The Northwestern University’s Center for Civic Engagement recruits outstanding students to participate in the Civic Engagement Fellowship. The fellowship is open to junior or senior with good academic standing, and experience with service, service-learning and/or civic engagement programs or activities. The purpose of the Center is to supports students, faculty, staff and alumni as they enhance their own academic experiences while contributing to stronger communities and a more engaged university. CCE Fellows work part-time (approximately 5-7 hours/week) to promote and develop civic education and service-learning at NU. Each placement is a one-year term. Each fellow receives ongoing training on civic engagement and service-learning and an hourly stipend.
Northwestern University’s Center for Civic Engagement promotes a lifelong commitment to active citizenship and social responsibility among all students. The Center for Civic Engagement utilizes a variety of strategies to meet the mission, building in part on the successful programs that are already underway in various halls of the institution.
- Rising junior or senior with good academic standing, and experience with service, service-learning and/or civic engagement programs or activities
- High level of responsibility, good communication skills, and ability to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community partners
How to Apply:
To enter, the applicant may submit online application through the given link: http://www.engage.northwestern.edu/fellowship/index.html
- Upload a resume and unofficial academic transcript (PDF files are preferred).
- Short Answers: Submit online 1-2 paragraph responses to the following short-answer questions.
- Tell us why you are interested in being a Civic Engagement Fellow.
- What motivates you personally to be civically involved?
- During your college career, what groups and/or activities are you or have you been involved with on or off campus that relate to civic engagement?
- What specific experience or skills do you possess that you think would help you promote service-learning and civic engagement at Northwestern?
- How would you like to see the Center change or impact civic engagement at Northwestern?
Financial Aid and Award Money:
- CCE Fellows work part-time (approximately 5-7 hrs/week) to promote and develop civic education and service-learning at NU. Each placement is a one-year term. Each fellow receives ongoing training on civic engagement and service-learning and an hourly stipend.
- Fellows use their own skills to develop meaningful work in their areas of interest with guidance from staff. The work is typically project-based and collaborative and can be organized into three main categories:
- Outreach and Event Support: Helping to represent the Center and spread the word about civic engagement and service-learning opportunities to various constituencies across campus and in the community; providing support at CCE-sponsored events.
- Peer Advising & Project Development: Advising students about civic engagement-themed programs, courses, clubs, and activities; providing guidance and feedback to students developing their own civic engagement projects.
- Program Support: Fellows will support a variety of CCE programs, including NU in Chicago, NU Votes, and the Civic Engagement Certificate Program.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017-18 academic year. Applications are due Monday, April 17 at 11:59pm.
Link for More Information:
If you have questions, contact to program coordinator Kerry Brown at kerry-brown-at-northwestern.edu.