Civic And Community Leaders Professional Development (Walker Fellows)
Civic and Community Leaders Professional Development
The application window is now OPEN to be apart of the Civic and Community Leader Professional Development 2019-2020 (also known as Walker Fellows).
Students will also have the opportunity to interact with individuals who shape the world we live in—lobbyists, members of think tanks, members of non-profit organizations, members of the media, as well as those who work in the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government.
The highlight of the Civic and Community Leaders Professional Development Program is a rigorous, exciting four-day trip to Washington, D.C. Round-trip travel and accommodations are provided by the Walker Center for all program participants. Throughout the year, participants will also have the opportunity to travel to Harrisburg to learn about Pennsylvania’s state government.
In addition to the trips, participants must be willing to make a yearlong commitment to the Walker Fellowship and to Millersville's Civic and Community Engagement program. All participants will be expected to aid in the planning, advertising, and execution of a variety of Civic and Community events, including:
- Congress to Campus,
- Constitution Week,
- Voter Registration Drives, and
- International Policy Conference.
These events will offer students the opportunity to put the skills they learned into action in a variety of ways, and they will also be afforded the opportunity to continue to learn and grow as leaders throughout the year. Students will also get to create some sort of reflective piece on their experience with the Walker Center—a video, a podcast, a journal—and these pieces will be showcased and archived for future leaders.
For more information, please stop by Huntingdon House or send an email to the Walker Center.
Check out some pictures from the Walker Center Fellows past trips on our facebook page.