Catholic Social Thought Fellows

The Catholic Social Thought Fellows program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students to develop professionally, engage with dynamic speakers, enhance their communication skills, and contribute to substantive discussions online. The fellows work to advance the Initiative's mission of sharing Catholic social teaching and reaching public policy professionals and lay leaders.

Current Opportunities

Applications are now being accepted for the Fellows program. Please contact Angela Miller-McGraw (am3368@georgetown.edu) for an application form and more information.

Background

The Catholic Social Thought Fellows Program hires two to three undergraduate students from a range of academic and campus programs related to Catholic Social Thought. In addition to a common set of responsibilities, fellows are invited to pursue collaborative events and/or tasks that reflect the intersection of their academic and professional interests with Catholic Social Thought.

Professional Development

Fellows act as ambassadors for Georgetown and the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, particularly as it pertains to the Initiative’s Public Dialogues, Salt and Light Gatherings, and the Catholic Latino Leadership Initiative. These events give fellows access to leaders and experts and create opportunities to network with leading professionals in their field of interest. Fellows are also encouraged to organize or collaborate on a special event with a related campus organization and/or academic department as a means of extending the reach of the Initiative across Georgetown.

Public Engagement

Fellows act as communicators helping to share and extend the work of the Initiative on the Georgetown campus and throughout Washington, D.C. Fellows may have opportunities to report on Initiative activities; interview public policy professionals, journalists, and religious leaders; or write an article that illuminates the intersection of public life and Catholic Social Thought. This content may be featured on the Initiative website, Georgetown website, grant reports, and in annual reports. Initiative staff will review and provide editorial oversight for the fellows’ contributions.

Online Dialogue

Fellows also are contributors to the Initiative blog, social media, and broader website as a means of engaging students, practitioners, and faculty in a meaningful discussion of public policy and Catholic Social Thought. Fellows are expected to author blog posts as well as comment on their peers’ contributions. In addition, the fellows support the Twitter account, which they use to live-tweet during Initiative events. Fellows are also encouraged to tweet about relevant news stories, scholarly articles, faculty publications, or blog posts regarding issues relevant to Catholic social teaching and public life. Initiative staff will closely monitor the fellows’ Twitter contributions.