Attention seniors and recent alumni! Are you interested in civic engagement, community service, and social entrepreneurship? Apply to be the 2015-2016 Civic Engagement Fellow! This one-year position involves working closely with offices across campus – including the Center for Community Partnerships, Allbritton Center, Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and Service-Learning Center – to support students and faculty in civic engagement endeavors.
Another fantastic opportunity situated within the CCP is the 2015-2016 Center for Prison Education Fellowship, where the Fellow coordinates and oversees many aspects of Wesleyan’s college programs at Cheshire and York Correctional Institutions.
The review of applications for these one-year positions will begin on Wednesday, April 1. The fellowships are open to anyone, but Wesleyan seniors and alumni are strongly preferred. Current Civic Engagement Fellow Rosy Capron ‘14 (scapron[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) and CPE Fellow Shannon Nelson ’14 (senelson[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) will gladly answer any questions.
From Civic Engagement Fellow Dana Pellegrino ’12 wants to engage you:
Have you heard of the new ENGAGE newsletter? The ENGAGE newsletter culls ENGAGE blog posts into an easily digestible weekly email.
Currently the ENGAGE blog offers up a daily selection of links that pertain to civic engagement. For those who may be unfamiliar with civic engagement, we like to casually define it as positively interacting with and changing your community, whether it be close by or worldwide. At Wesleyan, two offices work primarily with civic engagement concepts: The Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, and the Office of Community Service, which operates under the Center for Community Partnerships.
Another message — just in time! — from current/outgoing Ford Fellow Emma Mohney ’12:
Calling seniors from all majors!
If you are:
1. unsure of where you’ll be next year,
2. looking for work with significant responsibilities and learning opportunities,
3. hoping to get into graduate school in the future (or considering it), and
4. interested in contributing to the success of writing programs at Wesleyan,
then consider applying for Wesleyan’s prestigious post-graduate Writing Programs fellowships!
The application deadline for the two Writing Programs fellowships is right around the corner: Wednesday, March 27, at 4:30 pm. You can find specific information on the application process–it’s quite simple!–at the Ford Fellowship and the Shapiro/Russell sites. (N.B. for those interested in the Shapiro Center/Russell House Arts Fellowship: As the Arts Fellow position is being redefined, just apply to the Ford Fellowship and be sure to indicate your interest in the Arts Fellowship.)
Below is a message from Adam Rashkoff ’13, Campus Ambassador for Venture for America (VFA), regarding an awesome VFA info session happening tomorrow! Andrew Yang, founder of VFA — the new nonprofit organization that aims to match high achieving college students with
internships full-time jobs at start-up companies in cities across the country — will be on campus to talk about opportunities to become VFA Fellows after graduating from Wes! See more info after the jump.
- What: Venture for America Info Session
- When: Tuesday, September 11th @ 4PM
- Where: PAC 001
- Who: all students are welcome to attend!
Class of 2012: heed this announcement from Kathleen Coe Roberts regarding the 2011-2012 CHUM student fellowship, which you still have five days to apply for:
Deadline for applications is Friday, March 25. Please click here for more details on the Center for the Humanities Senior Student Fellowship.
All members of the junior class are invited to apply for a semester-long Student Fellowship at the Center for the Humanities during the 2011-12 academic year. Wesleyan’s is among the first such university humanities centers established and serves to bring together Wesleyan faculty, students and visiting scholars for extended exploration of selected subjects. Our 2011-12 themes are “Fact and Artifact” (Fall semester) and “Visceral States: Affect and Civic Life” (Spring semester). Descriptions of these themes are appended below.