CBLR fellows will receive a $1000 stipend for each semester. This leadership experience will ideally relate to their academic interests, support their sustained engagement with community partners or issues they care about, and further their skills in communication, partnership development, organizing and problem-solving. Fellows’ responsibilities will vary somewhat from course to course but will require approximately 5 hours per week and primarily include:
- Providing peer mentoring to students around community engagement components of the course (e.g., doing mid-semester check-ins, holding office hours, sharing other relevant resources with students).
- Communicating with the instructor, students, and community partner(s) about goals, logistics, and any issues that arise related to students’ community engagement.
- Assisting in planning and/or facilitating critical reflection activities about community engagement with students.
- Supporting longer-term engagement with community partners (e.g., advising students interested in engaging beyond the scope of the course, informing faculty and Swearer staff about partners’ priorities moving forward).
Each fellow will be responsible for no more than 20 students, so more than one fellow may be matched with instructors of larger courses.
For the pilot year, we expect to select up to 10 CBLR fellows. Any Brown University undergraduate with relevant experiences and interests may apply. While we strongly encourage students to serve as a CBLR fellow in both fall 2020 and spring 2021. Students able to commit for only one semester in academic year 2020-21 will be considered as well.