Thinking you might want to be a fellow?

See our FAQ below!

What is included in the Fellowship?

  • A one year full-time position at a high-performing, high-impact nonprofit organization. All organizations are selected from the Newman’s Own Foundation portfolio of grantees.
  • Participation in a cohort of young leaders poised to change the civic engagement landscape.
  • Guidance in developing a personalized Fellowship roadmap to help you get the most out of the program.
  • Ongoing enrichment program that includes at least 5 in-person skill-building and training courses tailored to your particular needs
  • Individual coaching and mentoring opportunities
  • Exposure to opportunities provided by the host organization that includes further professional development, interaction with leadership, and a broad organizational experience.

Who are the Host Organizations?

Newman’s Own Foundation Fellowship host organizations are US-based nonprofit organizations whose impact reaches across geographic boundaries in tackling the most challenging social issues of our time – education, food access, family wellness, health, empowerment, equity, and youth development.

How does the Application process work?

The Application process is a two-step process. Interested applicants must apply using our online-application and meet the following prerequisites:

  • GPA: Graduate with a cumulative GPA of at least 3. 0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be under the age of 25
  • Be a current senior graduating from a 4-year college/university in May 2019.

If you satisfy the prerequisites, we invite you to apply to become a Newman’s Own Foundation Fellow.

The second step of the application is the interview round. After submitting your Online Application, it will be internally and externally reviewed. If you are successful in moving to the next round, you will be notified and at that time an interview will be scheduled. Final decisions of the selected cohort of Fellows will be made after all interviews are completed.

How does the matching process work?

The Matching processes are designed to expertly place Fellows with one of our host organizations where they can maximize their contribution while growing professionally and as individuals. The match of the Fellow and host organization is determined through the mutual needs and desires of both our Fellows and host organizations in an atmosphere of transparency and collaboration.

Will Fellows be paid a stipend?

Yes. Fellows will be paid a living stipend of $38,000 and will receive health and other benefits offered to entry level employees of the host organization. A relocation stipend of $1,500 is also provided once Fellows begin working at their host organizations.

What does being in a cohort involve?

If selected as a Fellow, you will be joining a cohort of other like-minded young leaders. Although you will be the only Fellow at your host organization, you will come together with your cohort for the enrichment program five times during the Fellowship year. Our aim is for the cohort of Fellows to be your first professional network, and a place for you to foster a new friendships and support networks.

What type of work will I be doing at the host organization?

All of our Host Organizations do important work, and all Fellows will be required to wear many different hats as they carry out their roles. Like any job, each Fellowship role involves tradeoffs around the type of work, exposure, and style. Most Fellows end up playing more than one role during their Fellowship. We aim to place Fellows with organizations where they can leverage their experience and interests to provide them with the best experiential learning opportunity possible.

Will housing be arranged for Fellows?

Fellows will be responsible for finding their own housing.

Will I need to relocate to a different city?

If you are matched with a host organization that is located in a different city, you are expected to move in appropriate time before starting work. A relocation stipend of $1,500 is available for you to use once you have begun working at your host organization. It is expected that the Fellow will find and organize their own living arrangements.