify houses for acquisition
    • Assist in partnership with CHN Housing Partners
    • Evaluate the impact of tax foreclosures causing blight
    • Research topics and issues in affordable housing development as well as innovative programs and policies
    • Draft research reports, grant proposals, policy briefs, and other related communications
    • Assist with other projects as they arise

    Application Deadline: N/A. This internship begins January 2020.

    For more details about this position please click here. 


    Posting Date: 04/30/2020
    Position: 2021 Legislative Fellowship Program
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC)

    The Ohio General Assembly, through the Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC), has sponsored a legislative fellowship program for over 50 years, now with over 1,000 alumni. This unique program provides participants of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences with an introduction to state government and promotes careers in public service.

    Who should apply
    Those who have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political system are encouraged to apply to the program, regardless of their college major or prior experience. Successful applicants are generally motivated by the opportunity to broaden their perspectives, gain practical experience, and have time for reflection regarding future career goals.

    Application Deadline: May 1st, 2020

    For more information about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 4/6/2020
    Position: Adult Learner Program
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
    Company: College Now Greater England

    College Now provides scholarship opportunities to adult students age 19 and above who have interrupted their education for one year or more and who are pursuing a non-degree certificate or license in a vocational or technical program, an associate’s degree or first bachelor’s degree. If selected, the scholarship can be renewed for up to five years or ten (10) semesters or until recipient completes their first bachelor's degree program, whichever occurs first. The scholarship will be sent to your academic institution. Recipients will need to maintain the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA while receiving the scholarship.

    Application Deadline: April 30, 2020.

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 3/31/2020
    Position: The Ohio Conference of Community Development Foundation Scholarship
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
    Company: The Ohio Conference of Community Development Foundation 

    This scholarship fund was initially established by the Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD) to honor two men who dedicated their careers to Public Service.

    Gary Locke attended the University of Akron and graduated with a Master's Degree in Urban Planning. Mr. Locke was employed with the City of Kent for 32 years. He served as Director of Community Development until 2012. He was President of OCCD in 2004. During that time he championed professional development for OCCD members and initiated the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) certification program for Ohio.

    This new scholarship acknowledges Karen Kerns Dresser, who had long and distinguished career in housing and community development.  Karen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and with a Master's Degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.  Karen’s career began at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Next, she worked for the National League of Cities, where she often traveled to advise city mayors on affordable housing issues. She returned to Ohio to head the Office of Local Government Services at the Ohio Department of Development, and was later appointed Executive Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Karen served as President of the National Retirement Housing Trust before returning to the Community Development Division of the Ohio Department of Development. Karen ended her formal career as Director of Policy and Program Services for the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.  Karen continued to provide part-time assistance to the National League of Cities, the Enterprise Foundation, and to her own neighborhood long after her retirement, encouraging and coaching young people, especially women who were seeking public sector careers.

    We expect to award up to four (4) scholarships of $2,000 each at our Summer Annual Meeting that will be held in Columbus, Ohio this year.  
             
    The application can be found on the OCCD website: https://www.occd.org/surveys/occdf-public-service-scholarship-2020-application-cover-sheet under the OCCD Foundation tab.

    Application Deadline: April 13, 2020.

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 2/27/2020
    Position: 2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR)

    The Cooperative Institute for Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) announces the 2020 Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL). The Great Lakes Summer Fellows Program exposes students to a broad range of disciplines and provides an exciting opportunity for students to conduct research in the Great Lakes region under the mentorship of a CIGLR or GLERL scientist. We seek to use these fellowships to increase diversity in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and math) and strongly encourage applications from students who identify with groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in government and academic workforces.

    Description:

    • CIGLR is offering nine (9) full-time, twelve-week positions located at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL), 4840 South State Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, about 4 miles south of the University of Michigan central campus.
    • Fellowships will begin on May 18 and end on August 7.
    • Each student will receive a $10,000 stipend, paid in four monthly installments of $2,500. The first payment will be made one month in advance of the start date to help with securing housing and other incidentals for relocation to Ann Arbor. Stipend pay dates will be: 4/13/20, 5/11/20, 6/8/20, and 8/10/20.
    • Each student will receive financial support for travel to and from Ann Arbor.
    • A vehicle will be provided for local travel to/from the work site for students in need of transportation while in Ann Arbor.

    Application Deadline: February 23, 2020 at 11:59 pm (Eastern Time)

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 2/13/2020
    Opportunity Type: Academic Scholarships
    Organization: Cleveland Foundation Scholarship Program

    The Cleveland Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. For information about scholarships see:

    General Scholarship Application Deadline: March 15, 2020


    Posting Date: 1/22/2020
    Position: Excelsior Conservation Corps (ECC)
    Opportunity Type: AmeriCorps program
    Company: Student Conservation Association (SCA)

    Under the vision of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, the Excelsior Conservation Corps (ECC) is a 10-month residential AmeriCorps program, run by the Student Conservation Association, designed to address the environmental and conservation needs of this state while providing leadership opportunities, employment training and college scholarships. There are 40 full-time service positions available with the program starting in late February 2020.

