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
- 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
- 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
Biology minor in Business Administration
Use principles of design thinking to legitimize the experiences of children who are chronically hospitalized through picture books.
University of Puerto Rico
involve students, professors, other professionals, and community members in the revitalization of abandoned spaces in their cities.
School of Visual Arts, NYC
Design for social innovation
Georgia Institute of Technology
Human Computer Interaction
Help students keep track of their valuable belongings so that they are safe from theft. Learn more about Geunbae's project on our blog.
School of Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
AIADO (MFA) - Design for Emerging Technology
Promote insight and awareness around environmental issues through cross-disciplines research and design project as our cornerstone to support Chicago’s local environmental organizations.
Parsons School of Design
Strategic Design and Management, Innocation and New Technologies
Promote sustainability within the Parson’s community using the Design Thinking methodology as a tool. Co-creation, multidisciplinary teams and respect are the pillars of our project. Read more from Lourdes.
Destigmatize mental health through technology and education.
Benjamin St. John
University of Wisconsin-Madison & Arizona State University
MBA & Biomimicry