Join us Next Summer!

The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship is a four-week summer internship in Memphis designed to:

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INSPIRE

undergraduate persons of color to pursue careers in STEM education within public schools in Memphis, TN

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EQUIP

fellows with a historical perspective of the Civil Rights Movement, Christian faith, and their intersection with education

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CREATE

pathways for underserved students to become scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and computer scientists

Browne STEM Education Fellows are undergraduate students of color who serve as counselors and teaching assistants in a math-focused summer camp for rising 7th and 8th graders in Memphis.

INTERNSHIP Four-week summer internship in Memphis, TN from June 5 – July 1, 2023

COMMUNITY Shared experiences and collective learning with fellows, professors, and students

TRAINING Intensive pedagogical and content training through Memphis Teacher Residency

COMPENSATION $1,500 summer stipend with housing and most meals included and $1000 fellowship award given at the end of the internship

Applying to the Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Education Fellowship

Applications for the summer of 2023 open on October 4, 2022.

To apply for the Browne STEM Fellowship, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate person of color
  • Be a rising junior and senior enrolled in a four-year college/university, with a graduation date AFTER the summer of 2023. If you are graduating before the summer of 2023, please consider the Residency program instead.
  • Be interested in STEM education, STEM major preferred. Strong math knowledge and math background.
  • Have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  • Have US Citizenship, Permanent Residency (Green Card) or DACA status
  • Be able to work the entire 2022 camp employment term (June 5 – June 30, 2023)

The application process involves:

  1. Online application (includes short answer questions, transcript upload, and providing email addresses of references who are willing to serve as a recommender for you).
  2. Video Interview (invitation only): Those advancing to this stage in the application process will be invited to complete a video interview.

Other Opportunities

While this program is specifically for persons of color who are sophomores or juniors and interested in teaching secondary math and science, we do have several other programs to explore:

  • The residency is for college graduates or anyone who will be a college graduate by this coming June. No education experience required! You can become an effective teacher serving under-resourced Memphis communities: elementary or secondary—including math, science, social studies, english and ESL. Earn a Master’s degree at no cost to you, get the support you need to become effective, and join our community of like-minded teachers!
  • MTR Camp is for college underclassmen who will not yet be graduated by this coming June. MTR Camp is a summer academic camp for K-2 students in MTR partner neighborhoods and hires approximately 22 college interns each year to run a three-week educational academic camp.
  • If you are an undergraduate STEM major but not a person of color, you can consider applying to work for our partners at BEAM next summer. This is a great way to explore whether you enjoy working with youth and might want to teach after college graduation. If you love the experience, we would encourage you to apply to train in our residency program after college graduation!

About the Partners Behind the Fellowship