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 making final selection of the Fellow(s).
Requirements of all applications for moving to the review process:
- Initiative advances peace, justice, inclusivity, and/or sustainability (Within this overarching framework, some of our funding directs us toward democracy promotion in the US, humanitarian engagement in the Middle East, or environmental policy work. Each of these areas are prioritized, while a great diversity of applications are still accepted and funded).
- Effort engages with consideration of interests of individuals and communities most affected by injustice; ideally, initiatives are community-led and/or demonstrate methodologies of growing from community voice, interests, and desires
- Proposed initiative and mechanism of engagement is sufficiently safe to be funded, ultimately according to review by the College Travel Council
- Self-designed proposals must clearly communicate community-based desire for and interest in the internship, through the letter of support from the hosting organization and otherwise.
- Any initiative that engages with research must meet appropriate IRB Review
- In close cases, preference is given to applications that best meet the needs of community organizations that hold standing partnerships with the CPGC
|Review Criteria||Possible Score|
|Cover letter clearly articulates how the applicant will serve the goals of the organization and what experiences qualify the applicant to carry out the particular opportunity to which they’re applying.||___ / 20|
|Cover letter and resume are appropriately formatted and developed to demonstrate the applicant’s fit for the role, both in terms of professional form and content.||___ / 20|
|Across application documents and process, applicant demonstrates lived, experiential, academic, and/or professional preparedness for the proposed fellowship.||___ / 20|
|Essay demonstrates how applicant is prepared and reflective in relation to responsible and ethical engagement in this context, what challenges they anticipate, and what they hope to learn or explore in these areas.||___ / 20|
|Recommendation||___ / 20|
|Partnership Applications Total Possible||___ / 100|
|Supplemental essay demonstrates the applicant's understanding of the issue their internship is designed to address or better understand, indicating why it is significant historically, politically, socially, and culturally. The essay includes a clear, detailed description of the proposed internship.||___ / 20|
|Letter of Invitation||___ / 20|
|Self-designed Applications Total Possible||___ / 140|