Jeannette K. Watson Undergraduate Fellowship

The Jeannette K. Watson Fellowship provides internships, mentoring, and enriched educational opportunities to promising undergraduates, developing these exceptional students’ capacity to make a difference in the world.

Benefits of becoming a Jeannette K. Watson Fellow include:

  • Three summers of paid internships with leading organizations in the U.S. and around the world.
  • A $2,000 Discovery Fund that allows you to self-initiate further professional exploration including research, fieldwork, conferences, and entrepreneurial ventures.
  • Participation in a seminar series designed to help you build confidence, perspective, self-knowledge, and deeper understanding of the world around you.
  • A series of engaging cultural events that allow you to explore all that New York City has to offer.
  • Guided mentorship from Watson Foundation staff and internship site supervisors, personalizing and deepening your fellowship experience.
  • The opportunity to join a close-knit group of peers with a variety of backgrounds and interests. Fellows in each cohort inspire each other and provide a life-long network of support and connection.
  • The ability to learn a creative problem-solving process for addressing needs and opportunities of any size.

Applications for the 19th Class of Jeannette K. Watson Fellows – the class of 2020 – are due February 9, 2018.

For more information about this opportunity, or to apply, please contact:

Konrad T. Tuchscherer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Associate Provost for External Scholarships & Fellowships
[email protected]

Success at St. John's

Read more about other Jeannette K. Watson Fellows at St. John’s:

Sylvia DoVu

Sylvie Do-Vu '19C

Sylvie, a double major in Sociology and Anthropology, who will graduate in 2019, completed an internship with the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania (IEFTZ), an organization that works to achieve sustainable community development through high-quality, community-based education.

Sylvie Do-Vu '19C