Application Process


While each Fellowship position has been tailored to meet the specific needs of each Host Organization, ideal candidates for all positions are:

  • Future leaders in the social sector
  • Dynamic, driven, recent college graduates looking for a challenging, multi-faceted position at a leading non-profit organization in Boston, New York City or Philadelphia
  • Able to contribute to and benefit from ongoing training and leadership development opportunities facilitated by the Fellowship program
  • Interested in simultaneously balancing direct service work with capacity-building projects, both of which will have a profound impact on the host organization’s work

The Fellowship is open to recent college graduates. For the 2018-2020 FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship cohort, graduates from the Class of 2017 and 2018 may apply.

Upcoming Application Process

Applications for the 2017-2019 fellowship cohort are now closed. Descriptions for the 2018-2020 fellowship positions will be posted here by mid-February 2018. Once posted, applications can be submitted directly to the new host organizations.

While new host organizations and positions are selected each year, the 2017-2019 position descriptions are listed below as an example of the types of opportunities available for fellowship applicants.

Summary of 2017-2019 Host Organizations & Fellowship Positions

fao job descriptions for website 3-20-17

Host Organizations

The application process for prospective youth-serving non-profit organizations is by invitation only from the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director.