Fellowship applications are based on summer internship proposals. Students may develop their own internship through the self-designed track, or choose to participate in one of the CPGC’s ongoing partnerships.
While students frequently generate unique internships through self-designed applications, common themes of preparation for ethical action and consideration of broader systems of inequity, oppression, and collective organizing for social justice gather Fellows in a common experience. All Fellowships will demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics:
- An intellectually critical engagement with the pressing issues of our day, and with ways to address those issues;
- A commitment to deepening the applicant's understanding of cultural difference, and of the ways that local communities are affected by global processes;
- Engagement with issues of power and inequality.
Though the application focuses on the internship proposal, essay question responses should also communicate how you will weave continuous learning through your preparation for your internship and through the course that follows it. The application should, in other words, demonstrate how your experiential and academic learning will advance your capacities to act for peace, social justice, and global citizenship.
Advising Opportunities: Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising session with the appropriate program coordinator: Amanda Chaves (U.S. based Fellowships) or Stephanie Zukerman (international Fellowships). Please review our tips for writing your application and budgeting for an internship.
Travel Safety: The College will not fund projects in locations with a level four travel warning from the State Department. Travel to locations with a level three warning must be approved by the College’s Travel Council.
International Students: The Travel Council recognizes that in some cases, study or experience abroad in the home country of an international student may be appropriate and desirable for research or internship opportunities. In cases that have been approved by the sponsoring office, such experiences are permitted, as long as the student formally acknowledges that the College's emergency travel insurance will not cover such a situation. Students will be required to sign a waiver confirming that they understand that the College will not be able to guarantee their evacuation, including return to Haverford to resume study, in a situation of crisis.
Bryn Mawr Students: The CPGC supports 10 Bryn Mawr students pursuing Fellowships with internationally-based internships.
Bryn Mawr International Students: Bryn Mawr's financial aid package for international students does not include Summer Earnings Expectations (SEE) as this portion is allocated in other ways. Therefore, your CPGC award will not automatically include SEE. We encourage you to speak with the BMC financial aid office to discuss alternatives to your package so that the SEE may potentially be included in your award. If you have any questions about how to address this in your application please ask Stephanie Zukerman.