Jackson Fellows

Our Mission

To empower students with opportunities to serve the common good through community engagement, collective learning, and leadership and professional development.

The Jackson Fellows Story

In 2008, the College of Saint Benedict received an anonymous gift to establish the Marie and Robert Jackson Fellows Program. Students with varying majors, interests, and experience are selected through an application and interview process to be part of a cohort of Jackson Fellows. Each Fellow serves at a community site for the summer. All fellowships involve civic engagement and work devoted to improving community life. The diversity of the site placements and the type of work and leadership required from each Jackson Fellow serves to create a rich, vibrant, and holistic learning environment.

Each student selected for the program will receive $5,000 for a full-time (40 hours/week for 10 weeks) internship, as well as a $1,000 living stipend. In addition to the fellowship funding, Fellows will meet as a group for a MANDATORY training, typically the third week in May. All majors welcome to apply! Students may elect to register for and earn internship credits, although it is not required to receive the fellowship.  Financial need WILL be a consideration in the selection process. Students are not eligible to receive funding for an internship that takes place after they graduate.

Interested in Applying?

Application materials and information can be found here:

Jackson Fellows Application