Student Fellowship Program

The GWA Fellowship Program was created to directly connect undergraduate and graduate students at Georgetown to the leadership of GWA, and give students the opportunity to contribute to our organization's mission and goals. The fellowship provides students with direct mentorship from the leadership of the GWA Steering Committee, as well as professional development and leadership opportunities through program development, outreach and communication efforts, and research on women's leadership. Our applications for 2018/2019 GWA Fellows will open in Spring 2018. 

Our Fellowship Program's guiding pillars are: Leadership - Mentorship - Professional Development

Important Dates

Applications Due: 
Spring 2018 (TBD)

Spring 2018 (TBD)


As a GWA Fellow, students are part of a selective group—supported and coached by the talented leadership of the GWA Steering Committee—to help drive the work of our organization forward and also connect our work to our student members, who make up half of our membership. Fellows also have access to professional opportunities and funding to support and grow interests in women’s leadership.

The scope of the GWA Fellowship includes:

  • Commitment of 20-25 hours per month to working with GWA over a full academic year (August 30 - April 30) 
  • Attendance at monthly GWA Steering Committee meetings
  • Membership on a GWA committee and placement with a GWA mentor
  • Biweekly meetings with GWA mentor, and monthly meetings with the GWA Student Fellowship Program Director
  • Development and implementation of a project of choice—with support from GWA—that contributes to the goals of GWA
  • General contribution to the GWA mission to connect people from across Georgetown to foster an environment where women grow, learn, and thrive through support of GWA programming development, outreach and communication, and research.
In exchange for 20-25 hours per month, Fellows have access to: 
  • Significant leadership opportunities within the GWA, including participation on the Steering Committee
  • Direct mentorship from the members of the GWA Steering Committee, who are leaders from across Georgetown's campus
  • Professional opportunities for Fellows to support undergraduate and graduate women’s leadership at Georgetown University through work in program development, outreach and communications efforts and research on women’s leadership
  • A network of leaders on Georgetown's campus who are advancing the work of women's leadership


To be considered for this fellowship, students are asked to complete an electronic application. Our application process for 2018-2019 Fellows will open in Spring 2018. Questions can be sent to Alexis Downey, Director of the GWA Student Fellowship Program (