Application: Public Health Fellows

Online 2017-18 application form

Read the information below before submitting an online application form.

Fellows explore health issues that have a local and global impact and bring awareness to the campus through presentations and other community-based work. This fellowship was created in 2015. In creating this position we recognize that health awareness and involvement (carried on by AIDS Fellows) is also related to issues of community food systems and food insecurity (a focus of Hunger Fellows). More broadly, public health fellows consider the environmental, socio-economic, health access and clinical care and health behaviors of community members and communities. Public Health Fellows work with other Bonner Center Fellows to share this broad and deep perspective to the campus.

Program Summary  Two Bonner Center Public Health Fellows are selected by a competitive process to serve during the coming academic year. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply. 
Bonner Scholars are not eligible to apply. A Fellow receives a $4,000 award. A Fellow is selected based on their demonstrated commitment to community issues, ability to initiate and complete projects, and interest in the issues of public health, especially issues that have a common local and global impact. Fellows work under the direction of Bonner staff.

• The award is prestigious and carries substantial responsibilities.
• The Fellow will receive a $4,000 fellowship, half applied to the tuition and the remaining paid directly to the student in four checks (4 X $500), two per semester.
• The award is for one academic year, but Fellows are eligible to re-apply for a second year.

• A Fellow can be removed from their position should Bonner staff determine work is not being completed satisfactorily.

A Bonner Center Public Health Fellow...
• cannot be a Bonner Scholar
• reports to the Community Engagement Training Coordinator
• works with Bonner staff

• reports 140 hours total per semester (47 hours must be performed off-campus with an approved local nonprofit)
• must attend Premester and complete  

• must attend biweekly 2-hour management, site operations and leadership meetings.
• must keep accurate records of volunteer hours.
• must document work and progress of the site.
• must participate in the Community Service Institute.
• must present at the Guilford Undergraduate Symposium
• $4000 Fellowship
• Membership in the Project Community Council
• Opportunities to travel, attend conferences, workshops, etc.
• Opportunities for community, academic and professional recognition.
• Letters of recommendation from regional and national nonprofits and orgs
• Letters of recommendation from non-academics (it helps to have more than professors' letters)
• Strong portfolio that gets you to the “next level”
• Tons of networking, education, employment and career-building opportunities 
• Documented evidence of accomplishments
• Concrete projects and examples of service and advocacy work
• Assistance in creation of online resume, Web identity and promotion