Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows Program Application

The Sean Douglas Leadership Fellows (SDLF) Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate students interested in gaining practical experience in planning and managing arts, cultural and academic programs while serving as an intern at the Stone Center and working closely with the Director and Stone Center staff.

The Sean Douglas Fellow will participate in various Center activities that may include participation in staff, Board and other key meetings, working on specially designed projects, assisting the Director in drafting project, program and special reports and serving as Stone Center representative at selected gatherings.

Sean Douglas Fellows will receive a stipend for completing the program. The internship covers a 10-week period and is open to all registered UNC at Chapel Hill sophomores, juniors and seniors in good academic standing who are interesting in African American and African diaspora arts and cultures. The deadline to apply for the Fall SDLF is March 18, 2019 at 5 pm.

Applicants for the SDLF will be selected on the basis of a combination of factors including scholarship, record of campus and off-campus participation in service/social justice activities, clarity in describing their objectives for participating in the program, and quality of recommendations submitted in support of their application.

Applicants must submit:

  • A brief narrative of no more than 4 pages that addresses the criteria described above;
  • An official or unofficial transcript (you may also include a brief resume outlining your extracurricular activities, awards, and other supporting background information);
  • Two letters of recommendation (from a faculty or staff member that is familiar with you and your work).

Submit your application electronically to, or you may hand deliver to Christopher Wallace at Room 215, the Stone Center. For information call (919) 962-9001 or email