Summer Leadership Fellows

The Summer Leadership Fellows provides opportunities for students to engage in 10-week summer internships in non-profit and government organizations. Students represent the John Brandl Scholars, Fleischhacker Center for Ethical Leadership in Action, and Marie & Robert Jackson Fellows. Students with varying majors, interests, and experiences are selected through an application and interview process to be part of the Summer Leadership Fellows cohort. Each student selected for the program will receive $6,000 – subject to taxes and paid throughout the summer.    All majors welcome to apply! Students may elect to register for and earn internship credits, although it is not required to receive the fellowship. Students are not eligible to receive funding for an internship that takes place after they graduate.

Expectations for the Internship:

  • Each student must engage in a full-time (approximately 40 hour/week) internship for 10 weeks
  • Each internship must be on-site (working remotely is not permitted)
  • Each internship must have a designated site supervisor
  • Internships must be in the government or non-profit sector working toward civic/community engagement and the common good
  • Internships are not permitted with electoral political campaigns
  • Students may be paid by their internship site
  • Students are NOT eligible to participate in both the Summer Leadership Fellows and any placement internship program (i.e. Urban Scholars). Any participation in a placement program will result in removal from the Summer Leadership Fellows.
  • A MANDATORY cohort training takes place after spring semester wraps up, typically the week after CSB/SJU commencement.

Interested in Applying?

Application information for the 2020 Summer Leadership Fellows cohort can be found here:

Summer Leadership Fellows Application

A complete application includes:

  • 2 recommendations
  • Statement of intent
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcript

Application tips:

  • Please note the application deadline. Applications will no longer be received after the deadline passes.
  • In your statement of intent, students are encouraged to specify a type of community engagement work desired for the internship (i.e. environment, immigration, college access). We would like to see you have thought about and narrowed how you would like to have an impact during your internship.
  • Use your campus resources to assist you in creating your application materials.

Application Timeline:

Application timeline for 2020 Summer Leadership Fellows:

  • November 15, 2019: Applications due
  • November 26, 2019: Invitations for interviews will be sent via email
  • December 2–December 16, 2019: Interviews (If you are currently abroad, interviews will take place through Zoom technology)
  • December 17, 2019: Invitations to the 2020 cohort will be sent via email

Past Program Cohort Information:

For additional information on past program cohorts, please visit the following:

Fleischhacker Center for Ethical Leadership in Action  John Brandl Scholars  Marie & Robert Jackson Fellows