The Ursinus Center for Advocacy, Responsibility and Engagement , presently located in Lower Wismer, promotes civic and social engagement in our community. The Career and Professional Development office and UCARE work collaboratively to serve students and share resources on post-graduate service opportunities. Be sure to seek assistance in both the Career and Professional Development Office and UCARE

VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more.

Camphill Soltane
Co-workers at Camphill Soltane help to support the students and community residents with disabilities, and contribute towards keeping the community moving ahead, whole, and energized. Training, room and board, basic medical insurance and modest monthly stipends are provided.

Center for California Studies, Capital Fellows Program
The Capital Fellows Programs provide an opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. Fellows in each program work for 11 months, receive health benefits and a monthly stipend of $1972 and are employees of Sacramento State. They work as full-time members of a legislative, executive, or judicial branch office, and are typically given assignments with a significant amount of responsibility and challenges. Fellows also enroll as graduate students at Sacramento State and receive graduate units from the Sacramento State Government Department or Public Policy and Administration Program. The enrollment fees are paid by the programs.

City Hall Fellows
Fellows are placed in full-time positions in a single municipal office during their service year. Fellows work 4.5 days/week as special project assistants for a senior-level city administrator or official. Placements give Fellows the opportunity to work on high-level municipal initiatives that are important to the mission of the host agency and/or the City. Fellows receive training, a living stipend, health insurance, and access to the alumni network. Fellows are expected to complete a related service project and participate in the Civic Leadership Development Training Program.

City Year
City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these idealistic leaders make a difference in the lives of children, and transform schools and neighborhoods in 18 U.S. locations and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Congressional Hunger Center, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship
This year-long leadership development program is designed to train emerging leaders in the fight against hunger in the U.S. Fellows will spend half of their time working with urban and rural community-based organizations. The second half of their service will take place in Washington DC working for national organizations involved in ant-hunger movement. Fellows are provided with training, health insurance, living stipend, end of service cash award, and housing/housing stipend.

Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs
The Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs is a full-time, nine month, graduate-level experiential leadership training program that prepares diverse, intelligent and committed individuals for effective and ethical leadership in the public affairs arena. The Fellows Program is offered in Los Angeles, New York, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and St. Louis.

Conservation and Land Management Internship Program
Each year, we place 75-100 biologists and graduates from universities across the country in five-month paid CLM internships to assist professional staff at the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and other federal agencies. Internships are primarily located in one of the thirteen western states, including Alaska.

These internships involve work in botany or wildlife-related fields, or combinations that may include monitoring or assessing threatened and endangered species and habitats.

Delaying the Real World
Congratulations—you’ve finished school. But if you’re not sure you’re ready to settle down into an office environment, Delaying the Real World is chock-full of creative ideas and practical information that will help you craft your own life-changing adventure.

El Pomar Fellowship
This two year program provides a hands-on experience that combines on-the-job training with a solid background in leadership theory. Fellows learn everything from marketing and development to management and leadership. The first year professional development curriculum is comprised primarily of classroom-style learning, while the second year focus is on hands-on application of principles and theories learned in the first year.

Echoing Green Fellowship
Through the two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity is provided. Included in this fellowship: a grant of $60,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years; a health insurance stipend; a yearly professional development stipend; conferences led by organizational development experts; access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization; a community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world.

Health Corps
Recent college graduates become HealthCorps "Coordinators" for two years and defer medical school or graduate health program studies to peer-mentor as public service. Coordinator becomes a full-time advocate for each HealthCorps site. Each Coordinator works with each individual school site to develop a tailored edition of HealthCorps to meet the needs of the school community. HealthCorps provides a salary-based position, health insurance, travel stipend, and an educational reward at the end of two years of service.

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
Supported by a stipend, the Fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating Washington DC based organization of their choice. The 6 month program also arranges meetings for the Fellows with policy experts.
List of one year service programs.

