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The LSB Community Fellows Application Process

The LSB Community Fellows application is closed for 2020-2021. Please check back Spring 2021 for more information about joining the program.

The LSB Community Fellowship Program places SCU business students in paid internships in local non-profit organizations, providing opportunities to use business skills in an organization that serves low-income communities or individuals. It is a way to contribute to the community while developing your skills and building your base of experience in organizations.

Details for the 2020-2021 Application Process:
LSB Community Fellows commit 8-10 hours/week to the fellowship (schedule determined in collaboration with organizational supervisor), beginning in Fall quarter and continuing for Winter and Spring quarters, except during finals weeks and school breaks. Fellows are paid at the rate of $16 per hour; funds are provided by the Leavey School of Business. Please click here to read about the experience of past Fellows.

Fellows also enroll in a 1-unit seminar (BUSN 183) during each quarter. The seminar, co-facilitated by Economics Professor Bill Sundstrom and Professor of Practice Jackie Schmidt-Posner, provides an opportunity for reflection on experience, sharing of knowledge with other Fellows, professional development, and conceptual background on the economic context of Silicon Valley. Fellows may participate in additional opportunities, such as workshops and retreats. 

NOTE: This academic year the internship period will begin in late Fall after training is complete and will run until early June. Fellows must be enrolled as students in good University standing in fall, winter and spring quarters to qualify. In the event of remote work requirements, certain state work authorization must be met. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation to the placement site when onsite work resumes.