CBL Application Process

CBL Student Staff Positions

Mount Holyoke College Community Based Learning Program accepts applications from interested and qualified students for: Community Based Fellowships, CBL Course Mentors, and Administrative Program Support and Tutor Program Liaison positions for the academic year.

CBL positions are awarded on a highly selective basis, in consultation with CBL Staff, Mount Holyoke College faculty and staff, and our CBL Community Partner Organizations. Applicants for ALL CBL Staff Positions are asked to first review: Eligibility, Requirements and Expectations section of this website then follow the application process below.



Attend your CBL Advising appointment. Based on your eligibility and interview your CBL Advisor will either;

  • Assist in creating an action plan to: create a C.A.U.S.E. volunteer community project, contact the Youth Partnerships Coordinator about tutoring options, enroll in a CBL course, or discuss CBL Independent Study project.
  • Recommend you for a CBL Fellowships: you will then submit a JobX Application, Resume & Cover Letter to be considered for one of our CBL paid positions. Application to the program does not guarantee placement.


Students selected to the program must confirm their year long committment and intentions via email and submit a Learning Agreement before starting a regular weekly schedule with their community partners.

All students new to the program are required to enroll in: CUSP 202: Networking, Reflection and Meaning (Fall); AND CUSP 203: Integrating Learning, Service and Social Action (Spring)