Advancing Gender Equity Summer Fellowship | Applications are due February 4, 2019.


Students can apply what they have learned about gender, diversity, and social justice through their academic and/or extracurricular activities to work with a nonprofit organization or government agency on social, political, or economic issues affecting women. Fellows can expand on an experience started through a course or extracurricular activity by continuing with an existing partner organization, or they can identify another relevant community organization.


The Haas Center for Public Service and the Women's Communicy Center partnered to launch the Advancing Gender Equity Fellowship as part of the Cardinal Quarter initiative. Funding has been generously provided by Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.


Advancing Gender Equity Fellows are required to work at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Fellows are expected to work on-site with their host organization, and have a designated full-time professional staff member on-site as their supervisor/mentor. Please review the entire FAQs section for program policies.



Currently enrolled first-years, sophomores, and juniors from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and applicants may vary in academic interests, public service involvement, and experience. Priority will be given to students who have completed fewer than two previous Cardinal Quarter opportunities. Graduating seniors are only eligible for Round 2 opportunities if funding is available, and the Round 2 deadline may be in April. Students who have begun their co-term programs are not eligible to apply.


This fellowship is intended for individuals whose application, references, and interview demonstrate:

  • an integration of the fellowship experience with applicant’s academic, personal and/or career goals
  • prior demonstrated interest or involvement in the subject area, including related coursework
  • a compelling match between applicant’s skills and interests and an organization’s work and needs
  • strong potential for the fellowship experience to enlarge a candidate’s understanding of an identified community issue or challenge



Additional opportunities to volunteer - All genders, identities, and backgrounds are welcome to apply!