Hubert Scholars Program for Internships in Public Service
Encouring lifelong careers of public service, this program combines experiential learning and exploration of vocation with service to humanity. Students with a demonstrated commitment to public service propose internships (either self-designed or existing) that serve those in need, whether it's of food, shelter, education, medical attention, social justice or spiritual sustenance.
Internships include at least 200 contact hours and take place in the United States or abroad. Applicants submit a detailed budget with projected costs, and those selected by the Hubert Scholar Selection Committee are awarded up to $3,000 to support their internship.
All proposals include a credit-bearing academic component. The applicant coordinates with a faculty sponsor to determine readings, assignments and measurable learning objectives.
Examples of Past Hubert Scholar Internships
Agnes Scott students have served humanity though the Hubert Scholars Program in a variety of ways. A pre-medical student worked in village health clinics and organized HIV/AIDS awareness seminars in Tanzania. A political science and women’s studies major created a library and taught research skills through the Harpswell Foundation, whose mission is to empower a new generation of women leaders in Cambodia. A public health major interned at an eye clinic in Guatemala. Another returned to her middle school in Oakland, California to expand a mentoring program for young girls, which included workshops on empowerment, career choices, and living a healthy lifestyle. An international relations major studied and implemented techniques to narrow the educational gap between refugee girls and their American-born peers at the Decatur-based Global Village School. These are just a handful of the numerous possibilities.
How to Apply
Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate an active commitment to public service. The 2014 deadline has passed and the next deadline is January 20, 2015. It usually takes students a few months to complete the application, which includes gaining permissions from the internship site and ASC faculty. Early applications are welcome.
Hubert Scholarship applications must be typed. You may bring a hard copy to the Office of International Education in Buttrick 102B or submit electronically with subject line “Hubert Scholarship Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please contact Ginger Massey at 404-471-5380 or email@example.com.