Peacock Fellowship

alex with binti girls [web size]Fellowships through Carolina for Kibera provide opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience learning about global issues in a real world setting. We provide medical care, nutritional assessments, community wellness programs, sexual & reproductive health care, HIV testing, counseling on sexually transmitted infections, youth empowerment programs, leadership development through sports, technical training, economic empowerment and more to the residents of Kibera.

The James and Florence Peacock Fellowship

Our James and Florence Peacock Fellowship brings UNC-CH students to a collaborative environment alongside our Kibera staff, allowing students to apply their skills and talents while engaging in grassroots participatory development in Nairobi, Kenya. The fellowship is only open to UNC-CH students, undergraduate or graduate. Typically, two students are selected each year for the fellowship program. Students receive a stipend designed to cover airfare and living expenses.

Check out 7 Reasons to Volunteer with CFK in Kibera!

Please note, the James and Florence Peacock Fellowship is a year-long commitment. Download fellowship information sheet.

Winter – Application & Interview process
Spring – Orientation and training occurs
Summer – Project implementation (6-8 weeks)
Fall – Evaluation and assistance in selection of next year’s fellows

Now Accepting Applications! Click here to apply.

All materials, including letters of recommendation must be submitted online and are due by Friday, December 15, 2017. For a downloadable copy of the application, click here. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified in early January 2018. For more information or to receive updates about our Peacock Fellowship, email

Want to learn more? Attend an Information Session

We are hosting two information sessions this fall! Drop in during the session to learn about CFK, our fellowship program, and how you can apply. We hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, November 15
12:00 noon – 1:30pm
Global Education Center, Room 1009

Thursday, November 30
4:00 pm – 5:30pm
Global Education Center, Room 3033

Check out these stories from our Peacock Fellowship Alumni

Carolyn Lamere, 2017 – Lessons Learned: Digital Skills Improve Confidence for Girls
Micaela Arneson, 2016 – Home Visits with Esther
Courtney Schnefke, 2015 – Lunch and Learn at CFK’s Nutrition Center
Brandon Wong, 2014 – A Day in the Life of a CFK Student Volunteer
Kai Schwartz, 2013 – What It Means to Volunteer
Caitlin Kleiboer, 2013 – Crossing Gender Lines for Children’s Health