As part of the fellowship, participants will be required to:
- Complete an online curriculum on doing social justice-oriented work through Omprakash prior to starting their internship
- Participate in an in-person (or virtual) orientation session at the start of the summer
- Attend 2-3 virtual 1:1 and group reflections over the course of the summer
- Design a poster detailing their summer experience
- Convene with other fellowship recipients and staff after the summer to reflect on their experiences
To be eligible for this fellowship, student’s projects must be with US-based non-profits or government organizations whose primary missions are related to creating a fair and equal society in which each individual matters, their rights are recognized and protected, and decisions are made in ways that are fair and honest. International students can work with organizations in the U.S. or their home country. Students are encouraged to consider organizations doing work around antiracism.
The fellowship is open to all Bowdoin students in good standing who apply during their first, sophomore, or junior years. If you are not a US citizen or a green card holder, you should speak with Dean Khuong or Eduardo Pazos Palma prior to submitting an application.
Please note that the McKeen Center will consult with the Dean of Students office to ensure that all candidates are in good standing.
- February 24, 2021: Fellowship application due at noon EST
- March 31, 2021: Fellows are notified of acceptance into the program by this date
- May/June 2021: Fellows complete an online curriculum through Omprakash
- June-August 2021: Fellows work at their project sites (virtually or in-person) and complete their project poster
- September 2021: Fellows are invited back for reflection with their cohort & Bowdoin staff and faculty