Fellowship

Learn more about this paid summer internship opportunity with ProInspire.What would you do if you could change the world? Every day, ProInspire Fellows are addressing critical social issues like empowering youth in our communities, immunizing children in developing countries, and expanding financial access all over the world.  ProInspire Fellows make a real difference by using their passion, skills, and experience for social impact. When you become a ProInspire Fellow, you become a catalyst for change in the world.

At ProInspire, we develop leaders at all levels for organizations addressing the world’s greatest challenges. Our goal is to help individuals and organizations achieve their potential for social impact. We believe that expanding talent pipelines, developing professionals, and increasing diversity will catalyze social sector performance. We have been operating in the Washington DC region since 2009 and in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2012. ProInspire partners with nonprofit, public, and social enterprise organizations addressing the most important social issues of our time – access to education, employment, family wellness, health, housing, and youth development. We work with organizations across impact areas – local, national, international – because the needs in this world are great and impact has no boundaries.

The ProInspire Fellowship, ProInspire’s flagship program, is a highly competitive one-year fellowship that:
·       Places business professionals in targeted positions at leading nonprofit, public, and social enterprise organizations;
·       Provides monthly trainings with a cohort of peers;
·       Matches Fellows with a coach and;
·       Provides a network to support career growth during the Fellowship and beyond

About ProInspire Fellows

Bay Area Fellows & Alumni

Bay Area Fellows & Alumni

ProInspire Fellows are top professionals with 2-5 years of business experience who are passionate about social impact. Fellows bring strong skills and experience to their hiring organization, and a desire to learn through on-the-job experience and professional development.

Previous ProInspire Fellows come from across the U.S. with experience in consulting (e.g. Accenture, Bain, PwC), finance & accounting (e.g. Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG), investing (e.g. Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, The Carlyle Group), marketing & communications (e.g. Cone, dunnhumby, Zenith Media), corporations (e.g. General Mills, Google, McMaster-Carr), and non-traditional backgrounds (e.g. entrepreneurs, military, nonprofit).

After the Fellowship, Fellows can pursue multiple paths, including staying at their organization (typically more than 70% of Fellows stay), attending graduate school (alumni are now at Chicago Booth, HBS, Kellogg, NYU Wagner, Stanford GSB, and other top programs), and pursuing other opportunities (alumni have gone on to jobs with Bain, IDEO, Parthenon Group, the World Bank, and more).

Program Overview

DC Fellows discuss fundraising strategies

DC Fellows discuss fundraising strategies

The Fellowship program runs for 12 months, with the training program starting in August 2015. Fellows work full-time for a ProInspire partner, and participate in our industry leading professional development program. ProInspire’s professional development includes orientation, Fellows retreat, monthly workshops, coaching, and leadership development projects. Fellows also receive career/graduate school support.

Annual compensation and health benefits are provided by the hiring organization. Compensation is $45,000 in Washington, DC and $47,500 in San Francisco Bay Area.

Roles for past ProInspire Fellows include:
ACCION International: Impact Investing Fellow
FHI 360: Strategy Fellow
Global Giving: Operations Fellow
Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy: Marketing Fellow
Meals on Wheels: Finance Fellow
Share Our Strength: HR Fellow
San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center: Data Fellow
Year Up Bay Area: Communications Fellow

Selection Criteria

Successful candidates will have:
A minimum of two years of business or fundraising experience by August 2015
Passion for using their business skills to have a positive impact on society
Humility and eagerness to learn
Demonstrated initiative, self-direction and a “can-do” attitude
Adaptability in ambiguous situations and demonstrated ability to learn quickly
Strong analytical, problem solving, and project management skills
Willingness to live in the SF Bay Area or Washington D.C. for the program

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