Are you passionate about intercultural experiences? Are you keen on unpacking and advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? Would you like to experience international collaboration to create tangible action? Are you motivated to make a difference in the world?
Melton Fellows are university students who are committed to serving their communities and, through the Global Citizenship Learning Program, can build their capacity, grow their spheres of influence, and eventually model and promote global citizenship through their actions and become influencers in their communities to model and inspire change.
Here are some guidelines for our recruitment cycle for the Global Citizenship Learning Program edition of 2023:
To be eligible, you must be a university student who is 18-25 years old as of the application deadline and who will foreseeably live within the city limits of any of our partner universities for the first 1.5 years :
Other eligibility requirements include:
Please note that applications from motivated students from historically underrepresented minorities (URM), and low-income backgrounds are highly encouraged. Also important to note is that to apply, you need to be enrolled at or living in close vicinity to our partner universities listed here.
As a Melton Fellow and participant in Global Citizenship Learning Program, you will:
The Global Citizenship Learning Program starts while you are in university. Through online learning, global teamwork, and collaborative projects you will exercise your global citizenship muscle.
Our 1.5-year Global Citizenship Learning Program, supported by our global network of mentors and partner organizations, will aid you in acquiring skills in areas such as intercultural communications, teamwork, design thinking, project management, storytelling, ethical leadership, and systems thinking.
As you work together with others in pursuit of collaborative solutions to challenges of today’s interconnected world, Project Teams, Acts of Global Citizenship, and global workshops and conferences will be your fueling stations. After successfully graduating from the program, you will join our lifelong Senior Fellow network of global industry professionals.
In this podcast, we unpack our program and the true essence of becoming a Melton Fellow!
As a new Melton Fellow, you can expect the following during the 1.5 years of the Global Citizenship Learning Program:
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The first and most important step is to submit your written application by the application deadline using the designated online application form.
Following the above-indicated deadline(s), we will evaluate written applications and invite suited candidates to participate in an Assessment Center. Assessment Center(s) are organized regionally and take place approximately 2-4 weeks following the application deadline, virtually or at our partner university closest to you.
Selected candidates will be informed about dates and other specifics ahead of time.
Following the Assessment Center(s), we will invite the strongest candidates from each region to complete a timed video interview that will be reviewed by our Global Selection Team.
If you are invited to a final interview, please be aware that you will need to provide at least one Letter of Recommendation letter in support of your application. You can download your recommendation letter template here.
Following the Assessment Center, a global selection team will select the best-suited finalists from across the globe to join the Global Citizenship Learning Program as a Melton Foundation Fellow.