Davidson Impact Fellows Program Gears Up for Application Season

Jeff Kniple, Associate Director for Employer Relations in the Center for Career Development, gave the first info session of the year last week on the Davidson Impact Fellows program.

The Davidson Impact Fellowship is a one-year-old, Davidson-run program that places recent graduates with organizations focusing on social issues including health, the environment, criminal justice and education. Last year, Davidson placed 14 fellows in 8 different organizations such as the Touch Foundation, Yes Prep, Catawba Lands Conservancy, and Communities in Schools. These organizations are located in Charlotte, NC, New York City, Atlanta, Houston, and the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.

This year, the program is hoping to maintain relationships with the current organizations as well as expanding to include others.  Alumni are parents encouraged to reach out if they are interested in becoming a partner for the program.

Two additional fellowships will be available through a separate application process. The Lilly Foundation will provide graduating seniors with stipends for a year-long exploration of a vocation to ministry or to other faith-based service. The Williamson Trust will provide one graduating senior with a $25,000 fellowship for a year-long immersion with a LGBTQ advocacy nonprofit organization. These two opportunities allow applicants to select their own organization and create their own job description.

The application for the Davidson Impact Fellowship will be posted in early December and will be due by January 31, 2014. The application process includes submission of the application form, a resume, an official transcript, and a subsequent interview in mid-February. More information can be found here. Any specific questions about the program can be directed to Jeff Kniple at jekniple@davidson.edu.

To read about the experiences of current fellows, check out the Davidson Impact Fellows blog.  Stay tuned for more information about this year’s opportunities!


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