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.
Applications should 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.
Eligibility: All Haverford first years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply for a CPGC fellowship, and you may do so each year you are at Haverford (i.e. you are not limited to doing a Fellowship only once). Bryn Mawr first years, sophomores, and juniors are eligible to apply for any fellowship with an internship organization based outside of the United States.
Graduating seniors are typically funded through our senior bridge fellowship when there is an interest by all parties in the possibility of establishing an ongoing relationship between the organization and CPGC/Haverford, giving priority to BIPOC- and other community-driven and led groups.
If you are a Bryn Mawr student interested in an internship offered by one of our U.S.-based partners, be in touch with Janice Lion or Ying Zhang about the opportunity.
Advising Opportunities: Students are strongly encouraged to schedule an advising session with the appropriate program coordinator.
Travel: College-funded travel is currently prohibited. The CPGC will only consider applications for remote fellowships for summer 2021.
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. Please visit International Student Services for more guidance and information.
- February 14: Casa Refugiados Partnership
- February 21: Caribbean Communities in Philadelphia Partnership
- February 28: All other Partnerships; International Self-Designed
- March 7 U.S. Self-Designed
CPGC Summer Fellowship decision committees evaluate self-designed and partnership Fellowship applications with the following rubric. Partnership applications are also reviewed by the partner organization, with the partner having final selection of the Fellow(s).