At Chavez Schools, scholars learn to be civic leaders committed to creating a more just, free, and equal world. Through the Fellowship Program, host organizations offer our scholars an unpaid opportunity to learn the knowledge and skills required to be change-agents in the 21st Century.
This professional experience and the guidance of committed and supportive hosts lets scholars see how their academic skills and civic values can shape the real world. Working in public policy and service organizations introduces these civically minded youth to the operational side of public policy and highlights the communication and professional skills expected of successful and effective public servants.
TIMELINE FOR FELLOWSHIP 2019
*Indicates Fellowship events/activities that are recommended, but not required.
September 2018 - January 2019: Host organization sign-up period
November 9th, 2018: Host Supervisor Info Session for interested supervisors to learn about the improvements and updates to the 2019 Fellowship program
February 8, 2019: Professionalism Day for students to engage with volunteers to get ready for their fellowship experience.
February 14, 2019 & March 7, 2019: The Fellowship Fairs are career fairs tailored for the Fellowship experience. They provide opportunities for host organizations to speak with a wide range of interested candidates and allow students to gain a deeper understanding of the internships available, professional expectations, and workplace culture at different organizations.
March 2019: Real-world interview process when students reach out to organizations to request interviews.
March 29, 2019: ALL real-world interviews completed and students accept Fellowship offers by this date.
April 11, 2019: Interview Fair* for hosts to interview participating students.
April 19, 2019: Final Fellowship placements announced.
April 26, 2019: Fellowship Host Supervisor Orientation* for interested Host Supervisors to refresh their memories on the logistics details, meet the Fellowship Teacher Advisory Team, and ask questions prior to the start of the internship period
May 3, 2019: OnBoarding Day* for students to practice their commute, meet their colleagues, learn about their Fellowship assignments, and complete any necessary paperwork. (NOTE: Organizations that do not participate will be contacted by students to plan an alternative OnBoarding Day)
May 28th, 2019 - June 13th, 2019: Internship Period: students report to their Host Organizations as interns during the three- week period.
May 31st, 2109 & June 7th, 2019: Fellowship Feedback Seminars: Students meet at their campuses with the Teacher Advisors for a weekly performance feedback on Friday afternoons during the internship period.
June 13th, 2019: Supervisor Evaluation Deadline; Students often give a practice Fellowship Presentation at their Host Organization on this last day of Fellowship.
June 14th, 2019: Fellowship Closing Ceremonies* for students to give their Final Fellowship Presentations on campus.
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