Thank you for your interest in hosting one or more Social Innovation Fellows, and joining us in the work of creating a bigger, stronger and more diverse talent pool for the social sector.

The bulk of the application pertains to your ideas about tasks and projects to which the Fellow will be assigned, and the designated mentor(s) identified by your host organization, including a statement from the mentor. For more information, review the Hosting a Fellow page.

When you are ready to apply, follow the links below:

I want to apply for one or more Social Innovation Fellows in Spring 2018

I am not ready to host a Fellow right now, but keep me updated



College for Social Innovation places Fellows at nonprofits, government agencies and social mission businesses. Organizations must commit to providing a dedicated mentor, 24 hours per week of work, including 50% dedicated to a special project, plus opportunities to shadow staff members and senior leaders, and adequate infrastructure for assigned work (e.g. desk, computer access, etc.). Visit the Hosting a Fellow page for more details about each of these.



Host Organizations are asked to contribute a $700 Host Fee per Fellow per semester that will cover the Fellow’s T-pass and $600 living stipend.

If your organization is otherwise an excellent Host Organization candidate, but cannot afford the Host Fee, please contact Ariel Brooks ( to negotiate a discounted fee or fee waiver. 



Step 1: Application. Our application for Fall 2017 is now closed. If you are interested in hosting a Fellow for Spring 2018, you can apply now. Applications will be due in late October.

Step 2: Fine Tuning. A College for Social Innovation staff member may be in touch by phone or email with clarifying questions about your proposal.

Step 3: Selection. Host Organizations will be notified if they have been matched, and provided with information about matched Fellow(s) in mid-November.

Step 4: Confirmation. Host Organizations will have the opportunity to speak with assigned Fellows before the semester begins. Any concerns about assigned Fellows will be addressed in collaboration with the Host Organization’s CfSI Program Manager.



FALL 2017

Application for Fall 2016 Deadline: Wednesday, March 22

Selection and Match Notification: TuesdayApril 25

Host Fees Due: FridayMay 26

Mentor Orientation: August 9, 9am-4pm (required for new Mentors)

Meet Your Fellow Workshop and Reception: Tuesday, September 5, 4:30-6:00pm

Placements Begin (Monday-Thursday): Monday, September 11

Placements End: Wednesday, December 13

Feedback and Review Forms Due: Thursday, December 14

Fellow Final Showcase: Friday, December 15, Time TBA



Application Deadline: mid-October 2017

Selection and Match Notification: mid-November 2017

Host Fees Due: Friday December 22

Mentor Orientation: Wednesday, January 17, 9am-4pm (required for new Mentors)

Meet Your Fellow Workshop and Reception: Tuesday, January 23, 4:30-6:00pm (required)

Placements Begin (Monday-Thursday): Monday, January 29

Placements End: Wednesday, May 2

Review Forms Due: Thursday May 3

Student Showcase Friday May 4