Application for the International Samaritan Fellowship
This is an application for the International Samaritan Fellowship Program.  We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 term. Please read the sections below carefully before proceeding to the application.
About the Fellowship
International Samaritan is looking for individuals with a heart for service and an interest in bringing diverse communities together to join our Fellowship Program.  International Samaritan's mission is to walk hand-in-hand with people in garbage dump communities, along with those with a calling to help, to break the chains of poverty and to improve our lives together;  YOUR mission as a fellow is to bring together "those with a calling to help" so they can do the most good possible.  We are looking for fellows in Denver (CO), Ann Arbor (MI), Detroit (MI), and Toledo (OH).

We will be picking up to five applicants to be fellows.  To apply, you must be affiliated with one of our fellowship institutions, which are:

IN DENVER, CO: Arrupe Jesuit High School
IN ANN ARBOR, MI: St. Mary Student Center
IN DETROIT, MI: Cristo Rey High School, Loyola High School, Pershing High School
IN TOLEDO, OH: The 20/20 Jesuit Scholars Program at St. John’s Jesuit

This is a paid fellowship and is intended for young professionals. The position lasts for one year.  While the position is largely remote, we are looking for local applicants from each city that are able to coordinate and lead an international service immersion experience (depending on the pandemic) and attend City Samaritan and Learn, Serve, Grow events throughout 2022.

We are currently accepting applications for 2022.  The application deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021.
Fellowship Expectations
Fellows will dedicate time creating, coordinating and leading experiences for students to Learn, Serve and Grow in fun and meaningful ways. Learning activities may include--but are not limited to--book clubs, group projects, English-Spanish meetups, reflection nights, or service and fundraising projects. See for more information about the Learn, Serve, Grow framework.

If conditions allow, successful Fellows will conclude their experience by leading a small team of people from the Fellowship and the Partner Institutions on a short-term immersion trip in the spring or summer of 2022 in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica or Nicaragua.

Fellows will be expected to attend a retreat from January 13 to 15, 2022 in Detroit, Michigan, along with other Fellows and campus ministry leaders and partners of International Samaritan.

Fellows will report to the Fellowship Director on a monthly basis, and will work consistently and interdependently with staff from International Samaritan and the Fellowship and Partner Institutions in a thoughtful and proactive way.
Fellowship Benefits
The Fellowship includes the following benefits:

1. Leadership development training with professional coaches and mentors in group and individual monthly sessions.

2. Personal support from International Samaritan’s staff as well as with campus ministry or service immersion teachers or staff members at Partner Institutions in order to coordinate the diverse range of activities anticipated through this fellowship.

3. An in-person conference (conditions allowing) from January 13 to 15, 2022 of Fellows and staff from the Fellowship and Partner Institutions in Detroit, Michigan.  Transportation, food and lodging will be covered as part of the fellowship

4. A short-term service immersion experience in (4 to 7 days) to Ethiopia, Guatemala, Jamaica or Nicaragua for Fellows who successfully complete the expectations listed above and plan a trip in partnership the local institutions and International Samaritan scholarship students and staff.

5. A stipend of $2,500 per year, to be paid incrementally in December, May and August provided that the Fellow demonstrates an on-going commitment to the expectations of the Fellowship and needs of all partners.

About International Samaritan
The mission of International Samaritan is to walk hand-in-hand with people living in garbage dump communities, along with those with a calling to help, to break the chains of poverty and to improve our lives together.  We were founded by a Jesuit priest and a group of students from St. John’s Jesuit High School in Toledo, Ohio who came across a garbage dump community in Guatemala in 1994 and stopped to ask how they could help.  We have been responding ever since and are now led by local teams in six garbage dump communities of five nations offering scholarships and leadership development to over 800 students from those communities as well as food and emergency relief to their families and larger projects like water, housing and medical clinics for their communities.

International Samaritan takes its name from the Parable of the Good Samaritan, in which Jesus describes how to love one’s neighbor.  We are built on the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, and we follow Christ by walking and working with all people, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual preference.

Application Process
This application has two sections:

1. A general section that confirms your basic contact information, eligibility requirements, and understanding of the fellowship’s goals and expectations.  

2. A short personal statement (included as a section of this application) as part of the online application explaining why this fellowship matters to you, what impact you hope to have, and how this fellowship fits into your long-term plans.  This statement should be no more than 500 words but no fewer than 50.

Both sections must be completed to submit your application for review.  Click "Continue to Next Section" to begin the application.
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