    Application Deadline: N/A

    For more details about this position please click here. 


    Posting Date: 1/22/2020
    Position: IT Intern
    Company: Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC)

    Incorporated in the spring of 1992, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC) is a nonprofit community development corporation whose mission is “strengthen neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio through comprehensive community development." FRDC carries out community revitalization activity through the development of affordable and market rate housing, promotes economic development activity through commercial, retail and institutional initiatives, acts as a catalyst to spur community visioning through comprehensive master planning. 

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist with curriculum at the neighborhood technology center
    • Ability to create websites
    • Ability to learn new software quickly if needed
    • Attention to detail and confidentiality required
    • Assist in day to day technology support.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned

    Application Deadline: February 17th, 2020 at 10:00 am

    For more details about this position please click here. 

    Apply for this position here on CSU's Handshake website or email resume and cover letter to MLowery@clevelandnp.org if unable to apply on Handshake.


    Posting Date: 1/14/2020
    Opportunity Title: American Public Works Association Ohio Chapter Scholarship
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Company: American Public Works Association

    The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to worthy individuals who are seeking a Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering or Public Administration (or a closely related degree) which will be applicable to performance in the Public Administration/Public Works fields. The American Public Works Association (APWA) Ohio Chapter Board of Directors intends to award two graduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year in the amount of one-thousand dollars ($1,000.00) each.

    Application Deadline: February 28, 2020

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details / Letter / Application 


    Posting Date: 1/28/2020
    Position: Advocacy Scholars
    Opportunity Type: Advocacy Scholars Program
    Company: Preservation Action Foundation

    Preservation Action Foundation is committed to education and training in advocacy for historic preservation policy. To ensure students and recent graduates have the opportunity to access Preservation Action’s advocacy training and mentoring, the foundation created the Advocacy Scholars program. Scholars join national advocates during the National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week in Washington, DC. 

    Advocacy Scholars will:

    • participate in briefings and policy discussions that will help shape federal support for America’s historic preservation programs;
    • accompany a state delegation of Preservation Action representatives during Congressional office visits on Capitol Hill;
    • receive invitations to the Congressional Luncheon, NCSHPO Reception, and a Special Guided tour of the U.S. Capitol Building following the Preservation Action Congressional Reception.

    Application Deadline: February 5, 2020

    For more details about this position please click here. 


    Re-Posting Date: 1/15/2020
    Position: Management Assistant Program 
    Company: The City of Long Beach

    The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense and fulfilling one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth - not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match.

    Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different career options await you, whether you are looking for a stepping stone to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths. A unique and rewarding opportunity to work in local government exists where you can gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners and make a difference in a community. An opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach the employer of choice.

    Note: This is a one year paid fellowship. 

    Application Deadline: January 20th, 2020.

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 12/18/2019
    Opportunity Title: 2020 Public Policy Fellowship Program
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: Cuyahoga County

    The Cuyahoga County Public Policy Fellowship program was developed to inspire and empower the next generation of public sector leaders in Northeast Ohio. The program offers rigorous experiential learning to students through an eight-week placement.

    REQUIREMENTS: The program seeks to attract candidates who are passionate about public service and have made a commitment to excellence through their scholastic endeavors, leadership, and extracurricular involvement. For more information on the Cuyahoga County Public Policy Fellowship, please visit our program page. Applicants must be a current student (undergraduate or graduate) or a recent graduate, with an interest in either staying or relocating to Cuyahoga County upon graduation.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Students will gain an in-depth view of how county government operates during the fellowship. Possible activities include research and analysis of new policies and initiatives; working with senior staff on critical county projects and processes; and attending County Council meetings, staff meetings, community events, and press conferences. All fellows will participate in a series of enrichment activities highlighting key county programs, services, and functions and will present their work to senior leadership at a Fellowship Symposium during the final week of the program.

    2020 Fellowship Program Dates: June 1, 2020 - July 24, 2020

    Application Deadline: January 31, 2020 at 4:30 PM

    For more details about this position please click here. | Click here for Program Details.


    Posting Date: 12/20/19
    Opportunity Title: 2020-2021 Public Policy Fellowship Program
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: Cleveland Foundation

    Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service.

    The program includes:

    • A 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, providing meaningful career-related work experience. The fellowship includes a $35,000 salary with health benefits
    • Participation in professional development that prepares Fellows for 21st century public service, administered by Cleveland Foundation staff and professionals with expertise in their fields.
    • A small cohort with individualized coaching, supervision and support
    • Immersion in the rich civic and cultural life of Cleveland, with first-hand opportunities to network and connect with a diverse array of senior leaders, organizations, and community members.

