Below is a list of Gap Year opportunities for students who decide to take a break between undergrad and grad school or who are still exploring career paths.
Opportunities range from cultural exchange, to teaching, to community service, to farming, and many more. This list is in no way meant to be comprehensive but is intended to give students a place to begin their search. Some programs provide funding for further education in addition to living stipends, and others may be at the cost of the student. The opportunities range from lasting a few weeks to a couple of years. Overall, these experiences give students the chance to do something meaningful while they make decisions on their next step after college (all of the descriptions below were taken directly from each organization’s website; the links are provided).
Amigos de las Américas: AMIGOS offers Gap Year and Gap Semester opportunities in Nicaragua, Colombia, and Brazil with the goal of empowering youth leaders and promoting community development throughout the Americas. Gap volunteers intern with local development organizations, live with host families, and collaborate with community leaders to carry out sustainable development projects. Additionally, volunteers organize and lead extra-curricular activities for local youth, and create multimedia projects to track and share their activities. As a group, volunteers participate in monthly workshops as well as cultural and historical excursions around their host country. Please visit our website for more detailed information about the structure of each individual Gap Program! http://www.amigoslink.org/
Center for Interim Programs: Founded in 1980, The Center for Interim Programs is the first and longest-running independent gap-year counseling organization in the United States. Over the last 30 years Interim has developed a database with over 6,000 programs, placements and opportunities all over the world. Our experienced counselors help to create, based on your interests and budget, a customized year of reputable options which include: group travel programs, low cost volunteer options, job-like placements, language schools, wilderness options, academic semesters, research trips and much more. We are the key note speakers at the USA Gap Year Fairs nationwide. http://www.interimprograms.com
City Year Inc.: City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed. http://www.cityyear.org
Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS): CNCS is a federal agency that helps more than 5 million Americans improve the lives of their fellow citizens through service. The following opportunities are all provided through CNCS. http://www.nationalservice.gov/about
AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps programs do more than move communities forward; they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce. AmeriCorps places thousands of young adults into intensive service positions where they learn valuable work skills, earn money for education, and develop an appreciation for citizenship. The following opportunities are all provided through AmeriCorps. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC): AmeriCorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) strengthens communities and develops leaders through direct, team-based national and community service. In partnership with non-profits—secular and faith based—local municipalities, state governments, federal government, national and state parks, Indian tribes, and schools, members complete service projects throughout the region they are assigned. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-nccc
State and National: AmeriCorps State and National supports a wide range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive community service each year. We provide grants to a network of local and national organizations and agencies committed to using national service to address critical community needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-state-and-national
Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA): Today, about 46 million Americans live in poverty. Through AmeriCorps VISTA, you can make a tangible difference. And, you’ll find the fulfillment that comes from using your knowledge and skills to help those in disadvantaged circumstances turn their dreams into reality. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista
FEMACorps: Every year, millions of Americans suffer the effects of natural and man-made disaster. Disasters can lead to human losses, social problems, economic harm, and environmental damage. Given the prevalence and severity of disasters and other hazards, FEMA is looking for ways to diversify and fortify its existing disaster workforce structure. FEMA is partnering with CNCS to support 1,600 additional service corps members annually within AmeriCorps NCCC, a full-time residential service program for individuals ages 18-24. http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/fema-corps
PeaceCorps: As the preeminent international service organization of the United States, the Peace Corps sends Americans abroad to tackle the most pressing needs of people around the world. Peace Corps Volunteers work at the grassroots level toward sustainable change that lives on long after their service—at the same time becoming global citizens and serving their country. When they return home, Volunteers bring their knowledge and experiences—and a global outlook—that enriches the lives of those around them. http://www.peacecorps.gov/about/
Teach for America: All kids- no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or what their skin color is- deserve access to a great education. But in our country today, low-income children do not have the same access to a great education as their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but hundreds of proof points show that it’s possible. It takes committed leaders in our classrooms today who will continue to fight for students tomorrow. Teach For America’s mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by developing such leaders. http://www.teachforamerica.org/our-organization
