Building on the successs of the existing Davidson Impact Fellows partnerships, we are excited to offer the Build-Your-Own Fellowship option for 2015-16. For the second year, students will be able to apply for funding to go towards paying their salary and expenses at a nonprofit organization that they identify and "recruit." If accepted as a fellow, students could earn up to $15,000 while working for a nonprofit organization willing to place them into a significant role under the supervision and mentorship of one of the organizational leaders.
The application deadline for these fellowship opportunities will be finalized later, but will happen sometime in mid-February, 2015. Proposals arriving after that date will be considered based on funding remaining. All materials should be sent via email to Jeff Kniple, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provide a detailed description of the proposed position, including specific duties and responsibilities to be undertaken. Describe the specific issues you will be working on with the agency in some detail so that the committee will have a clear picture of the experience.
Describe (in three pages) why you wish to undertake this opportunity, including reflection on how it relates to previous experiences and to exploration of long-term goals. Applicant should identify and talk about the work of the organization in general and how their professional interests align with the larger mission.
Provide a professional résumé that lists academic studies and co-curricular activities, leadership positions, and accomplishments or awards.
Candidates should supply a letter from the prospective supervisor in the organization/agency indicating its willingness to employ the fellow under the terms indicated.
A committee organized by the vice president for student life/dean of students will review written applications and schedule interviews with selected candidates during the middle of March, with the intention of awarding the fellowships by March 21, or as soon thereafter as feasible.
Organizations would need to provide a job description and a letter of commitment to each applicant, along with information on the total amount of pay the fellow would receive.