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Community-Based Leadership Supervised Fieldwork/ Advisement

The supervised fieldwork experience, which integrates theory and practice, combines field placements, conference group meetings, and individual advisement. Working with a Bank Street advisor and a site mentor, candidates increasingly take on leadership responsibilities at a primary internship site -- typically a community-based organization with an educational mission. This may be the site where the candidate is currently employed. By taking on a range of leadership roles and responsibilities, the candidate gains new insight into the organization's mission/vision, theory of change, educational approach and strategies, outreach initiatives, governance, operations, development efforts, and resource management. Candidates also spend time at one or more additional sites that differ in focus, approach, or scale from the primary internship site. This aim is to support the candidate's transformation from staff member to leader.