The NYU Peace Corps Coverdell Fellowship Program offers a select group of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RPCVs) leadership development programming and financial support while pursuing a master's degree at one of seven NYU graduate schools and centers. Fellows must intern or volunteer with an not-for-profit organization or governmental agency that serves underserved communities in the NYC area. In their first year of studies, Coverdell Fellows receive leadership development training from the NYU Leadership Initiative.
The partnership with the NYU Leadership Initiative creates a unique opportunity for Fellows to build upon the skills developed during their Peace Corps service, demonstrate the value they bring to their local community, and work toward future professional goals. The program integrates graduate level coursework with internship placements, service learning, speaker events, personal assessments and leadership development workshops. The partnership also aims to help RPCVs manage the transition into their professional leadership roles, using recommendations from current Fellows.
Participating NYU Graduate Schools and Centers
Explore each of the school’s graduate admissions pages to see school specific requirements, and degree subjects offered.
- Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service
- School of Professional Studies