Housing and Community Development Fellowships Graduate Students
What is Community Development?
Community development is a systematic effort to enhance the organizing, planning,
development, and management capacity of community-based organizations and public agencies
seeking to improve the overall quality of life in Memphis neighborhoods.
- Introduce students to the critical environmental, economic, and social problems.
- Expose students to innovative policies, programs, and practices.
- Facilitate service-learning, volunteerism, and applied research to promote innovative
- Use reflective strategies to improve professional practice and connect emerging organizational
challenges and policy issues.
- Integrate theoretical, classroom-based learning and engaged, experiential learning.
Graduate students are placed at nonprofit organizations, community development corporations,
and government agencies working on community development initiatives and, where possible,
link to the priority areas/neighborhoods of the Memphis Division of Housing and Community
Students accepted into the program will participate in the program throughout the
length of their professional degree program (typically two years).
All students will receive a tuition and fee waiver from the UofM Graduate School,
academic credit for a seminar course, and a stipend for 20 hours of work each week.
Eligibility and Deadlines
All incoming and current graduate students in Anthropology, City Planning, Criminology
and Criminal Justice, Public Administration and Social Work are eligible to apply.
Applicants will be selected based on their areas of focus interest and essay responses.
Student and faculty applications are now available. Applications for graduate students
and agencies seeking interns are due March 27 at 5:00 pm.
For more information on the Fellowship program, call (901) 678-1635 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.