The Columbus Foundation’s Summer Fellowship Program provides a select group of college students the opportunity to work in Columbus-area nonprofit organizations during the summer months. All Fellows are required to work full-time as designated by their host organization. In addition, Fellows attend a weekly seminar highlighting key organizations and programs conducted in the local nonprofit and public sectors.
Selected nonprofits for 2011:
Columbus Museum of Art
The Fellow will work in the Education department leading the coordination and implementation of education activities that are free to the public.
Columbus Speech and Hearing Center
The Fellow will assist in the creation of a manual of strategies for facilitating language-based children’s groups and assist with curriculum development for these groups.
Franklin Park Conservatory
The Fellow will work with the education team and focus on developing food and nutrition education programming. This includes completion of a week-long culinary camp curriculum, outlines and activities for nutrition and wellness classes, and discussion panel organization and implementation.
The Fellow will help create a Green Schools Initiative/Network bringing together schools with existing Green Teams (often made up of administrators, teachers and parents) to discuss best practices and brainstorm solutions to challenges while providing mentoring opportunities for schools that desire to create Green Teams. The Fellow will create a resource guide to support Green Teams and help plan the first of three meetings (fall, winter and spring) for members of Green Teams and people who want to start Green Teams. We will target public and private K-12 schools in Franklin County beginning with schools in communities that have an existing relationship with Green Columbus via Earth Day projects.
Habitat for Humanity Greater Columbus
The Fellow will build a comprehensive asset-based assessment for the Milo-Grogan neighborhood: engage in volunteer management, block-by-block physical assessment, resident survey, and web-based data collection software experience.
Heart of the City Foundation
The Fellow will serve as the co-project director/coordinator for the Children’s Defense Fund summer Freedom School program that will be implemented at the Broad Street United Methodist Church.
Jazz Arts Group of Columbus
The Fellow will assist in the administration and execution of JazZoo concert series.
National Audubon Society/Ohio
The Fellow will teach students in grades three through eight participating in the Urban Conservation Crew’s summer program of the Grange Insurance Audubon Center; and complete conservation projects.
Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission
The Fellow will work on EcoSummit 2012, an international conference to be held in Columbus in 2012. Primary responsibilities will be assisting in the identification and development of eco-learning nodes; the recruitment of exhibitors from around the world; and assisting in the development of promotional materials for the conference.
The National Center for Adoption Law and Policy at Capital University Law School
The Fellow will design a “Know Your Rights” brochure; provide technical website resource development; build a database tracking system; and design materials for Summer Institutes. These projects will serve to promote the Foster Youth Advocacy Center as one-stop resource for older youth in foster care.
TECH CORPS Ohio
The Fellow will to focus on outreach, social networking, public relations, website user interface, and content management. These projects will serve to increase the organization’s online and offline campaigns to increase visibility with volunteers and supporters.