The GU Impacts Fellowship

Make an Impact.

The Beeck Center's signature student engagement program, GU Impacts, provides Georgetown University students experiential learning opportunities in the social sector within the U.S. and around the world.

Overview

About GU Impacts

GU Impacts is a 7-month fellowship program guiding students through an immersive and transformational experience. While the fellowship is centered around a 10-week independent summer project with one of our social impact partners, the Beeck Center wraps fellows' summer experience with robust on- and off-boarding.

With intentional orientation, continuous discernment, and guidance into next-steps, this program supports Beeck Center's larger mission of molding future social impact leaders.

Through the generous support of our donors, the program has guided 142 students through an immersive social impact experience.

If you are looking for a program where you can learn, engage, act, and partner in the social impact space, GU Impacts may be for you. Sign our 2020 interest form to stay up-to-date on info sessions, applications, and partners for the upcoming year.

What we are:

  • A 7-month program with 8 partners students can work with over the summer
  • An independent work experience over the summer, a 20-25 cohort-experience to grow together with
  • An opportunity for any continuing undergraduate students, no matter which school, class, or major

What we are not:

  • A choose-your-own-adventure program. Students rank their preferred partners for the summer, but should understand the mission and programming of GU Impact beyond the 10-week project
  • A guided summer experience with a GU faculty or staff member
  • An opportunity for graduating seniors or students studying abroad in Spring 2020

Program Timeline

GU Impacts has three components to its program: orientation (spring), implementation (summer), and re-integration (fall).

March-April

Orientation

Orientation Day: Targeted Workshops, Weekly Newsletters, Location Information, Partner Check-Ins, Visas, Funding, and more.

May-August

Implementation

10-12 weeks. Social Impact Projects. Community Level. Goals + Deliverables. Guided Reflections. Sustainability.

August-September

Re-Integration

One-on-One Debriefs. Group Reflection Day. Next-steps Guidance. Expo / Showcase. Blog Entry. Alumni Management.