Hildebrand Project Accepting New Student Fellows
Hildebrand Student Fellowships offer graduate and undergraduate students a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain personal, intellectual, and professional development while working closely with the Hildebrand Project on core initiatives.
Students are encouraged to begin their Fellowship by reading deeply in Hildebrand’s philosophy, and to bring their insights to bear on their work with the Project, with the goal of creating a fruitful balance of work and leisure, bringing the professional and the intellectual together in an integrated whole to develop their “personality,” as Hildebrand would say.
The Student Fellows contribute in meaningful ways to all aspects of the Hildebrand Project, helping them to develop new skills while providing a real-world setting to put their academic and professional training into practice. Fellows are expected to contribute 8-15 hours a week to the work of the Project.
Student Fellows have worked on projects involving: audio/visual communications, graphic design, product and event marketing, writing, editing, event planning, book production, development, office administration, website management, direct mail, fundraising, and more.
A signature program of the Student Fellows is their Truth from the Heart blog, which is written and managed entirely by the Fellows, and is read by thousands of people around the world.
Student Fellows are a vital part of the Hildebrand Project, and they are treated as such, with a welcoming dinner reception for incoming Fellows, opportunities to work closely with senior staff, and to meet with our distinguished visiting scholars.
Student Fellows are accepted from all fields and majors: from philosophy and the humanities to business and communications; but a deep appreciation of life’s most fundamental questions is of course a primary requirement.
Fellowships are offered for a period of one academic semester, with the opportunity to renew contingent upon performance. Fellows are awarded a generous stipend, and are required to contribute between ten and twenty hours per week to their work with the Hildebrand Project. For the 2014-15 academic year, there are five areas of concentration in which Fellows have the opportunity to focus their work: Online Media, Marketing, Editorial, Events and Administration, and Development.
The best Fellows are students who are not only philosophically serious, but who are eager, self-motivated, and disciplined. The program provides numerous opportunities for students to develop their skills and talents; but like all opportunities, they reward those who will seize them.
Presently, Hildebrand Student Fellowships are only available to students at Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Applications are currently open for the Spring 2015 class of Hildebrand Student Fellows. To be eligible to apply, one must be a current student at Franciscan University.
Please submit the application form below by January 21st, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST. In order to complete the application, one must respond to the essay “The Danger of Becoming Morally Blunted” taken from Dietrich von Hildebrand’s memoir and Anti-Nazi essays My Battle Against Hitler.
In addition to the application, please send an email with the following attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Resume with at least three contacts
Letter of recommendation