In order to sustain the movement, we need to continuing growing new generations of social justice leaders and infuse their ideas to ensure our work stays on the cutting edge. Our Next Leaders internship program and our various professional Fellowship programs help sharpen young voices and new ideas through training and mentoring, and provide emerging activist-scholars with an intellectual home.
New Economy Maryland Fellowship Program
New Economy Maryland Fellowship Program is a 6-9 month professional development program that invites emerging scholar-activists to deepen their knowledge of the new economy movement and to develop skills in public scholarship, with an emphasis on writing for broad audiences.
New Mexico Fellowship
The New Mexico Fellowship provides the opportunity for college graduates and/or young scholar-activists residing in New Mexico to come to IPS to be trained in public scholarship, a term we define as the connection between grassroots activism and policy research. Through the fellowship, participants sharpen their knowledge of the progressive landscape and policy world, and develop their capacities to think, write, research, and make connections to social movements. After learning about the organizational structure and operations of a thriving non-profit in Washington, D.C., fellows will return to New Mexico for a six month paid placement in a local organization.
Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman Fellowship
The Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman Fellowship was created to provide young scholars and leaders an opportunity to delve more deeply into public scholarship and the progressive movement. Thanks to the generosity of the original donors who endowed the program, the Newman Fellowship is a uniquely flexible program that allows IPS to define the area of public scholarship where new energy and enthusiasm is most needed within our programs each year. For the past three years, the Newman Fellows have been placed in the IPS communications team and have dramatically enhanced IPS presence in the digital age. Previous Newman Fellows have served as junior staff in several of our policy programs.
Next Leaders Program
Next Leaders seeks to compel action by giving change-hungry, young activists hands-on experience in public scholarship. Through its event and workshop series and individualized mentorship, each cohort leaves the program with professional development and a sharpened understanding of the intersections of social justice.
Michael Ratner Middle East Fellowship
The Michael Ratner Middle East Fellowship aims to provide a one-year opportunity for an emerging public scholar, at a mid-career or earlier level, to spend a year working with IPS’s Middle East expert Phyllis Bennis, who directs the IPS New Internationalism Project. The Fellow’s work typically includes a broad range of public scholarship (writing, speaking, organizing, advocacy) focused on transforming U.S. policy regarding Palestine, wars in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and beyond, the Iran nuclear deal and sanctions, U.S. domination of Middle East issues in the United Nations, and, overall, supporting diplomacy over war.
Saul Landau Fellowship
Named for beloved Senior Fellow Saul Landau, this program supports a 10 week paid internship experience of one to three interns each year at IPS, one with a focus on video and media production in honor of Saul’s legacy.