Rice University

Rice University Center for Civic Leadership

International Partnership Opportunities

Interested in partnering with the Center for Civic Leadership's international programs? Please review the program summaries, service length, and proposal deadlines below. If you are interested in partnering, email the Center for Civic Leadership at ccl@rice.edu to set-up an initial meeting.

International Program Summaries

Service Length

Partnership Proposals Due

Loewenstern Fellowship  - A yearlong experience during which students prepare for and conduct service and civic research in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.  Through classroom and experiential learning students engage with cultures, people, and problems different than their own and may acquire the skills, insight, and values that will enable them to become principled, civic-minded leaders in the 21st century.  With placements between six to twelve weeks, students assist in building the capacity of the community organization through service or research.



Summer (May through August)

May though August for following summer


Group International Service - A two-week, group service experience during which students work with partner organizations around the globe. Students spend time during the academic year learning about the community and the organization with which they will be working. Upon returning from the trip, students share their experience and newfound knowledge with the campus and local community. With a committed team of students working up to 40 hours during the week, this program allows organizations to address pre-identified needs or build additional capacity to fulfill their mission (Current Locations: Guatemala, Bulgaria)




May through June

May though August for following summer


Leadership Rice Mentorship Experience - A summer internship experience in which students are paired with a mentor who fosters their leadership capacity and personal development. Throughout the internship, students receive coaching  from the CCL staff that enables them to perform high-level work for the organization, over a nine-week period. (Current Location: Paris, France)



Summer (May through August)

January through February


Fellowships & Undergraduate Research  - Through fellowships advising, the CCL seeks to build upon students' academic and leadership experiences to identify undergraduate and post-baccalaureate opportunities that best meet their future goals. Rice students have recently won the Carnegie, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Merage, Mitchell, Rhodes, Soros, Truman, Udall, and Watson competitions. Thanks to the generosity of Rice alumni, the CCL also offers several scholarships for independent research and study abroad. CCL workshops on grant writing and interviewing, one-on-one advising, and review of application drafts help students submit competitive applications.