    Application Deadline: January 27, 2020

    For more details about this fellowship, click here: Public Policy Fellowship Program / Public Policy Fellowship Application Information 


    Posting Date: 11/19/2019
    Opportunity Title: 2020-2021 Housing Graduate Fellowship
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

    For the 2020-2021 program year (August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021), CHCI is offering a selection of Graduate Fellowships to exceptional Latinos with advanced academic degrees from across the country. 

    CHCI is seeking Graduate Fellows interested in housing. Recent placements for Housing Graduate Fellows have included:

    • The office of Representative Raúl Grijalva
    • U.S. House Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Senate Committee on the Budget
    • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • The Urban Institute

    Applicants are strongly encouraged to have a degree, work and/or volunteer experience related to housing issues and demonstrated leadership and passion for addressing housing issues faced by the Latino community. While no specific degrees are required, recent Housing Graduate Fellows have had degrees in Urban Planning, Regional Planning, Public Administration or Migration Studies.

    2020-2021 Fellowship Program Dates: August 31, 2020 – May 28, 2021

    Application Deadline: January 15, 2020

    For more details about this position please click here. | Graduate Fellowship Program Flyer Click here for Eligibility & Program Details.


    Posting Date: 11/18/19
    Opportunity Title: New Mexico National Park Service (NPS) Community Planning/Landscape Architect Fellowship
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Company: National Park Service

    The New Mexico National Park Service (NPS) Community Planning/Landscape Architect Fellowship is a unique opportunity for an exemplary Latino master’s graduate student or recent graduate. The Fellowship is designed to provide practical experience with diverse communities that we serve including Native American and Latino. It provides an opportunity and exposure to community outdoor recreation and conservation planning projects with a wide spectrum of partners in New Mexico and in El Paso, Texas. 

    The fellow will work on the local-level collaborative trail, park, and conservation planning and design, and public engagement with rural to urban communities.  Occasional overnight travel with RTCA project managers is required with travel costs reimbursed by the Hispanic Access Foundation (HAF). The fellow will support two RTCA project managers in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The selected candidate will develop or improve skills in some or all of the following areas: community planning, conservation, landscape architecture, outdoor recreation design, public outreach and engagement, and partnership development for community-led conservation and outdoor recreation.  

    Fellows will work and communicate with a HAF Program Manager during their fellowship. Fellows will be expected to participate in scheduled conference calls, webinars, and meetings conducted throughout their term. Fellows will capture photos and/or videos for reporting purposes and submit 3 blog posts highlighting their experience and development. Fellows will coordinate and participate in Latino Conservation Week 2020, scheduled during mid-July.

    Application Deadline: Sunday, November 24, 2019 by 5 pm EST. 

    For more details about this position please click here.

    Click here for information about other Mano Project positions.


    Posting Date: 10/24/2019
    Position: Management Assistant Program 
    Company: The City of Long Beach

    The City of Long Beach Management Assistant Program offers an intense and fulfilling one-year apprenticeship filled with challenge, excitement, and tremendous opportunities for career and personal growth - not to mention a host of work-life benefits that are hard to match.

    Excellent and meaningful opportunities to explore different career options await you, whether you are looking for a stepping stone to launch your professional life, growing a long-term career, or changing career paths. A unique and rewarding opportunity to work in local government exists where you can gain the knowledge and skills to be effective local government practitioners and make a difference in a community. An opportunity to be a highly valued integral player on the City team makes the City of Long Beach the employer of choice.

    Note: This is a one year paid fellowship. 

    Application Deadline: January 20th, 2020.

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 10/24/2019
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: 2020-21 Emerson Hunger Fellowships
    Company: Congressional Hunger Center

    The Emerson Fellowship is an 11-month program in which participants develop their leadership skills as they gain hands-on experience working to end hunger through community-led efforts and national policy at field and policy placements. 

    Fellows are placed with field sites across the country—including food banks, anti-hunger advocacy groups, food policy councils, research institutions, and state and local government agencies—and work with the site to end hunger in that community. Following their field placements, fellows come to Washington, D.C., shifting their focus to national anti-hunger policy as they work with policy sites including advocacy groups, think tanks, and Federal government agencies. Both field and policy sites apply to host fellows through a competitive process and are matched with fellows by Hunger Center staff based on fellows’ interest, experience, and other factors. Throughout the fellowship fellows are supported with comprehensive staff-led trainings and professional development opportunities. Fellows form a powerful educational cohort, sharing their successes and challenges and learning from one another’s experiences.   

