At the FAO Schwarz Fellowship, we have always believed in the imagination, energy and ability of each new generation to envision and create a better future and a better world.
The application period for the next cohort is now closed. Seven new Fellowships will be announced in May 2022 and applications for the 2023-2025 cycle will open November 1, 2022.
FAO Schwarz Fellows are recent college graduates working at leading nonprofit organizations. The Fellowships include direct service, strategic projects and professional development. They’re designed to jumpstart your career as a leader of social change.
As an FAO Schwarz Fellow, you’ll join a cohort of talented leaders that includes a growing alumni network. Retreats and other events give you a chance to get to know other Fellows and explore a broad range of social issues.
The Fellowship builds leadership skills, deepens your knowledge and includes opportunities for networking with social impact leaders. You’ll be challenged to explore difficult problems and reflect on their causes.
By combining direct service and strategic projects, the Fellowship experience deepens the Fellow’s knowledge of social challenges and builds skills and expertise.
The Fellowships are paid two-year positions with benefits at leading nonprofit host organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia.
The program includes professional development and leadership training through regular retreats, mentoring and special community experiences.
The Fellowship cohort connects future leaders to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and other social innovation leaders.
We host a series of online info sessions to help you learn more about the Fellowship. Sign up to get an email when the new cycle is announced or find us on social media at @faofellows.
You can also sign up to receive Fellowship news, reminders and other updates by email.