The Care-UC Innovation Fellowship

by Vash Doshi, Graduate Career Peer
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 3:45 PM


The CARE-UC Innovation Fellowship, established by CARE USA’s Innovation Team and the University, is intended to strengthen the workforce pipeline of expertly-trained individuals whose expertise and commitment can alleviate poverty and improve human conditions in California, regionally and internationally. UC graduate students will obtain tailored training and experience through partnering with CARE, whose humanitarian mission and global footprint provide opportunities to explore applications of research and innovation in real-world settings.

The fellowship is a six-month commitment from April to September 2020, during which time the fellow will be working on a project with professional staff at CARE in one of four priority areas: migration and the US/Mexico border; reimagining the INGO; addressing poverty and social injustice in the US; or a student-proposed project that aligns with CARE’s strategy. The fellowship begins with a 2.5-day orientation in April 2020, requires a full-time commitment during the summer months, and includes a two- to four-week in-country placement between June 22-August 14, 2020 (specific dates and locations vary by project). Fellows receive a $9,000 stipend plus travel and accommodation for the in-country experience. 

For more information, please ​find an overview of the program here.

The Program coordinator for UCSB is Joanne Nowak, Academic Coordinator, UCSB Blum Center.

Applicant info sessions:


Deadline to apply:
Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon PT