CWBC Colloquium Fellowship

The CWBC Colloquium is still accepting applications for 2020. In light of the rapidly evolving global situation, however, we are implementing the following restrictions on funding eligibility for this year’s fellowships:

Due to University travel restrictions, the CWBC Colloquium will not fund internships that require U.S. citizens to travel to internships outside of the United States.

For International Students:

  • If you are an international student and plan on undertaking an internship in your home country, you are still eligible, so long as international travel beyond your home country is not involved in the internship.

  • If you are an international student and plan on undertaking an internship in the United States, you are still eligible, so long as international travel is not involved in the internship.

 

CWBC Colloquium Mission


The Colloquium seeks to become a leading voice in the national conversation on women and leadership. It will invite exceptional thought leaders to consider contemporary issues through the lens of women’s leadership. This forum seeks to engage students, alumni, and the global community in the conversation through a series of dynamic public events, strategic curricular enhancements and robust faculty/student interaction.

Fellowship Description
 

This fellowship, in keeping with the CWBC Colloquium mission, is designed to advance women’s leadership by providing funds to help offset the costs of an unpaid summer internship that either (1) provides a position with an organization (or part of an organization) focused on advancing issues related to women’s leadership, or (2) promotes the leadership skills of individual women.

Application Submission Date

The CWBC Colloquium is still accepting applications for 2020. In light of the rapidly evolving global situation, however, we are implementing the following restrictions on funding eligibility for this year’s fellowships:


Due to University travel restrictions, the CWBC Colloquium will not fund internships that require U.S. citizens to travel to internships outside of the United States.

For International Students:

  • If you are an international student and plan on undertaking an internship in your home country, you are still eligible, so long as international travel beyond your home country is not involved in the internship.

  • If you are an international student and plan on undertaking an internship in the United States, you are still eligible, so long as international travel is not involved in the internship.

 

The application deadline is April 29, 2020.
 

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You may contact the Internal Grants Manager, Shaylonda Barton, for further inquiries about submissions.

Application Instructions

 

Applications are submitted online and must include:

  • Description of the internship: Include your role and responsibilities, how the internship relates to the CWBC mission and how the internship will contribute to your development and career. (500 word maximum)

  • Unofficial transcript

  • An offer letter from the internship host confirming the unpaid internship.

  • One-page recommendation letter (sent separately to ila@bc.edu) from a Boston College faculty member.

Expectations of Fellows

 

Accepted fellows must:

  • Create a profile that includes a brief background, information on the internship, and goals.

  • Attend the Colloquium speaker event and the Women’s Summit

  • Meet with CWBC leaders for mentoring

  • Submit a one-page post-internship reflection on your experience: what you learned, how it has strengthened your leadership capabilities, and your future goals

  • Write a thank you note to CWBC and e-mail it to ila@bc.edu

  • Become part of a larger CWBC Colloquium Fellows alum group (throughout your time at Boston College) and continue to attend CWBC Colloquium events and mentor future fellows
     

Eligibility & Funding


Eligible students must be current BC undergraduates who will be enrolled on campus in the Fall 2020 semester and have secured an unpaid internship for the summer that fits with the purpose of the fellowship.

CWBC Colloquium Fellows will be awarded $4,000.