Omicron Delta Kappa has developed several strategic alliances and partnerships since 2012. These programs, predominantly for recent graduates and currently enrolled members, provide individuals with opportunities to explore career options and further enhance their leadership development potential.
The Coro Fellows Program trains ethical, diverse civic leaders nationwide. Coro leaders develop skills; master tools needed to engage and empower communities; gain experience in government, business, labor and not-for-profit community organizations; and participate in special community and political problem solving processes. Start by completing an interest form available here. Waivers are available for the application fee. Visit www.corofellows.org or email CoroSoCal@coro.org for more info.
Teach For America is an organization devoted to growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Since 2012, more than 200 OΔK members have served as teachers in communities across the United States. To learn about how to join the staff of TFA, click here. TFA’s blog shares the organization’s views on issues of the day, conversations about education, and stories from classrooms, schools and communities from across the nation.
Teach For America and Omicron Delta Kappa partnered together on a video competition for OΔK members entering TFA’s teaching corps in the 2014 – 2015 year. Jody McGraw from the University of Cincinnati Circle was the most recent winner. Jody received a monetary prize as did the UC Circle. Her award-winning video may be seen here.
Teach Tomorrow is an additional resource for leaders who are considering a career in teaching. It provides information on teaching degree programs and resources for teachers looking to continue their education.
A semester in the Washington Scholars Fellowship Program can be a great opportunity for politically minded students and recent graduates to be placed in premier internships in government agencies, media outlets and certain non-governmental organizations. These positions offer a unique look at Washington and how the political process works from a hands-on point of view. The deadlines are October 2, 2017 (Winter/Spring Class) and January 13, 2018 (Summer Class).
The Washington Internship Institute’s semester-long academic internship program is carefully designed to provide college sophomores, juniors, seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students from the U.S. and abroad with practical, hands-on experience and academically rigorous courses emphasizing public service, leadership and professional development. Members of Omicron Delta Kappa receive are eligible for a $500 scholarship for this program.