Student-led Social Initiatives

Georgetown University Summer Workshop

Dates of workshop: 14th – 28th July  2018

About the Georgetown University Summer Workshop

The Georgetown University Santander Partnership on Social Economy is accepting applications from students interested in participating in a two-week, multi-disciplinary workshop that will introduce the key trends affecting social and economic inclusion.  Students will learn from thought leaders representing diverse institutional perspectives, including academia, policymaking, non-profits, and private enterprise.  Within this framework, students will examine emerging technological, commercial, and policy innovations designed to increase access to economic, health, and education opportunities.

Two key themes of the seminar include:

1) The ways in which the “digital revolution” is changing the nature of opportunities for marginalized populations, and

2) The role of social enterprises in bridging gaps not covered by traditional public or private models.

Students should expect an interactive and practical learning environment that draws on real-world applications of innovation in addition to classroom-based lectures.  Students will gain exposure to policy and practice by connecting to a network of researchers, practitioners, financiers, and policymakers.  Cultural activities will complement learning goals of the seminars and allow participants to explore Washington, D.C.

Benefits and Support

The Georgetown University Santander Partnership will cover all of the workshop costs, including room and board. The student is responsible for air and ground transportation to the Georgetown University and travel medical insurance, which is required to participate.  In addition, the Partnership will provide logistical assistance and instructions for the visa-application process if necessary, as well as the requirements for health insurance while participating in the workshop.


Each university is invited to nominate two (2) candidates for consideration.


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Tan Yock Theng
Programme Manager, Leadership & Global Citizenship

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29th January 2018: Deadline for interested applicants to submit application materials on Symplicity.

To apply, please search for the Georgetown University Summer Workshop (ID: 1584) under CIPE Opportunities in Symplicity. Please submit the following documents in your application:

1) Resume including current email address and current course(s) of study with anticipated completion dates.

2) An essay (in English) not to exceed 500 words, on the following topic:
In every society, there are challenges that relate to inclusion for marginalized groups. They have limited access to opportunities related to health, education, and economic empowerment. Describe an example of a challenge of limited social inclusion that you have observed, and discuss an idea that holds promise for addressing the challenge.

Both documents should be compiled and submitted in one PDF file.

1st – 8th February 2018: Shortlisted applicants may be asked for an interview with the Yale-NUS CIPE Committee.

9th February 2018: Decisions released for successful nominees.

23rd February 2018: Deadline for nominees to submit application materials and recommendation letter to Georgetown University Santander Steering Committee.

Late March 2018: Finalists may be asked to participate in a Skype interview with members of the Georgetown University Santander Steering Committee.  This Committee will make the final selection of the 24 students who will comprise the workshop cohort.

1st April 2018: Successful applicants notified by email.