Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation

The Davis United World College Scholars Fellowship in Development Project Management

Application deadline for summer 2015 Davis UWC fellowships in the Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation training is February 15, 2015.

Fellowship Opportunity: This fully-funded, three-week program is offered by Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation (DPMI) from May 25 – June 12, 2015 in downtown Washington, D.C.  The Monterey Institute’s DPMI program includes three weeks of training in international development project planning, facilitating stakeholder engagement, and strategic partnership and social entrepreneurship. Davis UWC will also visit international NGOs in the DC area. The fellowship covers domestic airfare, lodging, per diem, and program fees.

Eligibility:  All Davis UWC Scholars who have completed at least their sophomore year of study by May 2015 as well as those who have their undergraduate degrees are eligible to apply. No specific academic background is required beyond an interest in poverty alleviation or disaster response in developing countries.

Program Description: Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation is a professional program for those seeking training for careers in humanitarian relief, emergency response, poverty alleviation, and long-term community development. Offering a curriculum linked to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, DPMI examines and emphasizes the importance of sound project design, effective strategies for organizational partnership, and skill development for facilitation and the training of trainers.

The DPMI program combines guided individual readings completed prior to campus study, three weeks of intensive classroom instruction, and a post-seminar reflection paper. Each module is taught by a current practitioner with extensive international development experience. Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Design, Partnering, Management & Innovation at the program’s conclusion, upon completion of the written assignment.  Students may also receive graduate credit for DPMI courses from the Monterey Institute of International Studies should they later enroll in an applicable fulltime degree program at the Institute. Additional assignments related to the deliverables presented in the course are required for Monterey Institute credit.

Past DPMI participants have used skills and knowledge gained to pursue both professional goals and volunteer service commitments in their home communities and other communities in need around the world. As one participant wrote in a course evaluation, “[DPMI] is a powerful review tool and method of mastery for those who have worked in development and a great intensive introduction for those who have not.” Another stated, “The skills I am walking away with will be invaluable to my career!” DPMI alumni have gone on to work for dynamic non-governmental organizations including Save the Children, Catholic Relief Services, Freedom from Hunger, Pact, World Emergency Relief, Oxfam, Mercy Corps, CARE, the Peace Corps, and other field-based organizations around the world.

Application Process: To apply for either DPMI program, please download an application at  Please email all of these materials to by February 15, 2015 for fellowship consideration. Students will be notified regarding the status of their application by March 1, 2015.

For more information:please visit the DPMI website or contact DPMI Coordinator Carolyn Meyer at or (831)-647-6417.


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