The Carmela and Marie F. Volpe Fellowship for International Service in Education

The Carmela and Marie F. Volpe Fellowship for International Service in Education

Background

Are you an International and Comparative Education Program student with an international summer internship and/or research project with a non-governmental organization or international agency devoted to the education of orphans, street children, child laborers, indigenous or other marginalized youth

Eligibility

The Carmela and Marie F. Volpe Fellowship for International Service in Education supports TC students interning or collaborating virtually* with such an NGO/agency. The fellowship is offered as a single-payment award.

Award

Recipients will receive a stipend (the amount will vary). 

Materials to submit with nomination

  • Up-to-date resume      
  • Personal statement (1-2 single-spaced pages) including information on the 6-12 week internship or collaboration, your projected role or contribution, your preparation for the position, and how the internship fits in with your broader academic and/or professional goals. Be clear how your proposed activities will directly contribute to the education of orphans, street children, child laborers, or other marginalized youth.      
  • Name and contact information of a TC faculty member who could serve as a reference
  • Invitation letter (this can be an e-mail) from the NGO/agency
  • Brief description of the NGO/agency

Criteria for selection

Exceptional and demonstrated commitment to the education of orphans, street children, child laborers, indigenous or other marginalized youth. 

*Acknowledging TC health and safety restrictions related to the corona virus, this year’s award will not involve travel or accommodation.

Application Deadline

Friday, March 15, 2022. Submit all materials via e-mail to iceinfo@tc.columbia.edu as a single PDF file. Use Carmela and Marie F. Volpe Fellowship in the subject line.

 

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