The GU Impact Fellowship Logistics
Our GU Impact fellows work on meaningful projects implemented on the ground. Students return to campus with new mentors, new ideas, and new passions. We work intentionally with each of our alumni to help them continue their social impact journey-whether that be through their classes, careers, or personal lives.
SPRING SEMESTER (MARCH-APRIL)
Fellows should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week on the following activities:
- Pre-Assessment Survey
- Orientation/Introductory workshops
- Cultural Training
- Social cohort bonding
- Continuous professional development workshops
SUMMER SEMESTER (MAY-AUGUST)
Fellows are expected to work 10 weeks of their summer (40 hours per week) with their partner organization as well as submit and read personal reflections once per month.
- Slack participation
3-4 group reflection posts
3 comments on other fellows’ reflections
- Work/Project Plan
- Individual check-ins
- Mid-point and final evaluation (between student and supervisor(s))
- Beeck support/mentorship opportunity
FALL SEMESTER (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)
Off-boarding will be completed by the end of September— fellows should be prepared to participate in all of the following:
- One-on-one debriefs
- Closing workshops
- Group Reflection
- Post-assessment survey
GU Impacts provided stipends to cover travel and summer expenses related to their partner projects. Being virtual, we are adjusting stipends.
Understanding that students still have expenses to cover, the GU Impacts program will have a set $4,000 stipend for each fellow in its virtual setting. The Beeck Center appreciated the continuous financial school support that makes GU Impact fellows’ summer experience possible. When accepted, students received guidance from the Beeck Center on applying for funding from their schools and other Georgetown scholarships/funding opportunities.
For students unable to raise the full amount (ex. Fellow raised $1,500 of $4,000 needed), the Beeck Center covered the remaining amount. Stipends were given as an award for fellow’s work, and no budget will be required this year, recognizing each individual’s work-from-home environment will look different and have different needs. During non-virtual programming, stipends typically range from $5,000-$6,000.
Beeck Center Responsibilities
The Beeck Center annually vetted each GU Impacts partnership to ensure summer projects were social-impact focused, sustainable, and beneficial to the growth of both students and the organization.
The Center was responsible for all recruitment, application review, and initial interviews. Additionally, the Beeck Center planned and executed all spring and fall programming for fellows. GU Impact Partners conducted final interviews and selections of their fellows and developed projects and deliverables within the first two weeks of their arrival.
Fellows relied on the Center for any support needed, from application questions to summer challenges. In addition, the Beeck Center enrolled all fellows traveling internationally in Georgetown University’s Education Abroad Insurance and serves as a resource in case of any incident to identify appropriate care.