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Opportunity Type: Teaching

Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Grant for International Student Collaboration

A grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation in support of W&L’s strategic initiative in global learning will provide support for international student collaboration.

City Year

City Year partners with public schools in high-poverty communities to help bridge the gap between what students need and what schools are designed to provide.  City Year corps members provide 11 months of full-time service as tutors, mentors, and role models to help children stay in school and on track and transform schools and communities across the United States. Just as important, during their year of service, corps members develop civic leadership skills they can use throughout a lifetime of community service.  City Year corps members are as diverse a group as the communities they serve.

Elrod Fellowship

The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship provides opportunities for recent Washington and Lee University graduates to develop a lifelong commitment to civic engagement and to prepare for civic leadership. The competitive fellowship program connects young alumni with innovative public service organizations that address poverty and significant social issues in the fields of healthcare, law, education, economic development and housing. In turn, organizations that participate in the fellowship program gain access to a motivated and highly-qualified pool of applicants who are committed to exploring and serving the public sector for at least a year and sometimes two.

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or for English Teaching Assistant programs.  Activities to take place during one academic year in a participating country outside the U.S.

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

The Japan Exchange and Teaching Program seeks to help enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. The program also aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth.

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Teaching, Work or Internship
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors

Johnson Opportunity Grant

The Johnson Opportunity Grant program provides funds to support W&L student projects all across the country and around the world. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to any rising junior or senior at W&L.* The grants cover travel, living expenses, and other costs associated with the proposed project or summer activity.

Knowles Science Teaching Foundation

The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation (KSTF) provides beginning high school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers with five-year fellowships designed to help them become master teachers and leaders.  Over the course of the Fellowship, new teachers develop into backbone teachers and leaders through annual meetings (three per year), membership in a professional organization, one-on-one work with a KSTF Program Officer, Teacher Development, and participation in an online community.  

Fields of Study: Education, Sciences and Math
Opportunity Type: Teaching
Geographic Region: Domestic
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Non-US Citizens, Post-Grad, Seniors

Massachusetts Promise Fellowship

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows deliver the resources young people need to be successful in life by creating, managing, and leading meaningful out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12. Working in partnership with non-profits, city agencies, and schools, fellows take action to improve the lives of young people by:

Omprakash

Omprakash creates transformative educational experiences by connecting grassroots social impact organizations around the world with an audience of volunteers, donors, and classrooms that can learn from and support their work.  They seek to provide affordable opportunities for individuals to build meaningful and mutually beneficial relationships with grassroots social impact organizations around the world.

Peace Corps

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.

Fields of Study: Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Journalism, Law School, Sciences and Math, Social Sciences, Williams School
Opportunity Type: Service, Work or Internship, Teaching
Geographic Region: International
Funding Option: Paid
Eligibility: Post-Grad, Seniors
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