How to Become a Community Fellow

Community Based Learning Fellowships and Mentorships are awarded on a highly selective basis.

Students become fellows by:

  • Showing they have experience working on a project with a local or global community organization, through a CBL course, independent study, work-study position, or CAUSE or other community service relationship.
  • Developing their own project and partnership with a community organization and obtaining a Community Organization Letter of Support from their on-site supervisor – OR -  by responding to a position announcement from the CBL Program seeking fellows to meet specified community partner needs.

Do you have a great community project idea but not sure how to form your fellowship?

The CBL Program offers students' assistance in developing a project. Prospective fellows should start by meeting with Assistant Director of Community Engagement Angelica Castro during the months of March & April - or - as soon as possible.

The deadline for preliminary meetings with Angelica is April 25th and applications to apply for a CBL position in JobX is May 30th. However, late submissions will be accepted will prior approval of Alan Bloomgarden -  or - Angelica Castro. Please contact them as soon as you know you are interested in forming a fellowship.

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CBL FELLOWS & MENTORS APPLICATION PROCESS HERE.