The Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities offers paid fellowships that encourage students to engage sustainability in diverse ways. Fellows take a lead role in investigating and acting on a campus or community topic – honing their academic and professional skills in the process.

Fellows collaborate with university faculty, Shi Institute staff, and community partners to achieve their goals. Fellowships are offered during the academic calendar year (part-time) and summer (full-time).

Students from all majors and career interests are encouraged to apply. We have supported aspiring businesspeople, lawyers, communications specialists, and journalists – to name a few – representing 21 academic majors. Sustainability literacy is an increasingly important part of all career paths.

View our current fellowship opportunities

The Student Fellows manage the Furman Green Scene Blog, a platform to describe their fellowship experience and relate it to a larger sustainability topic.  Check it out HERE.  See more pictures of student fellowships and other student experiences  on Instagram @sustainablefurman.

Contact Kelly Grant Bertrand, the Associate Director of Sustainability Programs, for additional information.