What is the Community Fellow Program?

The Community Fellow (CF) Program allows public or nonprofit organizations of the Walla Walla Valley region to apply for the opportunity to create an unpaid, part-time fellowship addressing some of the area’s social, economic and cultural challenges that third- and fourth-year Whitman students apply for to become a ‘Community Fellow’ of that organization. 

Community Fellows are paid by Whitman College and meet successful, high-level leaders of nonprofit or public Walla Walla Valley organizations to receive professional mentoring, targeted career development guidance, and the opportunity to collaborate broadly addressing important issues in southeastern Washington from environmental stresses to social equity. 

Whitman’s Community Fellow program is supported in large part thanks to a grant from the Donald and Virginia Sherwood Internship Endowment.

2021-22 Community Fellow Program Partner Cohort Banner

The 2021-22 Fellow positions are:

  • Center and Community Outreach Assistant - The Donald Blake Center at Walla Walla University
  • Elevate Partnership Program Coordinator - United Way of the Blue Mountains
  • Student Support Community Fellow - Blue Mountain Action Council 
  • Public Policy and Health Equity Fellow - Blue Zones Project Walla Walla Valley
  • Neighborhood & Community Engagement Fellow - City of College Place 
  • Trilogy Recovery Community Executive Engagement Fellow - Trilogy Recovery Community
  • Walla Walla Symphony Community Fellow - Walla Walla Symphony 
  • Community Inclusion Fellow - Valley Residential Services
  • Education Event Coordinator Fellowship - Blue Mountain Land Trust
  • Garden Coordinator Fellow - Sustainable Living Center Walla Walla Valley Farm to School
  • Assistant Study Coordinator - Community Council