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Undergraduate Programs

The Colin Powell School fellowships offer many opportunities for you to develop your academic and professional interests. If you want to work in government or at nonprofit organizations, these fellowships are for you!

Graduate Programs

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Colin Powell Leadership and Public Service Fellowship

The Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service is a two-year program for undergraduate students who want to pursue careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and other forms of public service. It is particularly for students who immigrated to the US or whose parents immigrated to the US, as well as those who demonstrate interest in exploring social issues that impact African American and other underserved communities.

Climate Policy Fellows Program

The Climate Policy Fellows Program is designed to support CCNY undergraduate students from the sciences, social sciences, architecture, and engineering degree programs with training, professional development, and internship opportunities that link climate-related science, engineering, and economics to public policy.

David Mixner Fellowship

Launched in 2021, the David Mixner Fellowship helps students find internships at organizations leading the movement for LGBTQ+ rights and freedom. The fellowship is named for David Mixner, a lifelong political activist involved in the movements to end the Vietnam War, pass civil rights legislation, achieve nuclear disarmament, and create a humane, stigma-free, education-based and treatment-focused approach to the AIDS epidemic.

Racial Justice Fellows Program

Launched in August 2020 in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the Black Lives Matter protests, the Racial Justice Fellows Program is a joint initiative between the Colin Powell School and CCNY’s Black Studies Program, based in the Division of Humanities and the Arts. As it embarks upon its second year, the Racial Justice Fellows Program will continue to place students at the center of efforts to create systemic change, creating a pipeline for students to become deeply involved in antiracist movements. By supporting fellows financially and programmatically, we will cultivate a new generation of leaders who can help build a more just and equitable society.

Colin Powell Graduate Fellowship

The Colin Powell Graduate Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service is a one-year program that enables graduate students to use their developing academic expertise to address urgent social justice issues for African Americans and other underserved communities. Fellows work with a faculty or community sponsor to develop a thoughtful project that impacts the public.

Boudreau Fellows Program

The Boudreau Fellows Program honors the Colin Powell School’s inaugural dean, Vince Boudreau. Boudreau Fellows will be supported with mentoring, advising and opportunities to engage in special projects, as well as assistance to find professionally relevant internships in between their two years of support.

NBCU Academy Fellows Program

The NBCU Academy Fellows program is designed to educate and support outstanding students who are on a path to become leaders, journalists, and content creators. Fellows will participate in intensive mentoring, professional development, and paid internships, opportunities provided to fellows by the faculty and staff of CCNY with generous financial support from NBCUniversal News Group.

Semester in D.C. Fellowship

The Colin Powell School’s Semester in Washington, D.C. Program offers students an outstanding opportunity to live, work, and study in the nation’s capital. Students spend the spring semester interning at a government agency or nonprofit organization while completing 12 credits, including two special courses designed just for them and taught in D.C.

Santander Finance Fellowship

The Santander Finance Fellowship, a highly-selective year-long program, provides selected students the opportunity to learn advanced financial analysis and strategic problem-solving skills, be mentored by experienced finance professionals, and connect with potential employers before graduation.

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Fellowships Program

Fellowships are special programs that enable you to take a deeper dive into the issues that you care about, while also receiving financial support and internship opportunities. At the Colin Powell School, most of our fellowships are focused on pressing issues that affect our communities and our society. If you’re interested in working on poverty, inequality, climate change, racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, mental health, or other critical issues, apply to our public service fellowships – the Colin Powell Fellowship in Leadership and Public Service, the Climate Policy Fellows Program, the Racial Justice Fellows Program, or the Mixner LGBTQ+ Equal Rights Fellowship. We also have opportunities for students who want to go into the private sector, including the Santander Finance Fellowship or the Colin Powell-Bloom Energy Innovation Fellowship.