Nonprofit Partner Organizations
PIFP Fellows Britt Landis (left) and Danial Rheiner (middle)
present their research on hospital charity care policies
in the House Health and Environment Committee of the Colorado legislature
in the spring of 2012.
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 partner organizations apply to the program by November 1 (timeline below and link to application forms at left), providing key information about their organization, including a detailed job description for the fellowship.
Once chosen as a PIFP Partner 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 10 weeks in length (typically beginning in late May or early June). Host organizations pay the Summer Fellow a stipend of $3500.
Yearlong Fellowships are 12 months in length (typically beginning in late May or early June). Partner organizations pay the Yearlong Fellow a stipend of $23,000 for the year, plus health insurance.
Organizations may apply for funds to offset the cost of hosting a fellow. Please see the partner organization application form for more information.
|2014-15 Program Timeline|
|Nov. 1, 2013||Partner organization applications due to PIFP office|
|Nov. 22, 2013||Organizations notified of selection as PIFP partner organization|
|Dec. 2013-Jan. 2014||
Student recruiting/information sessions
|Jan. 29, 2014||Student/fellowship applications due to PIFP office|
|Feb. 7 & 8, 2014||Alumni committee conducts pre-qualifying interviews with fellowship applicants|
|Feb. 12, 2014||Partner organizations notified of pre-qualified candidates|
|Feb. 13-Mar. 5, 2014||Partner organizations interview pre-qualified candidates|
|Mar. 6, 2014||Deadline for partner organizations to offer fellowships to candidates|
|Late April/early May 2014||Welcome dinner for fellows and partner organizations|
|Late May-early June 2014||Summer and yearlong fellowships begin|
Lani Hinkle, Administrator
Public Interest Fellowship Program
14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903