Board Fellowship

Application Information

Application Process

Graduate students are invited to apply by noon on September 15, 2017.

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

2017-18 Board Fellowship Timeline from Application to Launch

  • May 10: Nonprofit application (.doc) available
  • 11:59 pm, June 30: Nonprofit applications are due
  • July 11-22: Project scoping phone calls (if needed)
  • July 29: Nonprofits confirmed
  • Aug. 15: 2017-18 Student Board Fellowship Application (.doc) and Application Instructions (.pdf) made available
  • Mid-September : Students attend one of the two mandatory Board Fellowship Info Sessions
  • Mid-September: Applications are due
  • Mid- to Late-September: Select candidates will participate in first-round in-person interviews. Interviews will take place on campus, by appointment only.
  • Sept 28-30: Finalists will interview with nonprofit organizations
  • Oct. 5: 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 2017-2018 Board Fellowship Program will be due in mid-September

A completed application package will include:

  • Board Fellowship application
  • 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. 28-30, in a Google Scheduler.