The Duke Endowment is inviting applications to its Fellowship Program.
Created in 2005, the program exposes emerging leaders to all aspects of philanthropy in the endowment's four program areas — child care, health care, higher education, and rural church — as well as a wide array of opportunities and challenges facing the Carolinas.
The fellowship is a two-year, full-time assignment and provides access to the endowment's executive leadership and personalized professional development opportunities, as well as an annual salary and benefits. In return, fellows learn on the fly and are asked to think creatively and provide meaningful contributions and new perspectives to the endowment. Fellows typically begin their work at the foundation between July 15 and August 1.
Typically, one fellow is selected each year and receives $50,000 the first year and $53,000 the second year, plus paid vacation time. Fellows also receive full benefits, including life, medical and dental insurance, wellness benefits, participation in a 401(k) plan, and a stipend for moving expenses and travel reimbursement (moderate travel is required).
To be eligible, applicants must be a past or current resident of North Carolina or South Carolina, or a graduate of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina. Applicants also must have an undergraduate degree and at least one to two years of work experience and/or have a graduate degree.
See the Duke Endowment website for complete program guidelines, information about fellows from previous years, and application instructions.