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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During these unprecedented times, completing a fellowship or summer internship as part of doctoral training offers graduate students an opportunity to explore diverse career paths and gain invaluable experience.

Offering immersive experiences throughout the academic year and/or during the summer, the Graduate School offers funded fellowships and/or internships at organizations within the nonprofit or public sector. 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. Funding is provided for the fellowships at partner organizations within the nonprofit and public sector. (Please note there may be limited GradFUTURES fellowships available with private sector organizations whereby students would be compensated directly by the organization. Compensation for paid opportunities within the private sector must follow the Graduate School's guidelines for graduate student funding.)

As part of the fellowship, graduate students gain interdisciplinary project team experience while receiving one-on-one mentoring and coaching. They are also exposed to organizational dynamics and leadership strategies via shadowing and participation in meetings and/or presentations. Host organizations work closely with the Graduate School to determine the learning outcomes and professional development goals for these immersive experiences. The expectation is that the fellowship will be mutually beneficial and host organizations will benefit from the diverse ideas of graduate students in conjunction with meaningful project deliverables. All fellows deliver a multi-media presentation at the conclusion of their fellowship. 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.

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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