Architectural Fellow with Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO)

Enterprise Rose Fellowship
Mission, SD
United States
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About the Enterprise Rose Fellowship 

NEW: For the first time in the history of the Rose Fellowship, we are piloting arts fellowships! 

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral member of their host organization, fellows integrate design processes, artistic practices, community engagement principles, and creativity into development projects and the organization overall. 

By becoming a fellow, you will learn first-hand the dynamics, challenges, and potential of mission-driven real estate development, community organizing, and policy. You will also join a growing network of passionate and talented creative practitioners who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. 

Fellowship opportunities for the 2019-20201 program year are in: 

  • New York City with Ascendant Neighborhood Development 

  • Wayne, WV with Coalfield Development 

  • Providence, RI with ONE Neighborhood Builders 

  • Mission, SD with Rosebud Economic Development Organization 

  • Chelsea, MA with Opportunity Communities (OppCo) 

  • Austin, TX with Foundation Communities** 

  • Los Angeles, CA with Little Tokyo Service Center** 

  • Salem, MA with North Shore Community Development Corporation** 

** denotes Arts Fellowships 

About Rosebud Economic Development Corporation 

Rosebud Economic Development Corporation (REDCO) located on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, is a tribal nonprofit responsible for business creation, community/economic development and policy for the Sicangu Lakota Nation. Our Mission is to foster and promote economic development for the Sicangu Lakota Oyate. We embody community spirit in developing our economy by generating revenue and investing in self-sufficiency for the people.  

The Rose Fellow will be an integral part of the overall design and development of the Keya Wakpala Green Development, a 590-acres resilient and sustainable development project that will provide mixed-income housing, retail frontage, office space, and cultural spaces. Through an intense community engagement and planning process, community members expressed the need for accesses to healthy foods, farmers markets, community gardens and affordable fruits and vegetables, as well as the need for the Lakota people to get back to living closer to their land, increased entrepreneurship, individual wealth- and asset-building, and homeownership.

Benefits of becoming a Rose Fellow 

  • Two-year fellowship position 

  • Salary and benefits 

  • Annual networking and training retreats 

  • Intensive on-the-ground training in community development 

  • Professional development stipend and opportunities 

  • Alumni network of 70+ leaders in social impact art and design 


  • Applicants for architectural fellowships must have an NAAB-Accredited or LAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture degree (B.Arch, BLA, M.Arch, MLA)  

  • Applicants for the arts fellowships must demonstrate experience and/or educational training in applying their artistic or cultural practice in a socially-engaged context. We seek applicants a minimum of either a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level of professional experience.  

  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the entire fellowship period 

Selection Criteria 

  • Relevant academic and community experience 

  • Essays and response to work plan 

  • Portfolio 

  • References 

  • In-person Interview 

Selection Schedule 

  • April 14, 2019: Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET 

  • Jun-Jul: On-site, in-person interviews 

  • July: Final fellow selection 

  • Oct 2019: Fellowship begins for 2-year opportunity 

Application instructions 

To be considered for the fellowship, you must apply online at by April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. 

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February 14, 2019 - 11:33am
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