Host Organization Information
Partnering to Build a New Generation of Nonprofit Leaders
In pursuit of long-term partnerships, CC’s Public Interest Fellowship Program seeks and encourages participation from nonprofit (501c3) public interest organizations:
- That address a significant social issue or issues
- That focus on systemic change within society rather than on treating the symptoms of societal issues
- That are innovative and effective
- That can provide meaningful projects and learning opportunities
- That will utilize the skills of their Fellow in a way that builds capacity for their organization
How the Partnership Works
Prospective host organizations apply to the program (timeline below and link to application form at left), providing key information about their organization, including a detailed job description for the fellowship.
Once chosen as a PIFP Host Organization, nonprofits gain access to highly competent, committed, and energetic candidates who have studied on Colorado College’s unique Block Plan, which teaches students to explore and analyze subjects intensively, while working in teams with faculty and students to provide answers and solutions on short deadlines.
Each PIFP candidate is interviewed by PIFP to ensure a good fit for a fellowship position before he or she is recommended to an organization. Organizations are forwarded three or four pre-qualified candidates, which they interview before choosing a Fellow.
Summer Fellowships are approximately 10 weeks in length (typically beginning in late May or early June). Host organizations pay the Summer Fellow a stipend of $3000.
Yearlong Fellowships are approximately 12 months in length (typically beginning in late May or early June). Host organizations pay the Yearlong Fellow a stipend of $22,000 for the year, plus health insurance.
Organizations may apply for limited funds to offset the cost of hosting a fellow. Please see the host organization application form for more information.
|2013-14 Program Timeline|
|Nov. 1, 2012||Host organization applications due to PIFP office|
|Nov. 21, 2012||Host organizations selected and notified of acceptance|
|Dec. 2012-Jan. 2013||
Student recruiting/information sessions
|Jan. 30, 2013||Student/candidate applications due to PIFP office|
|Feb. 8 & 9, 2013||Alumni committee conducts pre-qualifying interviews with students/candidates|
|Feb. 13, 2013||Host organizations notified of pre-qualified candidates|
|Feb. 14-Mar. 6, 2013||Host organizations interview pre-qualified candidates|
|Mar. 7, 2013||Deadline for host organizations to offer fellowships to candidates|
|Late April/early May 2013||Welcome dinner for fellows and host organizations|
|Late May-early June 2013||Summer and yearlong fellowships begin|
Lani Hinkle, Administrator
Public Interest Fellowship Program
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903