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Welcome College Fellowship and Career Advisers

What advice do you offer to students who want to change the world?

Students committed to working in social justice and equality have long sought domestic fellowship opportunities in the social impact or nonprofit sector—fellowships that will challenge them, train them and empower them to “lead the change.”

But such programs are uncommon, especially programs that include a salary that provides a living wage.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is a prestigious, paid Fellowship designed specifically for future social impact leaders. The Fellowship offers an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact, The program includes focused professional development, mentoring and a powerful network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders.

Recent graduates who qualify can use the Fellowship experience to develop leadership skills and launch a successful careers in social change.

Qualifications

Successful applicants have a strong interest in issues of inequality and social justice as well as a strong academic record and significant leadership experience. Our Fellows have graduated from a diverse range of colleges and universities with a wide range of majors.

Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year institutions at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the Fellowship.

Questions

Please email us at contact@faoschwarzfellowship.org. You can also join one of our info sessions.  Info sessions are open to college and career advisors as well as to students who wish to learn more about the Fellowship. To participate, please sign up, and we will send you call-in details by email.

“The Fellowship has had a huge impact on my personal and professional development. I’ve gained skills, mentors and an incredible group of friends. I hope to give back a fraction of what it has and continues to give to me.”
A Fellow standing in front of the Hudson River
Jen Benson
Upriver/Mohawk Civics and Community Stewardship Coordinator, Riverkeeper, Ossining, NY | FAO Schwarz Fellow at Riverkeeper | 2017

FAO Schwarz Fellows include graduates of a diverse range of colleges and universities.

FAO Schwarz Fellowship Alumni Colleges

Amherst
Bowdoin
Brown
Carleton
College of William & Mary
Columbia
CUNY Queens
Dartmouth
Emory
Grinnell
Franklin & Marshall
Hamilton
Harvard
Macalester
Moore College of Art
New York University
Northwestern
Oberlin
Penn State
Smith
Spelman
SUNY Geneseo
Swarthmore
Temple
Tufts
UCLA
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
University of Texas (Austin)
Vanderbilt
Washington & Lee
Wesleyan
Whitman College

The Fellows By The Numbers

FAO Schwarz Fellows since 2008

Hired by their host organization

Completed or are enrolled in graduate programs

Employed in education or social impact sector