Civic Engagement Fellowship

The Civic Engagement Fellows (CEFs) are student civic leaders based out of the Office of Leadership and Service-Learning. This fellowship is a year-long commitment to developing as a citizen leader, building a community partnership, and engaging other students for change. Civic Engagement Fellows serve each week in a placement with one of our community partner organizations to address important community issues, lead planning committees for service and civic related campus events, and promote involvement of all students in civic and community service programs.

Civic Engagement Fellow responsibilities:

  • Attend and serve responsibly and enthusiastically in community placement; as an OLSL student leader you are a university representative.
  • Attend biweekly CEF meetings (trainings, reflections, etc.) as scheduled.
  • Serve on planning committee for one OLSL signature event (Spartan Service Day, Volunteer Fair, MLK Day of Service, Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week, and Empty Bowls).
  • Promote community service on campus through OLSL tabling and presentations.
  • Complete exit survey and Presentation of Learning at end of term.
  • Represent OLSL at various institutional/community events as your schedule permits.

Civic Engagement Fellow benefits:

  • Join a cohort of like-minded civic leaders on campus.
  • Make a meaningful contribution to the community and learn how to create positive change.
  • Opportunity to develop your leadership within an area of personal interest and passion.
  • Gain skills and experience in areas of future employment.
  • Participate in relevant trainings and attend conferences as OLSL funding and CEF schedule permits.
  • Receive an hourly stipend throughout the year.
  • Eligible to apply for the Phillips-McCracken Service and Leadership Fund Scholarship of $1000 in the spring semester (must meet additional requirements).
  • Receive OLSL gear (hoodie, polo, t-shirt) that identifies you as an OLSL student leader.
  • Meet new people, learn and serve with community, and have fun!

Application Process:

  • We are no longer recruiting for the 16-17 academic year.  If you are interested in the meantime please send cover letter and resume to Assistant Director for Community Engagement, Kristina Snader ( so that your information will be on file when recruitment opens for the upcoming year.