With 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 to six 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.
“If you want to participate in a meaningful fellowship, where you’re gaining many new skills, and are making a difference in the community, then you should definitely apply for the Community Engagement Fellowship. I really enjoyed this program and wish I could do it again!” – Katherine, 2014 Community Engagement Fellow
“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.” –Madi, 2014 Community Engagement 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 2016 we will only be selecting 5 fellows. Fellows must be available and participate in the mandatory trainings, July 6-8, and July 11-12. The fellowship requires a 37.5 hour Monday-Friday workweek. The 2016 Fellowship starts July 6 and ends November 18, 2016. Fellows are expected to complete their entire term. Fellows receive $12/hour during this fellowship.
|Applications Open:||April 27, 2016|
|Applications Due:||May 27, 2016|
|Round 1 Interviews:||Week of June 6, 2016|
|Round 2 Interviews:||Week of June 13, 2016|
|Final Decisions:||June 24, 2016|
|Mandatory Training:||July 6-8, July 11-12|
|Program Start:||July 6, 2016|
|Program End:||November 18, 2016|
How to Apply: Please send your cover letter, résumé and completed application to Mr. Stéphane Daniel by Friday, May 27, 2016 with the subject “UWGT Community Engagement Fellow Application.”