Our Second Day Impact Fellowship is unlike any other program out there. This all-remote program is available to seniors at any US college or university. Our program is rooted in professional skill development, industry exploration, and community building. During the Impact Fellow’s senior year, they receive:
- Paid work experience at a nonprofit or social enterprise over the course of senior year
- Rigorous professional development training and support
- Mentorship from social impact professionals with deep industry knowledge
- Job-search support to launch an impact career post-graduation
- Community of like-minded peers for support during senior year and beyond
Impact Fellows complete a work placement with a nonprofit or social enterprise as a part of the program. Fellows operate at a level between an intern and an entry-level employee. Fellows are expected to take on significant projects autonomously and to drive them forward. They will typically be entrusted with significant responsibilities beyond what a typical intern might receive.
Fellows typically work 10-20 hours per week during the school year and 15-40 hours per week during the summer. Some summer internships extend into the school year and most Fall internships extend into the Spring semester. Work experiences for the 2021-2022 school year are remote unless noted otherwise and pay $15/hour unless noted otherwise.
If you advance through the initial screening process, you’ll have the opportunity to rank which employers and roles you are interested in. Typical roles/projects fall into one of four categories:
- Program and evaluation: Roles such as analyzing existing data on programs to inform program decisions or benchmarking other programs
- Development: Roles such as supporting donor research, managing donor databases, and drafting grant materials
- Communications and marketing: Roles such as developing new social media or newsletter campaigns, refreshing organizational materials or website, or helping to development organization collateral
- Operations: Roles such as volunteer engagement, administrative support, coordinating virtual events, plugging in on other roles where capacity is needed
Many employers are flexible with school breaks and other obligations, but you’ll be responsible for continuing to be productive during busy times at school. Return offers with employers are somewhat common, but fellows are not required to accept a full-time position after graduation and employers are not required to offer one. We encourage both parties to have an open dialogue throughout the experience on whether there is interest and ability to continue working together after the Second Day Fellowship concludes. If/when your Fellowship experience concludes, the Second Day team will continue to support you to get your first full-time job and beyond.