Program Team Fellowship


GlobalGiving is seeking applicants to our Fellows Program to help further our mission and ambitious growth plans. Fellows will have a unique opportunity to learn how a thriving, international NGO operates through practical, hands-on experience with the nuts and bolts of our operations and ample opportunities to explore the broader field of development.

The program is a highly selective, full-time service year that will challenge and inspire you, and will require hard work and dedication. You will have the opportunity to explore various areas that interest you, so you can capitalize on your experience. You’ll be a vital contributor to our team—not getting coffee or filing papers all day long.

In return, we offer a $30,000 stipend, health and dental insurance, professional development funding, tons of learning opportunities, ample delicious goodies in our Free Food Spot, and an amazing experience!

Here’s a little taste of the kinds of experiences you might have as a GlobalGiving Fellow:

  • Skill-building workshops and a speaker series to develop frameworks and build your knowledge base around international development, technology startups, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, disaster response, and crowdfunding.
  • Departmental rotations and shadowing opportunities with our executive leadership to learn about strategic planning and decision-making processes.
  • In-depth research and analysis projects around a particular issue area.
  • Training on experimentation, workflow, and querying tools such as Salesforce, Optimizely, MySQL, Metabase, and
  • Career prep and professional development including mock interviews and resume review. Previous fellows have used their professional development funds to take coding classes and learn French!

About GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving’s mission is to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change. We believe that good ideas come from anyone, at any time, or from anywhere, and we’re committed to supporting the people who have the best ideas about how to change their own communities.

As the world’s first global crowdfunding platform, in 2002 we set in motion a virtuous cycle of good. We work with nonprofits, individual donors and companies to enhance the effectiveness of locally driven organizations in hundreds of communities. To date, we have supported more than 18,964 projects with $318 million of funding from 747,996 donors across 170 countries around the world—and we’re still growing!

Fellowship Focus Areas

We have seven fellowship opportunities on four of our teams: Program, Vetting and Grants Management, Operations, and Business Partnerships. When you apply, be sure to select one of the following areas of focus on your application.

Program Fellows

Our Program team works directly with our nonprofit partners all over the world, helping them tell their unique stories through our innovative platform and strengthening their capacity to fundraise, communicate, and deliver social impact.

Each Program fellow plays a role in providing a WOW-worthy user experience for everyone who interacts with GlobalGiving. From a U.S. donor trying to give to their favorite project, to a nonprofit partner in running a school in Thailand, to companies looking for a way to help their employees give back, this team supports everyone through excellent community support via phone, email, live chat, and in-person interactions.

In addition, each Program Fellow will have their own area of focus. These specialties include:


  • Craft and promote fundraising campaigns to current and prospective nonprofit partners, and then develop the tools and training to aid in their success.
  • This role requires a dynamic communicator, both online and offline, with an eagle eye for details and strong project management skills.
  • This role will allow you to work with every team in the organization to accomplish everything from creating and executing a communications plan to helping an individual Rwandan organization craft their fundraising strategy to speccing out graphic assets for a new campaign.

Field Work

  • Assist in recruiting, hiring, training, and day-to-day managing of our Field Team who will visit our nonprofit partners all over the world.
  • Work across multiple teams within GlobalGiving to help guide strategic planning and iterate on and improve the field program.
  • Design new trainings to prepare GlobalGiving field travelers, who then provide training to our community of nonprofit leaders.
  • This role requires strong communication skills, ability to work across teams and adhere to deadlines. International experience is a plus.

Marketing and Communications

  • Craft and curate content for GlobalGiving’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Monitor user feedback and work with our Product team to suggest user experience improvements to our website.
  • Develop and execute creative experiments to improve how we engage our varying audiences of donors, nonprofits, and companies using email, digital advertising, content marketing, social media, and more.
  • This role requires a persuasive writer with strong attention to detail. Experience managing a social media editorial calendar and writing for different audiences is a plus.


Who We Are Looking For

While we offer four different areas of focus for our fellows, each requiring specific qualifications, our overall selection process for the program is rooted in our values-driven approach to work. We seek candidates who subscribe to our core values:

  • Always Open: Believing that great ideas can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time; approachable and humble, demonstrating sincere appreciation for others and their ideas.
  • Never Settle: Questioning the status quo wisely, and challenging self to achieve high goals and expectations.
  • Listen, Act, Learn. Repeat: Demonstrating curiosity about the world around us, and bringing that curiosity into GlobalGiving; experimenting fruitfully, utilizing both success and failure productively; leveraging data and feedback to make better decisions.
  • Committed to WOW: Embodying a spirit of service with customers (internal and external), and delighting in opportunities to interact with them.

In addition, candidates must:

  • Be in the game. You are passionate about international development and onboard with GlobalGiving’s mission.
  • Be an achiever. You can demonstrate standout achievement among your peers.
  • Be adaptable. You perform well in changing environments, with a clear desire to do what it takes to improve and develop your skills.
  • Be an effective collaborator. You proactively maintain relationships in ways that are mutually beneficial.
  • Be a linear, yet creative thinker. You can accurately link cause and effect or correlation to generate relevant, innovative solutions to problems.
  • Be able to execute. You set, track, and complete goals without the need for last-minute heroics. You anticipate possible delays and plan around them to maintain ownership and accountability for meeting objectives with high quality and timeliness.


The Fellows Program is a full-time work commitment that will begin June 1, 2018, and run through June 30, 2019.



Recent college graduates, career switchers, former interns, and anyone who has a passion for what we are doing is encouraged to apply! Applicants must have U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent residency.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


A stipend of $30,000, paid semi-monthly, will be offered over the course of the 13-month program. Our benefits package includes health and dental insurance, educational assistance, paid time off, professional development funds (up to $500 over the course of the program), access to our marketplace of discounts with companies, and commuter benefits.

Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

“GlobalGiving is my second family I love waking up every morning to come into work because I know I will be met with smiles and genuine interest in what I did over the weekend or how I am doing. Half the time it doesn’t even feel like work. I just sit in an open office with all my friends trying to change the world.”
— Anonymous Employee Review
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