WHY SHOULD YOU APPLY?
Apply to become a Millennium Fellow today. Be part of a global student network advancing UN goals on campuses and in communities. MCN has been developing programs uniting, training, and recognizing undergraduates for a decade. United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) has been working with academic institutions for seven years. Our 17 years of combined experience enable us to uniquely support and elevate your leadership.
CALLING UNDERGRADUATE LEADERS:
The Millennium Fellowship is a semester-long leadership development program that happens on your campus. The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are here to elevate your leadership.
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM, JOIN THE MCN ALUMNI COMMUNITY AND CONTINUE TO HAVE SOCIAL IMPACT.
Note on deadlines: The priority application deadline to apply for the program is April 30. The final application deadline for the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2018 is July 15th. All Millennium Fellows and Campus Directors will be announced by August 15th. Please note that this is a selective program – while there is remarkable student leadership in every community, in 2018 we can only select a small percentage of all applicants.
CONVENE, CHALLENGE, AND CELEBRATE.
In Fellowship sessions (a minimum of four convenings between mid-August and mid-November), Millennium Fellows convene on their respective campuses. During these sessions, Campus Directors will lead you through the MCN Action Toolkit – an adaptive curriculum to help you reflect on core values, hone skills, and take informed action for UN goals. The curriculum is experiential – it is meant to be applied to help you grow as a leader in real-time as you manage your Project. As a campus hub, you will have the choice to focus Fellowship sessions on specific elements of the curriculum – the MCN Action Toolkit:
- cultivating core values (empathy, humility, inclusion).
- honing hard skills (how to write a budget, create SMART goals).
- honing soft skills (team management, pitching your Project).
- peer to peer feedback – sharing best practices to help each other overcome obstacles to your Project and exploring further opportunities for collaboration.
You will take on the challenge – engaging in peer to peer feedback to support Projects of your peers as you lead your own. As a campus hub, you may also choose to take on a collective action – for example, working with your administration to update a campus sustainability plan. If you have been an active Millennium Fellow and completed your Project, we will celebrate your work: you will earn a certificate recognizing successful completion of your Millennium Fellowship Project from United Nations Academic Impact and MCN. All of us at United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are also looking forward to hearing and sharing your stories of impact advancing the SDGs and UNAI principles in your communities – be sure to reflect and share videos/photos/articles of what you have learned and accomplished through this program.