Making the transition to an encore stage of work in the social-purpose sector can be a significant undertaking. Encore Fellows make significant contributions applying the skills, experience and knowledge acquired during a primary career. Encore Fellowships are high-impact, flexible, time-limited, paid assignments with nonprofits and public agencies, offering the opportunity to establish new personal networks and learn what it’s really like to work in a new social-purpose environment.
If you are interested in becoming an Encore Fellow, we’d like to hear from you.
Key Elements of an Encore Fellowship
- Make significant contributions using the skills, experience and knowledge you already have
- Earn a stipend (typically $20,000 to $25,000) for completing a 1,000 hour assignment
- Enjoy a flexible work schedule (~half-time for a year or full-time for 6 months)
- Learn firsthand about nonproﬁts, foundations and other social institutions
- Establish contacts and personal networks in a new sector
- Join a peer cohort of Encore Fellows
If you are interested in becoming an Encore Fellow, we’d like to hear from you. Encore Fellow applicants are invited to apply year-round, and if there is a good opportunity that seems to match your interests and skills, a program director will contact you. Please note that the process is selective. Due to the number of applications and limited number of fellowships, you may not be contacted, but we will keep your application available for consideration as new fellowship opportunities and programs open up.
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