Net Impact Tech For Good Fellowship

The Tech for Good Fellowship program is supported by Qualcomm.

The Net Impact Fellowship is a year-long leadership development program where you can design and implement an action project on your campus or in your community using your technology skills for good. Be part of an intimate cohort of like-minded peers from across the country who are passionate about using their design, engineering, and technology skills to make a positive impact locally. By engaging your peers on campus, Tech for Good Fellows will create innovative products or service that address a specific environmental and/or social need.

Join a cohort of smart, passionate students from across the country who want to change the world! Applications are now closed.

Benefits of Participating

  • Receive free registration to the 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta on Oct 26-28; network with inspiring changemakers, meet your cohort, and engage in Fellowship-specific trainings
  • Build your resume to stand out by leading a real-world impact project
  • Implement a meaningful project on your campus (Net Impact will support you with tools and a stipend)
  • Develop your leadership skills through implementing a real-world project on your campus
  • Learn from an awesome cohort of students from around the country
  • Share your changemaking story with the world

Timeline

  • September 27: Fellowship Application deadline - Applications are closed
  • October 4: Selected Fellows announced
  • October 26-28: Fellows attend 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta, GA
  • November-December: Fellows research and plan campus projects
  • January-May: Fellows implement and evaluate campus projects
  • Yearlong: Virtual cohort meetups, support from Net Impact Central, and access to experts

Eligibility

  • All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Fellows who are not part of a chapter will work towards starting one as part of the program.

Deadline to Apply - September 27 - Applications are closed

Contact information to learn more - fellowship@netimpact.org

FAQ

  • As a Fellow, how will I interact with my Net Impact Chapter?
    • All Fellows will implement an action project on their campus related to the theme of their cohort - either food, climate change, racial equity, or tech for good. These projects will engage Net Impact chapter members to build awareness and/or create institutional change on campus.
  • Will I get paid to participate in this Fellowship Program?
    • You will receive free Net Impact Conference registration, a stipend to complete an action project on your campus, virtual leadership development training, and access to a cohort of like-minded peers. You will not receive compensation for participating in the Fellowship program.
  • What if I want to be a Fellow but I can't attend the Net Impact Conference?
    • It is important for all Fellows to attend the Net Impact Conference in Atlanta on October 26-28. The conference is an amazing opportunity to meet the other Fellows, develop your action projects, and get inspired by industry experts. If it is not possible for you to attend, exceptions may be made.
  • How much of a time commitment is it to be a Fellow?
    • The Fellowship runs from October 2017-May 2018. Fellows on average spend 2-5 hours per week working on their project but this varies greatly depending on the time of year and the scope of the project.

Meet Our Past Fellows

Yu (Angela) Bai

School

Georgetown University

Major

Biology minor in Business Administration

Project

Use principles of design thinking to legitimize the experiences of children who are chronically hospitalized through picture books.


Mariana Blanes

School

University of Puerto Rico

Major

Civil Engineering

Project

involve students, professors, other professionals, and community members in the revitalization of abandoned spaces in their cities.


Jain Ishita

School

School of Visual Arts, NYC

Major

Design for social innovation

Project

TBD


Geunbae Lee

School

Georgia Institute of Technology

Major

Human Computer Interaction

Project

Help students keep track of their valuable belongings so that they are safe from theft. Learn more about Geunbae's project on our blog.


Joyce Lee

School

School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

Major

AIADO (MFA) - Design for Emerging Technology

Project

Promote insight and awareness around environmental issues through cross-disciplines research and design project as our cornerstone to support Chicago’s local environmental organizations.


Veronia Orecchia

School

Virginia Tech

Major

Industrial Design

Project

Destigmatize mental health through technology and education.


Benjamin St. John

School

University of Wisconsin-Madison & Arizona State University

Major

MBA & Biomimicry

Project

TBD


Jasmine Wang

School

University of Western Ontario

Major

Computer Science and Arts & Humanities

Project

Learn about Jasmine's project on our blog.


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