We place fellows, emerging social sector leaders, with youth-oriented nonprofit organizations to develop or implement enrichment programs which cultivate their leadership skills.
Fellows work full-time, on-site with a partner for three months on an enrichment program. During this time, fellows receive remote support and are paid a living wage from FLIA at no cost to our partner organizations.
When applying to become a partner, organizations must propose a fellowship project that aligns with one of our focus areas.
Propose a project
Organizations identify a potential project and apply to partner through our website
We interview and screen nonprofit project proposals for upcoming cohort
We recruit fellow applicants and perform the first round of screening/interviewing
Our partners conduct the second round of interviews and assist in the selection process
Fellows attend retreat
Selected fellows participate in a week-long training and development retreat with FLIA before beginning work with the partner organization
Fellows work on-site
Fellows work full-time, on-site at the partner organization for three months
Fellows share out
Fellows submit a final work report and present highlights at a culmination event
Partner organizations and fellows participate in program evaluation process
We commit to:
- Collaborate with partners to develop project scope
- Recruit & match high-quality fellows
- Support fellows by helping fellows to create meaningful project action plans & provide additional support, including problem-solving assistance, professional development and more, throughout the fellowship as needed.
- Administer fellow's stipend
Partners commit to:
- Collaborate with FLIA to develop fellow’s project
- Support fellows by providing a supervisor and resources, including work-space, for the fellow to successfully complete their project
- Provide positive and constructive feedback on an ongoing basis and through a specific performance review, provide input to support professional and skills development