Education Fellowships

Community Engagement Fellowship Site Information

Site Information

The Community Engagement Fellowship Program provides the opportunity for students to complete the Master’s Program in Community Engagement in one year while also gaining valuable real-world experience in a wide range of community settings.

Fellows complete a nine-month field-based professional experience in a partner school, college, non-profit or community-based organization. Community Engagement Fellows work hand-in-hand with their partner organizations to make a deep and powerful impact in the communities in which they serve.

Information Sessions

To apply for a Community Engagement fellow at your site for the 2020-2021 academic year, please visit the Community Engagement Fellowship Site Application. 

Site Requirements

Sites pay a financial commitment of $15,500 per fellow to Merrimack College over the 2020-2021 academic year. Fellows receive a full-tuition scholarship in exchange for their service commitment.

Sites identify a supervisor who is the fellow’s primary point person and who is available for regular communication and meetings with the fellow, including weekly face-to-face supervision meetings. We recommend that supervisors are those in mid-level administrative positions with supervisory experience, who are able to commit the time to support the fellow.

Fellowship Activities

Fellows build capacity in critical areas needed by each organization by providing project-based and overall administrative support such as:

  • researching foundations and writing grant proposals
  • planning special events
  • developing and managing programs
  • developing communications, marketing and social media strategies
  • facilitating diversity initiatives

Hours

Fellows work from mid-August to mid-May, providing 25 hours per week of service to their organizations over the course of the Fellowship.

Support for Sites

  • An on-campus orientation for site supervisors, and mid-year and end-of-year networking and support meetings.
  • A fellowship instructor who will meet regularly with the fellow and the site supervisor.
  • A handbook that provides important information to fellows and site supervisors.
  • On-campus speakers and other opportunities for reciprocity and exchange.
  • Course vouchers - one each semester for site supervisors. Course vouchers are valid for up to two years and may be used toward any available graduate course in the School of Education & Social Policy, and are transferable.