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Information for Nonprofit Organizations

Thank you for your interest in hosting a 2017 Walter Sondheim Jr. Maryland Nonprofit Leadership Program fellow!

We are no longer accepting position descriptions for 2017.  Click below if you would like to be contacted regarding 2018’s program.

Click here to be notified in 2018

We ask that Mentors/Host Organizations…

  • Be located in Maryland
  • Identify a senior-level staff member to serve as the fellow’s mentor
  • Provide a physical work-space for the fellow
  • Provide a full-time experience (4 days a week) between June 5 and August 11, 2017
  • Design a substantive project for the fellow to work on over the 10 weeks
  • Create and engage the fellow in unique and meaningful opportunities for learning and growth
  • Expose the fellow to experiences that provide a macro-view of your organization
  • Attend a mentor collaboration meeting in May (Date TBD)
  • Attend our Opening (6/5) and Closing (tentatively 8/9) celebrations in support of the fellow

Students accepted into the program will be matched with an organization/position that aligns with their interests, strengths, and goals, and your organization’s needs.

Students who have already secured a summer internship with an organization are welcome to apply.  If an applicant has arranged an internship with you, please submit a position description and indicate the student on whose behalf you are applying.

All matches will be finalized in mid-April.  You will be notified if a match has or has not been made.

Please contact Hannah Schmitz, Program Coordinator with any questions: hannahs@umbc.edu or 410.455.2493.

To be sure you are notified of next year’s program, complete the Community Organization Profile.

We look forward to partnering with your organization!