The University of Massachusetts Amherst

UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL) Accepting Applications for 2019 Fellows

University of Massachusetts Women into Leadership (UWiL) students with Rosalin AcostaUniversity of Massachusetts Women into Leadership (UWiL) students with MA Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta (at right)
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Have you considered a career in public service? Are you interested in learning more about leadership? Do you want to gain hands-on experience, expand your professional network, and jump-start your career? Join UMass Women into Leadership (UWiL)! Applications are accepted until October 15.

"UWiL is not just about the credit or the recognition on a resume; it is about knowing that you are taking part in closing the gender gap in leadership positions and that you are one step ahead of many of your other classmates before even completing your degree."
- former UWiL Fellow

With 19 out of 24 student 2018 fellows coming from UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences majors such as Communication, Economics, Journalism, Political Science, and Sustainable Community Development, the message that SBS students are the future leaders and changemakers couldn’t be clearer. We encourage you to apply for this incredible experience.

What is UWiL?

UWiL is a competitive leadership training and professional development program that seeks to prepare women for public leadership. By introducing these women to our state’s leadership and providing opportunities for them to see first-hand the benefits of public service, UWiL provides models and pathways into leadership for young women – all while helping to address the gender gap in politics and creating a pipeline from public education into public service.

Designed to provide hands-on training and practical preparation for a career in public leadership, UWiL offers:

  • Leadership training through workshops and professional development activities
  • Shared community through assigned mentors and networking opportunities
  • Academic instruction through a one credit spring semester Political Science course
  • Applied experience through internships and job shadowing, including scholarship support for unpaid or low-paying positions

Applications are due on October 15th. Students from all majors and class years are encouraged to apply.

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