The FAO Schwarz Fellowship trains recent college graduates for leadership roles in the world of social impact. The Fellowship offers a transformative 2-year experience that includes a paid position with a leading nonprofit, personalized mentoring, and extensive professional development experiences. Fellows will be based at organizations in Boston, Philadelphia or New York City. These organizations are all deeply valued in their communities and have a strong record of delivering consistent results and high-quality services. Host organizations vary from year to year — and all have a proven commitment to addressing critical issues of social inequity.
Throughout the fellowships, Fellows deepen their knowledge and understanding of relevant social issues, work directly with host communities, and lead strategic projects that strengthen the host organization’s capacity and impact. Each year, Fellows attend two four-day leadership retreats to learn about the social impact sector, develop critical skills and build relationships with— and learn from— current and alumni FAO Schwarz fellows. In addition to one-on-one weekly meetings with a supervisor, every Fellow has two mentors who offer support and guidance over the course of their Fellowship. Fellows also join a valuable network of current and alumni Fellows as well as leaders from host organizations.