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A 12-week fellowship designed to help top talent attack big problems in new ways by launching products for low-income communities that are traditionally overlooked by technology. The fellowship includes a summer program that provides everything a team of early-stage social entrepreneurs might need: over $40,000 in resources, an amazing peer group of mid-career designers, developers, and entrepreneurs, unparalleled access to a pool of community collaborators for research and testing, a great mentor network, and much more. Blue Ridge Labs is looking for each participant to fill one of three roles: product, resourceful entrepreneurs who tackle big problems quickly, design, imaginative UX/UI experts who can visualize and delight, engineering, thoughtful full-stack builders who code and test with care.

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Host and Fellow Responsibilities

Host Organizations

  • Identify staff supervisor to manage I&E Climate Action Fellow
  • Submit fellowship description and tasks
  • Engage in the matching process
  • Mentor and advise students
  • Communicate with Berkeley program director and give feedback on the program.

Berkeley Program Director​

  • Communicate with host organizations, students, and other university departments to ensure smooth program operations

Student Fellows

  • Complete application and cohort activities
  • Communicate with staff and host organizations
  • Successfully complete assignments from host organization during summer practicum
  • Summarize and report summer experience activities post-fellowship