Selected Fellows join a comprehensive program through which they receive full financial and personal developmental support to:
Through collaboration with peer mentors, faculty and staff members, alumni, and community partners, Fellows are prepared for acting ethically and sensitively in unfamiliar environments:
- As a cohort, Fellows will participate in a multi-day preparatory orientation that opens up space for questions and discussion surrounding identity, intercultural issues, site-specific preparation, and more. Tentatively scheduled for April 4-5, 2020.
- Through the application and acceptance process, Fellows identify and enroll in a fall semester re-entry course that will build on their summer experiences and give space for reflecting and brainstorming with peers.
- Fellows with Philadelphia-based internships participate in POP, a week-long introduction to some of the social justice work being done in Philadelphia. Typically scheduled for the week following commencement.
Fellowships are built around summer internships with organizations advancing peace, social justice, and global citizenship in a variety of ways, all around the world:
- Internships ideally span 8-10 weeks. Fellows are expected to work full time (35-40 hours per week) for their host organization. This varies for international partnerships and research projects.
- The CPGC covers Fellows’ expenses, including travel, local transportation, required vaccinations, visas, food, and housing; CPGC also provides the summer earnings expectation for students who have that stipulation in their financial aid packages.
- Fellows complete ethical representation and a personal reflection assignment during the summer, diving into the complexity of conscientious communication and leveraging their experiences for shared learning.
Continue the Journey
Upon returning to campus in the fall, Fellows are supported by each other, faculty partners, and CPGC staff members to unpack and reflect on their summer experiences:
- Fellows participate in one of several fall courses designed for them to continue their learning. During the course, Fellows sustain their commitments to deepen their theoretical understanding of issues and identifying further ethical action.
- Through the intersection of these courses and civic opportunities, Fellows share their stories at a re-entry retreat and a poster fair.
- Frequently, Fellows continue to brainstorm ways to advance actions on campus and off. In the months and years that follow the Fellowship, Fellows apply for CPGC funding to continue their inquiry and activism through connections with research, conferences, and on-campus events and speakers.