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Description of Fellowship Program
The MCIS Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for outstanding masters students to gain a better understanding of the critical role of communication in professional practice. The fellowship supplements classroom learning with valuable and varied experience at Johnson & Johnson headquarters, and the operating companies of J & J.
Fellows receive full tuition and fee waiver and a stipend (approximately $12,000 per semester). Fellowships do not include any fringe benefits.
Fellows spend approximately 20 hours per week on site at their sponsoring agency learning through practice in project-defined activities. Fellowship sponsors provide mentorship and guidance as well as provide opportunities for skill growth and professional networking.
The MCIS Fellowship program was initiated in 1991 in collaboration with the Johnson & Johnson corporate headquarters in New Brunswick, NJ. The fellowship has been awarded to over 70 students, with approximately 13 students currently placed in Corporate Contributions, Corporate Communication, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Fellowships are open to students judged to have significant management and leadership potential as well as excellent writing and interpersonal skills. The fellowships are awarded on a semester-by-semester basis, typically for four semesters of full-time study in the Rutgers MCIS program. Fellows are expected to continue in their on-site role during break periods. During these periods, J & J employs fellows.
All applicants to the MCIS program are also considered for a fellowship. If nominated by the MCIS executive committee, applicants will be asked to forward a copy of their professional resume for further consideration and interview by the sponsor.