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Autry Fellowship

Applicant Class Year: 
Additional Eligibility Notes: 

Must be current college senior or have graduated within past two years. Must have U.S. residency.

Candidates must also exhibit a commitment to the goals of MDC either through prior work or study in the areas of public policy, education, economic and workforce development, poverty alleviation, sociology, political science, community development, leadership development, Southern studies, social research, or a similar field.

External Deadline: 
Field(s) of Interest: 
Public Services
Time of Opportunity: 
North America
Funding Type: 
Scholarships / Fellowships
Funding Source: 
Externally-funded opportunity

Autry Fellowship is a competitive fellowship program for recent college graduates interested in careers in social justice. It provides an opportunity to work for one year at MDC as a full-time, paid staff member. MDC's work is primarily in the American South, where a history of inequality and exclusion has trapped millions in circumstances below their potential.  The Autry Fellowship supports MDC's mission-to help organizations and communities close the gaps that separate people from opportunity-by developing a cadre of young leaders who have experience promoting economic development, increasing equity and excellence in education, building inclusive civic cultures, and who are poised and ready to apply their new learning to benefit this region.