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Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now open! Applications are due July 21, 2019 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)." 

Eligibility

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.

2019-2020 Positions

ABFE: A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities: ABFE is a membership‐based philanthropic organization that advocates for responsive and transformative investments in Black communities. Partnering with foundations, nonprofits and individuals, ABFE provides its members with professional development and technical assistance resources that further the philanthropic sector’s connection and responsiveness to issues of equality,diversity and inclusion. Established in 1971 as the Association of Black Foundation Executives, the organization has since has evolved into a fully staffed, influential network. In 2013, the organization shed its descriptor and adopted the simpler ABFE (ab‐fee) to better reflect its broadening membership. ABFE is looking for a Fellow to support a number of research projects and report/resource development. To view the position description, click here.

CTIA Wireless FoundationSince its inception in 1991, CTIA Wireless Foundation has been at the forefront of social innovation delivered by mobile technology. Through strategic partnerships with industry leaders, federal and state agencies and national nonprofit organizations, the Foundation has delivered on the promise of wireless technologies that empower individuals and enhance American communities. The Foundation recently defined a new direction for future programs to highlight the transformative power of 5G and investing in social entrepreneurs that use wireless technology. CTIA Wireless Foundation is looking for a Fellow to support implementation of new and existing portfolio of programs, coordinate materials and logistics for Board and Committee meetings, and support special projects and requests. To view the position description, click here.

Grantmakers in HealthGrantmakers In Health (GIH) is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to helping foundations and corporate giving programs improve the health of all people. Its mission is to foster communication and collaboration among grantmakers and others, and to help strengthen the grantmaking community's knowledge, skills, and effectiveness. Grantmakers in Health is looking for a Fellow to support a number of projects, including the planning and development of its Fall Forum, development research and designing a new report. To view the position description, click here.

Greater Washington Community FoundationSince 1973, the Greater Washington Community Foundation has been a champion of thriving communities and a catalyst for change made possible through local philanthropic engagement, effective community investment, and civic leadership. As the region’s largest local funder, the Greater Washington Community Foundation has invested more than $1.2 billion to build more equitable, just, and enriching communities where all residents can live, work, and thrive. GWCF is looking for a Fellow to work closely with the Foundation’s Senior Community Investment Officer and Philanthropic Advisor to provide support for housing and homelessness related efforts and Philanthropic Advisory Services (PAS) grantmaking programs. To view the position description, click here.

Kaiser PermanenteCommunity 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. Kaiser Permanente is looking for a Fellow to support its program, Youth in Action, a 33-week after-school program for high school students in select Baltimore, Prince George’s County, and Northern Virginia schools. To view the position description, click here.

Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth & Families: The Collaboration Council is a nonprofit organization established as the Local Management Board (LMB) serving Montgomery County. LMBs oversee and coordinate family services in each Maryland jurisdiction. The Collaboration Council identifies community needs and formulates community‐wide programs and strategic plans. Its mission is to improve the well‐being of children, youth and families in Montgomery County through collaborative partnerships. The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families, Inc. is looking for a Fellow to support research to identify current youth programs, help develop and implement research instruments, and collect impact data. To view the position description, click here.
 
United Philanthropy Forum: As the largest and most diverse network in American philanthropy, United Philanthropy Forum holds a unique position in the social sector to help increase philanthropy’s impact in communities across the country. United Philanthropy Forum is a membership organization of more than 75 regional and national philanthropy‐serving organizations, representing 7,000 foundations and other funders, who work to make philanthropy better. The Forum envisions a courageous philanthropic sector that catalyzes a just and equitable society where all can participate and prosper. United Philanthropy Forum is looking for a Fellow to support policy and advocacy activities, possibly including educating members of congress, commenting on public regulations, drafting correspondence to policymakers, and engaging on policy campaigns. To view the position description, click here.