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Interested in pursuing a non-profit fellowship?

If you decide that you want to pursue a non-profit fellowship, learn more about the selection criteria for admissions, timeline and more in the Non-Profit Fellowships section of this website.

Considering a Non-Profit Career

Non-profit does not mean non-paid, but the primary focus of the organization is to serve a mission, not shareholders. At the core of each organization, there is a mission they are seeking to reach, be it environmental, community service or educational, to name a few.

There are several ways to be involved: as a volunteer, staff member or board member,using a variety of majors and skills:

  • Grant writing
  • Oral/Verbal and Written Communication
  • Program Development/Management
  • Advocacy
  • Training and Facilitation
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Event Planning
  • Budget Preparation and Management

Preparing for a Non-Profit Career