by MCAD   February 12, 2013

MCAD Students and Recent Alums are invited to apply for summer fellowships. Deadline March 1, 2013.

The Bush Foundation has generously funded a summer continuation of the Greater Minnesota project in Grand Rapids and Montevideo. This is an opportunity for MCAD students to apply for an eight-week residency to live and work in a rural community. Each community will have a team of three students/recent alumni dispatched, one of whom will be designated as the lead fellow and will be responsible for additional planning, organizing, and documentation duties.

The purpose of the fellowships is to increase dialogue, identify potential issues and actions, and continue to formulate long-term economic ideas that build on the existing cultural assets of the community.

Local partner organizations will assist in providing support and oversight to the fellows. Each team will be asked to interact with local community members and to develop and execute a design project dedicated to the common good of the community. A materials budget of $5,000 will be allotted to each team for completion of their project.

Along with working with the community on a project, fellows will: 

1. Produce and post content for a Tumblr blog throughout the process
2. Produce a digital record of completed projects and related documentation
3. Produce a final report that describes:

  • Goals of the project
  • Process
  • Project deliverables
  • Accomplishments
  • Suggested next steps
  • Evaluative comments
  • Personal comments about the experience

This is a full-time, temporary position lasting eight weeks and open to students who are currently juniors or seniors as well as alumni who have graduated within the past two years. Fellows will be paid $12.00 per hour; lead fellows will be paid $15.00 per hour. Fellows are required to work 40 hours per week and to submit timecards throughout their residency.

Hostel-style lodging will be provided. Fellows will need to provide their own transportation and food costs.

This experience may be used towards internship credit for currently enrolled students.

Applicants will be required to undergo a background check. The application is attached to this posting in a word document. 

Montevideo: June 1 – July 28, 2013
Grand Rapids: June 15 – August, 10 2013

Applications due: by March 1, 2013 by 5:00 p.m.
Info Session: 12pm on Feb 21st at MCAD