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Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership

The Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Program introduces Maryland’s undergraduate and graduate students to the nonprofit sector.  Fellows are paid a stipend of $3,000 for their participation in the program.

Rachel

Featured Fellow: Rachel Thompson

Sondheim Nonprofit Leadership Fellow ’14

School: Towson University
Major: Art

Mentor: Noah Smock, Executive Director
Organization: Baltimore Community ToolBank

Current Job: Program Manager, Baltimore Community Toolbank

I would recommend this program to anyone interested in a career in the nonprofit sector. This program is both a rewarding and challenging experience. Fellows take on more responsibility because they are fully integrated into the organizations they are working for full-time. Someone who is interested in meeting other service minded individuals, learning about many aspect of how a nonprofit runs or interested in being exposed to many great organizations in Maryland would really benefit from this program. My career aspirations are to continue to learn and grow in the nonprofit sector so that I have a large impact on the Baltimore community.”

 

The Fellowship Has 4 Components:

[Experience]

Fellows are placed at a nonprofit organization full-time, 4 days a week, under the mentorship of a senior-level professional

[Exploration]

Fellows attend an orientation and seminars to strengthen their understanding of the functions of nonprofits and examining community needs and social challenges

[Exposure]

Fellows attend meetings, events, field trips, and networking opportunities to connect with Maryland’s leaders

[Practice]

Fellows work together in groups to put their knowledge and skills into practice, researching a challenge impacting Maryland and design an innovative way to address the challenge

Eligibility criteria for fellows
  • Rising Junior or Senior, or graduate student
  • Attending a Maryland institution OR a current Maryland resident attending an out-of-state institution
  • GPA 2.7 or above
  • Available May 31-August 11, 2017
2017 Important Dates:
  • December 5- Applications Live
  • March 1- Application Priority Deadline
  • March 15- Application Deadline
  • April 15- Applicants Notified
  • May 31- June 2 Orientation
  • June 5- Kickoff Celebration
  • August 9- Closing Celebration

For more information, please email Hannah Schmitz: publicservicescholars@umbc.edu

Click here for application information