France-Merrick Civic Fellowship – Center for Social Concern

Posted: February 27, 2020

Please see this paid opportunity to work as a civic engagement fellow. You can choose an issue or neighborhood to focus on.

Note that many local museums from the Baltimore Museum of Industry to the Baltimore Museum of Art to our campus museums could be sites of work or potential partners. Consider, for example, arts outposts, disability access in the arts; serving immigrants at the BMI, history / after-school museum-based programs for local schools…..

CLASS 2021 and 2022 Apply for France-Merrick Civic Fellowship

Deadline: March 1, 2020

About the Fellowship  

The France-Merrick Civic Fellowship is seeking talented applicants for the France-Merrick Civic Fellows program. This fellowship will engage a diverse cohort of six full-time, Homewood undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) to lead efforts in creating a culture of Baltimore-based service and engagement for Hopkins undergraduates. This experiential program will allow Fellows to gain an understanding of civic and community based systemic issues and opportunities.

During the year-long fellowship, students will:

  • commit to full participation in community service and cohort activities throughout the academic year.
  • receive a $3,500 stipend for living expenses and transportation or project needs during the fellowship.
  • engage with campus and community mentors for personal and professional development.
  • foster an understanding and commitment to social issues, root causes, and systemic challenges.
  • create and implement a community and civic engagement plan for the fellowship year, and their future commitment to the communities they call home.
  • commit to at least 10 hours of engagement weekly, including service, reflection, and professional development.

During this program, students will:

  1. be guided through the process of planning and implementing their plan for success around an issue area or community of focus.
  2. explore the issues of intersectionality within their issue area or community of focus and will craft a plan for a culminating project to take place during the spring semester.
  3. will be encouraged to think critically about their experiences during their community service and create a project to engage their fellow JHU students in a direct service opportunity.
  4. enhance their understanding of community-engaged projects and collaboration with nonprofit and community leaders.
  5. be provided support systems including coaching support from their staff coach, mentoring, content expert training, along with peer cohort support.

The opportunity to reflect on service, learn related content, and identify other areas of growth in their personal understanding of the issue or neighborhood of focus will enhance student learning and leadership aptitude. Continue reading below to learn more about the Fellowship and application process and plan to attend an upcoming Information Session, please RSVP here.