GradFUTURES Fellowships: Information for Graduate Students

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GradFUTURES Fellowships for Graduate Students

GradFUTURES Fellowships are tailored, experiential opportunities created to meet the needs, interests and goals of Princeton Graduate Students.
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Participating in a fellowship or summer internship as part of doctoral training offers graduate students an opportunity to explore potential career paths and gain invaluable professional skills. The Graduate School offers a range of immersive experiences throughout the academic year and/or during the summer, including the new GradFUTURES Fellowship program. 

GradFUTURES Fellowships are bespoke opportunities for Princeton graduate students with nonprofit organizations that have partnered with the Graduate School. Host organizations work closely with the Graduate School to determine the learning outcomes and professional development goals for these immersive experiences. Each fellowship is custom-designed for graduate students to apply discipline-specific skills, gain interdisciplinary project team experience, and receive one-on-one mentoring while contributing to the social impact mission of the organization. Fellows gain exposure to organizational dynamics and leadership strategies, participate in virtual meetings and/or presentations, and complete meaningful projects that address local, regional, national, and global challenges. The average time commitment can be between 6-10 hours per week for the length of a semester and up to 40 hours per week during the summer.

Working closely with our colleagues in Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations, the Bendheim Center for Finance, the Pace Center, and the Center for Career Development to identify potential partnerships, we look forward to offering a range of host organizations. 

Click here for a complete overview of the GradFUTURES Fellowship Program.

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My fellowship with the American Society on Aging focused my thinking on larger sociopolitical issues and allowed me to apply my research in rewarding ways, all while working alongside a fantastic team of dedicated individuals. GradFUTURES is creating invaluable opportunities for graduate students to develop their confidence through these placements.

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This experience helped me form meaningful working relationships with other historians, and has been helpful in framing my prospectus for my dissertation. I am still exploring both academic and non-academic career tracks, and this internship experience was helpful in seeing what possibilities there were for a career outside of academia. 

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