The William Randolph Hearst Endowed Fellowship is offered three times annually by the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI) in Washington, D.C. The fellowship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students of color and is based on academic excellence and need. Fellows serve as interns with PSI and are introduced to issues and challenges affecting philanthropy, social enterprise, nonprofit organizations, and other areas in the social sector.

The Fall and Spring interns work part-time and receive a stipend of approximately $2,000. Meanwhile, the Summer intern works full-time and receives a $4,000 stipend. During their internships, fellows undertake research, writing, logistical, and administrative support for PSI’s leadership initiatives, public programs, and convenings.

Who should apply

Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and represent minority communities of color are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have an excellent academic record and be highly motivated. They should also demonstrate interest or experience in nonprofit organizations, excellent research and writing skills, and financial need. Prospective applicants can learn more through the Aspen Institute.