New Sector’s RISE & Summer Fellowships Now Open!

Oct 24, 2014 • Views 1,475

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Sponsored by New Sector Alliance

Since 2001, New Sector Alliance has been strengthening the social sector by enriching its talent pipeline.  New Sector’s vision is a social sector that engages and cultivates talent to effectively meet community needs.  We pursue this mission by offering meaningful service and professional development opportunities to groups of early career professionals committed to social impact.

New Sector offers three highly competitive Fellowship programs in Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and the Twin Cities:

  • The Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) Fellowship Program is an 11-month AmeriCorps program for recent college graduates and emerging leaders with up to five years of professional experience. New Sector Fellows serve full-time completing capacity-building projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions, while receiving intensive social change leadership training and exclusive Mentorship to build their skills and expand their impact in the social sector.
  • The Summer Fellowship Program is an intensive 11-week summer program for undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent college graduates. New Sector Summer Fellows serve full-time completing capacity-building projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions while receiving intensive social change leadership training and exclusive Mentorship to build their skills and expand their impact in the social sector.
  • The Senior Summer Fellowship Program is an intensive 11-week summer for Master’s degree candidates who have completed at least one year of study, and have at least 2 years of post-college work experience. In addition to regular program activities mentioned above, Senior Fellows facilitate and mentor 4-6 Fellows throughout the program, participate in discussion groups with other Senior Fellows and facilitate case discussions training activities for the entire Summer Fellow cohort.

All Fellows will serve at nonprofit partners throughout our host site cities and complete projects that create, improve, or expand services offered by local organizations. Each project is designed to make a lasting impact beyond the Fellow’s service term. The types of projects our Fellows complete include measuring impact, developing collaborations and partnerships, promoting effective use of technology and engaging volunteers. Read more about our current Fellows’ projects here.

New Sector Fellows also hone their leadership skills through New Sector’s intensive Social Impact Leadership Curriculum, which covers topics ranging from career development to nonprofit finance and marketing to emerging trends in the social impact sector. New Sector’s leadership development program includes the following trainings provided by management consultants, nonprofit leaders and other social sector experts:

  • Intensive kickoff training
  • Bi-weekly workshops
  • Bi-weekly small group peer Learning Teams

In addition, during the program, all Fellows are paired one on one with a management consultant or nonprofit executive for Mentorship.

Compensation and Benefits

RISE Fellows receive a stipend and benefits totaling roughly $30,000 in value, along with a certificate of completion of New Sector’s training curriculum. Compensation includes:

  • Living stipend of $19,000
  • Health-care coverage with no financial contribution from the Fellow
  • An end-of-year $5,550 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award, distributed upon successful completion of the program and good for outstanding loans or future educational expenses at any accredited institution in the United States.

In addition to New Sector’s intensive training program, Mentorship and service opportunities, Summer Fellows receive a stipend of $2,000 over 11 weeks. Senior Fellows receive a stipend of $6,000 over 11 weeks.

HOW TO APPLY!

New Sector is looking for candidates who are collaborative, who are passionate and who want to accelerate their professional development through high-impact service.

Applications for the 2015-2016 cycle are now open! Round 1 applications are due December 12, 2014 and Round 2 applications are due March 6, 2015. For more information and to apply, please visit: http://newsector.org/content/apply-be-fellow