Students undertake a rigorous application process that includes two
interviews, a written or videotaped application, and submission of
transcript, recommendations and other supporting materials.
Applications are due March 31, 2016 by midnight.
Applicants must attend an AISD public high school.
Fellows receive career and job training, including: interview skills, resume writing, career exploration, and preparation to work in a professional environment.
Each Fellow interviews with 2-3 potential internship hosts. Fellows are then matched with a mentor and internship host for the summer. Fellows spend 6-8 weeks at an internship site working 10-15 hours a week, experiencing a professional environment while completing projects and duties that support their host sites. Mentors provide guidance and support, and help interns set and meet goals throughout the summer.
During the school year, Fellows will participate in 6-8 creative skill-building group sessions, as well as design and complete personal projects that challenge them to use their creativity in a way that impacts their community.
As graduates of the Fellowship, students will have access to a network of professionals and other Fellows as they move forward in their careers. Graduates will also have opportunities to speak with and support younger Fellows.