Skip to main content

The Graduate School is now accepting applications through the online application system for the Richard Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Program for Summer 2018.

Applications are due by Monday, February 5, 2018. (No departmental nomination is required).

The Richard Bland Fellowship Professional Pathways Program supports doctoral students who identify a summer internship opportunity and a willing professional mentor to enable them to explore a specific non-academic career path and the skills necessary for success. In collaboration with this mentor, the student must create and propose a relevant, hands-on internship of at least 200 hours designed to achieve their specific goals for career exploration and experience.

Priority is given to students who have not had opportunities explore non-academic careers previously. Please note that new for the 2018 cycle, students may not apply for academic administration internships.

This fellowship is designed to support internship opportunities that would otherwise be unpaid. The fellowship provides a non-service stipend of $4,000.

The Graduate School will partner with University Career Services to host two informational workshops for the Bland Fellowship:

December 4, 2017, 2-3:30pm, Graduate Student Center

January 16, 2018, 3-4:30pm, 527 Health Sciences Library

If you have any questions or comments, please contact


Comments are closed.