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Community Action Awards

Community Action Awards
Independent Thought and Social Action participants in Ahmedabad, India. ITSA is the internship site of Bard student Kay Schaffer '14.

The Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) Community Action Awards support student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally, and internationally by providing funding for participation in internships that address issues impacting people around the world. Students pursue internships in their chosen field or area of interest and apply for stipends to defray the costs for unpaid internships.

Nearly 60 undergraduates received awards in 2013. Worldwide internships placements were at community organizations; local, state or national government agencies and offices; international governmental and non-governmental organizations; media, public policy, and non-profit organizations; and educational programs.

Internship sites included Human Rights Foundation (Turkey), Capital Good Fund (Rhode Island), Future of Diplomacy Project at the Kennedy School (Massachusetts), Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence (Cairo), Make the Road (NY), ArteEast (NY), African Center for Migration and Society (South Africa), Suffolk County District Attorney (NY), OYE Honduras Youth Empowerment (Honduras), Let’s Get Ready (New York) and the National Park Service (California).

Civic Engagement Fellowship Awards provides funds for students pursuing pre-professional experiences and community action projects that address issues related to the broad field of civic engagement, including education, government, justice, human rights, media, public policy, and social entrepreneurship.  Students’ work has taken them to South Africa, India, Turkey, Virgin Islands, Honduras, and China.  Nationally, students were in Alaska, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts. 

Information about 2013 internships can be found at blogs.bard.edu/civicengagement/.  

2014 Applications

Community Action Award applications are now available. The Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) supports student efforts to engage with communities locally, nationally and internationally by providing funding to participate in internships and other forms of community engagement that address issues impacting people and communities around the world.

Community Action Awards
Each summer CCE provides awards to support student internships, pre-professional experiences, and community action projects. Internships and projects should address issue(s) related to the broad field of civic engagement, including education, government, justice, human rights, media, public policy, and social entrepreneurship. Maximum award is $3,000. While the CCE primarily supports summer internships, applications for semesterly or intercession internships may be considered.

Deadline: First round applications due Monday, March 31; second round applications due Monday, April 28

Additional Requirements
Award recipients are required to submit three blogs during the summer of his or her internship and participate in the CAA Speaker Series. Awards are only given to current Bard students in good standing who intend to return for at least one term after completing the internship. Awards are not designed to support tuition for academic programs for which students receive academic credit.

Online application: http://tools.bard.edu/wstools/webforms/view.php?id=23189
 

Profiles

YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung Eo ’15

YuSung, a native of South Korea, is majoring in political studies with a concentration in global international studies. YuSung has been enrolled in the Bard Globalization and International Affairs program, and plans to go back to his home country after graduation in order to pursue a career in politics.
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Application

All applicants for CCE's 2014 summer Community Action Awards must complete the following application.  

tools.bard.edu/wstools/webforms/view.php

About

The Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) announces more than 60 winners for the 2013 Community Action Awards program.

Nearly 120 Bard undergraduates applied to defray the costs of unpaid internships in their chosen field in the summer of 2013. Worldwide internship placements include community organizations; local, state, or national government agencies and offices; international governmental and nongovernmental organizations; media, public policy, and nonprofit organizations; and educational projects or programs.

Internship sites this summer include Human Rights Foundation (Turkey), Capital Good Fund (Rhode Island), Future of Diplomacy Project at the Kennedy School (Massachusetts), Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-Violence (Cairo), Make the Road (New York), ArteEast (New York), African Center for Migration and Society (South Africa), Suffolk County District Attorney (New York), OYE Honduras Youth Empowerment (Honduras), Let’s Get Ready (New York), and the National Park Service (California).

Launched in 2012, the Civic Engagement Fellowship Awards provide funds for students pursuing pre-professional experiences and community action projects that address issues related to the broad field of civic engagement, including education, government, justice, human rights, media, public policy, and social entrepreneurship. Students’ work will take them to South Africa, India, Turkey, Virgin Islands, Honduras, and China. Nationally, students can be found in Alaska, California, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, New York, Rhode Island, Maine and Massachusetts.

A full list of student summer internships awards can be found below and on our blog and Facebook page.