Summer Fellowship

We are no longer accepting applications to the 2019 Summer Fellowship. Our next application cycle will open on December 2, 2019. If you have any inquiry, please direct your questions to the Summer Fellowship Committee at

About the Fellowship
Summer Fellowship is a three-month-long, part-time, 20-hour per week paid internship—compensation is awarded based on educational degree. The fellowship runs from mid-May to mid-August, and takes place at the Othering & Belonging Institute's office on the UC Berkeley campus, where all summer fellows are expected to work from.

Additionally, fellows will be oriented to the Othering & Belonging Institute's research methods and frameworks and will receive mentorship in research and the development of writing policy memos and reports. Fellows will be given opportunities to explore pressing community, national, and global social justice issues through workshops, local events and direct engagements with advocates working in the field. 

All traditional, non-traditional, and international students who are studying in the US (with valid work permits) from community colleges through doctoral degree programs are welcome to apply. All accepted applicants must arrange and cover the expenses of their travel and housing accommodations.

Summer Projects
Summer fellows will be paired with a lead researcher at the Othering & Belonging Institute to work on specific projects and assignments related to the Othering & Belonging Institute's wide range of programs and projects. Fellows will be expected to conduct online, and at times in-the-field, research to produce policy-oriented work on short deadlines. The concerns of disadvantaged and marginalized groups and racial and social justice issues are situated at the center of this research.

In particular, fellows are expected to conduct applied and policy-oriented research; research prospects of intersectional issues; support research and draft of materials for public education, literature reviews and bibliographic annotation; contribute to report writings, discussion papers, journal articles and/or book chapters; and plan and coordinate meetings, conferences, and other speaking engagement tasks including preparation of presentations.

The programs and projects that summer fellows will work with include, Anti-Black racism; Blueprint for Belonging; California Community Partnerships; Electoral Politics; Equity Metrics; Global Justice; Just Public Finance; and Strategic Communications.

About the Institute
The Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, community stakeholders, policymakers, and communicators to identify and challenge the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society to create transformative change. The Othering & Belonging Institute serves as a vibrant network of researchers and community partners advancing research and policy related to marginalized communities, and touching all who benefit from a truly diverse, fair, and inclusive society.