Dogwood Health Trust Fellowships

Four Fellowships Available

The Dogwood Health Trust is once again generously supporting four fellowships in Western North Carolina. Select teachers will spend three weeks in the summer with a local industry partner. Continental will be among the internship site hosts for this fellowship. Other site hosts TBD soon.

Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide, developing pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods.  The selected Fellow will partner with the two Morganton, NC plants working with Electronic Braking and Electronic Suspension Systems. *Please note that this project is open to educators in Avery, Burke, McDowell, Mitchell, and Rutherford counties.

Baxter has been focused on saving and sustaining lives and elevating patient care for nearly a century, touching the lives of millions of people around the world every day.  Their products and therapies can be found throughout hospitals and clinics, and they have received global recognition for corporate responsibility, workplace, and diversity. Opened in 1972, the North Cove facility supplies a variety of IV and irrigation solutions and Renal therapies to patients around the world. Partner with Baxter to create a product that highlights workforce development skills and pathways available to your students.  *Please note that this project is open to educators in Asheville City Schools, Buncombe, Burke, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, and Yancey Counties.

Biltmore Farms has been cultivating inspiring places since 1897 and is a dynamic multi-faceted company spurring economic development and thoughtful growth. Partner with them to create a product that impacts your community in the way that George Vanderbilt intended, through the promotion of wellness, educational enrichment, and a deep respect for sustainability.

Selected Fellows will work with the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), a nonprofit based out of Asheville and serving the 23 counties of Western North Carolina along with the Qualla Boundary. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.  Through the internship, Fellows will learn about ASAP’s work with farmers, farmers markets, Farm Fresh for Health, and farm to school, to create a product centered around culture and positive experiences with local food in your community.  Native and “Latinx” educators are encouraged to apply. *Please note that this project is open to educators in Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Madison, Swain, Transylvania, and Qualla Boundary.