Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship

Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship


The Be Original Americas Student Design Fellowship is now accepting applications. The deadline is March 12th

The non-profit organization, dedicated to advocating for authentic design, is offering two undergraduate students currently enrolled in their 2nd or 3rd year of study the opportunity for a 7-week immersive fellowship program, June 11-July 31, to learn about all facets of creating innovative, high-quality products through hands-on, in-the-field learning. At the completion of the Fellowship, each student will receive a $3,500 grant.

The program will focus on different aspects of the design process from research and development to manufacturing and marketing, through the perspective of Be Original Americas member companies, supplemented by visits to their showrooms, headquarters, and factories in New York City and throughout the United States.

Participating companies (thus far):

  • 2×4
  • Bernhardt Design
  • Carnegie
  • Council
  • Design Within Reach
  • Emeco
  • Flavor Paper
  • Herman Miller
  • Laura Guido Clark Design
  • Michael Graves Architecture & Design
  • Niche
  • Studio O+A
  • Pablo Designs
  • Rich Brilliant Willing
  • Sarkos
  • Skram Furniture

We ask that you please share this opportunity with your students. Thank you.