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GlobalGiving Fellows Program

The GlobalGiving Fellows Program offers professionals the opportunity to learn how a thriving international NGO operates. As a fellow, you will get hands-on, practical experience and opportunities to explore the field of international development. The program is a highly selective, full-time service year that will challenge and inspire you, but also 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 $38,600 stipend, health insurance, professional development funding, tons of learning opportunities, delicious goodies in our Free Food Spot, and an amazing year!

We offer Fellowship positions for seven of our internal teams: the Marketing and Communications, Program, Vetting and Grants Management, Operations, Strategic Initiatives, Disaster Response, and Business Partnerships teams. Fellowship opportunities for each team may vary each year.

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Brand Marketing and Communications

Our Marketing and Communications team promotes the work of GlobalGiving and our partners and ensures blissful experiences for our donors.
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Digital Marketing and Communications

Our Marketing and Communications team promotes the work of GlobalGiving and our partners and ensures blissful experiences for our donors.
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Program

Our Program team helps our nonprofit partners all over the world maximize their online fundraising success and become more effective organizations.
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Vetting and Grants Management

Our Vetting and Grants Management team interacts directly with nonprofit leaders in 170 countries and evaluates the credentials of new organizations joining GlobalGiving.
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Operations

Our Operations team serves as the backbone of GlobalGiving, and is responsible for the accounting, finance, human resources, and data analysis functions at GlobalGiving.
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Disaster Response

The Disaster Response team supports our nonprofit partners all over the world to access more resources so they can help their communities recover from disasters, mostly through trust-based grants.
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Business Partnerships

Our Business Partnerships team works with Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Gap, and TripAdvisor to support their global corporate citizenship goals.

Fellowship Opportunities

Here's a taste of experiences you might have as a GlobalGiving Fellow:

  • Skill-building workshops and a speaker series to build knowledge about international development, technology startups, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, disaster response, and crowdfunding.
  • Opportunities to work on cross-departmental projects to experience strategic planning and decision-making processes.
  • In-depth research and analysis engagements around a particular issue area.
  • Training and hands-on experimentation with workflow and querying tools like Salesforce, Optimizely, MySQL, and Zendesk.com.
  • Career prep and professional development support including mock interviews and resume reviews.
  • Opportunities to meet with your fellow cohort to share new skills and professional development resources.
Applications for the 2021-2022 cohort have closed. Check out our JOBS PAGE for current and future job opportunities or to join our mailing list to receive updates about future opportunities!
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Fellows Spotlight

Alicia Helfrich

Operations Fellow 2016/2017
As the operations fellow, I troubleshoot disbursement issues and collaborate with people from all over the world to ensure that donations are sent successfully. Additionally, I help keep GlobalGiving running smoothly, dig up useful data about our operations, and make presentations at our weekly staff meetings. My favorite project was managing and coordinating our entire disbursement process from start to finish! This fellowship has been a bridge between my traditional business background and my passion for the social sector. I have continued to build technical and financial skills while also learning about the fascinating world of philanthropy. Now, I have the credentials I need to explore jobs in corporate social responsibility, impact investing, or social enterprise.
Alicia
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