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Service Programs


Community service positions that focus on education, public safety, health or the environment.

Emerson National Hunger Fellowship

Service & fellowship that focuses on community organization & national policies that combat hunger & poverty.

Equal Justice Initiative 

Commitment to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States.

Green Corps

Classroom and field experience in environmental and public health campaigns.

Activists for Social Development Fellowship

Activists for Social Development Fellowship is a competitive ten-week program designed to challenge ten recent college graduates (or those graduating in the spring) to be self-starters and make a difference by providing high-level training in development, fundraising, and youth organizing at a major national nonprofit organization with an outside-the-box approach.

Autry Fellowship

Autry Fellowship provides an opportunity for talented and passionate recent college graduates to work for one year to address pressing issues of inequity in the South as a full-time, paid staff member at MDC. The ideal Autry Fellow is deeply committed to advancing social equity and opportunity and is eager to support the mission of MDC—to help organizations and communities in the South close the gaps that separate people from opportunity.

Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing

Green Corps' Field School for Environmental Organizing is a yearlong program that trains members in leading environmental-based political campaigns. Trainees start working on campaigns from the start of their education. Trainees gain classroom and field experience in environmental and public health campaigns, and career placements in environmental groups.

Project Horseshoe Farm

Project Horseshoe Farm is a 501(c)3  community non-profit organization based in Greensboro, Alabama that provides a paid, year-long community service fellowship to recent college graduates.  By mobilizing some of the most promising future service leaders in the nation and teaching them to work effectively with the strengths of communities, Horseshoe Farm is forging a new path in community health.  We have developed and run an integrated network of housing, transportation, support, health, wellness, social, and activities programs for vulnerable adults.  In addition, Horseshoe Farm works with local schools to expand opportunities for children including developing and serving in a 21st Century award-winning K-12 tutoring, mentoring, and enrichment program with Greensboro schools.

New Sector Alliance Fellowships

New Sector Alliance Fellowships bring together cohorts of highly-motivated, skilled early career professionals who are passionate about social impact.  Fellows serve full-time at organizations that are focused on alleviating poverty, closing the achievement gap, engaging in environmental issues, working toward healthier futures, and more!

NYC Service Fellowship

The NYC Service Fellowship is a one-year program offered to recent graduates no more than four years out of college and provides a unique opportunity to obtain practical City government experience in the areas of volunteerism and service at the City level.  Fellows are paid a taxable stipend of $50,002 and receive a choice of paid health insurance plans (housing is not included).Fellows, in addition to meeting all other stated requirements, must have one year of service-related work experience. Priority will be given to those who have completed a national service program, i.e. AmeriCorps State and National, VISTA, NCCC, etc.

Obama Foundation Fellowship

The Obama Foundation Fellowship program seeks to support outstanding civic innovators from around the world in order to amplify the impact of their work and to inspire a wave of civic innovation.

Public Allies

Public Allies is an AmeriCorps program that places allies in community development NGOs serving for four days a week for 10 months at local nonprofits, where they create, improve and expand services that address issues including youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment. Once a week, allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program in which local community leaders and expert practitioners lead workshops.

Wellstone Fellowship for Social Justice

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 low-income and minority communities. Through this fellowship, Families USA hopes to expand the pool of talented social justice advocates from underrepresented economic, racial, and ethnic minority groups, including the American Indian & Alaska Native, Asian American, Black/African American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander communities.

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award

Samuel Huntington Public Service Award, sponsored by National Grid, provides a  $15,000 stipend to a graduating college senior to pursue 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.

Young People For (YP4) Fellowship

The Young People For (YP4) Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program for young people committed to creating positive social change in their communities. Fellows represent diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and approaches to social change, and they are working on many different progressive issues on campuses and in communities across the country.

Lead for America (LFA) Fellowship

Lead for America (LFA) offers two-year fellowships for those interested in community organizing at a local level. Fellows are selected and trained to work with local or tribal governments, nonprofits or businesses and work to revitalize local communities.