June - July 2021
During this Phase, which takes place over 9 weeks between the start of June and the end of July 2021, Fellows will either work as a paid intern at an organization making systems change at a local level, or pursue their own systems change project with a paid stipend.
In the meantime, they will develop their Civics 2030 Pledge to develop as leaders over the course of the decade and help realize the vision laid out in the Civics 2030 Declaration.
At the midpoint of this Phase on July 4th, 2021, Fellows will sign the Civics 2030 Declaration with these Pledges, officially initiated them into CU's Civics 2030 community.
By the end of this phase, Fellows will each have created a "Capstone project" distilling what they've learned from this phase into a shareable medium.