Program Application and Fellow Obligations

Maria Small

Undergraduate students from all disciplines (excluding seniors) are encouraged to apply to the Pulte Institute Student Fellowship program. Although the program is primarily geared toward undergraduate, graduate students may also apply. Currently, the program is partnering with Social Entrepreneur Corps and Entrepreneurship in South Africa (EESA). In order to be considered for financial assistance, please indicate this on the partner application. Students also are welcome to submit their own social entrepreneurial project opportunity via a proposal and budget to Jennifer Krauser (jkrauser@nd.edu) for consideration. 

Deadlines to be aware of:                                     

Partial or Full scholarship will be considered for students who apply by their respective program deadline. Special consideration during the application process will be given to:

  • students with 3.2 GPA or higher
  • students declared under the Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Minor
  • First Year, Sophomore, or Junior undergraduate students
  • students who have taken or plan to take a course in Social Innovation or Social Entrepreneurship
  • applicants who can explain how their current and future goals align with the internship experience

Summer Pulte Institute Student Fellow Obligations

Upon acceptance to the program, all interns agree to: 

  • Correspond with Program Manager during internship and submit a final report to the Pulte Institute at the conclusion of the internship. The final report must contain details about all project-related activities carried out during the internship period, as well as personal refelctions of the experience. A template for both reports is provided to each intern in advance of their departure. The final report is due no later the two months after the completion of the internship. 
  • Pay for any tax-related obligations under federal, state, and/or local laws that they incur during the internship period. 
  • Adhere to all requirements set forth by the in-country managing organization. 
  • Adhere to all Notre Dame Undergraduate Student International Travel Policies.
  • Adhere to all Notre Dame Student Code of Conduct Policies
  • Register with Notre Dame International and complete all travel paperwork and orientation training before departure.
  • Attend a Pulte Institute-hosted pre-departure orientation during the spring semester before departure.

These obligations do not include the scope of work that fellows arrange with their in-country managing organization. Each fellow will have a unique scope of work with their managing organization that is agreed upon beforehand.