We know that 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.”
We’ve designed the FAO Schwarz Fellowship to provide an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact and focused professional development. Combined with mentoring and a powerful network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders, recent graduates can use the Fellowships to train for leadership roles and successful careers.
Alumni Fellows Since 2006
Hired by their host organization
Choose careers in social impact
Enter graduate programs
We seek students with 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.
Past and current FAO Schwarz Fellows include graduates from these institutions:
College of William & Mary
Franklin & Marshall
New York University
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Washington & Lee
Info sessions are open to college and career advisors as well as students who wish to learn more about the Fellowship. To participate, please sign up, and we will send you call-in details. Thanks!
Jen Benson | Outreach Coordinator Riverkeeper, Ossining, NY | FAO Schwarz Fellow at Riverkeeper | 2017
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