Fellows Make an Impact
- Develop and leverage rural broadband access and economic development. We want to increase access and leverage that access to see growth.
- Build capacity in the community. All communities have those ideas and projects for which they just don’t have people power to support. Fellows can help!
- In it for the long haul. Fellows are committed to a two-year term which gives them the ability to dig in and get to work.
How Fellowships Work
- Native Nebraskans are encouraged to apply for fellowships. Fellows are typically recent college graduates, ages 21-30, from the host community region.
- Typically two or more fellows are embedded in host communities throughout the state for a two-year period. In some instances, fellows may be placed alone.
- Fellows embark on a community listening tour, strategic planning process, and then become an embedded and engaged part of the community.
- Fellows will work with hosts to determine where they can build capacity in the community while leveraging rural broadband and building economic development opportunities.
- Identify needs, make a plan and put it in motion!