    Application Deadline: January 13, 2020

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details 


    Posting Date: 09/30/2019
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF)
    Company: ICMA - International City/County Management Association

    The Local Government Management Fellowship (LGMF) is a career-development opportunity designed to attract recent MPA/MPP (or related programs) graduates to be placed in full-time management-track local government positions. Finalists are selected based on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential, commitment to public service, communication skills, initiative, creativity, and positive attitude. They then interview for 12-month fellowship appointments at local governments across the country, during which they receive direct mentorship from a senior government leader at the organization. (Appointments may be extended beyond the one-year term.) Since the program's launch in 2004, 30 alumni fellows have been hired as chief administrative officers or assistant chief administrative officers; many others are in senior positions in local government. 

    Eligibility Requirements:

    To be eligible to participate in the Local Government Management Fellowship, applicants must:

    • Be a recent graduate or student enrolled in a public administration, public policy, or related field master's degree program
    • Satisfy all of the requirements for their degree program by August 31 of the year of the fellowship
    • Have no formal local government management work experience
    • Be eligible to work in the United States
    • Complete the LGMF application by the closing date\

    ICMA Benefits:

    Those individuals placed in an LGMF host community receive:

    • Complimentary ICMA Membership for two years
    • Complimentary registration to ICMA Annual Conference
    • Complimentary registration to an ICMA Regional Conference
    • Complimentary access to ICMA's Applied Knowledge Assessment
    • Complimentary subscription to PM Magazine

    Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 09/30/2019
    Opportunity Type: Volunteer Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Greater Cleveland Food Bank Volunteer Opportunity
    Company: Greater Cleveland

    Event Description:

    Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach is looking for energetic volunteers to assist with their monthly produce distributions. Volunteers should arrive by 9:30am to prepare for the distribution from 10am – 12pm. YP Pantry volunteers will help distribute fresh produce to residents of Lakewood and surrounding neighborhoods. This is a rain or shine event. Please wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. The distribution is housed at Lakewood Congregational on the corner of Detroit and W Clifton and will be held in the parking lot on the east side of the building.

    Time Slots for this event:

    Date/Time &
    Details
    Nov 16, 2019 - 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM   

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details 


    Posting Date: 08/05/2019
    Position: Digital Marketing Intern
    Company: Playhouse Square

    Salary Range: $150 per week stipend + paid parking

    Playhouse Square is looking for a detail-oriented person with excellent organizational skills to fill the Digital Marketing Internship. Responsibilities include assisting the Digital Communications Coordinators with strategizing and creating email marketing campaigns for various shows, departments and organizational efforts. Additional responsibilities would include creating and updating copy for the website and assisting in tracking, reporting and analyzing online activities.

    This is a part-time position that will require the intern to work a minimum of 20 hours per week (additional hours, including occasional evenings & weekends, may be required for events and projects). The workdays are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The internship will last from August 26, 2019 – December 13, 2019.

    Qualifications:

    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and Google Apps.
    • Knowledge of Google Analytics and basic familiarity with HTML (photos, text and links) is preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Self-motivated with strong organizational skills.
    • Ability to meet deadlines and handle numerous tasks at once.

    Application Deadline: N/A

    For more details about this position please click here.


    Posting Date: 05/31/2019
    Opportunity Type: Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Edwin B. Hogan Memorial Scholarship
    Company: CT consultants

    Requirements:

    • Black/African Descent
    • Enrolled in an Accredited Ohio College or University in the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Planning Field(s)
    • Strong Community Involvement

    Benefits:

    • $5,000 scholarship for students of Black/African Descent in the Civil Engineering, Architecture and Planning Fields with a focus on Community Involvement
    • Presented annually by CT Consultants, Inc

    Note: Application submission should be in one PDF document and unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

    Application Deadline: 06/30/2019.

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 05/31/2019
    Opportunity Type: Civil Engineering Scholarship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Ohio Minority  ENGINEERING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
    Company: CT consultants

    Requirements:

    • Be an Black/African descent student enrolled in an accredited Ohio College or University civil engineering program
    • Students must be declared as an Engineering Major and focus on Civil Engineering
    • Maintain reasonable standard of conduct, as defined by the Ohio Minority Student Scholarship Program selection Committee, expected of scholarship students

    Benefits:

    • Four $2,500 scholarships awarded each year
    • Student(s) can maintain multi-year scholarships if they continue to fulfill program requirements
    • Recipients may be eligible for internship and mentoring opportunities
    • The program will be marketed to accredited Ohio Colleges and Universities that have Engineering programs.

    Note: Application submission should be in one PDF document and unofficial transcripts will be accepted.

    Application Deadline: 06/30/2019.

