Volunteer UT Student Fellows Program
Volunteer UT Student Fellows will serve as ambassadors between The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Community Engagement (CCE) and the 18 colleges and schools across the Forty Acres. Each student fellow will act as a dedicated liaison to two academic units, connecting them with CCE resources to support service learning and community engagement. Fellows will be appointed for one academic year and receive a $1,000 stipend for their service awarded upon completion of the program.
Expectations and Goals for Fellows
The main objective for student fellows is to provide support to faculty and staff to incorporate service learning into coursework, research, and student groups affiliated with academic units. As ambassadors to the colleges and schools across the university, student fellows will:
- Connect with stakeholders from schools and colleges at the annual Community Based Learning Symposium
- Provide ongoing support for faculty and staff to incorporate service learning into coursework, including one on one appointments and office hours
- Conduct outreach to staff and faculty in their designated academic units
- Present about CCE resources, including GivePulse, at faculty meetings in their designated academic units
- Conduct Volunteer UT training for staff in their designated academic units
- Gather information about service learning and community engagement from designated academic units for the Carnegie Classification Committee
Applicants for the Volunteer UT Student Fellows Program should meet the following minimum qualifications:
- Current full-time undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin
- Must be in academic good standing
- Available to attend required weekly meetings
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Experienced, engaging speaker and presenter
- Committed to uphold the values of the Center for Community Engagement
Applicants for the Volunteer UT Student Fellows Program must submit a completed application including the following components:
- Demographic information
- Responses to application questions:
- Why are you interested in becoming a Volunteer UT Student Fellow?
- Name and explain three personal strengths that you will bring to the Volunteer UT Fellows Program.
- Select one of the Center for the Volunteer UT values and describe why you view this value as meaningful.
- Please describe your experience with public speaking, facilitating activities, and presenting to groups in academic or service contexts.
- List your anticipated class hours for the 2023-2024 academic year along with your commitments outside of academics.
- Is there any additional information you would like to share regarding why you are a strong candidate for the Volunteer UT Student Fellows Program?
- Current unofficial transcript
Selection Process and Dates:
- April 4 – Application due
- April 5 – Notification of advancement to interview
- April 11-13 – Interviews
- April 14 – Final decision emails are sent
- April 16 – Letter of commitment due
- April 20 – Welcome celebration for new fellows
Mandatory Dates (upon acceptance):
- Orientation August 26 9am-1pm
- Summer TBD – Zoom Mixer with Student Fellows
- Fall TBD – 1 hour Weekly Meetings
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