There are fellowships in nearly every industry. From teaching to scientific research to public policy, you can probably find a fellowship opportunity for almost any interest. However, most have very specific requirements and are quite competitive. You may have to do some digging to find one that fits your skills and interests. You may also be asked to submit a proposal for some project you will undertake during your fellowship. Also, a lot of professional fellowships like to take candidates who already have some career experience. Finally, unlike graduate fellowships, these are a little harder to search for. However, it is much easier if you know what you are looking for.
Here are some examples of professional fellowships:
International Relations / Public Policy – These generally do not have education requirements. Instead, they focus on professionals who have already demonstrated their interest in specific issues. You don’t have to be a politician for most, though. Instead, they look for analysts, journalists, consultants, and more.
- National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Fellowship
- Directors Guild-Producer Training Fellowship
- NPR Kroc Fellowships