A summer experience with high commitment to finding and exploring purpose.


The Kaleidoscope Summer Fellowship

In summer 2019, we're offering the following student fellowships:

  • Practical Psychology

  • Science in Society

  • Analytics for Current Events

  • Storytelling & Narrative

Learn more about the themes.

APplication DEADLINE

We are reviewing applications in the order we receive them, and spots are running out quickly. The application is designed to be completed in one sitting - apply today!


the fellowship model

  • Fellowships meet two times per week—once to learn about the theme and once to do skills labs

  • Each week we introduce you to a new topic related to the theme

  • Each week we also run skills labs to teach immediately useful concepts like asking powerful questions, storylining, surveying, and analyzing data

  • The skills labs bring together students from all 4 fellowships

  • Each week you work with a coach to advance on a project of your choosing

  • Many weeks we have guest speakers who work in related fields

  • And, of course, we have dinner

By the end of the fellowship, you'll have had a chance to explore an interest and different ways of studying and acting on it. 


Who it's for

  • Young adults, 15-18 years old

  • Who care about the world and want to make it better

  • Who don't have to miss more than two sessions—space in the fellowship is limited and so is our time together, so we want students who can fully commit


  • Fellowships will meet two times per week starting the week of July 1st until Thursday, August 8th.

  • Sessions will be held at MakeOffices, a co-working space that is a 2 minute walk from the Dupont metro. The address is 1200 18th St NW #700.

  • Participation is selective but tuition-free

Dates & Times

  • Days of the week and meeting times are as follows:

    • Analytics for Current Events - Mondays, 11:00am - 1:30pm

    • Science in Society - Mondays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    • Practical Psychology - Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    • Storytelling & Narrative - Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:30 pm

    • Skills Labs (all students) - Thursdays, 5:00 - 7:30pm (except July 4th)

  • Our Kaleidoscope Kickoff will be held on Sunday, June 30 from 12:30pm - 3:00pm with all students.

  • Our night of final presentations will be held on Thursday, August 8th. Location TBD.