Field School Fellows
As an Upstate Institute Field School Fellow, students are responsible for building relationships in the local and regional community. Through this experience, students complete independent work on innovative projects that provide a community benefit and in so doing develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing the Upstate region and a strong appreciation for what the region has to offer. Responsibilities
Fellows work approximately 35 hours a week for 8–10 weeks over the summer with a partner organization. Students provide a variety of services to the organization, which may include:
- conducting research projects;
- developing training programs;
- working with clients;
- participating in program development;
- and, writing or researching grants.
In addition, fellows participate in a weekly seminar on campus in which they share information and ideas about their projects, develop specific skills, and delve into regional issues.
Students will be able to apply for the 2015 Summer Field School in January of 2015. In anticipation of the release of the application, please read the Field School Fact Sheet
for more information.
Community organizations interested in hosting a student and proposing a project should read the Information Sheet
as well. An application to host a student will be available in early January, and will be due to the Upstate Institute by February 9, 2015
: February 9, 2015