Innovation Fellowship

Overview

The Innovation Fellow is an exciting new role at STEMed Labs where successful candidates will have the opportunity to:

  • TEACH middle and high school students through the development of an online course
  • LEAD students in the execution of a real-world project defined collaboratively by fellows
  • IMPACT communities and individuals in the context of the provided problem domain through delivery of the project.

Accepted fellows will be paid a modest stipend as part of the program

Mental health issues in adolescents and young adults

For the 2022-2023 academic year, fellows will be focusing on understanding and addressing the mental health challenges facing our youth and young adults. Mental health is a longstanding issue which has only been exacerbated over recent years, with a disproportionate impact on marginalized and underrepresented communities. Fellows will seek to identify and address a specific facet of this endemic issue.

About You

You are a college / graduate student or a working / retired professional with expertise directly relevant either to the problem domain or the ability to assess potential solutions through the lens of social and / or environmental implications. You are also highly motivated to address this specific problem and excited to teach / mentor younger students in the process of doing so.

Qualifications

A strong candidate for the Innovation Fellowship should have:

  • An authentic interest in affecting the problem of mental health issues in adolescents and young adults
  • A degree (completed or in-progress) or professional experience related to mental health and / or social or environmental sciences
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work independently
  • Entrepreneurial experience
  • Teaching / tutoring experience

Responsibilities

Teach

  • Along with other fellows, develop an online course targeting middle and high school students (you will be mentored in this process by our team)
  • Evaluate and provide feedback on student assignments
  • Respond to student questions from the course

Lead

  • Along with other fellows, define (fall semester) and execute (spring semester) a project which aims to solve a specific aspect of the broader problem domain
  • Along with other fellows, define specific roles that selected high school students can contribute to
  • Mentor and guide high school students in their roles

Impact

  • By the end of the academic year, as a team of fellows and high school students, you will deliver a solution and report on early results (specific details will vary depending upon the project scope defined by fellows)

Application process

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter via email to applications _at_ stemedlabs dot org. Selected candidates will be contacted with details regarding next steps.