Application Process

Thank you for your interest in the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship, a two-year fellowship designed to strengthen high-quality non-profit organizations and to train recent college graduates to be tomorrow’s social impact leaders. Applications for the 2018-2020 fellowship cohort are now open!  Six fellowship positions are available at the following five organizations:

For the 2018-2020 FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship cohort, graduates from the Class of 2017 and 2018 may apply. Interested applicants should apply directly to the host organization(s) of their interest.

All host organizations will complete their recruitment by May 15, 2018. While each host organization may have a different target start date, all FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows will begin their service at some point during the summer of 2018 and before September 4, 2018.

For further questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

2018-2020 Host Organizations & Fellowship Positions

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DIRECT SERVICE (50% time): Fellow will build deep relationships, inspire and motivate while providing vital individualized academic support to 7th-12th grade students year-round across multiple campuses.

PROJECT WORK (50% time): As part of a BTGB strategic planning initiative, the Fellow will play lead role in creating and launching new alumni engagement program for 2,500 student and teacher alumni.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to Amee Naik at anaik@btgbmail.org and include “FAO Schwarz Fellowship” in the subject line.

Click here to learn more about Breakthrough Greater Boston


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DIRECT SERVICE (50% time): Fellow will work directly with young people and school staff on the Healthy You. Positive Energy (HYPE) campaign, which inspires middle- and high school students to become leaders and advocates for healthy eating and physical activity in their schools and communities, fostering positive change among themselves, their peers and families.

PROJECT WORK (50% time):  Fellow will develop strategy, create resources and provide training to replicate and sustain the HYPE program.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover note to jobs@thefoodtrust.org. Please mention the FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship in your cover letter.

Click here to learn more about The Food Trust


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DIRECT SERVICE (50% time): Fellow will tutor at two of our highest-need schools by providing individualized, one-on-one instruction to students in grades K-4, utilizing our research-based curriculum.

PROJECT WORK (50% time): Fellow will work on several projects in support of volunteer recruitment including building a partnership strategy, forging relationships with community organizations in one key community, and developing and managing a plan to engage a specific demographic of tutors.

TO APPLY: Please visit www.readingpartners.org/about-us/join-our-team/ to apply for the position.

Click here to learn more about Reading Partners


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DIRECT SERVICE (50% time): Fellow will help educate the next generation of river advocates and stewards through several initiatives including educating students about water pollution, recruiting high school science classes to run data collection projects and developing youth activities at outreach events

PROJECT WORK (50% time): Fellow will support the coordination of the Riverkeeper Sweep which is an annual day of service for a trash-free Hudson River.

TO APPLY: Please email resume and cover letter to humanresources@riverkeeper.org and include “FAO Schwarz Fellowship” in the subject line.

Click here to learn more about Riverkeeper


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Please note that uAspire is hiring two FAO Schwarz Family Foundation Fellows:

Communications Fellow 

DIRECT SERVICE (50% time): Fellow will serve as College Affordability Advisor to support students making financially smart choices for college success.

PROJECT WORK (50% time): Fellow will develop and implement an internal communications strategy, including: designing and editing an internal newsletter; managing media contact list and tracking uAspire’s media mentions; collecting, writing, and editing website content.

TO APPLY: Click here and then click the “Apply Now” button and complete the application.

Program and Performance Fellow

DIRECT SERVICE (50% time): Fellow will serve as College Affordability Advisor to support students making financially smart choices for college success.

PROJECT WORK (50% time): Fellow will both lead and support initiatives aimed at strengthening uAspire student advising services and NYC program expansion, including: supporting advising program design and hiring of key staff for NYC program launch in January 2019; developing external trainings for school partners and staff in NYC.

TO APPLY: Click here and then click the “Apply Now” button and complete the application.

Click here to learn more about uAspire


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.