The Show Me Campaign Fellowship Program, launched in 2009, encourages young people who are dedicated to helping improve the world. The Fellowship provides $3,000 stipends for college students who have unpaid internships during the summer of 2011 in the following areas:
- International development, specifically eradicating global poverty
- Improving education in the United States
John Legend, Grammy award-winning musician and founder of the Show Me Campaign, provides the inspiration for the Fellowship program.
John believes that a commitment to social justice means turning down some of the noise and clutter of our daily lives and stopping to think about the way others live. He believes that developing a sense of empathy leads to caring and that caring leads to action.
Show Me Campaign Fellows are leaders committed to social justice. They are persons who witness injustice and act on it. They want to improve the world and inspire others to join them.
The Show Me Campaign Fellows program is now accepting applications for the Summer 2011 program. The deadline to apply is May 27, 2011.
Applicants must have completed their junior year of college at an accredited college or university and be entering their senior year of college in the fall of 2011.
Applicants must have a predetermined unpaid internship with a registered 501(c)3 organization.
Fellows will develop and submit a personal profile and a host organization profile that will be posted on the Show Me Campaign Fellows page on the Show Me Campaign website (www.showmecampaign.org). Responsibilities include submitting 3 written or video entries over the course of the summer highlighting the community in which you are working, your hosting organization’s mission and goals, and demonstrable measures of the progress and impact being achieved. The Show Me Campaign will post excerpts from these entries to the Show Me Campaign website. Fellows are also asked to share information that will help others become more informed of issues related to the mission of the Show Me Campaign.
Fellows will receive the $3,000 stipend after their internship is completed and if their profiles and blogs were maintained throughout the summer.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!