Diversity Equity and Inclusion Fellowship

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

CEIA is cultivating an environment where members of all identities, beliefs, and backgrounds are included, supported and uplifted. To build a sustainable, inclusive environment for the association, the CEIA Board of Directors has strategically taken the following actions since January 2019:

  • Added diversity & inclusion as a core value of the association, adopted a diversity & inclusion commitment statement in the association by-laws for board and committee member recruitment, and revised the business plan to prioritize implementing diversity, equity and inclusion across the organization.
  • Created the Diversity & Inclusion Committee and added an Associate Board of Director position for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives to intentionally improve CEIA policies, practices, and membership engagement
  • Distributed a survey to members and stakeholders inviting them to share their perspective on issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in our profession.
  • Published statements of support: CEIA – Standing Against Racism Statement and Statement: Verdict of Derek Chauvin being found guilty of all charges in the murder of George Floyd.
  • Established and raised funds for the inaugural CEIA Diversity Fellowship.

About The DEI Fellowship Program

The DEI Fellowship Program will support selecting and honoring work-integrated learning professionals from underrepresented identities with expertise in promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In concert with the association’s conference and diversity and inclusion committees, selected fellows will design and facilitate programming at the annual conference. Fellow(s) will showcase diverse, equitable, and inclusive perspectives, practices, and policies that enhance and expand the positive impact of work-integrated learning. This Program will provide the financial resources to fund a conference registration and one year membership for selected fellows. 

We are seeking individuals who:

  1. Share expertise in promoting the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the CEIA annual conference.
  2. Seeking to present at the annual CEIA conference on a topic related to practices, policy development, proposals, and/or research that promote change towards greater inclusiveness.  
  3. Are currently engaged/employed in the field of career development, experiential education, or recruiting.
  4. Represent an underserved and/or underrepresented identity, including, but not limited to: race, age, ability, size, religious belief, nationality, gender and gender identity, sexual orientation, and more.

The deadline to apply is 11:59 PM (Eastern), Wednesday, November 1.

More Information:

If you are interested in joining this committee or have resources to recommend, 
contact Tiffany Johnson,  Associate for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at tiffany.johnson @ UCF.edu