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The Summer Fellowship Program engages the next generation of young leaders in the sector through career-related work. The program places eligible students with Franklin County nonprofit organizations for a 10-week period. Nonprofits benefit from the additional support students provide to a specific program or objective, while students receive valuable experience through their work.
The deadline for area nonprofits to submit their site application for the 2016 Summer Fellowship Program is Friday, September 11, 2015.
What are the basic qualifications to host a Fellow?
To qualify for the Fellowship program, organizations must have a current PowerPhilanthropy® portrait; present a specific project with clear scope and description; and have a specific supervisor, desk/office space, and supplies (e.g., computer) for the Fellow.
What type of project would be a good fit for a Fellow?
Any project that is meaningful and would engage a Fellow with the mission of your organization would be a good fit. The most competitive applications will outline a clear and specific idea with clear direction and outcomes. Additionally, a competitive application will describe a project that most likely can be completed by the Fellow within the 10-week program.
How does the nonprofit organization application process work?
Applicant organizations go through a review process that is similar to other grant opportunities. Once the group of finalists is approved by the Foundation’s Governing Committee, they will be notified accordingly. Applicant organizations will hear from the Foundation in November. At that time, more specific details pertaining to the logistics of the program will be communicated with the selected organizations.
How does the student selection process work?
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