Laura Vang '15
Student Director for Conversations That Matter
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The DPCS Post-Graduate Fellowship welcomes all graduating Dartmouth college seniors (including international students) to apply no matter your major or concentration, past experience, or specific skills. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens should contact their advisor in the Office of Visa and Immigration Services as soon as possible to discuss visa requirements.
Fellowships are 10-12 months long and usually begin between late June and September and end between May and August of the following year.
The DPCS Post-Graduate Fellowship Program is both an opportunity to spend a year working for the common good, but also to develop professionally and personally as you enter your life after Dartmouth. In that, fellows are provided with Alumni Mentors and meet about monthly with the other Fellows in their location for educational seminars. Also, the DPCS Post-Graduate Fellowship Program staff at the Tucker Foundation is always available to answer questions and help negotiate problems should they arise. Together, this extra support will ease a Fellow’s transition into the professional world.
Each fellow is assigned a local mentor—a Dartmouth alumnus/a who serves as an advisor, advocate, and friend. Your mentor is a person with whom you can discuss issues, share your concerns, reflect on your fellowship experience and your professional goals, and develop contacts. The nature of the mentoring experience varies from one relationship to the next. The time and effort expended by each fellow and mentor differs, as does the type of activity in which mentors and fellows engage.
In each city, the local cohort of fellows will meet about monthly for educational seminars. These seminars will vary, but may include visits to host organizations, speakers or panels of professionals working for the common good, networking events, or discussion and reflection sessions about your fellowship.
Host Organizations are required to provide a minimum salary of $30,000 plus health insurance. This is a minimum requirement, and some organizations may offer slightly higher salaries or additional benefits. Fellows are required to secure their own housing and transportation from their home address/Dartmouth to the site.
Last Updated: 10/1/14