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Durham University

Erasmus, Exchange & Study Abroad

Dartmouth College Global Citizenship Programe

Matariki Global Citizenship Student Exchange Programme

The Matariki Global Citizens Fellowship is an exchange project within the new Matariki Global Citizenship Programme which offers opportunities for students to explore global citizenship themes and issues through research, internships, and event organisation. Participating students will be expected to support the development of the wider Matariki Global Citizenship Programme. Travel and accommodation costs are covered by the University.

Programme Information

An intern hosted at Dartmouth College will split their time between a capacity building project with Dartmouth’s Center for Social Impact and a volunteer project with a local community agency. Through this experience, students will have the opportunity to learn about best practices in college/community partnerships, community-based experiential learning, and social impact work in a rural environment. Specific projects will be designed with the skills and interests of the selected intern in mind.

Proposed Projects for 2019

Dartmouth Center for Social Impact: Implementation of the strategic communications plan

  • The Center for Social Impact is about to implement a new strategic communications plan. The intern would work with staff at DCSI to conduct research and possible focus groups on best ways to DCSI to engage with its various stakeholders. This would include considering best communication formats for student and alumni stakeholders.

Dartmouth Center for Social Impact: Development of international internship program

  • In 2020, DCSI hopes to pilot a new international internship cohort program focused on the intersections of social impact and business. The planning for this project is in its very early stages, but we envision an intern assisting us with research on similar program models and potential locations and community partners. The student engaged in this project would be able to see the development of a new community-based experiential learning program and learn about program design elements.

Dartmouth Center for Social Impact: Development of community impact assessment program

  • This project would be an opportunity to work with the DCSI staff to expand and deepen the program assessment. This would include working on qualitative and quantitative assessments of student learning at the Center and the program level and beginning to develop program specific community impact assessment.

In addition, students would be required to work on a local community project which may include sustainability, poverty alleviation, youth services or education.

Application Information

  • One place available in the 2019 call;
  • Open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, of all subjects and disciplines. The timing of the project means this would not be suitable for final year students;
  • Duration would be 4 to 12 weeks commencing from June 2019;
  • Grant for travel and visa expenses of £1000;
  • Accommodation will be provided by Dartmouth free of charge;
  • Successful applicants will be required to cover their own subsistence during the exchange.

Timings

The project is anticipatred to take place from roughly June 30th to August 30th. Therefore, applicants should ideally be available in this time period.

How to Apply

  • Download the application form
  • Gather supporting documents:
    • Personal Statement describing your study or research interests and any related experience (max 500 words);
    • A proposal detailing how your proposed programme of activities relate to one or more of the strands of the Matariki Global Citizenship Programme: Empowering learners, Community engagement, Creating space for dialogue (see website for more information on the strands). If relevant, please explain also how your exchange programme might contribute to the overall development and continuity of the Matariki Global Citizenship Programme and activities either at Durham and/or Dartmouth (max 400 words);
    • Academic reference supporting your application to the programme. The reference can be from anyone as long as they can provide comment on your academic suitability/progress. The reference can be submitted directly to the International Office or attached to the application form.
  • Email completed form to international.partnerships@durham.ac.uk by the agreed deadline (TBC).

Deadline for applications: n/a - scheme not available in 20/21

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