Board Fellowship

Application Information

Application Process

Graduate students are invited to apply by noon on September 16, 2016.

Board Fellows must possess:
  • A record of academic and professional excellence
  • Knowledge and skills relevant to particular nonprofits and their boards
  • Sensitivity to issues of community needs, financial concerns, and confidentiality
  • A commitment to the nonprofit sector

2016-17 Board Fellowship Timeline from Application to Launch

  • Aug. 15: 2016-17 Board Fellowship Application (.doc) and Application Instructions (.pdf) available
  • Sep. 12 or Sep. 14: Students must attend one of the two mandatory Board Fellowship Info Sessions
  • Sep. 16: Applications are due by noon via email to socialimpact@umich.edu
  • Sep. 20-22: Select candidates will participate in first-round in-person interviews. Interviews will take place on campus, by appointment only.
  • Before Sep. 30: Finalists will interview with nonprofit organizations
  • Oct. 7: Selected Board Fellows are notified
  • Mid-October: Enroll in BA 601 for Fall B semester 2017
  • Oct. 14: Mandatory orientation and board governance training for selected Fellows and nonprofit partners
  • Mid October – April: Students serve as Board Fellows, and attend various workshops and trainings throughout the year

Application Instructions
Applications for the 2016-2017 Board Fellowship Program are due via email to socialimpact@umich.edu by noon, Fri, Sep. 16, 2016.

A completed application package should include:

  • 2016-17 Board Fellowship Application (.doc)
  • A 1-page personal statement with your name and email at the top.
    The statement should address the following questions:

    • Why do you want to participate in the Board Fellowship Program?
    • Is there a specific organization or type of organization that you are most drawn to? Why?
    • What skills are you interested in developing through your board service?
  • Current resume
  • Indication of one 30 minute time slot that you are available to interview Sep. 20-22, in the Google Scheduler. Please select only one interview time slot.