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 05/17/2019
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: 2019 APPAM Fall Research Conference
    Company: Association For Public Policy Analysis & Management

    As our 41st annual meeting, the APPAM 2019 Fall Research Conference will be a multi-disciplinary research conference attracting the highest quality research on a wide variety of important current and emerging policy and management issues.  The current political context underscores the value of bringing together researchers and practitioners with a wide range of perspectives to engage the evidence and discuss how best to improve public policy.  We hope that the theme, Rising to the Challenge: Engaging Diverse Perspectives on the Issues and Evidence, will encourage a conference with conversations that reach across disciplinary, methodological and ideological divides.  

    This conversation will take place across 300+ educational programs in a variety of formats, including panels, roundtables, poster presentations, super sessions and special events.  Read our interview with APPAM President-Elect Maria Cancian for more about the role that diversity will play in the conference.    

    Conference Location:

    The 2019 Fall Research Conference will take place at The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, located at 1550 Court Place in Denver, Colorado, just minutes walking from the American Museum of Western Art, the Denver Pavillions for shopping, and the Molly Brown House Museum.  Our room block for the conference will open in early July.

    Important Dates: 

    Registration opens July 15
    Accept/Reject Notifications Sent Mid July
    2019 Fall Research Conference November 7-9

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details 


    Posting Date: 04/18/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Enterprise Ohio Scholarship
    Company: Cleveland Housing Network

    We are pleased to announce a new scholarship opportunity, now open to Undergraduate and Graduate African-American students pursuing a degree that will help them in joining or advancing in Cleveland’s community development field. We will award up to two scholarships of up to $5,000 each for the 2019-2020 school year. 

    The Enterprise Ohio Scholarship is offered for the 2019-2020 school year in honor of Bruce Murphy. Mr. Murphy made tremendous contributions to community development during his tenure at Key Bank and was recognized as Enterprise’s Visionary of the Year in 2018.

    Purpose of the Scholarship:

    Community Development can be defined as "community-based activities that build stronger and more resilient communities through an ongoing process of identifying and addressing needs, assets, and priority investments." This Scholarship is offered with the intention of promoting the participation of African-Americans in the field of community development in Cleveland by way of completion of a graduate or undergraduate degree at a university in Northeast Ohio in a related field of study. Enterprise will help meet financial need by awarding up to two scholarships of up to $5,000 each for the 2019-2020 school year.

    Benefits:

    Scholarship amount you are requesting (up to $5,000 for full-time students; up to $2,500 for part-time students)

    Application Deadline: 5 pm on Friday, ET on May 31, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 02/27/2019
    Opportunity Type: Competition Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Zero Threshold Design Competition
    Company: Created by North Coast Community Homes Funded By The Cleveland Foundation

    CLEVELAND – February 19, 2019 – Zero Threshold is a one-of-a-kind international design challenge aimed at creating the most innovative, visually appealing and forward-thinking barrier-free designs for living. The contest invites designers to celebrate the aesthetics of accessibility and seeks accessible-housing concepts that emphasize striking, beautiful design in equal weight to functionality. The competition encompasses:

    • New residential construction
    • Accessory dwellings
    • Interior design and retrofits for existing housing
    • Public space and landscape design
    • Holistic urban design strategies aimed at eliminating physical and social barriers in urban neighborhoods

    The competition is timely, as cities across the U.S. face a lack of accessible housing for people with disabilities and a growing population of older individuals looking to stay in their communities. Zero Threshold is open to students and professionals, working individually or in teams. Winning entries will receive monetary awards and be featured in an exhibition and publication. The most compelling and innovative projects will be considered for construction in a future second phase of the competition.

    $15,000 in prizes, including a special Student Division

    Application Deadline: Early bird registration until March 8, 2019. Competition ends June 28, 2019. 

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Flyer


    Posting Date: 03/11/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: 2019 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace
    Company: CREW Network Foundation

    CREW Network Foundation is the only organization dedicating its resources solely towards transforming the commercial real estate industry by advancing women globally.

    Benefits:

    • $5,000 USD (or CAD equivalent) for tuition and books
    • Paid internship opportunity (summer of 2020)
    • Complimentary CREW Network student at-large membership (18 months)
    • Complimentary registration to the 2019 CREW Network Convention and Marketplace in Orlando, Fla

    Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 04/02/2019
    Opportunity Type:  Fellowship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: USDN Equity Diversity Inclusion Fellowship - Summer 2019
    Company: Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN)

    The Global Philanthropy Partnership (GPP) and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) are pleased to offer seven summer 2019 fellowship opportunities with local governments. Fellows will receive a valuable learning experience while helping local governments to advance their sustainability and inclusion goals.

    2019 fellowships will be offered with the City of Baltimore (MD), City of Cleveland (OH), City of Dubuque (IA)City of Fort Collins (CO), Iowa City (IA) City of Philadelphia (PA), and City of Vancouver (BC).  These links contain more information on the scope of each available fellowship.   

