2013 Summer Fellowships
Undergraduate, visiting, and graduate students are eligible to seek an award in order to study or intern domestically or globally for the first time at any point up to six months after graduation. Any student serving on the CEES' Advisory Board or Selection Committee is ineligible. Students may not apply for a fellowship to study abroad if they have already completed a study abroad program.
A Selection Committee will award fellowships based on the following qualifications of applicants: strength of character, demonstrated extracurricular dedication, technical merits including honors and GPA, passion for future endeavors, quality of proposal, and the relevance of their proposed summer experience to their field of study or career goals. The Selection Committee is composed of students of all years, faculty or administrators from UNC-CH, and community members.
CEES recognizes that interns, even passionate, knowledgeable, dedicated and unpaid interns, require a monetary commitment that can become a burden to a small non-profit organization. Any 501(c)3 nonprofit entity planning to make use of the skills or talents of a Carolina student can apply for grant funds to offset supervisory, administrative, and/or program-related expenses.
Before completing an application, the CEES applicant and non-profit organization should collaborate to fashion a productive and sustainable summer internship that incorporates both use of the intern's current skill set, career exploration, and skill development with a particular focus on realistic expectations. For internships to be completed in developing countries, CEES values projects that incorporate mutual respect, participatory development, and cultural immersion.