William and Mary

William and Mary Community Engagement Fellowships

In partnership with the Franklin Project and the Aspen Institute, the William & Mary Community Engagement Fellowships are designed to give William & Mary graduates hands-on experiences in nonprofit work as a career. We are seeking four William & Mary graduates and soon to be graduates (current seniors who will graduate in May or summer) who are interested in dedicating at least one year of full-time work in the Greater Williamsburg area.  Graduates from any academic major are eligible.  Each fellow receives a $15,000 stipend, University housing and access to University facilities. 

One fellowship will be offered in each of the following areas:

Education:  The Community Engagement Fellow  for education will work to mobilize college students to serve in our lowest performing schools to mentor, tutor and serve as peer role models to keep students in school and on track to graduate from high school and go to college. The fellow will work to expand tutoring and mentoring, create college advisory programs and spend considerable time in schools. Staff Supervision: [[alpryo, Austin Pryor]], Coordinator of Education Programs

. Please review the full position description (pdf).

Health and Nutrition: The Community Engagement Fellow  for health and nutrition will provide education on and opportunities for good nutrition, physical activity, and preventative care that will increase quality of life for vulnerable populations in the local community. Staff Supervision: [[efmiller, Elizabeth Miller]], Coordinator of Community Engagement

. Please review the full position description (pdf).

Alternative Breaks and Health Literacy: The Community Engagement Fellow for alternative breaks and health literacy will support the work of Branch Out Alternative Breaks, Literacy for Life and the summer health interpretation program on the Eastern Shore, overseen by Prof. Jonathan Arries.  Staff supervision: [[mcporter, Melody Porter]], Associate Director of Community Engagement, with additional support and supervision by Katie Watson of Literacy for Life and Jonathan Arries. Please review the full position description (pdf). 

Citizen Engagement: The Community Engagement Fellow for citizen engagement will develop an array of workshops, small group discussions, lectures and individual meetings with students to address the opportunity for civil discourse around topics of social concern.  This fellow reports primarily to [[adstel, Drew Stelljes]], Assistant Vice President for Student Engagement and Leadership, with additional support from office staff and key alumni stakeholders. Please review the full position description (pdf). 

Information Sessions: Two optional information sessions will be provided for anyone interested in learning more about the positions.  They will take place at the following days and times:

Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 5:30 pm
Location: Sadler Center James Room

Date: Monday, March 17
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Cohen Career Center Presentation Room

Application Deadline:  A resume, cover letter including the position(s) for which you are applying, and three professional references are due no later than April 1 at 5 pm to

Interviews: Candidates selected for an interview will be informed no later than April 4.  Interviews for the Branch Out + Health Literacy position will take place at William and Mary on  the morning of April 4; all others will take place on April 7.  Accommodations to interview by video chat will be made for candidates who cannot travel to campus. 

Start Date: Fellows will be expected to start the fellowship on August 1. 

For more information, contact [[adstel, Drew Stelljes]] or 757-221-3263.