Key Commitments and Dates for CPGC Fellowships
Unless otherwise noted, all dates below are required components of the Fellowship experience:
- Application Deadline: February 11, 2024 11:59 p.m. ET
- Students applying to partnerships will need to participate in an interview the week of February 19th, depending on scheduling with partner organizations.
- As part of the application process, all students must identify a fall course they will opt into to continue the learning related to their summer experience. More information about options will be available by February; options will be broad.
- Students will be offered funding by spring break and asked to commit to the Fellowship as soon as possible thereafter. Advisors will communicate specific final decision deadlines.
Fellowship Program Commitments
- CPGC Fellows should expect to spend time between Spring Break and the end of the semester getting prepared for their internships.
- CPGC Fellows will be matched with a program mentor and meet one-on-one before April 11.
- All CPGC Fellows are required to attend a workshop on Thursday April 11, 6:00—8:00 p.m. featuring keynote speaker Vince Warren '86. Warren is a leading expert on racial injustice and discriminatory policing and the executive director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who will draw on decades of experience to share a model of engaging grassroots activism to advance multi-layered policy change for justice in the US and internationally.
- International Partner interns will participate in pre-departure meetings specific to their organizations.
- Philadelphia Region Interns participate in the Philadelphia Orientation Program, May 27-31, 2024.
- CPGC Fellows are encouraged to enroll in a half credit course offered in the Peace Justice & Human Rights concentration: PEACH105H001 Global Solidarity and Local Actions: Interdependence, Intercultural Understanding, Social Change. Fridays, 1:30-4:00 p.m. The course learning goals are to:
- Identify, analyze, and apply critical concepts for engaging fundamental issues of inequality and social justice.
- Critically reflect on the intersection of key concepts, institutions, and structures, and their relationship to one’s own identity and vocational and civic interests.
- Identify and develop personal opportunities or ambitions for putting learning into action for greater ethical purposes.
- During the summer, students will be supported by mentors and CPGC staff and are required to submit the following assignments that enhance internship learning:
- Mid-summer written reflection
- Photo & Caption due in early August
- Final report due in mid-August
- CPGC may offer a Fall semester course to continue and deepen internship learning.
- Welcome Back Event with Ignite Presentations on a Sunday in September.
- CPGC Poster Fair: Friday evening in October.