The IgniteNextGen 2021 Summer Fellowship Program is essential to the mission of developing young emerging leaders in the Korean American community by fulfilling the following program initiatives:
- Fellows will have a deeper understanding of what it means to be Korean American through history, culture, and current events.
- Fellows will learn to be more confident and mentally resilient.
- Fellows will learn critical skills that will prepare them for success in the workplace.
- Fellows will connect to a virtual community of peers and engage with a broader network of program faculty and mentors.
- Fellows will gain professional insights from the most established Korean American leaders in their field.
“Some skills I learned were public speaking, research, networking, and communication with others. I will definitely employ all of these skills I learned to any projects or work I do in the future.”
“Thank you for the most amazing summer! I did not get the internship I wanted. But this program was 1000x better!”
“I have begun to understand that there isn’t just a single story of being Korean American and that there are other experiences – I’ve begun to rediscover myself and others.”
– You do not have to be Korean American to be eligible for this program. However, due to the program’s focus on Korean American leadership, Korean Americans are strongly encouraged to apply.
– Fellows are expected to spend approximately 6 – 8 hours per week for online sessions and office hours. An additional 2 – 3 hours weekly will be required for group projects or to complete assignments in preparation for each session or workshop.
– Applicants will be notified no later than May 21st, 2021.
– The full program schedule including session topics, speakers, and times will be available three weeks prior to the event and sent to fellows as a digital program guide.