Operation HOPE Fellowship Program Begins Spring Selections


From March 10th to March 31st Operation HOPE began recruiting undergraduate and graduate students across the country and around the world for 16 Fellowship positions. Introducing a new era at HOPE that will focus on developing the next generation of leaders, HOPE sought out the top candidates from over 248 colleges and universities. In the three week period, HOPE received over 400 applications from individuals pursuing careers in diverse fields (over 125 different degrees). HOPE managers are now systematically reviewing applicants from a pool of students that are passionate about economic and social justice.

The 419 applicants are seeking fellowships in the following HOPE departments:

  • Office of Government Affairs and Public Policy
  • Office of Field Operations
  • Office of Innovation, Research and Assessment
  • Office of Global Initiatives
  • Banking on Our Future
  • Communications
  • Information Technology
  • HOPE Forums
  • HOPE Corps

The candidates applied from various colleges and universities including:

  • Ivy League Schools: Dartmouth College, Brown University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania;
  • Technical Schools: Virginia Polytechnic Institute, California State Polytechnic University, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, Rutgers University;
  • Smaller Liberal Arts Schools: Dickinson College, Wesleyan College; Wafford College, John Jay College, Mills College, Cabrini College, Williams College;
  • Historically Black colleges including: Bowie State University, Florida A&M University, Howard University,  Moorehouse College;
  • And many many more….

The applicants represent diverse areas of study including: Public Policy, English, International Affairs, Psychology, Sociology, Political Science, Business Management, Communications, Economics, Mathematics, Literature, Criminal Justice, Foreign Affairs, Education, etc.

Overall, Operation HOPE has been blessed with highly qualified candidates. The competitive selection process will last approximately three weeks, and HOPE is anxious to reveal its fellows the first week of May. If you have any questions regarding the Fellowship, Internship, and Loaned Executive Program, please contact Elaine Fischer, Global Director of HOPE Corps, at Elaine.fischer@operationhope.org.

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