The Carlson Civic Fellowship is a year-long intensive student leadership development fellowship. Through this program, the Carlson Center partners with community-based organizations to provide project-based, leadership development opportunities for students enrolled in the fellowship program. In conjunction with their community work, the Carlson Center provides students in the fellowship program with a number of additional structured experiences – community-based leadership courses, strengths and leadership style identification training, and mentorship in a cohort of peers.
“Many volunteers don’t have the time, flexibility and skill-set to essentially lead a project from beginning to execution—having a Carlson Civic Fellow allowed us to tackle a new project to improve hypertension in African American populations by giving us a person that had the motivation, skills, knowledge, and determination to work with us side by side to build a program from the ground-up.”
American Heart Association of Puget Sound 2013 Carlson Civic Fellowship site
Each summer, the Carlson Center asks community-based organizations to submit proposals outlining specific projects for the Carlson Civic Fellowship. The Carlson Center is interested in supporting organizations who strongly articulate:
- how a Carlson Civic Fellows will assist in addressing a community-defined need.
- how the opportunity will provide leadership development opportunities for the selected student.
- how staff will provide structured supervision and mentorship to the Carlson Civic Fellow.
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center is now accepting proposals from community organizations to host a Carlson Civic Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.
WHY WORK WITH A CARLSON CIVIC FELLOW?
Carlson Civic Fellows will:
- Work to address a community-defined need at a local non-profit a minimum of 10 hours per week from January – June 2014.
- Be paid a $2000 stipend by the Carlson Center for their work with your organization.
- Critically examine leadership and discover their own leadership strengths through participating in the Carlson Center’s community-based leadership courses, leadership development trainings, and one-on-one mentoring a group reflection.
Read project examples from 2012-2013 Carlson Civic Fellowship host organizations:
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION
Applications are due Friday, September 6 at 5:00 PM.