Apply to be a LEEP Project Pioneer
The LEEP Project Pioneers for 2013 have been selected. If you are interested in being a Pioneer next year, please check this page in early spring 2014 for application materials and updated information. In the meantime, information for 2013 applicants, below, will give you a place to start learning about being a Project Pioneer. Please note that application criteria and project dimensions may change in 2014.
As a LEEP Pioneer, you will be one of the first cohorts of students to complete LEEP Projects, gaining valuable experience for yourself and paving the way for Clarkies in years to come.
A LEEP Project may respond to the needs of an external organization, build on an existing research program, or be self-initiated as in the case of an artistic or entrepreneurial endeavor. A number of projects are sponsored by Clark alumni and will be completed offsite. Additionally:
- LEEP Projects may be completed by teams of students, or by an individual student.
- Academic credit is possible, provided that the LEEP Project is approved by your faculty adviser.
- A stipend will be provided (as long as other funding sources are unavailable).
- Pioneers are expected to complete approximately 150 hours on the LEEP Project. Other expectations include:
- Attending workshops, on topics of collaboration, presenting work orally and visually, creativity beyond the classroom, the purpose and practices of reflection, and the professional work environment.
- Reflecting on your learning in various media and presenting projects during Fall Fest.
- Pioneers will have the support of the LEEP Center staff, a faculty or staff mentor, and a project manager.
LEEP applicants should
- have prior internship, volunteering or employment experience;
- be in good standing academically and socially;
- and have an updated resume.