A paid, post-graduation service fellowship might be just the right move after graduation. You can find many short-term (one- or two-year) opportunities for new and recent graduates at non-profit organizations around the country, and they are a great way to enter the non-profit field.
The Career & Internship Center can help you to learn more and explore your options. Keep in mind that many deadlines are in the fall and early winter, so if this seems like something that might interest you, the process needs to begin early.
We’ve selected a few sites that can help you get started exploring fellowship opportunities:
www.publicallies.org: Advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation)
www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-vista: Corporation for national and community service
www.peacecorps.gov/: International service organization
www.teachforamerica.org: Changing the education landscape in America
www.thesca.org: The Student Conservation Association
www.greencorps.org/node/93: Field School for Environmental Organizing
www.cityyear.org: Partnership with public schools in high-povetry communities to help bridge the gap between what students need and what schools can provide.