The LSB Community Fellows Application Process is now closed.
The LSB Community Fellowship Program (formerly titled the NPI Fellows Program) places SCU business students in paid internships in local non-profit organizations, providing opportunities to use business skills in an organization that serves low-income communities or individuals. It is a way to contribute to the community while developing your skills and building your base of experience in organizations.
LSB Community Fellows commit 10 hours/week to the fellowship (schedule determined in collaboration with organizational supervisor), beginning in Fall quarter and continuing for winter and spring quarters, except during finals weeks and school breaks. Fellows are paid at the rate of $15 per hour; funds are provided by the Leavey School of Business. Please click here to read about the experience of past Fellows.
Fellows also enroll in a 1-unit seminar (BUSN 198) during each quarter. The seminar, co-facilitated by Economics Professor Bill Sundstrom and Professor of Practice Jackie Schmidt-Posner, provides an opportunity for reflection on experience, sharing of knowledge with other Fellows, professional development, and conceptual background on the economic context of Silicon Valley. Early in Fall quarter the Fellows attend an overnight retreat designed to build a sense of community and give the Fellows an opportunity to formulate their goals.
NOTE: The internship period is from late September – early June. Fellows must be enrolled as students in good standing on campus in fall, winter and spring quarters to qualify. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the placement site.
2017-2018 Community placements will be announced in May.