Cross-Cultural Solutions: Cross-Cultural Solutions is widely known as the leading organization in the field of international volunteering. Our volunteer programs are unique in every way. Our global infrastructure supports thousands of international volunteers each year and over 250 sustainable community initiatives. More than 250 CCS in-country staff members are working year-round, ensuring that you are volunteering with a project that interests you and is contributing directly to the goals of each community. No other short-term international volunteer program has such a global presence and community-centered approach toward volunteering abroad. http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/
Dynamy Internship Year: Dynamy Internship Year is the oldest and only residential internship program in the country. Our mission is to offer young people, ages 17-22, a transformational gap year (or semester) opportunity. Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dynamy Internship Year integrates full-time mentored internships in over 240 organizations with urban and backcountry leadership experiences, personal and college/career advising, city apartment living, optional college seminars and the company of a remarkable group of peers. http://www.dynamy.org/internship-year/
Earthwatch Institute: A nonprofit organization founded in 1971 that recruits students and teachers to participate in research regarding wildlife, climate change, archaeology, and ocean health. Volunteers travel to various countries around the world to aid in the study of global change; internship opportunities are also available. http://earthwatch.org/expeditions/expedition-search
Eastman Immersion: If you’re passionate about music – if you can’t wait to get home from school so that you can practice, if the highlight of your week is an orchestra rehearsal, if you scour the web for recordings or videos of your favorite groups or artists – then Eastman Immersion is for you. In this gap year program, students 17 years old and up spend a full academic year practicing, performing, listening, studying,and sharing their art as part of a rich cultural and intellectual community. At the Eastman School of Music, we not only provide an intensive, professional musical experience, but also nurture inquiring minds so that our students can become effective leaders in the future. http://www.esm.rochester.edu/immersion/
EF International Language Centers: At EF our mission and our passion are one and the same. For almost 50 years, we’ve helped millions of students become citizens of the world by breaking down barriers of language, culture and geography. Through cultural exchanges, educational travel, language training and degree programs we are the World Leader in International Education. Join us to and invest in your dreams and experience total cultural immersion abroad. Achieve fluency and see the world at one of our accredited International Language Centers, located in some of the world’s greatest cities. Our 6, 9 and 11-month gap year programs are personalized to focus on your career and academic goals. Short term courses starting from 2 weeks and up are also available year round. College credit and internship opportunities ensure you’re always adding to your resume during the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll become a citizen of the world by studying alongside students from 100 countries. Study French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin, or Japanese abroad and live the language with EF! http://www.ef.com/aya
English Open Doors Program: The English Opens Doors Program, of the Chilean Ministry of Education and supported by the United Nations Development Program, aims to increase the English proficiency of Chilean students and teachers of English as an indispensible skill to aid in Chile’s continued development in our globalizing world. An exciting and important part of this initiative is to bring native and near-native English speakers, between the ages of 21 and 35 years, into Chilean public and subsidized schools to develop the listening and speaking skills of young Chileans as well as to encourage cultural exchange. These native and near-native English speakers are recruited, selected, and trained through the National Volunteer Center to volunteer as English Language Teaching Assistants in the Chilean school system. Host family housing and small stipend provided. Applications are opened for upcoming fall 2016 programs. http://www.centrodevoluntarios.cl/
EnRoute Consulting: EnRoute Consulting creates customized itineraries for students who are looking for a meaningful, rewarding gap year. Director Julia Rogers offers a personalized, supportive approach in connecting young people with vetted opportunities domestically and abroad. We specialize in assisting students who are enthusiastic about taking a gap year but don’t yet know how or where to best spend their time. In addition to mentoring students throughout the planning process, we are passionate about connecting our clients with high-quality options that fit their interests, goals and budget. Itineraries can include elements such as volunteering, interning, language study, outdoor adventure, independent travel and enrichment programs. EnRoute offers a range of affordable services to give students and their parents the knowledge and confidence to execute their ideal gap year plan. http://www.enroutegapyear.com
First Abroad: Based in Boston and the sister company of Gap 360, Britain’s leading gap year provider, First Abroad caters to Americans who want to explore the world, take a break from school or work, develop a new career or hobby, or all of the above. First Abroad welcomes 18-and-up gappers from every background, education and skill level. Travelers take part in paid jobs abroad, volunteer and internship positions, adventure and cultural tours, backpacker bus pass trips, self-development odysseys and everything in between. With nearly 200 trips to 50+ countries, there’s a gap experience for everyone. http://www.firstabroad.com/
Foundation for Sustainable Development: FSD partners with more than 300 community-based organizations throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America to support sustainable change. Our development model relies on active community participation to mobilize lasting solutions. While respecting local value systems, we partner with local leaders to build networks and collaborate on community-driven approaches to development issues. http://www.fsdinternational.org/
