Apply for Summer 2019 Fellowship by March 24, 2019

Opportunities are available in Central Iowa, Chicago, IL, and New York City, NY. Applicants will only be considered for one position.

View frequently asked questions about the fellowship process.


Successful candidates possess most of the following traits:

  • Comfort working with youth

  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection

  • Resourcefulness and initiative

  • Passionate about the social sector

  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems

  • Demonstrate integrity

  • Demonstrate professionalism

Central Iowa

Work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa creates and sustains meaningful, monitored mentoring relationships between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles) between the ages of 5 and 18.

The fellow will assist with volunteer recruitment by creating a recruitment plan and attending events and giving presentations to community stakeholders to recruit volunteers.

Learn more about the Volunteer Recruitment Fellow opportunity.

Work with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

The fellow will create cohesive data collection and analysis processes for all five Clubs to evaluate programming.

Learn more about the Program Evaluation Fellow opportunity.

Work with Iowa Department of Human Rights

The Iowa Department of Human Right’s (DHR) Mission: To ensure basic rights, freedoms and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social and cultural barriers.

The fellow will assist with the juvenile justice reentry program including helping writing a report and collecting data.

Learn more about the Juvenile Reentry Program Fellow opportunity.


Work with Variety - the Children’s Charity

Variety - the Children's Charity is dedicated to improving the lives of children who are at-risk, underprivileged, critically ill or living with special needs.

The fellow will create a more effective system for the Mobility Program and begin piloting the system.

Learn more about the Mobility Program Fellow opportunity.


Work with YSS

YSS provides prevention, treatment, and transition programming and services to children, youth and families in Iowa.

The fellow will work closely with YSS to launch YSS University, a diverse and well-rounded training curriculum based on the needs of YSS for staff, youth, and community partners.

Learn more about the Training Program Fellow opportunity.

Chicago, IL

Work with Territory NFP

Territory is young people building voice, vision and agency through the practice of design in our communities including urban design, public art and community planning.

The fellow will assist with facilitating a design studio while developing curriculum and a data report.

Learn more about the Design Studio Fellow opportunity.

New York, NY

Work with Fiver Children's Foundation

The Fiver Children’s Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. 

One fellow will work to create, adapt, and facilitate Character Education curricula at Camp Fiver, which focuses on developing soft skills and reflection.

Learn more about the Character Education Fellow opportunity.

One fellow will work to create, enhance, and facilitate literacy curricula at Camp Fiver.

Learn more about the Literacy Program Fellow opportunity.


Work with Row New York

Through the discipline of rowing and rigorous academic support, Row New York transforms the lives of New Yorkers regardless of background or ability.

The fellow will help Row New York create a more formalized Social Emotional Learning Curriculum for youth.

Learn more about the Social Emotional Learning Program Fellow opportunity.