    The application period will now be open through late April 2019.  However, review of applications will begin in late March and Host Cities may make hiring decisions.  

    FELLOWSHIP HIGHLIGHTS:

    • A living wage or higher for the fellowship location
    • Full-time employment over the summer (12 weeks, start date TBD by host and fellows)
    • The experience of working in a local government sustainability program on a well-defined project that advances a community’s sustainability and equity goals
    • A project that is inclusive of underserved and under-represented communities and responsive to their needs and priorities
    • Mentorship from Desiree Williams Rajee and participation in a national learning cohort of USDN EDI fellows.
    • Access to all USDN member discussions and products
    • Free attendance at the October 2019 USDN annual meeting (lodging, flight, meals, and the opportunity to meet with more than 200 sustainability professionals from across North America - expenses paid)
    • Membership in an informal network of past and current EDI fellows

    Application Deadline: Late April 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application


    Posting Date: 02/19/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: Meyers Memorial Scholarship
    Company: Ohio Association of Litter Prevention and Recycling Professionals (OALPRP)

    This is an annual scholarship for college-bound high school seniors and college enrolled students with a declared major in environmental sciences or environmental education. Each year, one student is selected to receive the $1,000.00 scholarship. The individual must reside in Ohio. The recipient of the scholarship will be announced in June.

    Application Deadline: April 15, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application


    Posting Date: 03/06/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship Opportunity
    Opportunity Title: OCCD Public Service Scholarship
    Company: Ohio Conference of Community Development (OCCD)

    This new scholarship acknowledges Karen Kerns Dresser, who had long and distinguished career in housing and community development. Karen graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois, and with a Master's Degree from the American University in Washington, D.C.  Karen’s career began at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, D.C. Next, she worked for the National League of Cities, where she often traveled to advise city mayors on affordable housing issues. She returned to Ohio to head the Office of Local Government Services at the Ohio Department of Development, and was later appointed Executive Director of the Ohio Housing Finance Agency. Karen served as President of the National Retirement Housing Trust before returning to the Community Development Division of the Ohio Department of Development. Karen ended her formal career as Director of Policy and Program Services for the Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.  Karen continued to provide part-time assistance to the National League of Cities, the Enterprise Foundation, and to her own neighborhood long after her retirement, encouraging and coaching young people, especially women who were seeking public sector careers.

    Application Deadline: 5 pm on Friday, April 12, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Apply Here


    Posting Date: 03/06/2019
    Opportunity Type: Program Leader
    Opportunity Title: Part-Time Enrichment Program Leader
    Company: After-School All-Stars (ASAS)

    ASAS is currently seeking a passionate and talented enrichment instructor (i.e. Program Leader).  Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the Enrichment Program Leader is responsible for developing lesson plans, managing classrooms, ensuring safety of students, and facilitating daily implementation of the C.E.O. program and STEAM classes. C.E.O. (Career Exploration Opportunities) is a career development and entrepreneurialism program created to help students learn to be self-sufficient adults, prepare them for the 21st century economy, and inspire long-term career planning.  C.E.O. also connects youth with community leaders from the government, business, and nonprofit sectors to help them learn workplace skills and motivate them to create ambitious career goals. STEAM classes include science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics activities.

    Compensation: $12/hour

    Application Deadline: N/A

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 03/06/2019
    Opportunity Type: Program Leader
    Opportunity Title: Part-Time Administrative Program Leader
    Company: After-School All-Stars (ASAS)

    ASAS Cleveland is seeking part-time Administrative Program Leaders to work directly with elementary and middle school students in an engaging after-school program. The Administrative Program Leader must be energetic, youth-focused, and passionate about providing high quality programming to Cleveland youth. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a great personality, passionate about serving youth in an educational setting, with the ability to engage with K– 8th grade students. The Administrative Program Leader’s mission is to ensure that youth have a positive and fun after-school experience and are crucial to a successful after-school program.

    Compensation: $12/hour

    Application Deadline: N/A

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details


    Posting Date: 01/24/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunity 
    Opportunity Title: Scholarships and Volunteer Opportunities for the 56th IMCL Conference on A Healthy City for ALL
    Company: International Making Cities Livable LLC

    Summary:

    A limited number of Student Scholarships for Ph.D. students, and Volunteer Positions for Graduate students are available. Both positions waive the student registration fee.

    This Conference will be a landmark event, with an unprecedented gathering of world-renowned experts in planning, urban design, public health, architecture, social sciences, civic government, and allied fields. 

    Volunteers can attend all the sessions they choose. Most responsibilities are in helping set up and run registration on Monday, June 17 and following days; monitoring entrance to conference sessions and events; and helping to man the publications table. Volunteer positions offer great access to speakers and exhibitors.

