ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows

ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows Program

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative (ALC) is a transdisciplinary community of practice dedicated to the application of agroecology and participatory action research (PAR). The ALC undergraduate fellowship program provides upper division (3rd year +)  students the opportunity to develop skills and gain the necessary knowledge to become integral team members of ALC projects. ALC fellows are encouraged to engage with project options that fulfill other academic (e.g. capstone projects), professional, or personal goals. Collaborations with ALC fellows are intended to connect and expand the ALC community within UVM’s undergraduate student body, while offering a high-impact experiential learning experience.

The ALC fellows program is launching in 2018, with a plan to offer 2 positions in spring (filled), and 5 positions for summer and fall. The focus of this year’s fellowship will be on our new Engaged Practices Innovation program, which is working with 5 Vermont farms. In the future, fellows may potentially choose to join us to work in any one of our local or international projects.

Although we are still fine-tuning the application process, below are initial steps you can take if you are interested in this program:

  1. Write a letter of interest expressing why you would like to work with us, which of our current projects is of most interest to you, and relevant skills (research methods, writing, languages, etc.) and experience.
  2. Prepare a current resume or curriculum vitae.
  3. Send your letter of interest and resume to agroecol@uvm.edu, with the “Interest in ALC Undergraduate Research Fellows” in the subject line.

The selection of applicants is a competitive process. Students will be selected by the ALC team, based on their application, and invited for an interview with ALC team members. Application materials and interview results will be used for final selection.