Graduate Fellowship

The African Studies program is pleased to announce two tuition remission Graduate Fellowships for the 2018/2019 Academic year. This opportunity gives two students a full exposure to the field of African Studies and 1/2 tuition remission. There are two different positions available: Comunications & Media Specialist Fellow and an Outreach Fellow. Please see below to learn more about each position.  This is a great way to build your resume and gain real life experience working for a university.
 
Applications are due by April 162018

 

Outreach Fellow

Duties:

  • Work with the Outreach Cordinator to facilitate the Pitt Model African Union
  • Maintain and update MAU website
  • Visit K-12 schools and community colleges to share about Africa
  • Help facilitate the Teach Africa Workshop Conference for teachers
  • Evaluate program outreach activities 
  • Attend all African Studies program activities, and meetings
  • Carry out administrative tasks
  • Be able to help other fellows with duties when needed (for example, visit a graduate class to recruit students to the certificate)

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in the African Studies Certificate program
  • Must demonstrate professional work etiquette including strong interpersonal, public speaking and writing skills, work independently and have the ability to take initiative
  • Must be ready to work well in a team environment
  • Must be willing to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week of service to the African Studies program
  • Must have strong technology skills
  • Must have significant experience or knowledge of African content and country experience

​Communications & Media Specialist Fellow

Duties:

 

  • Maintain the ASP website (Training can be given but must be adept to learning new technologies)
  • Increase African Studies social media presence
  • logistics related to event booking and promotion
  • Write and distribute ASP monthly newsletter as well as weekly announcements
  • Coordinate communication with other departments
  • Work on multiple spreadsheets for increasing courses offered as well as alumni databases 
  • Be able to lend a hand to other fellows when needed (for example, visit a graduate class to recruit students to the certificate)
  • Carry out administrative tasks
  • Attend all African Studies program activities, and meetings

 

Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in the African Studies Certificate program
  • Must demonstrate professional work etiquette including strong interpersonal,  and writing skills, work independently and have the ability to take initiative
  • Must be ready to work well in a team environment
  • Must be willing to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week of service to the African Studies program
  • Must have strong technology skills
  • Extra bonus skills: Degree in Communications and or previous experience

​Apply Here