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Cardinal Quarter

Education Achievement Fellowship 2024

Education & Youth Development

Through the Education Achievement Fellowship, a Cardinal Quarter opportunity, students engage in a summer practicum as part of a cohort in Boulder, Colorado. A group of 5-7 students are placed with I Have a Dream Foundation of Boulder County, an education-focused nonprofit organization that is committed to working collaboratively in their community to implement innovative approaches to closing the education achievement gap. Fluency in Spanish is helpful, as most of the direct service work will be with the Mexican immigrant population. 

Please review the program policies in their entirety before applying. 

"I Have a Dream" Foundation of Boulder County (IHDF)

Mission: Our mission is to partner with youth and their families as they successfully navigate school, college, and career by providing a holistic academic, social, and emotional program from elementary school through college, along with postsecondary scholarship assistance.

Vision: Our dream is a world where every child has equitable access to the educational and career opportunities that will ignite their innate potential.

Watch this brief video to learn about IHDF Boulder!

INTERNS: Our interns are mission driven team players who embrace a challenge with a positive attitude and an eagerness to learn from students, families, and a nationally recognized non-profit. We offer a wide range of professional development opportunities from leadership & DEI development to skills and best practices in serving youth with a healing centered approach. 

Interns are educational-focused mentors/tutors assigned to a program site for the summer. Program sites are located in the cities of Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, and Frederick.  Interns support a cohort of Dreamer Scholar students (working individually or in small groups) under the direct supervision of the Program Director and their team with academics, social-emotional, and social justice learning. Dreamer Scholars range in age from 2nd grade through high school and beyond. 

Interns may serve at IHDF’s central office and will work with staff to choose the best projects for their interests & skills.  Interns can support one or more of the following teams and focus areas: Development & Communications, Volunteer Coordination, AmeriCorps & Service, Post Secondary Program, Curriculum & Evaluation, Social Justice Resources, Parent Partnerships, and the STEAM Community Center. 

The dates for this fellowship:  June 20 - August 22 or 29, 2024 (9 weeks total)


Students who get the most out of this fellowship are self-motivated, flexible, and willing to do whatever is needed to advance the missions of this organizations. We ask students to start on the same date, early in the summer, so that the entire cohort may attend orientation together. Summer housing can be challenging, so students may want to consider rooming together and to begin looking for housing as soon as they’re accepted. Transportation (car or bicycle) is helpful.

 The application deadline is February 13, 2024. We intend to fill all positions for this fellowship in the Round 1 application cycle.

Each Education Achievement Fellow receives a base stipend of $6,500 to cover most of the essential costs associated with an unpaid service experience. Financial aid and supplemental funding are available to students who qualify.

Visit this page for information on previous fellows' community partners and projects.

Funding for this fellowship has been generously provided by the Education Achievement Fellowship Fund and Haas Center donors as part of the Cardinal Quarter program.



For complete eligibility requirements, please review our program policies in its entirety.

Undergraduates from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply, and applicants may vary in academic interests, public service involvement, and experience. Priority will be given to students who have completed fewer than two previous Cardinal Quarter opportunities. Graduating seniors will have lower priority. Students who have begun their coterm programs are not eligible to apply.


The Education Achievement Fellows are required to work with their community partners at least 35 hours/week for nine consecutive weeks at their placements. Fellows are expected to work on-site with their host organization (University policies and health conditions permitting), and will have a designated full-time professional staff member on-site as their supervisor/mentor.  Please review the complete program policies for additional requirements. Other commitments include the following:

Spring Quarter

  • Complete an online program orientation.
  • Complete Engaging in Ethical and Effective Service workshop or worksheet.
  • Identify and meet with academic mentor at least once. 
  • Design a personal learning plan and share the learning plan with site supervisor and academic mentor.


  • Submit a brief preliminary report.
  • Submit a final report, complete a program evaluation, and correspond with fellowship donor(s) as requested by fellowships program staff.

Autumn Quarter

  • Meet with academic mentor at least once. 
  • Attend a de-briefing meeting for the purpose of reflecting upon and evaluating fellowship experiences.
  • Participate in outreach activities to share the experience and help publicize the program.

Selection Process:

For those who seek assistance, advising is available to help students develop their applications. This fellowship is intended for individuals whose application, reference, and interview demonstrate

  • an integration of the fellowship experience with applicant’s academic, personal and/or career goals
  • prior demonstrated interest or involvement in the subject area, including related coursework
  • a compelling match between applicant’s skills and interests and an organization’s work and needs
  • strong potential for the fellowship experience to enlarge a candidate’s understanding of an identified community issue or challenge

Complete applications are screened, finalists interviewed, and fellows selected by the host organizations staff with the intention to award fellowships prior to spring break. Applicants should respond promptly (within 48 hours) via email to a fellowship offer, or the offer will be rescinded. Once an applicant accepts a fellowship offer, the student should promptly notify all other Stanford and non-Stanford programs to which they have applied that they have accepted another offer and to withdraw their candidacy.




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February 13, 2024 | 11:59 PM
* This Application Deadline has passed

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