'82 Upper Valley Community Impact Fellowship


The '82 Upper Valley Community Impact Fellowship ('82 UVCI) enables students to build a long-lasting impact in the place they call home for four years while studying at Dartmouth College. Fellows grow as leaders, develop professional and social impact skills, and learn about the local community. '82 UVCI Fellows are paired with a local social impact organization and spend 2-3 on-terms working part-time with the organization and one term working full-time for the organization. This arrangement fosters deep and meaningful relationships between the Fellow and the local community, and also allows time for Fellows to accomplish large-scale change.

In the past Fellows have tackled projects on a variety of social impact issue areas from public health to local food systems, from education to civic engagement.

Fellowship Criteria:

  • Must be completed over 2-3 on-terms and one leave term
  • Fellow will work in-person part-time on the '82 UVCI Fellowship during on-terms and full-time during one leave term 
  • Fellow will receive up to $8000 for the entire Fellowship
  • Fellow must be a second-, third-, or fourth-year undergraduate student
  • Fellow will be mentored by DCSI staff and '82 UVCI Advisory Committee

2023 - 2024 Fellowship Opportunities:

The UVCIF selection committee is currently seeking an undergraduate student interested in climate change, climate justice, environmental sustainability, natural hazard resilience, or other topics generally within the context of the Anthropocene (the current era defined by humans' significant impact on the natural world). 

The selected fellow will scope a long-term project in partnership with the Center for Social Impact for a pre-selected nonprofit operating in the Upper Valley. Over the course of three to four terms (2-3 terms working part-time and 1 term working full-time) the fellow will implement the project under the direction of a designated supervisor at the organization and with the support of a DCSI staff member.

Apply now! (must sign in with your Dartmouth email)

Review the application short answer questions here.


Contact Henry Rosario: Henry.Rosario@dartmouth.edu