This innovative, year-long fellowship provides practical training, mentorship opportunities, and international field experience to aspiring, yet underrepresented construction leaders. Fellows will oversee construction projects in underserved areas abroad for a period of three to six months and will be exposed to conditions and building challenges far more intense than those encountered in the U.S. Fellows will require cross-cultural critical thinking skills miles away from home. Fellows will learn to work with and train people of different backgrounds. And Fellows will discover that construction is far more than bricks and mortar…
We want to equip Change Fellows with managerial and problem-solving skills, and provide them with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to manage a project overseas. In doing so, we hope to increase the number of underrepresented individuals – especially women and minorities – working in the management ranks of construction and related fields.
Who can apply to be a Fellow?
- Under the age of 35;
- A graduate of a four-year degree in Architecture, Engineering, or Construction Management program before serving abroad (current students can apply if they will graduate during the 2015-2016 academic year);
- OR, applicant has worked as an apprentice or journeyman with at least 5 years’ experience before serving abroad.
- While Change Fellows is not exclusive to women and minorities, we will give preference to qualified applicants that can show a need based on race, gender or income holding all other factors equal.
*For detailed information, read our Change Fellows FAQ Page