Gap Year South Africa: Gap Year South Africa harnesses the power of volunteerism and aims to connect the developed world with the developing world. We believe in the power and importance of committing time and energy into a developmental project. Our on the ground organization in South Africa has an extensive network of contacts and intimate knowledge of local conditions, which allows us to organize the best possible South African Gap Year projects. Gap Year South Africa works extremely closely with under-resourced local South African communities. At the core of Gap Year South Africa’s DNA are our community development projects. This is our primary objective as an organization and we want to welcome volunteers that are motivated to make a difference and serve others that have been afforded very little opportunity in life. Our South African Gap Year projects contribute to social and economic development and address priority areas such as education, health, moral regeneration and social cohesion. In addition to our community development initiatives we also offer Surfing and Sports Coaching projects. These provide volunteers with the opportunity to focus on a specific sport whilst serving our local community as well. http://www.GapYearSouthAfrica.com
Himalayan Connections: Himalayan Connections provides programs that engage with the cultures, religions, and environments of the Himalayan region of Sikkim; promote cross-cultural understanding through service, internships, homestays, and exchange; and to cultivate personal well-being through mindfulness and mindful travel. http://himalayanconnections.org/
LEAPNOW: Transforming Education: LEAPNOW runs LEAPYEAR, the only gap year program that is a full academic year in length, focuses equally on international travel and your inner journey and features a fully integrated and accredited year of college and rites of passage. With LEAPYEAR you can take a year “on” without having to take a year “off.” LEAPYEAR includes 3 months of guided group travel and adventure in Asia or Latin America (your choice); a 3-month individual internship chosen from a database of over 6,300 opportunities in 126 countries; and 4 residential retreats at our California campus devoted to making a graceful and inspired transition into adulthood. The program is accredited through Naropa University, with FAFSA access to Federal financial aid and generous private scholarships. LEAPYEAR is an antidote to too many years spent in stale classrooms, and will help you “get a life” before you get the rest of your education. http://www.leapnow.org
Mississippi Teacher Corps: The Mississippi Teacher Corps (MTC) selects exceptional college graduates to teach in high-poverty public schools in Mississippi. MTC provides training, support, certification, and a full scholarship for a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Mississippi. The school districts where participants are placed provide full pay and benefits. http://mtc.olemiss.edu/
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory: The Year-Round Internship Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers research opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students whose colleges and universities allow them to pursue off-campus independent study during terms or semesters of the academic year as well as summers. JPL has identified the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics areas that are essential for the laboratory’s continuing contribution to NASA’s future success and for which its leadership is key. http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=215
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS): For nearly 50 years, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) has been the leader in wilderness education. More than 223,000 students have learned and mastered outdoor skills, developed leadership, and studied environmental ethics in the world’s most spectacular and wild classrooms. NOLS offers over 65 course types in skill areas including backpacking, rock climbing, mountaineering, sea kayaking, sailing, canoeing, skiing, snowboarding, horsepacking, and wilderness medicine on courses ranging from nine days to an academic year. Each year, NOLS provides $1.5 million in scholarship assistance to our students, and optional academic credit is available for all courses. http://www.nols.edu/
NGOabroad: NGOabroad is a unique service that helps you enter or advance in international humanitarian work & provides frugal, customized international volunteer opportunities. http://www.ngoabroad.com/
The North American Language and Culture Assistants Program is an initiative of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport of Spain. The program is primarily devoted to providing grants for US and Canadian university students—majoring in any subject—and graduates with some knowledge of Spanish. Its main objective is to provide North American native English or French students with the opportunity to assist a teacher in the English or French programs in elementary, secondary or language schools in Spain (12 to 16 hours a week). A minimum stipend of €700 a month is awarded throughout the months of October through May (both included). http://www.mecd.gob.es/eeuu/convocatorias-programas/convocatorias-eeuu/auxiliares-conversacion-eeuu.html
Outward Bound: Over one million students in the U.S. have benefited from Outward Bound’s unparalleled approach to “learning by doing.” Outward Bound in the U.S. traces its roots to 1962 when courses were developed to prepare young people entering the Peace Corps and careers in foreign service. Today, Outward Bound offers courses in some of the most spectacular and inspiring settings in the United States and in Central and South America, successfully preparing students to confront the challenges they face today with self-confidence, tenacity and compassion. From 30 days to 85 days, from mountaineering to dog sledding to swimming with dolphins to service projects in remote villages, student emerge from Outward Bound with new insights about themselves, about teamwork and compassion and about how to make a difference in the world. http://www.outwardbound.org/gap-year-semester-courses/
Projects Abroad: Projects Abroad can be a great alternative to Doctors Without Borders for volunteers interested in participating in medical internships all over the world. Medical interns can be high school students interested in becoming a doctors, undergraduate college students on the pre-med track, students taking a gap year, medical school students or doctors. Everyone and anyone is welcome to sign up for a medical internship in any of 16 different countries with Projects Abroad. http://www.projects-abroad.org/doctors-without-borders-alternative/