    We are also looking for a volunteer to act as conference photographer, recording informal social events, keynote speakers, tours and special events.

    Application Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2019

    Click here for more information: Conference Details | Interested students should send their resume, a short statement (250 words) why the conference is of interest to them, and to which program they are applying (Scholarship or Volunteer) before March 1st to suzanne.lennard@livablecities.org.


    Posting Date: 02/21/2019
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: Democracy Fellow
    Company: Fair Elections Center

    Campus Vote Project is seeking students who are passionate about democratic engagement, politically interested and are self-starters to help peers register, vote and engage them in dialogue around democracy. Campus Vote Project is dedicated to helping students gain access to the ballot and increasing youth voter turnout. Fellows are an integral part of carrying out voter engagement and empowerment at institutions of higher education across the country.

    As a fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with administrative and faculty partners. You will work with the on-campus team to complete the four planning steps of the students learn students vote checklist, created to build power and ensure success. You will also be responsible for meeting deadlines and carrying out nonpartisan voter engagement activities on your campus.

    • Fellows will receive a $1200 stipend.  
    • Fellows should be prepared to spend 10-15 hours per week on the program during the fall semester.   

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

    For more details about this position, click here.


    Posting Date: 01/25/2019
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: State Policy Fellowship Program
    Company: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

    Summary:

    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.

    Application Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Apply Online


    Posting Date: 02/08/2019
    Opportunity Type: Student Employment
    Opportunity Title: Design and Construction Documents Management Assistant
    Company: Cleveland State University Office of the University Architect

    Design and construction documents management. Some amount of clerical and filing required. Maintaining and organizing Plans Room and Plotter Room documents.

    Application Deadline: N/A

    For more details about this position, click here.


    Posting Date: 01/17/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Opportunity Title: One AWWA Operator Scholarship
    Company: Ohio Section American Water Works Association

    Summary:

    • Applicant must be a current water operator or seeking to enter the water operator profession
    • Applicant must be pursuing an Operator’s icense or Certification, two or four-year degree related to the water operator profession, or professional development
    • Disbursement of the funds will be made directly by the Section to the financial office of recipient’s college, university, or technical school
    • Items related to books, manuals, conferences, professional development courses, and other eligible expenses will be reimbursed to recipient upon presentation of eligible receipts
    • Applicant must reside or work within the geographical boundaries covered by the sponsoring Section
    • Acceptance of scholarship constitutes permission to use recipient’s name and scholarship story for purpose of promotion

    Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Apply Online


    Posting Date: 01/17/2019
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Opportunity Title: Advanced Degree/Continuing Education 2019 Scholarship Application
    Company: Ohio Section American Water Works Association

    Summary:

    To encourage water industry related education through scholarship. This scholarship program has been created in an effort to give back to the individuals who support the water industry and the Ohio Section of the American Water Works Association.

    Eligibility:

    Any student residing in Ohio and attending an Ohio accredited institution of higher learning during the scholarship year, in a water industry related program (i.e. science, engineering, management, computer information systems, or other water related field).

    Application Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

    Click here for more information: Opportunity Details | Download Application | Apply Online


    Posting Date: 12/12/2018
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: Cuyahoga County Public Service Fellowship
    Company: Cleveland Foundation

    Summary:

    The Public Policy Fellowship Program was established by the Office of the Cuyahoga County Executive in 2011 to cultivate the next generation of public sector leaders in Northeast Ohio. Through the Program, which operates during the summer, entrepreneurial and highly motivated undergraduate and graduate level students gain a broad overview of county government through practical experience in a variety of policy areas. Fellows are provided with opportunities to: 

    • Make personal and professional connections with the County Executive and senior staff; County Council members and senior legislative staff; other Fellows; and outside agencies partnering with the County on various program initiatives
    • Participate in site visits to various county facilities
    • Develop new ideas for projects and policies
    • Draft policy proposals to address emerging issues
    • Learn and test new skills
    • Attend press conferences, County Council hearings, and staff meetings
    • Plan and present a “Fellowship Symposium”

    Application Deadline: Thursday, January 31, 2019   

    Click here for more information: Fellowship Details


    Posting Date: 12/11/2018
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship 
    Opportunity Title: ICPSR Summer Program Diversity Scholarship
    Company: Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan

    Summary:

    In 2018, the ICPSR Summer Program, with support from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost, created a scholarship to promote quantitative training among incoming graduate students from underrepresented groups. The purpose of this scholarship was to promote interest in academic graduate programs among promising undergraduate students and to help incoming graduate students develop and enhance their quantitative skills in order to better prepare them for their subsequent course work and professional careers.

    Thanks to a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Diversity Scholarship will be expanded in 2019 to offer awards to continuing graduate students from underrepresented groups. These awards will enable students who have taken some graduate courses to acquire additional preparation in quantitative analysis with the objective of improving their academic performance and optimizing their professional advancement.