Indiana State Government, Governor’s Fellowship Program
Participants in this program will serve in various Indiana State agencies on a rotating basis over the course of twelve months. Fellows participate in the daily activities of State government, complete special projects, travel to observe how work in the Capitol translates into action throughout the State, and experience firsthand how policy is made. Governor's Fellows work in a variety of settings including the Governor's Office, Lieutenant Governor's Office, Office of Management and Budget, the Family and Social Services Administration, Department of Environmental Management, Department of Natural Resources, Department of Administration, Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, to name a few.

Institute for Women’s Research, Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow
The Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow works as a general research assistant on a variety of research projects and reports. Research tasks may include reviewing literature; collecting, checking and analyzing data; gathering information; and preparing reports and report graphics. Attending relevant Congressional briefings, policy seminars and meetings is also an integral part of the fellowship program. Compensation for the fellowship is $20,000 over the 9 month period, plus health insurance and a public transportation stipend.

Julliard School Professional Intern Program
The internship is a practical “hands-on” experience working directly with technicians and administrators in their respective fields. Technical Theater internships are offered in Costumes, Electrics, Props, Scene Painting, Stage Management, and Wigs and Makeup. Administrative internships are offered in the Drama Division, Vocal Arts, and Pre-College. The program is a 9 month, full-time commitment.

Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Fellowship Program
Art Management Fellows enjoy close working relationships with experienced arts professionals, hands-on work opportunities, a structured blend of independent and collective learning experiences, and the opportunity to work in one of the busiest and most artistically diverse performing arts centers in the United States. Fellows are expected to attend performances and educational events, as well as complete significant projects within the context of the Kennedy Center. Fellowships are full-time and last 9 months starting in September and ending in May. The program emphasizes excellence, creativity, economic problem solving, strategic planning, internationalism, and a commitment to new technologies. Fellows receive an annual stipend, course materials and reimbursement for health insurance.

Musician Corps, Music National Service
MusicianCorps increases youth achievement and leadership by expanding access to music education. In exchange for 1-2 years of service, MusicianCorps Fellows receive a living stipend, health care and training. Key program components include: National Summer Training Camp, 10-month term of direct service, national assessment and impact evaluation, and a year-end gathering.

New York City Urban Fellows Program
The Urban Fellows Program is a nine-month fellowship which combines work in Mayoral offices and City agencies with an intensive seminar series that explores current urban issues impacting public policy. Fellows receive a stipend and health insurance coverage.

New Sector Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE)
New Sector Alliance is a nonprofit strategy consulting firm located in Boston. RISE gives recent college graduates the opportunity to lead a strategic initiative for a Boston nonprofit organization over the course of one year.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission, Legislative Internship Program
The Legislative Service Commission sponsors twenty-four paid thirteen-month legislative internships designed to provide college graduates with practical experience in the legislative process.

Ohio Legislative Service Commission, Telecommunications Internship Program
The Legislative Service Commission sponsors twenty-four paid thirteen-month legislative internships designed to provide college graduates with practical experience in the legislative process.

One Small Planet
General Information on Work, Study, Volunteer and Travel Opportunities Abroad

Pennsylvania Conservation Corps (PCC)
Members are Pennsylvania residents between the ages of 18 and 25 (16 - and 17- year-olds can join in special circumstances). Corps members work in state and local parks, on state game lands, at historical sites and on other public lands. They carry out a wide variety of projects, from clearing trails to building cabins, from improving wildlife habitats to restoring historical buildings. Sometimes they are called upon to help clean up or rebuild after forest fires, floods and other natural disasters.

How to sign up:
1. Visit your local PA CareerLink® office and tell the folks there that you’re interested in the PCC.
2. If there are no projects in your area, and you would be willing to work in another part of the state, contact the PCC office for information on projects in other areas.

Pennsylvania Conservation Corps
651 Boas Street, Room 1304
Harrisburg, Pa 17121-0750

Public Allies
The Ally program is a full-time paid apprenticeship in a nonprofit organization in your community where you serve four days per week to create, improve and expand services that address diverse issues, including youth development, education, public health, economic development and the environment.

