Thank you for your interest in hosting one or two Social Innovation Fellows. Fellows are current college students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) who will receive a full semester of credit for participation in our Semester in the City program.
Through this application, we are seeking to understand how your organization would utilize and support one (or more) Social Innovations Fellow(s), as well as gather enough information to facilitate excellent match(es). The bulk of the application pertains to your ideas about tasks and projects to which the Fellow will be assigned, and the designated mentor(s) identified by your host organization, including a statement from the mentor.
We understand that circumstances may change between now and the start of the internship placement. Please complete this application to the best of your ability using your current information and thinking. For more information, visit out Hosting a Social Innovation Fellow page.
The application and deadline for hosting a Spring 2019 Fellow is coming soon, check back later for more information.
ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS
College for Social Innovation places Fellows at nonprofits, government agencies, and social mission businesses. Organizations must commit to providing a dedicated mentor to supervise and support the Fellow for ~30 hours per week. Internships include ~50% dedicated to a special project and ~50% dedicated to the direct service work of the organization/department, plus embedded opportunities to shadow staff members and senior leaders, as well as participate in other learning opportunities such as staff or community meetings. Organizations need to provide adequate infrastructure for assigned work (e.g. desk, computer access, etc.). More information can be found here.
Host Organizations are asked to contribute a $700 Host Fee per Fellow per semester that will cover the Fellow’s T-pass and living stipend. The MBTA pass will work for Boston lines and buses, but will not extend to commuter rail or express passes.
If your organization is otherwise an excellent Host Organization candidate, but cannot afford the Host Fee, please contact Marissa Rodriguez, Program Director for Internships (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request a discounted fee or fee waiver.
HOW TO APPLY
Step 1: Application. Applications for the Fall 2018 semester are now closed. Applications for for the Spring 2019 semester will be available in the early fall.
Step 2: Fine Tuning. A College for Social Innovation staff member may be in touch by phone or email with clarifying questions about your application.
Step 3: Selection. Host Organizations will be notified if they have been matched, and provided with information about matched Fellow(s) in mid to late November.
Step 4: Confirmation. Host Organizations will have the opportunity to speak with assigned Fellows before the semester begins. Any concerns about assigned Fellows will be addressed in collaboration with the CfSI's Program Director for Internships.