Sansori: Sansori’s Bridge Year allows students to learn, through their own experiences, how to integrate commerce, compassion and community in their personal and business lives. Through international travel, cultural immersion, online business seminars, and on-the-job training at established social enterprises, students emerge from the Bridge year program with a clear sense of what contribution they wish to make in their community and how to do so, ways to support themselves financially, and the tools to center their mind and body as they navigate through the world. http://www.sansori.org
Take Australia: As a designated J-1 SWT visa sponsor by the US Department of State, World Wide Cultural Exchange (WWCE) is dedicated to open the doors for travelers to experience the world. TAKE AUSTRALIA is WWCE’s exciting cultural exchange program for new grads and gap year students that enables travelers of ages 18-30 to Work and Travel in Australia up to 12 months. TAKE AUSTRALIA participants enjoy the convenience of WWCE’s ongoing support throughout the program and get a membership access to an exclusive online job database that consist of several cool job opportunities. Short-term and long-term job placements are available from a few days to 6 months at a time. http://www.takeaustralia.com
Thinking Beyond Borders: Thinking Beyond Borders empowers and inspires students to address critical global issues with gap year programs intentionally designed to be exciting, supportive, and transformational. We combine deep cultural immersion, working with inspiring local leaders, and engaging readings and discussions to create an incredible learning environment. Program Leaders with Master’s degrees in International Development and education will support your learning with seminars and mentoring. TBB’s full-year and semester options include a 7-country Global Gap Year, the China Gap Semester, South America Gap Semester, and South Asia Gap Semester. http://www.thinkingbeyondborders.org
Vermont Youth Conservation Core (VYCC): VYCC offers a 20-week (late June-mid Nov) experience living and working on the VYCC farm in Richmond, VT. In addition to farm work, participants are involved in leadership training as well as efforts to alleviate hunger for local families in need. http://www.farmatvycc.org/
Walt Disney Imagineering: Disney has over 140 different discinplines offering internships in California and Florida. Interns gain experience working in fields ranging from concept development to engineering, and architecture to special effects. http://wdi.disneycareers.com/en/about-walt-disney-imagineering/overview/
Worldwide Opportunities in Organic Farming (WOOF): Organic farms around the world receive volunteers and offer training and lodging in exchange for work in the garden or on the farm. http://www.wwoof.net/welcome-to-wwoof/
PUG (Post Undergraduate) Fellowship Opportunities
Please note that the following PUG opportunities are fellowships, and as such, will most likely have an academic or research component as part of the experience. Students wanting to pursue fellowship opportunities should follow up with the Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs (http://www.sc.edu/ofsp/)
Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship: Fellows work in the areas of artistic and technical production, arts administration, and arts education and community outreach. Training is supplemented with discussions and workshops with directors, designers and senior staff who provide insight into the overall management of the theater. http://www.arenastage.org/education/education-programs/internships-fellowships/
Blakemore Foundation Freeman Fellowship: The Blakemore Foundation was established to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. Provides several different types of language grants to students with an undergraduate degree and an advanced command of the language. http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellows: Each year the Endowment offers 8-10 one-year fellowships to uniquely qualified graduating seniors and recent graduates (applicants cannot have begun graduate studies). Positions available vary from year to year, but may be available in areas such as Democracy, Russia and Eurasia, Middle East, East Asia, Energy and Climate, and Nuclear Policy. Up to two students may be nominated by USC per year. http://carnegieendowment.org/about/?fa=jrFellows
Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals: The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a reciprocal exchange program between the United States and Germany, designed to strengthen ties and understanding between the people of both countries. 75 American participants are selected annually to participate in a program of cultural immersion that includes intensive language training, university study, an internship in a German-speaking work environment, and accommodation in a German home or student residence. The program provides participants with first-hand experience in many aspects of German life and culture. CBYX participants are between the ages of 18-24, have well-defined career goals, have some prior experience in their career fields. Participants come from a wide range of career fields, and possess strengths such as independence, flexibility, and diplomacy. https://www.cbyx.info/
Department of Energy Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education: Offers a broad range of internships, scholarships, fellowships and research experiences. These programs are available to science and engineering students and educators at every academic level from K-12, to college students and postdocs, to university faculty members. http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/default.aspx
Fulbright US Student Grants
Fulbright Study/Research Grants: The study/research grant category includes projects in both academic and arts fields. The study/research grants are available in approximately 140 countries. Applicants for these grants design their own projects and will typically work with advisers at foreign universities or other institutes of higher education. Program requirements vary by country, so the applicant’s first step is to familiarize himself or herself with the program summary for the host country. Creative and performing arts applicants are required to submit supplementary materials based on their disciplines. Grants are available in the fields of: business, public health, graduate degrees, journalism, and science.
