We place fellows, emerging social sector leaders, in youth-oriented nonprofit organizations to develop or implement enrichment programs which cultivate their leadership skills.

Fellows work full-time with a partner organization for three months on an enrichment program designated by the partner. During this time, they receive remote support and a living wage from FLIA. 

View frequently asked questions about the fellowship process.

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Candidates apply for a specific fellowship through our website

We screen

We conduct an initial round of interviews and notify all applicants of their status

Partners screen

Our partners conduct the second round of interviews and assist in the hiring process

Attend retreat

Selected fellows participate in our week-long training and development retreat

work on-site

Fellows work full-time, on-site with a partner to champion a project

Build community

Fellows receive support from and participate in community-building efforts among FLIA peers

Share out

Fellows submit a final work report and present highlights at a culmination event

Stay connected

Fellows receive support from FLIA alumni network and participate in program evaluation process


We commit to:

  • Match fellows with partners through thorough interviewing and selection process
  • Problem-solve with fellows and partner staff to address any challenges that arise
  • Foster a sense of community among fellows and alumni
  • Support fellows by guiding them through project work plans, goal-setting practices, and check-ins

Fellows commit to:

  • Fundraise at least $500 to support the program they work on
  • Engage with cohort of fellows through peer mentorship and weekly discussions
  • Present a final report detailing project accomplishments and speak at fellow culmination event
  • Seek assistance from FLIA staff whenever performance concerns or program questions arise
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback on an ongoing basis and through specific evaluation tools, provide input for FLIA to better support growth