2022 Summer Ethics Fellowships


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The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and the Baker-Nord Center for Humanities at Case Western Reserve University are seeking applications from CWRU students to serve in a Summer 2022 fellowship working with Councilwoman Stephanie Howse and Ms. Rajzia Whitley, Ward 7 Cleveland City Council. Applications are invited from:

  • Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who are active members of the Global Ethical Leaders Society. These students are eligible to be named the Third Federal Summer Ethics Fellow.

  • Undergraduate students with a humanities major. These students are eligible to be named the Baker-Nord Summer Ethics Fellow as part of the Humanites@Work program.

Students falling into both categories are eligible for either fellowship. Graduating students are not eligible to apply. 

The Third Federal Summer Ethics Fellow and the Baker-Nord Summer Ethics Fellow will collaborate to support the efforts of Councilwoman Howse and the Ward 7 Cleveland City Council. Ward 7 includes Asia Town, Downtown, Midtown, Hough and the St. Clair-Superior neighborhoods. Specific tasks may include: 

  • Helping to build capacity for resident led projects

  • Assessing equitable funding decisions for community projects

  • Researching home ownership opportunities for residents earning $20K a year

  • Evaluating summer enrichment activities and programs to deter violence in the neighborhood

  • Developing a community communication plan for residents who do not use or have access to technology

  • Connecting residents with upward mobility opportunities (financially, socially, academically, etc.)

  • Developing a snow removal plan for residents that use their feet to travel

  • Creating pathways for Black men to engage in opportunities to support themselves and their families

  • Developing a Neighborhood Community Plan for St. Clair-Superior or Asiatown Goodrich-Kirtland

  • Creating community spaces inclusive of aging residents, families with children, and resident’s with disabilities 

The ideal students will be active listeners who are attentive to detail and comfortable asking questions to clarify what they have heard; have demonstrated experience working well with others; excel at verbal and written communication and research; and understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality with information and sensitivity when interacting with community residents.

There are two available positions. Both will be based in Cleveland, Ohio. Fellows will share an office in the Inamori Center in the Tinkham-Veale University Center and will also have direct responsibilities in Councilwoman Howse office and working directly with residents in the Ward 7 district of Cleveland. It is anticipated that the fellowship will run from June 1st to August 10th. Fellows will be expected to commit 15-20 hours a week, on average, over the course of the fellowship. Each fellow will be recognized with a $2500 honorarium and will be expected to submit a report of their experience at the conclusion of the fellowship.

All applications are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, May 1st to inamoricenter@case.edu and must include:

  • Resume (no more than 2 pages)

  • Statement of Interest ( no more than 1 page) - please note if you are applying for one or both opportunities.

Following the review of applications by the Inamori Center and the Baker Center, outstanding applicants will be invited for an interview.