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New Hosts for 2020-2022!

Learn more about the five new FAO Schwarz Fellowship host organizations.

What We’re Looking For

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact that includes focused professional development. Our Fellows are highly motivated, passionate recent college graduates who are committed to social justice.

Successful candidates have proven academic excellence, demonstrated leadership in their college communities and are eager to immerse themselves in a two-year experience that will challenge them, train them and empower them with the skills and network they need to take a first step towards leadership in world of social impact.


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

How To Apply

Prospective Fellows apply directly to the host organizations for the next cohort. 

Applications open each year in early November when we announce new host organizations and Fellowship positions.

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship chooses a select number of organizations to host Fellows each year, and these hosts are responsible for screening candidates, conducting interviews and ultimately selecting Fellows. We encourage you to learn as much as possible about the host organizations and review the job descriptions before applying.


NOVEMBER 1, 2019
Host organizations and positions announced. Application period opens.

FEBRUARY 15, 2020 (11:59 pm EST)
Common application deadline for all Fellowship positions.

APRIL 2020
Host organizations send decisions to applicants and complete the selection process.

Fellowships begin.

Online Info Sessions

We host several online info sessions throughout the year for interested students and college advisors who want to learn more about the Fellowships. Please join us by selecting a date and registering in advance. We’ll send you call-in instructions in an email.

JANUARY 15, 2020 
10:00 – 10:45 am EST

Additional sessions to be announced next spring.