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Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now open! Applications are due July 15, 2018 by 11:59 p.m. Students may apply to multiple opportunities. For each opportunity, please email the requested materials as one file to sara@umd.edu with the subject line "Philanthropy Fellows Application: (opportunity name)." The majority of postings are for graduate students, but undergraduate students may apply to the Greater Washington Community Foundation's Communications Fellow position. 

Eligibility

Undergraduate students may apply to the Greater Washington Community Foundation's Communications Fellow position. Any student with an interest or experience in nonprofits and philanthropy may apply to this position but preference will be given to students majoring in public policy with a focus in Nonprofit Leadership and Social Innovation or who have taken either the Do Good Now or Leading and Investing in Social Change courses. 

Graduate students may apply for any of the positions. Any graduate student may apply but preference will be given to students specializing in, or with relevant coursework and work experience, in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.

2018-2019 Positions

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation’s vision is a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable and our mission is to serve the vulnerable 50+ by creating and advancing effective solutions to help them secure the essentials. The organization works to increase economic opportunity and social connectedness of vulnerable older adults. As both a grant‐maker and a direct service provider, it identifies interventions that it can implement directly or through close collaboration with other organizations, including its grantees. The AARP Foundation is looking for a Fellow to support the organization’s development of a comprehensive grantee communications project. To view the position description, click here.

ACT for Alexandria

ACT for Alexandria, a community foundation founded in 2004, strives to increase charitable investment and community engagement in Alexandria, VA. ACT convenes residents around issues of importance, works with nonprofit and city agencies to collaborate in areas of mutual interest, and connects donors with causes about which they are passionate. ACT provides community‐minded and philanthropically inclined residents with ways to better focus their contributions in the community and thus have a broader impact on those in need and the larger community. ACT for Alexandria is looking for a Fellow to support ACT staff to operationalize the strategic direction set forth by the board. To view the position description, click here.

Greater Washington Community Foundation – Development

The Greater Washington Community Foundation Region works to ensure equity, access and opportunity for all residents in the Washington metropolitan area. Their mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Greater Washington Community Foundation is a community of givers dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond. The Greater Washington Community Foundation is looking for a Fellow to support the organization’s development and operationalization of a donor recognition program. To view the position description, click here.

Greater Washington Community Foundation – Communications

The Greater Washington Community Foundation Region works to ensure equity, access and opportunity for all residents in the Washington metropolitan area. Their mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Greater Washington Community Foundation is a community of givers dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond.The Greater Washington Community Foundation is looking for a Fellow to support communications staff with an analysis of social media channels and development of a strategy and implement a digital media plan. To view the position description, click here.

Greater Washington Community Foundation – Safety Net & Philanthropic Services

The Greater Washington Community Foundation Region works to ensure equity, access and opportunity for all residents in the Washington metropolitan area. Their mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in our community. The Greater Washington Community Foundation is a community of givers dedicated to inspiring and creating change across the Washington region and beyond.The Greater Washington Community Foundation is looking for a Fellow to work on its safety net and philanthropic services team. The position description is forthcoming - please come back soon to view and apply.

Greater Washington Community Foundation: Montgomery County

The Community Foundation in Montgomery County is a local office of The Greater Washington Community Foundation. Their mission is to strengthen the Washington metropolitan region by encouraging and supporting effective giving and by providing leadership on critical issues in their community. In Montgomery County, their discretionary giving program, Sharing Montgomery, is focused on funding nonprofits that provide education, workforce development and safety-net services to low-income county residents. The Community Foundation in Montgomery County is looking for a Fellow to support the organization's grantmaking activities in the following issue areas; safety‐net services, education, and workforce development. To view the position description, click here.

Kaiser Permanente

Community and health improvement are integral tenets of the Kaiser Permanente organization. They provide high-quality, affordable health care services, but also aim to improve the overall health of the communities they serve by investing in their communities, improving access to care and making a difference in the overall quality of life for people in the Mid-Atlantic region. Through their Community Benefit Department, they make financial, material and human resource investments across the Mid-Atlantic region to directly address health care issues and eliminate health inequities in our communities. Kaiser Permanente is looking for a Fellow to support their Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategy processes. To view the position description, click here.

Mayor’s Office of Partnerships and Grant Services

The Office of Partnerships and Grant Services’ (OPGS) mission enhances the capacity of District government agencies, community and faith-based organizations, and nonprofits to identify, apply, and secure resources that advance the Mayor’s top public policy priorities. With new leadership and a new focus on better connecting with and leveraging public private partnerships, the agency is a great opportunity for a Fellow looking for flexibility and the opportunity to truly own their work. OPGS is an intimate agency with a comprehensive mission. OPGS is looking for a Fellow to support special events, strategic communications and/or capacity building. To view the position description, click here.

Windward Fund at Arabella Advisors

Arabella Advisors is a philanthropic consulting firm which is a certified B Corporation. Arabella was founded in 2005 to provide strategic guidance for effective philanthropy. Arabella provides management services to the Windward Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on conservation, climate, and food issues. The Windward Fund fiscally sponsors various projects, which focus on a range of environmental issues. Windward provides legal compliance, finance, and HR services to its projects, and additionally seeks to help its projects create greater impact through facilitating connections, providing access to information, and capacity building. Windward Fund at Arabella Advisors is looking for a Fellow to support research, development, and implementation of its new strategic plan. To view the position description, click here.