New Sector Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit consulting and leadership development firm. We work across sectors to help established and emerging leaders tackle pressing challenges and advance their careers. Our mission is toaccelerate social change by strengthening organizations and developing leaders. Through intensive fellowships, New Sector prepares highly talented young professionals for rewarding, mission-driven careers that change lives, organizations, and the world.
The Summer Fellowship program is an intensive, 10-week program for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Fellows are selected from a highly competitive pool and matched with a Chicago area non-profit or social impact organization. Fellows work full-time, completing capacity-building projects that allow organizations to more effectively achieve their missions. Host site projects are designed to create, improve, or expand services and may focus on community outreach, program coordination, communications and marketing, data analysis, fundraising and development, grant writing, or volunteer services among others. During the 10-week Fellowship, Summer Fellows also participate in New Sector's training and mentoring program.
2020 Chicago Summer Fellowship Features:
Full-time capacity-building work at a Chicago area non-profit or social impact organization
Stipend - $3,000 for undergraduates (Summer Fellows)/$5,000 for graduate students (Senior Summer Fellows)
5 full days (40 hours) of professional development workshops covering topics including career development and management, sector knowledge building (e.g. Boards and Governance, Theory of Change, etc.) communication and leadership skills, functional skills development (e.g. finance, fundraising, marketing, etc.), and guest speakers.
Learning Teams - small-group, peer-facilitated Learning Teams provide a support network and a more intimate forum for sharing knowledge, ideas, successes, and challenges
One-on-one mentorship - Each Fellow is matched with a volunteer mentor who is a professional in the Chicago non-profit/social impact sector, who can offer support including project-specific advice, skills development, and career planning.
Candidates will be asked to provide a cover letter, resume, and responses to three short essay questions. Questions about the application process can be sent toJanelle Romero at email@example.com.
Undergraduate Students (Summer Fellows): Ideal applicants are undergraduate rising juniors, seniors or recent graduates
Graduate Students (Senior Summer Fellows): Ideal applicants have a minimum of two years of post-undergraduate work experience and are completing or have recently completed a graduate degree
Must be available to work full-time (40 hours/week) during the entire 10-week Fellowship period
Veterans and student veterans are encouraged to apply
Demonstrated commitment to making an impact in a mission-driven career
High level of self-motivation and academic, extracurricular, professional, and/or personal accomplishment
Core leadership attributes, including: resourcefulness, responsibility, independence, patience, integrity, energy, and strong work ethic
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the capacity to build strong host site relationships and work effectively individually and as part of a team
Ability to approach challenges in a structured manner by setting goals, devising a plan to achieve those goals, and meeting those goals in a timely manner.
About New Sector Alliance
New Sector Alliance is a 501(c)(3) mission-driven consulting and leadership development firm. We work across sectors to help established and emerging leaders tackle pressing challenges and advance their careers.