English Teaching Assistant Grants: The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level.
Travel Grants: Travel grants are available only to Germany and are designed to supplement an award from any source that does not provide for international travel or to supplement a student’s own funds for study/research. Candidates for a travel grant must submit the official Fulbright U.S. Student online application by the October deadline and will only be offered a travel grant if the application is deemed qualified by the participating review committees.
Travel grants include:
- Round-trip international travel to the host country
- Limited Health Benefits
- Mid-term enrichment activities, if available in the host country
- Language or orientation programs, if available in the host country
Fulbright-mtvU Awards: Up to four Fulbright-mtvU awards will be available. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Applications will be accepted for any country to which there is an active Fulbright U.S. Student Program for Academic and Arts fields. Projects should center around research on an aspect of international musical culture, and should focus on contemporary or popular music as a cultural force for expression or change. Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates. Preference will be given to creative projects that are conveyed in a dynamic fashion and are accompanied by a feasible plan. In addition to presenting unique projects on music as a global force for mutual understanding, applicants must submit a Documentation and Outreach Plan describing how they intend to share their activities with their peers during their Fulbright year abroad through mtvU print, broadcast and/or online mediums. The Documentation and Outreach Plan form must be uploaded as part of the Fulbright application. Upload instructions can be found in the application. Applicants are encouraged to consider all aspects of the power of music in developing their proposals. Along with the study of music in a specific cultural context, proposals will be considered in other music-related fields, including music and social activism, music in learning, music and the community, and musical performance.
Preference will be given to graduating seniors and recent graduates who meet all host country requirements, including those related to language, affiliation and program start dates.
Fulbright-Nat Geo Fellowship: Through the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Fulbrighters will undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools, including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media, Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic. Stories deemed by National Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National Geographic platforms. In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, applicable to Fellows’ projects, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. Fellows will be paired with one or more National Geographic editors for continued training, editorial direction and mentoring throughout their Fulbright grant period. Fellows will provide material for a blog on the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term, and will have the opportunity to develop additional content for use by National Geographic and the Department of State.
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship: Supports full-time, six-to-nine month Fellowships in Washington, DC. Recipients will work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. http://scoville.org/
NPR Kroc Fellowship: Supports a one year fellowship with NPR, to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Three fellowships are awarded annually. Fellows receive hands-on training in production skills, editorial skills, reporting, on-air experience, web writing, and multi-media production skills over a one year span. Candidates should be close to completing a undergraduate or graduate degree, or have earned a degree no more than one year prior to the deadline. http://www.npr.org/about-npr/183691179/kroc-fellowship-details-and-application
Rotary Global Grant: Rotary promotes peace in the world through the understanding of other cultures. Study abroad programs are help Rotary fulfill that goal. District 7770 awards college scholarships to worthy students who want to study abroad for a year. We’ve placed students on almost every continent, helping them immerse themselves in another culture and become fluent in a language, while making life-long friends and learning valuable life skills. http://www.rotary7770.org/what-we-do/district-projects/ambassadorial-scholarships/
Smithsonian Opportunities for Research and Study: Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution provide students and scholars with opportunities to pursue independent research projects in association with members of the Smithsonian’s professional research staff. Internships at the Smithsonian Institution are prearranged, structured learning experiences scheduled within a specific time frame. The experience must be relevant to the intern’s academic and professional goals, and to research and museum activities of the Institution. http://www.smithsonianofi.com/sors-introduction/
Teach and Learn in Korea (TALK): A unique scholarship for undergraduates and recent graduates to teach English in South Korea for 6 months or one year. http://www.talk.go.kr/talk/talk/talkhme/main.jsp
The Villers Fellowship for Health Care Justice: Funds one Villers Fellow to work at the Families USA office in Washington, D.C. performing primary and secondary research on health care issues and health reform topics. http://familiesusa.org/about/careers
The Wellstone Fellowship: Provides a one-year fellowship with Families USA on issues of health policy issues. http://familiesusa.org/about-us/careers/wellstone-fellowship
US Teaching Assistantship in Austria: Offers recent graduates a year of experience teaching English in secondary schools in Austria. https://www.usta-austria.at/site/home
Whitaker International Fellows Program: This program sends young Biomedical Engineers anywhere outside the US or Canada for one academic year to do research, coursework, or an internship related to biomedical engineering. http://www.whitaker.org/grants/fellows-scholars