Sponsored by ProInspire
ProInspire, a nonprofit dedicated to developing leaders and catalyzing outstanding performance within the social sector, will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Fellowship program on December 16, 2013. Four cohorts are planned for the year, two both in Washington, DC and San Francisco, CA. Spring classes will start in April/May, and Fall classes will start in August/September.
In 2013, 26 young professionals were selected from more than 755 applicants, the largest class in the program’s 5-year history. 2013 Fellows are chosen from a diverse group of graduates who have spent the last 2-5 years refining their professional skills at wide variety of companies, including Bain & Company, Citigroup, Time Warner Cable, Deloitte and Target Corporation. The ProInspire fellowship provides young professionals to the opportunity to actively pursue meaningful work in the social sector through yearlong fellowships with ProInspire’s nonprofit partners, including ACCION International, National 4‐H Council, Net Impact, Year Up, Compass Family Services and Tipping Point Community.
The highly selective program boasts a 3.44% acceptance rate – more competitive than the 2013 acceptance rates at Harvard (5.79%) and Stanford (5.69%). More than 50% of Fellows are persons of color.
The ProInspire Fellowship expands the talent pipeline by recruiting business professionals passionate about a sector switch, providing training and coaching, and connecting Fellows to a robust network to support career growth.
After spending several years working for Accenture and gaining skills in corporate finance and analytics, Crystal Moore considered pursuing another passion – education. As a ProInspire Fellow, Crystal worked in the Office of Secondary School Transformation at DC Public Schools where she helped drive the implementation of the school district’s reform strategy by improving the districts effectiveness through a rigorous use of data. Read more about the ProInspire fellowship experience and fellowship application tips in our interview with ProInspire Fellow Crystal Moore.
A profile of the 2013 Fellows reveals the ways that Fellows are leveraging their experience for social impact:
- Participants bring to their professional fellowships valuable private-sector experience at top U.S. companies
- Represented skill sets reflect the business needs of nonprofits in the areas of analysis, finance, HR, marketing, project management, and strategy
- Placements at one of ProInspire’s nonprofit partners help Fellows hone their skills while working on major social issues, including economic development, education, impact investing, international development, youth and families
Applications for the 2014 ProInspire Fellowship will be available on the website on Monday, December 16, 2013. You can learn more about the ProInspire Fellowship, as well as the organization’s history, other programs, and growing community at www.proinspire.org.
Round 1: January 6, 2014 (Fellows start April/May)
Round 2: February 16, 2104 (Fellows start April/May or Aug/Sep)
Round 3: April 8, 2014 (Fellows start Aug/Sep)
Round 4: June 8, 2014 (Fellows start Aug/Sep)