Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program

The Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program is a comprehensive, fully funded career education experience for selected WashU second and third year students whose family income is less than $75,000. The goal of the program is to increase career access and future career success for under-resourced WashU students.

The Division of Student Affairs will administer the Chancellor’s Career Fellows program through the Career Center, with assistance from the Office of Student Success, the Office for Scholar Programs and the Office of Student Financial Services.

The Chancellor’s Career Fellows Program is a comprehensive program that includes the following components:

  • Connection to and with the Chancellor’s Career Fellows participants and faculty, staff and alumni mentors for the purpose of building community, friendships, and support
  • Enrollment in a one-credit career education course during the spring semester
  • Participation in a student-to-student networking event during the spring semester
  • Participation in a pre-professional experience during Summer Break to include an internship, research experience, or other meaningful professional development opportunity
  • Enrollment in a two credit experiential course, with one credit in the Spring of 2022 and one-credit for a  “Summer Success Workshop” during your summer experience
  • Access to personalized career advising toward a summer experience
  • Up to $4,000.00 of financial support for each participant for Summer Break

Undergraduate students can apply for an award, up to $4000. Award amounts are determined by several factors including, but not limited to, number of weeks working, hours per week, location, budget and financial need. Financial need status is determined by the Office of Student Financial Services.


  • Current second or third year students
  • Full-time degree seeking student
  • Coming from a family with $75,000 or less in annual income
  • Preference given to First Generation students
  • Students must have the ability to work in the United States

Recipient Information

  • Accepted students may be eligible for summer awards up to $4,000 each. The awards could cover living costs for unpaid or paid internships and could guarantee up to $4,000 of summer income.
  • Students selected would be required to participate and complete in all aspects of the program.
  • During the Spring 2022 course, students will receive additional coaching on landing a summer experience with a focus on paid internships. Students unable to find an internship would potentially strive to find an external summer position at WashU.
  • Students will be required to submit a thank you note to program donors after completion of the program.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until October 27, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Decisions will be communicated the week of November 1.

If you have further questions, please contact Jim Beirne, Director of External Relations at the Career Center via email at

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