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Nov 03, 2023

Insight Fellowship Fellow Genevieve Chiola on her placement in Ghana

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Make a World of Difference as an Insight Collaborative Fellow

Are you a self-starter interested in conflict management and mediation? Do you enjoy self-directed learning?  Do you enjoy traveling and volunteering to make a difference around the world?

The Insight Fellowship allows exceptional individuals to grow professionally and personally as they study and promote conflict management at non-profits they choose outside of their home country.

The Fellowship supports entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for conflict management and a desire to help organizations work more effectively through training teams, researching, and supporting pivotal relationships in the field.  Fellows complete the year with strengthened conflict management expertise, significant field experience, and increased self-awareness, equipped to pursue their interest as global citizens throughout their personal and professional lives.

The Insight Fellowship is supported by Insight Partners, it’s companion organization. Insight Partners is a global leadership advisory firm operating in the academic and corporate realm.

What does the Fellowship year involve?

The first three-month placement is held in Concord, Massachusetts, at the offices of Insight Collaborative and its sister organization, Insight Partners. During this placement, Fellows undergo rigorous training and coaching in communication, negotiation, and mediation theory and skills. Fellows put learning into practice by observing and assisting Insight Partners consultants and also gain access to Insight’s network of academics and practitioners. During this period, Fellows often volunteer to support local conflict management organizations and pursue additional training they may need for their placements, such as language lessons.

The remaining nine months typically include three foreign placements, which the Fellows design and arrange during their Concord placement, with guidance from Insight Collaborative. Each Fellow identifies a broad theme upon which they will focus during their Fellowship, such as conflict and the environment or methods of creating trust.

Within a month of their return from their final placement, Fellows submit a written paper and provide a presentation on their Fellowship experience to Insight Collaborative. Each fellow is expected to submit journal entries to the Insight Collaborative blog during their placements.


The Insight Fellowship includes a US $30,000 expense allowance for the entire year, provided by our generous donors.  Each Fellow pledges to “refill the pot” for the next fellow through fundraising and sponsorship by the end of the calendar year in which the Fellowship ends. To be eligible, you must be:

  • Able to obtain the necessary Visas for three months training in the US, as well as where you choose for placements.
  • A graduate of an accredited college or university or set to graduate prior to the start of the Fellowship
  • Committed to serving 12 consecutive months from the start of the Fellowship
  • Dedicated to “refilling the pot” for the next fellow
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience related to conflict management or alternative dispute resolution is preferred, but not essential

Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2024

The Fellowship selection process begins by March 1, 2024, with a decision reached by March 30, 2024. Placement begins in Concord, MA, USA early June 2023.

For an overview of the Fellowship, please visit Overview or our Frequently Asked Questions page Principles & FAQ

Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to speak to someone directly and we will set up a time to talk! 

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