Philly Fellows
Philly Fellows is a year-long post-graduate fellowship program which offers top graduates of Philadelphia-area colleges and universities opportunities to engage in the city's vibrant neighborhoods and diverse non-profit agencies.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award
The Samuel Huntington Public Service Award provides a $10,000 stipend for a graduating college senior to pursue one year of public service anywhere in the world. The award allows recipients to engage in a meaningful public service activity for one year before proceeding on to graduate school or a career.
Mobilizes and empowers the volunteer service community to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing local communities. has enabled millions of youth volunteers to connect with local nonprofits to make a difference in communities throughout America.

Short-Term Job Adventures
Are you looking for opportunities to work, travel, play, learn, help, create, experience and grow in the U.S. or worldwide? Short-Term Job Adventures is simply about discovering life's options and finding your place in the world (and that's real exciting stuff).

Simon Fellowship for Nobel Purpose
The Simon Fellowship is a $40,000 unrestricted grant awarded to those graduating college seniors who have demonstrated passion, dedication, a high capacity for self-direction, and originality in pursuit of a goal that will strengthen civil society. In addition, awards of $20,000 and $10,000 are made to two other outstanding students.

Sonoma County Economic Development Board, Program Development Internship
The Program Development Intern will be responsible for developing and managing programs that support the local economic and employment bases. Work includes researching, surveying, and developing new programs, reports, and databases on Sonoma County’s various economic sectors, the development and management of countywide projects and events. Internships are available in the categories of Political Science/Politics, Economic Development, Economics, Government, Management, Business, Public Administration, Public Policy, and Research.

The Academy
The Academy—a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education—is a two-year fellowship program for the finest young professional musicians designed to develop the artistic values and skills necessary for careers that combine musical excellence with education, community engagement, advocacy, and leadership. The program provides ongoing professional development and opportunities to perform and teach in concert halls, public schools, college campuses, and throughout local communities.

The American Prospect’s Writing Fellows Journalism Program
The American Prospect's Writing Fellows Program offers journalists at the beginning of their career the opportunity to spend two full years at the magazine in Washington, D.C., actively developing their journalistic skills. Each fellow will write a minimum of three to four full-length feature articles. Fellows will also regularly write shorter, online pieces and blog daily for TAPPED. A stipend, health insurance and dental insurance are provided.

The Gap Year
General Resource for Volunteering, traveling and find work abroad.

The Red Cross
Humanitarian organization to protect human life and health, many different types of opportunities.

U.S. PIRG Fellowships
The goal of the U.S. PIRG Fellowship Program is to develop recent college graduates into leaders in the movement for positive social change. Through the program, fellows get the chance to work on issues from reforming health care to securing America’s financial future. Fellows gain the hands-on experience it takes to organize public support. Fellows build expertise on an important issue, such as transportation solutions, health care reform, or toxic pollution cleanup. Fellows conduct research, craft policy solutions, act as a spokesperson to the media, build coalitions, write grants, and recruit activists and members.

Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice
During their year-long tenure, Villers Fellows will work on a variety of health care justice issues and develop an understanding of the federal legislation process. They will also be exposed to different advocacy strategies, including producing analytic reports, disseminating effective messages through the media, successful coalition building, and e-advocacy techniques.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice
The Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice is designed to foster the advancement of social justice through participation in health care advocacy work that focuses on the unique challenges facing many communities of color. Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial and ethnic minority groups, including American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities.

White House Fellows
White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.

Youth Service Opportunities Project (YSOP) Fellows Program
The Fellows Program continues YSOP's mission of engaging young people in direct service, while encouraging their development as the future leaders of non-profit organization. Fellows lead middle school, high school and college students on our day-long, overnight and week-long service-learning programs. Fellows help organize and prepare for all aspects of our programs, including contacting guest speakers, reviewing program evaluations and contacting upcoming program participants. Fellows help with the management of our organization. Responsibilities may include outreach, writing newsletters and publicity, website management, and working with YSOP's Board of Directors.