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"My Confidence Grew" Community Engagement Fellowship Experience

Curious about what it’s like to be a Community Engagement Fellow? Read some of the experiences from our past Fellows and then consider applying to be part of our 2015 cohort.

Madi.Comm_.EngagementFellow“As a Community Engagement Fellow I gained skills that I have been able to use in various settings, including my current job in a small office. I refined my skills in: public speaking, organization and communications.

My understanding of how nonprofits work also increased and I learned of all the different parts that must work together in order to make an organization like the United Way run smoothly.

My position at the United Way helped prepare me for my current work environment because I learned to communicate with various types of people. This has been very important since I work at a small office where everyone does a lot of different tasks and communication is key. For example, in my current job, it is important that I understand how the fundraising for a nonprofit works since I deal with the finances. Thanks to my fellowship, my confidence grew and I am able to successfully complete the variety of tasks, including fundraising which can be intimidating to many.

I enjoyed my experience and felt better prepared to take on responsibilities at other organizations because of the skills that I refined, and the knowledge that I gained.”

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.

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