Global Perspectives Student Fellowships
New Fellowship Opportunity
We at GP, in partnership with the Global Connections Foundation, are pleased to announce a new student opportunity, the Nelson Mandela African Affairs Fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship is to recognize and honor the work of South African anti-apartheid leader and former president, Nelson Mandela, who once stated, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
John C. Bersia, GP’s director and UCF’s special assistant to the president for Global Perspectives, recently commented on creating this new opportunity. “This fellowship complements a long-standing GP interest in African Affairs, as well as my own commitment to encouraging discussions and awareness about the subject.”
The Mandela Fellowship will be offered once a year, in the fall semester, to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student from a Central Florida college or university. Visit our website to read more about the fellowship, or to apply.
Call for Applications
If you are interested in global issues and want to gain course credit and experience, then consider applying for an internship at GP. The office is offering eight paid fellowships as well as several internships for the fall semester. These opportunities are available to students of any major, with many available to non-UCF students. In addition to research and office assistance, GP interns and fellows help facilitate the multiple public events that GP hosts throughout the semester. Most students are eligible to pursue course credit for their time and effort, if they seek it.
Internship applicants are required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA, to be at least a Junior by credit, and to submit an application, cover letter, and resume by August 4, 2017. Applicants for fellowships must also be a Junior or higher with a minimum 3.5 GPA, and must submit a one-page personal statement, a 5-10 page writing sample, a resume with two listed references, and an unofficial transcript. All student positions require a weekly time commitment of approximately 10 to 15 hours. To apply, or for more information, students may click here.