Omicron Delta Kappa has developed several strategic alliances and partnerships since 2012. These programs, predominantly for currently enrolled members and recent graduates, provide individuals with opportunities to explore career options and further enhance their leadership development potential.
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) sponsors summer programs based in Washington, D.C. Each program includes academic credit through George Mason University, an internship placement, furnished housing, guest lectures, and site briefings as well as professional development and networking events. O∆K has partnered with TFAS to offer scholarships to qualified members who are accepted into the 2019 Summer Programs. Scholarship applicants must be rising seniors (graduation date between December 2019 – August 2020). In order to be considered for the TFAS scholarship, members must submit their D.C. Internship application and scholarship materials first here. Then, submit the O∆K TFAS scholarship request form found here. The priority deadline for both the application and scholarship form will be announced in fall 2018. If you have questions about TFAS, please contact Mary Stankus, Director of Recruitment and Admissions at TFAS, via email at [email protected]
SVAcademy is a 12-week online, part-time fellowship for seniors and recent college graduates. Upon completion of the fellowship, students will be placed in high-paying jobs in the Silicon Valley with an average starting full-time offer of $78,000. SVAcademy has forged strong relationships with leading companies in Silicon Valley and worked with top mentors in the industry to craft a program to accelerate career growth. Information about the program may be found here.
The Coro Fellows Program trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes. Waivers for application fees are available. Visit www.corofellows.org or email [email protected] for more info.
Teach For America is an organization devoted to growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Since 2012, more than 200 OΔK members have served as teachers in communities across the United States. Learn more about the organization’s views on issues of the day, conversations about education, and stories from classrooms across the nation on www.teachforamerica.org.
The NCAA Postgraduate Internship Program annually provides on-the-job learning experiences at the national office in Indianapolis to college graduates who are passionate in their pursuit of a career in college sports administration. With a focus on ethnic minorities, women and former student-athletes, this yearlong program gives insight to the inner workings of college sports from the national perspective. Click here to apply.
A semester in the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program can be a great opportunity for politically minded students and recent graduates to be placed in premier internships in government agencies, media outlets and certain non-governmental organizations. These positions offer a unique look at Washington and how the political process works from a hands-on point of view.
The Washington Internship Institute’s semester-long academic internship program is carefully designed to provide college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad with practical, hands-on experience and academically rigorous courses emphasizing public service, leadership and professional development. Members of Omicron Delta Kappa receive are eligible for a $500 scholarship for this program.
Embark on the only study abroad program that brings you face-to-face with a diversity of world cultures and perspectives through the journey of a lifetime with Semester at Sea. Every spring and fall, Semester at Sea explores up to 12 developed and emerging countries on a 100-day voyage. Academic content is provided both through shipboard courses and faculty-designed field classes led by faculty known for their global scholarship. These experiences in port are designed to provide deeper understanding of course content. Through in-country field programs and independent travel, students observe global issues firsthand while interacting with everyone from local citizens to world leaders.
Teach Tomorrow is an additional resource for leaders who are considering a career in teaching. It provides information on teaching degree programs and resources for teachers looking to continue their education.