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Summer Community Leaders

Overview

The Summer Community Leaders program is a ten-week summer of service experience and collaborative learning community of 10 excellent TCNJ undergraduates. SCL members serve 30 hours a week building the capacity of local non-profit partner while receiving rigorous academic, professional, and personal support from faculty, staff, and community mentors. SCL members receive a $3,000 stipend and $1,289.95 Segal Education AwardAs a group, they participate in weekly trainings, discussions, and guest lectures.

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The purpose of the Summer Community Leaders program is twofold:

  1. To provide mentored internships that develop student skills in leadership and civic engagement, enhance the academic experience, and inform career goals;
  2. To build the capacity of non-profit organizations in Trenton and address community-identified needs.

Application Process

The application consists of two components: an AmeriCorps application and a cover letter and resume submitted through Handshake.

The AmeriCorps application will require two written references.  One of these references must be a TCNJ faculty member. Choose someone who can speak to your qualities as a student, as well as your ability to work independently and with a team, carry out projects to completion, and solve problems.

Applications must be submitted and complete by March 9.  Finalists will be invited to interview with non-profit internship supervisors between March 23-27. Fellows will be selected and notified by April 8.

Questions? Contact SCL@tcnj.edu

Eligibility/Requirements

Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior with a 3.0+ GPA (graduating students may not apply). Preference is given to students possessing:

  • Leadership and/or civic engagement experience
  • Interest in social change
  • Ability to work with diverse populations
  • Professionalism, commitment, curiosity, and creativity

As a requirement of AmeriCorps/Corporation for National & Community Service, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States to apply.

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