5 Philanthropy Fellowships for Young Professionals

May 06, 2016

5 Philanthropy Fellowships for Young Professionals

If you’re interested in pursuing a public service career in philanthropy and grant making, check out these professional fellowships providing a foot-in-the-door opportunity to work in a charitable trust or foundation. 

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Resident Scholars Program

Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Resident Scholars Program provides a dynamic opportunity for promising early professionals to work at a place-based philanthropic organization. Piper Trust supports organizations that enrich health, well-being, and opportunity for the people of Maricopa County, Arizona; it concentrates its efforts in six areas: arts and culture, children, education, healthcare and medical research, older adults, and religious organizations. The Resident Scholars Program is a two-year, full-time commitment at Piper Trust in Phoenix, Arizona/Maricopa County. Scholars will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, plus full health benefits, professional development support, and work-related travel expenses. Apply by May 9, 2016!

LGT Impact Fellowship

As part of LGT VP’s support to scale proven local solutions, the ICats Impact Fellowship Program was established to provide additional know-how to social organizations. The selected Fellows form a class by meeting with their peers in Zurich (Switzerland), undertaking an orientation training before the assignment and receiving intense support throughout their engagement. Fellows participate in an 11-month, full time engagement in social organizations located in Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and China. Fellows receive a fixed remuneration package to cover basic costs of living during the engagement, insurance and travel. There will be a July/August 2016 deadline for the 1st Intake 2017 starting in January.

Ron McKinley Philanthropy Fellowship

The fellowship, which was launched as a partnership with the Minnesota Council on Foundations (MCF) and Bush Foundation in 2013, will prepare individuals from underrepresented communities for careers in philanthropy. Fellows will be employed by MCF and placed in full-time positions at host foundations within the region MCF serves — Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and the 23 Native nations that share the same geography. Over the course of a 3-year appointment, fellows will receive significant professional development and networking opportunities. Each fellow receives a salary and full benefits. Apply by September 28, 2016.

Einhorn Family Charitable Trust Fellowship

The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust provides fellowships to individuals who are embarking on a career in the nonprofit or philanthropic sectors, and looking to learn the inner-workings of a specific organization and how the fields operate more broadly. The Fellowship is a full-time two-year position. The Fellow receives a competitive salary with full healthcare and benefits. The Trust is located in a friendly office environment located in midtown Manhattan in New York City.

Multicultural Fellowship

The Multicultural Fellowship Program at the San Francisco Foundation is a two-year, full-time program that aims to increase diversity in the philanthropic and nonprofit sectors. Successful candidates represent diverse backgrounds and come with the promise and passion to create significant social change. The Fellowship provides on-the-job training at our office in San Francisco. Applicants must have a Master’s degree or relevant experience, and a minimum of five years related work experience. There are additional skills requirements for each offered fellowship (Arts & Culture, Community Health, Public Policy & Civic Engagement). Fellows receive a salary and benefits.

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