Center for Service and Community Engagement
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Fellowships

  • Our Fellowships are a fantastic way to deepen your engagement with our community partners, synthesize your social justice experiences, and grow in your commitment to justice. Consisting of a community-based internship, intensive reflection and vocational discernment, and project-based leadership on campus, the CSCE Fellowships are geared towards students who have already demonstrated a significant commitment to service and justice.

    We have both year-long and summer fellowships available to students. These paid fellowships are intended as capstone experiences for students who have already been significantly involved in service and justice. Typically, seniors (or rising seniors for the summer fellowships) are selected for these programs, but juniors (and rising juniors for the summer fellowships,) are considered.

    Summer Fellowships

    We offer three types of paid summer fellowships:

    • Summer Fellowships serving Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) youth (K-4th grade):  These fellows partner with the Youth Tutoring Program as classroom assistants for their summer programs.  The fellowship will run from mid-June to mid-August and fellows will spent the vast majority of time working directly with young people.  Once a week, fellows will meet as a cohort for reflection, discussion, and vocational exploration.
    • Summer Fellowship serving SUYI Organizations: These fellows partner with any organization that is connect to the Seattle University Youth Initiative.  Fellows may or may not work directly with youth.  Fellows will work with the program coordinator to identify an organization that fits their interests  From early June to the start of the school year, fellows will serve 200 hours at the organization and spend 100 hours organizing and leading an event for incoming SU students (either a new student immersion or Serve Seattle).  Once a week, fellows will meet up as a cohort for reflection, discussion, and vocational exploration.
    • Summer Fellowship serving with Seattle-area Nonprofits:  These fellows partner with an organization that is working on a social justice issue that matches the fellows' area of interest. Fellows will work with the program coordinator to identify an organization during spring quarter.  From early July to the start of the school year, fellows will serve 200 hours at the organization and spend 100 hours organizing and leading an event for incoming SU students (either a new student immersion or Serve Seattle).  Once a week, fellows will meet up as a cohort for reflection, discussion, and vocational exploration.

    Year-Long

    Check out our blog to see what this year's fellows have been doing (fellowship posts are tagged as #Shinnyo-En Fellowship): suyinitiative.tumblr.com

    • 10 month paid fellowship (5 hours per week,) for rising seniors intended as a capstone experience for students who have significant community engagement experience
    • Integrates direct service/internship (expectation is 3 - 5 hours per week with a local non-profit,) reflection, ongoing professional development, and project planning/management
    • Requires a five day training and retreat in San Francisco in early August with the Shinnyo-en Foundation. Additionally, fellows will attend and help lead a fall and spring retreat, a one day winter leadership institute, and weekly meetings with the cohort.
    • Over the course of the year, fellows will serve with an organization, plan an event or opportunity to engage the campus community, write three blog posts per quarter, meet weekly with the cohort, and connect with the Shinnyo-en Foundation through various activities.
    • This fellowship is an engaged learning experience where Fellows work as a cohort to determine their learning goals, engage each other in facilitated activities and discussion, and create a meaningful learning experience through reflection and dialogue
    • This Fellowship experience is generously funded by the Shinnyo-en Foundation.