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.
- 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.
- Students funded by the CPGC must enroll in a half-credit fall re-entry course where they deepen summer learning experiences.
Spring Semester (Pre-internship)
CPGC Fellows should expect to devote 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, 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.
- Smaller Cohorts
- International Partner interns will participate in pre-departure meetings specific to their organizations.
- 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.
Summer (During internship)
- Philadelphia Region Interns participate in the Philadelphia Orientation Program, May 28-31, 2024.
- 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
Fall Semester (Post-internship)
- Half-Credit Post-Internship Course for CPGC Fellows: In this course, students will deepen summer learning experiences, complete required posters and Ignite talks, and expand and clarify the relationship of summer learning experiences to the weaving of social justice work throughout their vocational paths moving forward. As part of this course experience, the following events will take place:
- Welcome Back Event with Ignite Presentations on the evening of Monday, September 16.
- CPGC Poster Fair: evening of Monday, October 7.
- Students who study abroad or appeal to CPGC Faculty Director Ariana Huberman may replace this half-credit requirement with a full-credit course that deepens their learning experience. Students who do not enroll in the CPGC-offered course, must complete these events independently.