Chuck Green Fellowship Forms

Application Deadline: 11:59 pm, October 15, 2020

Who Should Apply?

The six-month fellowship is open to Macalester juniors and sophomores in good academic standing (first preference will be given to juniors). Students of all majors are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants who can demonstrate that they work well with others, are courageous, creative, gutsy, conscientious, inventive, hard working, and have excellent written and oral communication skills.

The 2021 Fellowship: Partnerships Amid Pandemics

The 2021 Fellowship carries the theme, “Partnerships Amid Pandemics”. By the plural “pandemics” we recognize, first, the uncertainty that everyone–both Macalester and our community partners–may continue to work under due to COVID-19. The cohort of Summer 2020 found success despite the disruptions to in-person work and the activities of many organizations in the Twin Cities. Even if the 2021 fellows do return to in-person activity, the disruptions facing area organizations will remain a part of our conversations.

The “pandemics” we confront also include the long-standing illness of structural racism. The murder of George Floyd in May 2020 was a horrific but shockingly familiar instance of institutions that use violence, discrimination, and dehumanization to maintain oppression against minoritized communities. A goal of the Chuck Green Fellowship is to join partner organizations as allies, listening and learning, and then seeing our partnerships as one response to this pandemic.

During the Spring seminar (4th module), the fellowship will use Macalester’s continuing relationships with community partners, especially in the nearby Lake Street neighborhood of Minneapolis, to see connections among our partnerships. The 2021 fellows will be free to form partnerships in other parts of the Twin Cities (such as University Avenue in St. Paul or North Minneapolis), or with organizations such as government agencies, foundations, or advocacy groups that are not focused on a particular geographic community. Yet we hope that the diversity and needs of Macalester’s neighbors can inspire and help the fellows to generate partnerships across many fields, including, but not limited to, the arts, community organizing and empowerment, direct social services, immigration, law and legal services, nutrition and health, homelessness, transportation, and racial justice.

Fellowship time commitments

  • Saturday, March 20-Sunday, March 21, 2021: Required retreat (this is the weekend at the end of Spring Break). If you cannot commit to attending the retreat, you should not apply for the fellowship.
  • Spring seminar (March 22 – May 5, 2021) meets MTWThF 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Depending on social distancing and health measures in effect at that time, as well as late afternoon commitments, the fellowship will join in afternoon field trips, as well as occasional weekend visits to Twin Cities communities.
  • May 24 – July 30, 2021: Full-time work with Twin Cities organizational partners, plus weekly Monday evening cohort meetings (7-9 pm).  Fellows receive a stipend and 1 academic credit for their summer work.  Any other paid, unpaid, or voluntary summer work must be discussed with Professor Patrick Schmidt and clearly indicated on the application.
  • Saturday, July 24 and/or Sunday, July 25, 2021: Closing retreat.
  • September 2021 (date TBA): Information and recruiting session (some past fellows may be studying away).
  • Chuck Green Fellows will actively participate in all class sessions in the spring term, work collaboratively with one another as well as the partners throughout the fellowship, and be available to serve as peer advisers for the cohort of fellows to follow in their footsteps the next Spring.

A completed application includes four components:

  1. Application.  Download and complete the form and re-title the file “Lastname_Firstname_ChuckGreenApp”  Email to
  2. One-page resume.  Email to
  3. Recommendation from a peer.  Download recommendation form here.
  4. Recommendation from a mentor (e.g., professor, employer, or supervisor).  Download recommendation form here.

Deadline for Application, Resume, and Two Recommendations: 11:59 pm, October 15, 2020.
We will not consider incomplete or late applications.

The Chuck Green Fellowship selection committee will give careful consideration to all completed applications. Interviews with finalists will be conducted in late October.

Please direct questions about the Chuck Green Fellowship to:
Professor Patrick Schmidt, schmidtp@macalester.edu, , 651-696-6147.