How to Apply

To be eligible to apply, students must:

  • Be a rising sophomore or higher (undergraduates only); open to all majors.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA or provide a compelling explanation why the GPA is below requirement.
  • Demonstration of experience in community organizing, advocacy, and social justice work and/or a strong desire to develop advocacy/organizing skills.
  • Commit to a full academic year in the yearlong program.
  • Attend and participate in weekly CEA classes on Thursdays, 4:35-6:20pm.
  • Complete all pre- and post-class assignments and year-end project with critical thought and care, creativity, imagination, and authentic vulnerability.
  • Meet the 5 hours per week at the assigned internship.
  • Be responsive and keep an open communication with Professor Ramos, teaching assistants (TAs), and co-educator (host mentor) at your internship.
  • Attend regular semester mentee meetings with Professor Ramos.
  • Attend community excursion building activities on campus and in the community throughout the year (e.g., Meet and Greet, Welcome Fall Weekend Retreat, visits to community partners’ organizations/gatherings, Fall End Celebration, Mid-Year Retreat, and year-end block party).

Students apply in the spring prior to the new academic year. The application process includes: completion of the online application, providing a resume and list of 2-3 references, and selecting/attending the confirmed interview date and time.

Please Note: Our application window for the 2023-2024 academic year has closed, but we are accepting applicants for our waitlist. We will open applications for the academic year 2024-2025 on Monday, January 15, 2024 and the deadline to apply is Friday, March 1, 2024. Early submissions are strongly encouraged.