Design your own fellowship to become leaders for social change
ContactHart Leadership Program
Academic DisciplineSocial Justice and Responsibility
CitizenshipUS Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA, Undocumented, Non-US Citizenships
StatusSenior, Entering Graduate, Graduate
Varies from project to project
The Hart Fellows Program offers Duke graduates ten-month fellowships with organizations in developing countries that are facing complex social and political problems. Our goals are to help fellows develop leadership capacity through intensive engagement with complex global issues, be of service to innovative organizations on the front lines of change, and develop research and critical reflection skills for exploring how policy design and implementation impact the communities they serve.
Hart Fellows are recent Duke graduates who have been out of school for fewer than two years and have not yet earned an advanced degree. We are interested in students who have had formative experiences working directly with community organizations. The ideal Hart Fellow is mature, self-reliant, open-minded, curious, and reflective. Fellows are able to build solid, respectful relationships with people from many diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The Hart Fellows Program is looking for people who see the world in a distinct way and can communicate their vision and experiences clearly and persuasively.