Offices Supporting Post-Graduate Service

CPIC provides placements at non-profit and government agencies for graduating Harvard College seniors and recent graduates.  Fellows earn at least $30,000 per year plus health insurance and receive mentoring (and access to professional development programming) throughout the duration of the fellowship.  This program currently operates in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC. 
The IOP Office of Career Services (IOP OCS) supports student exploration of careers in public service. The IOP OCS informs students about ways to serve and how pursue job opportunities in the public sector.
The Office of Career Services offers funding for students to pursue post-graduate experiences in public service, such as the Carnegie Endowment Junior Fellowship and the Postgraduate Public Service Fellowships like the Pforzheimer and Richardson fellowships.
Funding Sources
Harvard students are eligible for a number of fellowships both through the University and outside organizations. The list below will be updated as deadlines become available.
Name of Program/Grant
Sheldon and Trustman Traveling Fellowships
FellowshipsFebruary 9th, 2016
Center for Public Interest CareersFirst Deadline: January 29th, 2016; Other deadlines are rolling$30,000 (minimum)
Bryanston and Shrewsbury (English School) Teaching FellowshipsMarch 2nd, 2016£6,500
Carl and Lily Pfhorzheimer Foundation Public Service FellowshipsFebruary 21st, 2016$3,000-$7,000
Stride Rite Post-Graduate Public Service Incentive Grants (e-mail only 8th, 2016 (Intent Letter Due); March 22nd, 2016 (Application Due)up to $30,000

Elliot L. and Anne R. Richardson Fund for Fellowship in Public Service

February 21st, 2016up to $30,000

Advising: Resources for Seniors & Recent Graduates

Advising: Resources for Seniors & Recent Graduates

For students looking for post-graduate employment in public service, we have compiled a list of resources that we think might be helpful for you. Staff members at CPIC, IOP and OCS can help you to make connections with a wide range of nonprofit and government agencies. Contact Travis LovettAmy Howell or Nicole Satyanarayan if you need help!

Advising: On-Campus Resources

Crimson Careers - Harvard database compiling jobs from different sectors. These postings by the OCS are for Harvard students only! Opportunities include: 

  • Non-profit, engineering, and other diverse internships
  • Jobs in all areas around the country, and some international positions
  • Funding opportunities from Harvard Centers and departments
  • Jobs posted by Harvard alumni
  • Public Service Recruiting Program jobs
  • On-Campus Interviewing Program internships and jobs

CPIC Twitter Feed - CPIC staff regularly update the CPIC Twitter account with new jobs in the public interest sector. 

IOP Job Resources - IOP staff have compiled a list of different resources for students to find jobs in the political/government sector. 

Advising: Off-Campus Resources

CommonGood Careers - Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm that is committed to social impact. Its purpose is to support the hiring needs of organizations that are dedicated to tackling today’s most pressing social problems.

Foundation Center Job Database - provides listings of current full-time job openings at U.S. based foundations and nonprofit organizations. 

Idealist - connects people to the opportunities, community, and resources they need in order to take action and create a better world. Idealist Careers is hub of informative context that focuses on how to find social-impact careers. 

Sustainable - serves as a central database for green careers. 

USAJobs - compiles jobs from across the country in local, state, and federal government. 

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - operates a list-serve where jobs are frequently posted in cities across the U.S.