Fellowship to USA undergraduate or graduate students from an underrepresented community of color seeking to gain experience in the philanthropy, nonprofit, and social enterprise sector. The Fellow will work remotely on a part-time basis and participate in research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, DC offers the William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship to one student three times annually. The fellowship, which is based on academic excellence and need, is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color. The Hearst Fellow serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute. Through this fellowship, PSI seeks to introduce a diverse group of students to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other actors in the social sector. Recipients may arrange with their colleges or universities to receive academic credit for this experience.

The Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation seeks to inform and maximize the impact of grantmaking foundations, nonprofit organizations, social enterprises, and public-private partnerships through leadership development initiatives, convenings, and communications so that each can contribute to the good society at home and abroad.

The Hearst Fellow normally serves as an intern with PSI in the Washington, DC office of the Aspen Institute, however, the Summer 2021 Fellow will work remotely.

Activities: In his/her/their internship, the Hearst Fellow undertakes research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.