At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Shaping the Future of Student Affairs...NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program 2011-12 Applications Now Available!

The NASPA Undergraduate Fellows program is a semi-structured mentoring program for undergraduate students wishing to explore and better understand the field of student affairs and/or higher education. Students and mentors apply as a pair, and if selected are provided the foundation to establish a semi-structured mentoring relationship at their institution. Students, once selected, are known as Fellows, and are also given the opportunity to attend a national conference, participate in paid internships, and participate in the Summer Leadership Institute.

NUFP Mission
The mission of the NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program is to increase the number of historically disenfranchised and underrepresented professionals in student affairs and/or higher education, including but not limited to those of racial and ethnic-minority background; those having a disability; and those identifying as LGBTQ.

NUFP Program Elements
The following are the four main components of the NUFP. Fellows who successfully complete all four components of the program will achieve all of the learning outcomes.
  1. On-campus Mentorship: Fellows and their Mentors participate in an ongoing exchange designed to provide the Fellow with a chance to develop a sense of what a career in student affairs or higher education might be like.
  2. Regional and Annual Conference Programming: Fellows are provided specific programming at NASPA's annual conference, as well as many regional conferences. Small amounts of funds are available to help defray the cost of attendance.
  3. Summer Internship: Fellows are offered the opportunity to apply and participate in a paid summer internship in student affairs or higher education, at an institution other than their own, as a means of broadening their experience base and their perspective on student affairs and higher education.
  4. Summer Leadership Institute: Fellows are invited to apply to and attend the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), a four-day workshop focused on skill building and career development. Fellows have the opportunity to meet and interact with other Fellows and administrators from across the country, as well as student affairs administrators serving as institute faculty.
Application Materials: Due April 22, 2011

General Information:

Why Apply to be a NUFP Fellow: a NUFP Perspective
Voices of NUFP Fellows [video]

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