Current Opportunities:

social enterprise in dominica fellowship: apply here

Since 2016, UVA has offered a Global Field Experience in Dominica each spring; but in the aftermath of Maria, a Category 5 hurricane which devastated the island’s productive sector and infrastructure on September 18, 2017, we have a unique opportunity and a responsibility to do more. Student fellows began researching how the small island developing state of Dominica could become climate resilient through sustainable agriculture and energy solutions, and how these enterprises could build economic opportunity by equipping residents with the tools they need to supply the tourism industry with locally grown food.

Fellows in the Climate Resilience Lab, under the leadership of Professor Bevin Etienne, will continue this research into the intersection of food, energy and water resources, and how innovative solutions can increase the resiliency of the island. Prototypes in hydroponic agriculture solutions, developed in partnership with Babylon Micro-Farms, will be one of the focus areas of the research and data collection. This fellowship is currently unpaid as we pursue funding opportunities.

Coming Soon: 

Royster-lawton fellows in social enterprise:

The Royster-Lawton Fellowship wants to help fund your summer internship with the venture of your choice.  Internships can be with a for-profit or non-profit, the only requirement is that the organization emphasizes a commitment to purpose.  Fellows will receive $3,000 and benefit from coaching, resume and cover letter development as well as professional guidance. Our experienced staff can match you with a social enterprise according to your interests, or you can choose your own. You can find additional information and eligibility requirements HERE. 

This opportunity will open in December with a deadline in mid-January. 

se@uva Fellowship:

SE@UVA Fellows work directly with the faculty and staff of the Center to plan outreach events, raise awareness, support our work and learn about social entrepreneurship. Applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now closed.  Please check back next Spring for new openings. 

new vinegar hill project fellowship

The destruction of the vibrant African-American community of Vinegar Hill, the University's participation in the massive resistance to the racial desegregation of the city's public schools and the University's long history as a place of white male privilege have all contributed to the well-known chasm between the University and black community in the city. We are drawing on the expertise, research, and resources of the University of proactively support the building of a strong and growing black middle and upper class through a robust African-American community led redevelopment initiative including affordable housing, entrepreneurship, and career pathways.

Fellows will work alongside local community leaders and the New Hill Development Corporation to conduct historical research, build partnerships, and grow programs to build avenues of upward mobility in greater Charlottesville. The Fellowships are paid $12/hr at an average commitment of ten hours per week (funding secured through December). Applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now closed.

pay for success lab fellowship

The Fellowship is an opportunity to learn about important policy issue areas, gain familiarity with evidence-based policy and impact investing, and create real change in communities. All UVA students are invited to apply with a preference for those who are interested and have experience with either childhood asthma or affordable housing. The Fellowships are paid $12/hr at an average commitment of ten hours per week. Applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now closed.  

food policy fellows

In partnership with Morven Farm and the First Lady's Food Lab, we are developing a cohort of Food Policy fellows to increase collaboration among UVA students, faculty, and local community partners working on issues of food, farming and sustainability. Fellows will work with local food justice organizations in Charlottesville, consult with emerging local farm to table businesses, and research ways that Morven Farm can better serve the needs of the surrounding community through the creation of new programs such as a farm incubator, workshops, classes and farm tours. 

Thanks to support from the Equity and Environment Fund through UVA's Office of Sustainability, we have funding for two fellows to work with City Schoolyard Garden and the Charlottesville Food Justice Network. Applications for the 2018 - 2019 school year are now closed.