Opportunities that may be of interest to seniors

The Jerry Sherbin Fellowship

The Jerry Sherbin Fellowship is a 10-month grant that gives 1 graduating K senior the opportunity to explore a topic of personal interest outside the U.S. Following graduation, the student will depart to region/regions of choice studying their chosen topic while providing the College with quarterly updates on their project/travels. Upon their return to the U.S. , the Sherbin Fellow will promote their experience to K during the following Fall term, inspiring students to apply to ultimately build a community of Sherbin Fellows.

Herbert Lee Stetson Graduate Fellowship

Former Kalamazoo College president Herbert Lee Stetson, in his will, provided an endowment
for a fellowship: “to be given to Kalamazoo College for a graduate of the institution to pursue
work at one of the following universities: Harvard, Yale, Johns Hopkins, or [University of]
Chicago, or at a European university.” The fellowship is not to be used towards professional
study (i.e. MD, JD, MDiv) except for education.

The fund allows for the award of an approximately $1,000 non-renewable fellowship.

Deadline to Apply: Friday of 7th week, Spring Term (May 13, 2022)

Application components:
  • Resume
  • Brief statement about your professional goals and what graduate program you will be/are pursuing
  • PDF copy of your admission letter to an eligible graduate program of study (it must state the name of the program and the institution)
  • Documentation of your intention to enroll or proof of current enrollment in the program (a copy of your response form or proof of enrollment deposit)

Middlebury Language Schools

The Middlebury Language Schools are 2-8 week long summer language immersion schools in Middlebury, Vermont. There is a fee for this program, but opportunities to apply for funding that can cover all or part of the course fee are offered.

Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship

The Cleveland Foundation Public Service Fellowship immerses talented, emerging leaders from across the country in the work of Cleveland’s public sector, providing them an opportunity to develop their skills, enhance their networks, and jumpstart a career in public service. This is a 12-month, full-time paid placement at a selected public sector agency in Cleveland, along with professional development administered by Cleveland Foundation staff. Mid-February application deadline.

National Museum of American History Internships

The Internship Program at the National Museum of American History offers a number of opportunities for students to learn more about the inner workings of history museums–either as an introduction or a deeper dive into an aspect of the museum field. Typically, internships are at least 20 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Some internships are specified as full-time (40 hours per week), while others are more flexible and can be arranged between the intern and their mentor. Additionally, some internships are longer than the 10 weeks; internships can be awarded for a maximum of 6 months with a possibility of another 6 month extension as long as the intern still has more opportunities to learn and grow.

Jubilee Year

The Jubilee Year fellowship is a year of intentional service, self-discovery, and personal growth. It’s a year of transformation to build a community of changemakers. Corps members serve full-time, 8 hours per day, 5 days per week, at greater Los Angeles area organizations where they are desperately needed. Corps members are placed in positions of leadership while being trained, challenged, stimulated, and deeply supported by mentors, community members, and staff.