Baltimore RISE Fellows

Regional Impact through Sector Engagement

Public Service Scholars is launching an exploratory fellowship program for Spring 2016.  Baltimore RISE Fellows will work across the public and social sectors to address issues currently impacting Baltimore and the surrounding region.  Fellows will receive a $2,000 stipend for their participation

We are currently seeking 8 UMBC students of all majors. (See application instructions below.)

The Fellowship Has 4 Main Components:

Fellows will be placed at a nonprofit or government site and work 120 hours under the mentorship of a senior-level professional

Fellows will attend an orientation and seminars to strengthen their understanding of working across sectors

Fellows will attend meetings, events, and networking opportunities to connect with Baltimore’s leaders

Fellows will work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice, exploring sector engagement to address a Baltimore issue and culminating in a presentation to stakeholders


Eligibility Criteria For Fellows
  • Current Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student at UMBC
  • In good academic standing
  • Available January 27-May 18
To Apply
  • Applications are due by December 21
  • Submit the following to  Please title your email Subject “Rise Fellows, Last Name, First Name”.
    • Essay (~2 pages double spaced): Select a specific issue and describe how the public and social sectors can work together to address it.  Discuss why you think it is important for the sectors to work together.
    • Resume
    • Unofficial Transcript
    • Class Schedule for Spring 2016
  • Complete this form
  • Students who have already secured an internship for Spring 2016 may also submit an description of their internship and host organization, and contact information for their supervisor.  Students who do not have an internship lined up in Spring 2016 and are selected for the program will be placed at an organization/agency that aligns with their interests.

If accepted, students are expected to attend an orientation on 1/27 from 4pm-8pm at UMBC.  Fellows must complete the internship requirement of 120 hours within the semester in addition to attending a few seminars and events throughout the semester.  Fellows will be enrolled in a 0-credit Practicum offered through the Shriver Center and will also have the option of enrolling in SOCY 396 Community Service and Learning for 1-3 credits.