United Nations Academic Impact/MCN Millennium Fellowship 2018 for Student Leaders

United Nations Academic Impact/MCN Millennium Fellowship 2018 for Student Leaders

Deadline: Priority – April 30, Final – July 15, 2018.

The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN invite applications for the Millennium Fellowship 2018. The Millennium Fellowship convenes, challenges, and celebrates student leadership for UN goals on campuses worldwide. It is a semester-long leadership development program that happens on your campus.

Apply to become a Millennium Fellow today.  Be part of a global student network advancing UN goals on campuses and in communities. MCN has been developing programs uniting, training, and recognizing undergraduates for a decade. United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) has been working with academic institutions for seven years.  Their 17 years of combined experience enable us to uniquely support and elevate your leadership.

The program is free for accepted applicants. The priority application deadline for Millennium Fellows and Campus Directors is April 30, and final application deadline is July 15.  The program will run on campuses worldwide from mid-August to mid-November where cohorts of 8-20 Millennium Fellows have been selected.  Feedback and stories of student impact will be submitted by December 2018.

How it Works

The Millennium Fellowship takes place on campuses around the world. If you and peers on your campus are selected for the Millennium Fellowship, you will convene this mid-August to mid-November at least monthly on your own campus – building your capacity as a leader, the capacity of your Millennium Fellowship Project, and building community with peers on campus (and virtually with other Millennium Fellows around the world).

  • CONVENE: As part of a cohort of 8-20 Millennium Fellows on your campus, convene to learn from and challenge each other.
  • CHALLENGE: Develop a plan of action for your monthly sessions together. Meet to exchange best practices. And you could think bigger: organizing a campus-wide sustainability initiative or more.
  • CELEBRATE: When your Fellowship Hub Site meets the goals you made for yourselves, you will earn a certificate of recognition from United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network.

Upon successful completion of the program, join the MCN Alumni Community and continue to have social impact.


For Fellows:

  • Hone skills
  • Create concrete social impact that advances UN goals
  • Earn a certificate recognizing completion of their Fellowship projects from United Nations Academic Impact and MCN.  

For Campus Directors:

  • One-to-one and small group mentorship from the MCN team, including both personal and Fellowship-based mentorship and networking opportunities to support your success in social impact. work.
  • Opportunities to connect with and learn from other top Campus Directors on campuses across the globe, building your global peer and professional network.
  • Additional recognition at completion of the Millennium Fellowship.

As we expand across the globe, we will look to you as thought partners in continuing to develop this program. You can help shape a leadership developent network that thousands of students around the world will benefit from.



  • Open to undergraduate student leaders across the world who have a track record of social impact and want to support their efforts to advance UN goals on campus and in community.
  • You must be at least 18 years old,
  • You must be enrolled in a college or university and in good standing for the duration of the program.
  • You make a commitment to convene at least four times during the Millennium Fellowship (for 2018, the program will run August-December) with your Campus Directors and other Fellows on your campus to share best practices and take collective action. If you miss sessions, this is grounds for expulsion and the forfeiture of your designation as a Millennium Fellow.

Note: They aim to accept at least eight Millennium Fellows from each Campus Hub (with two Campus Directors). Most Campus Hubs will typically have 8-20 Millennium Fellows. The Fellowship is about forming community; therefore we encourage you to share the program with other prospective Fellows on your campus and encourage them to apply as well.

Campus Directors – (this is a selective student leadership role)

Campus Directors are top Millennium Fellows -undergraduate students who are leading social change on their campuses – who have been selected to facilitate their Campus Hub. There are 2 Campus Directors per Campus. You apply for this leadership role as part of your Millennium Fellowship application, and commit to the following:

  • Being the primary point of contact for Fellows at their Campus Hub as well as for the MCN Fellowship management team, including regular communication.
  • 3 hours of training via webinar in the 2 weeks prior to the Fellowship launch.
  • Working with your Co-Director to arrange and hold one-to-one sessions with each of the Fellows who will be in their Campus Hub.
  • Working with your Co-Director, facilitate Fellowship sessions, including developing Goals and Objectives for your site, taking attendance, submitting documentation for your site, and ensuring that a final story and feedback forms are submitted.


Each Fellow is required to participate in a minimum of 8 hours of Fellowship Campus Sessions in order to graduate. Each Campus will decide together whether they choose to meet for four 2+ hour sessions, eight 1+ hour sessions, or more frequently.

Campus Directors will additionally be required to participate in 3 hours of training, meet with their Co-Director and arrange one-to-one meetings (~15 minutes each) with the Fellows at their Campus Hub prior to the Fellowship launch. They also submit proof of their Campus Hub Sessions and commit to regular communication with Team MCN.


The United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are here to elevate your leadership. Read the FAQs before you apply.

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For more information, visit Millennium Fellowship.