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TIAA Nonprofit Leadership Fellows Program


"TIAA Fellows program has given me the opportunity to understand and experience what it means to be an agent of social change in our multifaceted, interconnected world." -Ayesha Tahir (MPP '19)

"The TIAA Fellows program is a rare gem. The Do Good Institute team is dedicated to tailoring my experience at UMD to fit my professional goals and best prepare me for a career in the field of social impact." -Xan Avendaño (MPP '19)


Live your passion to transform the world and gain new skills and networks to embark on an exciting nonprofit leadership career through the TIAA Nonprofit Leadership Fellows Program at the Do Good Institute (DGI), School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland.
Each year, we select exceptional students to participate in the TIAA Nonprofit Leadership Fellows program. The Fellows program is focused on providing professional development opportunities to students who wish to pursue careers in the nonprofit field. Fellows will have graduate assistant positions with the Do Good Institute and intern with leading organizations during their Master's program. Fellows also have access to career and financial advising from nonprofit and private sector professionals. We recognize the importance of financial support for graduate students and that is why Fellows receive tuition remission, a living stipend, and health benefits.
Each TIAA Nonprofit Leadership Fellow will receive substantial support and professional development; the benefits package includes:
  • Tuition Support
  • Living Stipend
  • Health Benefits
  • Mentorship and Training