The Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities Fellowship allows students to engage with Asian/Asian American communities to apply what they have learned in and out of the classroom about race, diversity, equity, social justice, and the Asian/Asian American experience. Students will participate in a summer practicum experience working with a nonprofit organization or government agency on social, political or economic issues affecting Asian/Asian American communities. Fellows can expand on an experience started through a course or extracurricular activity by continuing with an existing partner organization, or they can identify another relevant community organization.
Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities Fellows spend a summer working full-time with a supervisor/mentor in a community organization of their choice. For opportunities during the fall, winter, or spring quarters, please see the Jane Stanford Fellowship program.
Applicants propose their own placements in collaboration with their potential host organization. The application should effectively demonstrate that the intended partner organization has the need, interest, and capacity to work with an intern/fellow and to support the proposed work plan.
Upon selection, a suitable academic mentor is paired with the fellows in order to help them highlight options that assist with preparation for and follow up on the summer learning experience.
Each Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities Fellow receives a base stipend of $5,000 to support travel and living expenses during the summer. Financial aid and supplemental funding is available to students who qualify.
The Haas Center for Public Service and the Asian American Activities Center partnered to launch the Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities Fellowship as part of the Cardinal Quarter initiative.The Fellowship is one of more than 450 Cardinal Quarter opportunities through which Stanford students pursue a full-time summer or quarter-long public service experience with Stanford support. Funding has been generously provided by Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.
The Empowering Asian/Asian American Communities Fellows are required to work at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Please review the entire FAQs section for program policies. Other commitments include the following:
Fellowships will be awarded to currently enrolled undergraduate students from any academic discipline. Graduating seniors may apply with the understanding that preference may be given to competitive continuing undergraduate applicants. Applicants vary in academic interests, community service involvement, and experience
For those who seek assistance, advising is available to help students develop their applications and/or to identify potential partner organizations.
This fellowship is intended for individuals whose application, references, and interview demonstrate
Complete applications are screened, finalists interviewed, and fellows selected by a committee with the intention to award fellowships prior to spring break.
Monday, February 4, 2019
11:59 PM PST
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