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United Way of the Greater Triangle’s Community Engagement Fellows Opportunity

fellows-PicsWith over 60,000 nonprofit organizations, North Carolina is a nonprofit leader in the southeast. A significant concentration of those organizations is in the Research Triangle Park area. Many of these organizations depend on interns and fellows to broaden their outreach efforts, while training them to eventually lead organizations. Every day of an internship and fellowship is a chance to hone job skills and learn best practices in this field. While the work can be challenging, the rewards are many, including creating tangible change to improve the lives of individuals in our communities.

Every year, United Way of the Greater Triangle invests in the leadership development of a cohort of five talented leaders and provides them with learning opportunities to sharpen their business acumen through the Community Engagement Fellowship. Fellows receive ongoing, top-notch training from area nonprofit and corporate leaders, and will have many opportunities to put their skills to use. Fellows have meaningful responsibilities, including clearly communicating the importance of giving and volunteering with United Way to the employees at their assigned companies. Fellows will also have unique opportunities to connect and build relationships with a network of over 500 area nonprofit organizations and businesses. The skill set acquired through this fellowship are transferable to any field and will be an asset in many settings.

If you have ever wondered what it’s like to work for a nonprofit, are committed to being a catalyst for positive change in our community, are eager to learn how to do accounts and project management, and have been described as an outgoing individual, then this may be the right opportunity for you.

“The fellowship gave me real-world work experience. I wasn’t just doing busy work. It was a great introduction to a wide variety of nonprofit and corporate work. I felt as though my work was meaningful and made a direct impact on the organization and our local community.”
– Jenny R., 2012 Fellow

The fellowship is held at United Way of the Greater Triangle’s office in Morrisville, NC. As a fellow you will have the opportunity to travel and build relationships across the four county region we serve: Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties. For 2015 we will only be selecting 5 fellows.  Fellows must be available and participate in the mandatory trainings, July 8-10, and July 13-14. The fellowship requires a 37.5 hour Monday-Friday workweek. The 2015 Fellowship starts July 8 and ends November 20, 2015.  Fellows are expected to complete their entire term.  Fellows receive $12/hour during this fellowship.

Applications Open: Now
Applications Due: May 29, 2015
Round 1 Interviews: Week of June 1
Round 2 Interviews: Week of June 15
Mandatory Training: July 8-10, July 13-14
Program Start: July 8
Program End: November 20

How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé and completed application to Mr. Stéphane Daniel by Friday, May 29, 2015 with the subject “UWGT Community Engagement Fellow Application.

Click here for a full description of the Community Fellowship

Click here to apply for a Community Fellowship