    The Diversity Scholarship is a waiver of Program Scholar (non-credit) registration fees to attend one or both of the four-week sessions in the ICPSR Summer Program (held in Ann Arbor, Michigan). The Diversity Scholarship is open to incoming students (students who have been accepted into graduate programs but who have not yet started their graduate work) and continuing graduate students (students already pursuing graduate work) from underrepresented groups in any discipline. Applicants must be enrolled in universities based in the United States. Recipients of the Diversity Scholarship will also receive a stipend to help cover travel, lodging, and living expenses.

    Application Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019

    Click here for more information: Scholarship Details | Scholarship Application Information


    Posting Date: 11/14/2018
    Opportunity Type: Full Scholarships
    Opportunity Title: Public Policy Summer Academic Internship Program in Washington, D.C.
    Company: Fund for American Studies

    Summary:

    Spend 8 weeks in the nation’s capital with students from around the country and world who are all passionate about public policy. The intensive schedule is designed to maximize your time in Washington by combining learning in the classroom with practical internship experience. The Public Policy + Economics Program will give you an insider’s view of Washington, and by the end of the summer you may be ready to call DC home!

    When you picture your future, do you see yourself writing legislation, researching policy issues, going to law school or working in government? If so, this is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.

    The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for almost 50 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.

    Application Deadlines: 

    Leadership Scholars (full scholarship) and International Student Deadline: Tuesday, January 15 2019
    Priority Deadline: Tuesday, February 12 2019
    Final Deadline: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Click here for more information: Full Scholarships Details 


    Posting Date: 11/09/2018
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: Public Service Fellowship
    Company: Cleveland Foundation

    Summary:

    Launched in 2016, the Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service.

    Application Deadline: Monday, February 4, 2019

    Click here for more information: Fellowship Details Fellowship Application Information     


    Posting Date: 11/09/2018
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: George Gund Foundation Fellowship
    Company: George Gund Foundation

    Summary:

    The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic  organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various state and national policy deliberations that affect our community.

    Click here for more information: Fellowship Details

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.


    Posting Date: 11/07/2018
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: Summer Fellows Program
    Company: Montgomery County Council

    Summary:

    The Montgomery County Council's 10-week Summer Fellows Program is a unique opportunity that enables graduate students between their first and second year of study to gain real-world experience across multiple fields. The program is a collaboration among 4 independent organizations -- the Montgomery County Council, the Council's Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO), Montgomery County's Economic Development Corporation and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department in County Government.

    Click here for more information: Fellowship Details

    Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 7, 2018.


    Posting Date: 10/23/2018
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: Management Assistant Program 
    Company: The City of Long Beach, California

    Summary:

    The City of Long Beach, California is looking for talented aspiring public leaders interested in applying their skills to serve a diverse, full-service city of 470,000 residents. Established in 1980, the City of Long Beach Management Assistant program is the longest-running municipal management development program in California. The Management Assistant Program provides talented and motivated individuals with experience and skills to become innovative local government leaders. Management Assistants experience a paid one-year apprenticeship working in four three-month rotations in various city departments alongside career department heads

    Click here for more information: Fellowship Details


    Posting Date: 10/18/2018
    Opportunity Type: Fellowship
    Opportunity Title: Fellow
    Company: Cleveland Transformation Alliance

    Summary:

    The Cleveland Transformation Alliance is looking for a fellow to assist with developing a robust strategic fund development plan that will sustain and potentially grow the organization through the identification of new and diverse funding sources and strategies.

    Click here for more information: Fellowship Details


    Posting Date: 10/18/2018
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Opportunity Title: WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
    Company: Northeast Ohio WTS chapter

    Summary:

    WTS fosters the development of women in the transportation field by encouraging bright new professionals to undertake careers in the area of transportation. One way it does this is by awarding the WTS Sharon D. Banks Memorial Scholarship to women pursuing undergraduate studies in transportation or a related field.

    Click here for more information: Scholarship Letter | Scholarship Details & Application  | WTS Northeast Ohio Scholarship page

    Application Deadline: November 9, 2018.


    Posting Date: 10/18/2018
    Opportunity Type: Scholarship
    Opportunity Title: WTS Helene M. Overly Graduate Memorial Scholarship
    Company: Northeast Ohio WTS chapter

    Summary:

    The WTS Helene M. Overly Memorial Scholarship was established in 1981 by WTS International to encourage women to pursue career paths in transportation. The scholarship is awarded to women pursuing graduate studies in transportation or a related field.

    Click here for more information: Scholarship Letter | Scholarship Details & Application  | WTS Northeast Ohio Scholarship page

    Application Deadline: November 9, 2018.