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Updated 11/14/14

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PROGRAMS
ISI Fellowships Program
Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO)
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Internships
Smithsonian Institution
Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program

ISI Fellowships Program

Website is here.

The Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a non-profit, non-partisan, tax-exempt educational organization whose purpose is to convey to successive generations of college youth a better understanding of the values and institutions that sustain a free and virtuous society.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors applying for graduate school or current graduates (with the exception of the Simon Fellowship, where students must be seniors or recent graduates). Applicants must be familiar with ISI's mission and programs. Applicants may apply for more than one fellowship, but may only receive one ISI fellowship during his or her academic career. Those attending pre-professional (medical, law) schools are ineligible.

Applications for the Graduate Fellowship starting in the fall must be postmarked by mid-February of the same year (see scholarship website for exact dates). Winners are announced in April.

Fellowships Offered:

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or recent graduates who are familiar with ISI's mission and programs. As part of the application, students must include a clear statement of how they will use the award. Preference is given to applicants who can best articulate their past efforts, future plans, and individual philosophy for living a life of noble purpose.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and college seniors or recent graduates who are familiar with ISI's mission and programs. As part of the application, students must include a clear statement of how they will use the award. Preference is given to applicants who can best articulate their past efforts, future plans, and individual philosophy for living a life of noble purpose.

Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO)

Website is here.

As a member of the Liberal Arts Diversity Organization (LADO), Smith students have been invited to apply for a paid summer research Fellowship in the Arts, Humanities, and Social and Physical Sciences. The many benefits of the LADO summer fellowship include mentored graduate-level research opportunities, GRE preparation, a substantial stipend, campus housing, and transportation to either Columbia University or the University of California, Berkeley.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Internships

Website is here.

NEH is offering up to 15 summer internships in Washington, D.C. College students entering their junior or senior year in are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United States for at least 3 years or territorial residents of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Applicants must also have declared an undergraduate major in one of the disciplines of the humanities or have a strong background in the humanities. Past interns have written articles for Humanities magazine, researched emerging fields in the humanities, and developed web-based tools for gathering humanities-related information.

Smithsonian Institution

Website is here.

Fellowships are available to study at the Smithsonian Institution for all levels of academic completion in all fields of study represented by the Institution. Some are geared towards specific minorities. A listing is available at www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm.

Additionally, interested students should search for "Fellowships" from the Smithsonian's main site, www.si.edu, for opportunities that may not be listed in the previous link.

Undergraduates at Smith College may also apply for the college's Smith Program at the Smithsonian Institution, a semester-long for-credit internship open to juniors and seniors run by the American Studies program. The academic program consists of a seminar on biography taught by Dr. Laura Katzman of the Smithsonian, a tutorial on research methods, and a research project under the supervision of a Smithsonian staff member. Professor Donald R. Robinson directs the program. More information is available at
www.smith.edu/ams/smithsonian.

Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program

Website is here.

The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent college graduates with intermediate or advanced Yiddish skills an opportunity to develop professional experience while working as full-time members of the Center's staff.

Fellows serve as teaching assistants for college-level Yiddish classes, conduct interviews for the Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, develop educational and exhibit materials, assist with translation or online accessibility initiatives, and do bibliographic work with the Center’s collection of books. With the support of mentors, Fellows also apply their ingenuity and personal expertise to the creation of new projects.