The UM Service Fellowship is the legacy of two UM students who sought to create opportunities for their peers to participate in service-oriented, summer internships that would otherwise be unpaid. Supported by a grant from the Atlantic Coast Conference International Academic Collaborative, the University of Miami will offer summer fellowships to support students who will participate in full-time, public service internships locally, nationally and abroad.
This fellowship program provides students with a stipend to offset the cost of their expenses while participating in an unpaid, service-oriented internship. Selected students are eligible to receive up to $3000; $2000 will be paid at the start of internship and $1000 will be paid upon successful completion of the Toppel Internship Program (TIP). Students are responsible for securing their own placement, which must be approved by the Office of Prestigious Awards and Fellowships and the Toppel Career Center. Over the course of the summer, Service Fellows must complete a minimum of 320 hours of service, keep a log of their hours, and take photographs of their internship experience.