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Job Opportunity: Service Learning Fellowship


The IU School of Medicine Office of Medical Student Affairs, seeks three Service Learning Fellows to play an integral role in organizational development activities associated with curricular and co-curricular service learning for medical students for the 2018-2019 academic year. Each fellow will work 12-15 hours a week throughout the year and earn a financial aid scholarship of approximately $3,375 per semester in return. The fellows report directly to Medical Student Affairs. Depending on the qualifications and interests of the applicant, he/she may also take on additional project assignments.

The service learning office works directly with IU School of Medicine units to:

  • ​​Monitor and enhance student experiences associated with community-engaged pedagogies, ​particularly those associated with forms of curricular service learning.
  • Develop research linked to the use of community-engaged teaching methods.
  • Support the strategic alignment of student, staff and faculty engagement.

Position Focus #1: Curriculum

A position with this focus will assist in the following areas:

  • Research curricular examples for community-engaged medical curriculum.
  • Develop and maintain tracking system of curricular-based service-learning.
  • Participate in curricular service-learning meetings as needed to discuss momentum of curricular service-learning.
  • Collaborate with faculty development efforts led by the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning.
  • Plan and implement global service-learning discussions and events within the medical school.
  • Relevant administrative support duties as assigned.

Position Focus #2: Student Life

A position with this focus will assist community-based/co-curricular learning in the following areas:

  • ​Create tracking system and procedures for all co-curricular service projects.
  • ​Coordinate blog submissions of service project reflections.
  • Work with Medical Service Student Group chairs for professional development opportunities.
  • Support the Office for Medical Service Learning in financial procedures.
  • Collaborate with student life to develop service-related opportunities.
  • Relevant administrative support duties as assigned.


Applicants must be:

  • Enrolled in a graduate program with IU or IUPUI.
  • Passionate about Service Learning, community service or civic engagement.
  • Able to commit 12-15 hours a week.
  • In good academic standing.

Additional preferred attributes are as follows:

  • ​Previous experience with event planning and implementation
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in the experiences of service learning and engagement
  • Experience with database/spreadsheet/word processing/basic graphic design
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work with wide range of people
  • Excellent planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to think critically and solve problems quickly and efficiently


As part of this scholarship, motivated students have a unique opportunity to enhance their skill development in project management, leadership, communication and analysis. Additionally, they will develop knowledge of:

  • ​Higher education administration specific to the institutionalization of service-learning and community engagement.
  • Academic course/program design
  • Community partnership development and assessment
  • Faculty and organizational development
  • Learning/assessment models

Apply or get more information by contacting David Neiling

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