Student Opportunities

Graduate Grants and Fellowships

David L. Boren Fellowship •
National Security Education Program
Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. The 2014 deadline has passed, but please refer to the website for the 2015 deadline.

The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) •
The MMMF provides grants to women from developing countries to help further their education and strengthen their leadership skills to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries. Presently, the grants are geared to students of accredited institutions in the US and Canada as well as the Universities of Cape Town and Pretoria. MMMF awards grant of approximately $12,000. The 2014 deadline has passed, but the the deadline for 2015 is listed on the webpage. 

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides graduate funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department of State Foreign Service. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the foreign service, and students with financial need are encouraged to apply. The 2014 deadline has passed, but please refer to the website for the 2015 deadline.

Conferences and Research Oppportunities

Updates to Opportunities Coming Soon!


Center for Strategic and International Studies
Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. After 50 years, CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration. CSIS is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.  Internships are offered in the fall (application open between May 15-August 31), spring (application open between August 18-November 25), and summer (applicaion open between February 15-March 15); internships are unpaid, but a stipend is available to students in need of financial assistance. Interns also participate in the Abshire-Inamori Leadership Academy, which offers interns pratical disucssions on leadership in international affairs and training in key policy skills. For more information, please visit:

Job Listings for Graduated Students:

The Colorado Governor's Office of State Planning and Budgeting has two positions open. The job descriptions are listed below.

Colorado Results First Project ManagerPDF versionText only version       

Colorado Results First Research and Data AnalystPDF versionText only version    

Paid Internship Opportunity:

Want to be a PAID intern for Congressman Cory Gardner? This paid internship position is for the rest of this summer through this upcoming November election day. This opportunity will not only broaden your horizons within the political world as well as your political awareness, but will help you enhance your people skills, public speaking abilities, and networking skills between people not only within the office you'll be working in but in many of the offices this campaign works with. This senate race is going to be one of the closest in the country, so your help is definitely needed! If you are interested in gaining more knowledge and job experience within this career field, and most importantly get paid while doing it, please contact me at

Career Opportunity at the U.S. Energy Information Administration:

EIA is hiring.  Come work with us!

Acquisition Program Management Specialist, GS-1101-13 <>

Management Analyst, GS-343-14 (All U.S. citizens) <>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-14 (All U.S. citizens) <>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-14 (Current or former federal employees; CTAP, ICTAP, VOW, VEOA, VRA eligibles) <>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-15 (All U.S. citizens) <>

Interdisciplinary Economist/Operations Research Analyst, GS-110-15 (Current or former federal employees; CTAP, ICTAP, VOW, VEOA, VRA eligibles) <>

For more information on career opportunities with EIA see:

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