What is the Fellowship?

We are pleased to share that in 2018, MCN has partnered with United Nations Academic Impact on the Millennium Fellowship.  Please click here to learn about the newest iteration of the program (the 500+ members of the Class of 2018 are spotlighted here).  We have kept the content below for posterity.   

The Millennium Fellowship program, which launched in 2013, is an accredited 10 session, semester-long leadership accelerator convening student leaders across universities to improve their student organizations, partnerships, and community impact.

Click below to hear what our fellows have to say about the program!

Fast Facts About the Fellowship


The Fellowship is a semester-long course taught by our hub-site directors. It is designed to help you develop the values, professional skills, and pathways you'll need to succeed in the social impact sector, from performance management to writing grants to reflecting on compassion fatigue. We give you opportunities to network, receive feedback and coaching, and reflect.

See the full curriculum and Key Performance Indicators here.


There are two categories for the 2016-2017 Fellowship: the in-person Millennium Fellowship and the online Remote Fellowship. The Millennium Fellowship is an accredited, semester long course which includes individualized leadership and career counseling.


Millennium Fellows participate in person at one of our Hub Sites in Boston, New York City, or Miami with potential other Hub Sites in development.

This interactive, community-building leadership accelerator is an ideal bootcamp for student leaders aiming to join the global development/social impact sector. They have the opportunity to network in person with top students leaders across campuses and with professionals working in the field, as well as to pitch their organizations' work and earn funding.

Millennium Fellows apply as part of a team of 2-4 student leaders representing a campus-based student organization working to advance one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. They will learn how to improve their organization's operations, funding, and leadership transition, as well as their individual strengths in leadership, partnerships, advocacy, and campus engagement.

Fellows receive 4 Individual Leadership Coaching Sessions and 4 Group Coaching Sessions for their student organizations throughout the Spring Semester, concurrent with their Fellowship participation. Sessions include a focus on professional skills, reflections, facilitated peer feedback, networking and community building opportunities.

Fellows who successfully complete the fellowship have the opportunity to earn 3 academic credits through Lynn University, a certificate of completion, Career Coaching sessions and access to full alumni resources. Note that it is the Fellow's responsibility to confirm that their university will accept credits from Lynn University, and credit is an additional cost for Fellows.


The Remote Fellowship is a year long, not-for-credit monthly webinar series. All undergraduate delegates who participate in MCC16 automatically transition to Observer Fellow Status, gaining access to remote hub-site sessions led via webinar from Fall 2016 - April 2017, and can become eligible for Ambassador Fellow status. Sessions cover professional management skills and critical reflections on the social impact sector. Sessions will take place concurrent with Campaign Forums to encourage advocacy and engagement among Fellows.

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As of 2018, this program is free for selected applicants. Students applied on 285 campuses in 57 nations this year. 30 campuses (11%) in 13 nations were selected to host 530 Millennium Fellows. Learn more here.