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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!

Now accepting Position Description forms for this summer’s program.  Please complete by April 7, 2017.


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
  • 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: 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!