The New Sector Summer Fellowship program is an intensive, 11-week leadership development program for individuals interested in the social impact sector. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool to provide support to Boston and San Francisco organizations that enhances that organizations’ service to their constituents. Our Summer Fellowship program includes:
The Summer Fellowship program: is tailored to undergraduate juniors, seniors, and recent graduates. Fellows serve full-time at a non-profit organization for 11 weeks. Alongside their service, Fellows receive rigorous training from experienced social impact leaders, including 1 week of kickoff training, biweekly afternoon seminars, and 1 full-day workshop. Fellows also receive one-on-one mentorship from leaders in the social impact sector, including for-profit management consultants and non-profit professionals.
Application for Summer 2013 Fellows cohort will open on November 1, 2012.
To download an overview of the Summer Fellows program in PDF format, click here.
Program Dates and Locations
2012 Summer Fellows will serve June 3, 2013 – Friday, August 16, 2014 in the Boston Area or San Francisco Bay Area (30-35 program participants of each cohort). Student applicants who cannot start on June 3 due to their university calendar will serve June 17 – Friday, August 30, 2014.
Each program consists of a full-time capacity building project, intensive training and support.
While no two New Sector experiences are the same, all offer unique opportunities and challenges. Specific responsibilities vary based on project and placement, but a typical program participant’s duties may include:
Program Participants experience New Sector’s Social Change Leadership Curriculum, which is designed to
Our training program combines the best from nonprofit management, business, and civic engagement curricula. Program participants learn financial modeling from business professors, mission-based decision making from local nonprofit leaders, and have conversations about long-term engagement in service with AmeriCorps alumni.
Program Participants engage in an intensive Kickoff Training at the start of the program, attend Biweekly Trainings throughout the program and reflect on their service and professional development through Mid-Term (Residency only) and End-of-Term Reflection and Training Retreats.
Each program participant is matched with a volunteer Consultant Advisor from firms including Accenture, Bain & Company, The Boston Consulting Group, The Bridgespan Group, Deloitte, McKinsey & Company, and Oliver Wyman. These consultant advisors provide instruction, concrete feedback and support to improve program participants’ project management skills, persuasive communication, analytical analyses and professional skills. In addition to this scheduled support structure, New Sector Program Staff is also available to provide individual support to program participants as-needed throughout their programs.
Compensation and Benefits