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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.


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:


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


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


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


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 current graduate student in the summer of participation
  • Attending a Maryland institution OR a current Maryland resident attending an out-of-state institution
  • GPA 2.7 or above
  • Available May 28-August 9, 2019 (Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm)
2019 SNLP Important Dates:
  • December 21- Applications Live
  • February 1- Application Priority Deadline
  • March 1- Priority Applicants will be notified of their status
  • March 15- Application Deadline
  • April 15- All Applicants Notified
  • May 28-May 31- Orientation
  • June 3- Internship Kickoff
  • August 9- Program Ends

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