Landing a good social impact job is notoriously difficult. In an effort to break down some of the barriers to entry, Second Day launched The Impact Fellowship. This career development program for changemakers provides a paid work experience at a social impact organization and extensive professional development training.
Over the past year, we placed fellows at amazing organizations like iCivics, BUILD, Bell Creek Consulting, Deeds Not Words, Nonprofit HR, and Mi Familia Vota. During the placement, fellows work on meaningful projects to advance their skills, further the organization’s impact and get paid at least $15/hour doing it.
To ensure that Fellows are successful in these internships and strategic about their careers after the Fellowship, we also provide regular career counseling and professional development training. Fellows work on this content in a cohort, creating a deep sense of support and community from like-minded peers from all over the country.
Our previous Impact Fellows have gone on to work at Dalberg, The Clean Air Task Force, the ACLU, and The National Network to End Domestic Violence.
Historically, this program was only open to college seniors but we are proud to announce for the first time that we are opening up the application to college students, grad students, and young professionals.
About Second Day
Second Day is a nonprofit that is launching the most diverse and innovative generation of social sector leaders in American history. We want to not only raise awareness that it IS possible to do good for the world and do well for yourself, but create more equitable hiring practices through providing paid internship matching, career coaching, and industry knowledge. We’ve served 200+ students from 40+ colleges and universities, over 75% of whom successfully launched careers at mission-driven employers. We also have a library of online career guides you can check out on The Launchpad, including one specifically about social impact consulting.