Fellowship Program

This position will be a 10-15hr/week unpaid fellowship (a total of at least 40 hours per month), consisting mainly of public engagement and institutional development work and contributions to other committees as needed. The fellow is expected to attend events, serve as an ambassador for the Institute at public events and forums, and participate in a Ferre Institute Committee (Academic, Fundraising, Engagement, Communication). The fellow will also document their work and create a portfolio of past and current academic and professional experiences. The fellow will attain exposure to professionals in the field at FIU and within the community. 

  • Important Deadlines
    • Application due June 23rd
    • Zoom Interviews - TBA 
  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum 3.0 GPA
    • All majors welcome
    • South Florida residency*
    • Must commit to fall & spring semester
    • Must have a strong desire to work within the public sector
  • Application Requirements
    • Civic Leadership Fellowship Application
    • Resume
    • Cover letter (500 words max)
      • Please specify your interest in civic leadership studies, research, and/or interest in employment within the public sector 
    • 2 Letters of recommendation (at least one academic)
    • Unofficial transcripts
    • One writing sample (500 words max)
      • Subject – What does civics mean to you

    Program eligibility does not guarantee selection for the interview panel. Students selected for the interview panel will be based on an initial evaluation of a completed application.

    All applicants will be evaluated by MAF staff. Qualified candidates will be invited to a panel interview. Applicants will be notified via email with a formal acceptance letter if selected for the program.

    For questions and additional information, please contact Amanda Knapp - Amknapp@fiu.edu 

  • Fellowship Requirements
    • Commit 10 hours a week
    • Must be enrolled in the Civic Leadership Certificate*
      • Schedule to be determined
    • Must be able to attend half of the MAF events
      • Create student databases & communications
    • SDG Challenge (5 hours minimum a week)
      • Must have a strong desire to participate in a competition related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
      • Team player, problem solver, & solution driven
      • Public speaking & comfortable making a pitch
    • Assist with social media & Panther Connect
    • Create a virtual portfolio
    • Reading list
  • Interview Preparation

    Students selected for an interview should prepare to answer questions based on the following topics:

    1. Knowledge of the public sector and nonprofit fields.
    2. Understanding of contemporary civic issues.
    3. Ability to highlight their qualifications, skills, and experience.
    4. Ability to utilize technology.