CCRL Fellows

Become a CCRL Fellow

The CCRL Fellows afford students an opportunity to develop and master skills that are essential for being civically engaged and active in the communities where they live, work, and study. This program provides the potential opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with Harrisburg and Washington, D.C. Students may engage in learning opportunities including career development and planning, leadership growth and development, community engagement, professional communication, and personal communication skills. The group will build an awareness of how public policy is shaped by national and global issues while working as both individuals and a team to further civic engagement.

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.

In addition to these potential trips, participants must be willing to make a yearlong commitment to the Fellowship and to Millersville's CCRL program. All participants will be expected to aid in the planning, advertising, and execution of a variety of civic and community events, including: 

  • Constitution Week

  • Voter Registration Drives

  • Policy Webinar & Current Issues

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 CCRL—a video, a podcast, a journal—and these pieces will be showcased and archived for future leaders.

Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are now Open.


“As a Fellow, I am excited to serve my campus community through good governance and civic engagement! As an Eagle Scout I learned the responsibilities of a good citizen and how to be a proper servant leader. In 2018 I was awarded the Good Citizenship award by the Union League of Philadelphia for my service as a scout. In this society I have served as unit representative, chapter vice president, chapter president, leadership development committee chairman, unit representative committee chair, and now currently as an advisor in the organization. Since attending Millersville I've held the position of secretary for the College Republicans and Vice President and then President of the College Democrats. I am also the communications director for the PA College Democrats and a Political Consultant for David Brown campaign in PA’s 166th district.”

- Andrew D. Geer | Majoring in Government and Political Affairs | Class of 2023

“Before becoming a Fellow, I was trying to figure out how to be more active in the political landscape that we live in. After accepting the position, I've had so many amazing opportunities to expand my own knowledge and to help others. I have helped to table voter registration as well as attended a two-day conference geared towards social workers who want to either run for office or engage in politics. I have also had the chance to assist in putting together a research proposal and actually walked through the process of submitting an IRB, which is so insightful since it is something we learn about in class. It has been an awesome opportunity that I would recommend to anyone, especially if you were like me and not sure how you could make a difference in politics as one person. ”

- Alexis Stengel | Majoring in Social Work | Class of 2024


“I want to eventually get my PhD in History and become a professor of social American history. Some of my interests include board games, musical theater, photography, crafting, script writing for my upcoming podcast and social media.”

- Grace E. Celley | Majoring in History with Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Class of 2024