Board Fellowship

Application Information

Application Process

  • Student application (released in the Fall)
  • Student Application instructions (released in the Fall)


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 in late September.
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

Regular Board Fellowship Timeline from Application to Launch

  • Mid-August: Student Board Fellowship Application and Application Instructions made available
  • Mid-September : Students attend one of the two mandatory Board Fellowship Info Sessions in mid-Sept. The list of nonprofits and project details will be shared with attendees.
  • Mid-September: Student applications are due
  • Late-September: Select candidates will participate in first-round in-person interviews. Interviews will take place on campus, by appointment only.
  • Late September: Finalists will interview with nonprofit organizations
  • Early-October: Selected Board Fellows are notified
  • By Mid-October: Enroll in BA 601 for Fall B semester
  • Mid-October: Mandatory orientation for selected Fellows and nonprofit partners
  • Mid October – April: Students serve as Board Fellows, and attend various workshops and trainings throughout the year