Apply for PIFP

Want to make a difference?

The Public Interest Fellowship Program offers Summer and Yearlong Fellowships for Colorado College students to experience the Colorado social sector while making direct impact on our communities.

You can expect:

  • A built-in cohort of PIFP peers
  • To be paid to work for social change in Colorado
  • Mentoring with CC alumni and professional development with PIFP
  • To get your foot in the nonprofit door and make professional contacts for life

DEADLINE FOR YEARLONG fellowships has been EXTENDED to Feb 15, 5pm

Who's Eligible?

The Summer Fellowship is open to all CC students.

The Yearlong Fellowship is open to August 2023, December 2023, and May 2024 CC graduates.

Application details!

Follow PIFP instructions closely to ensure your complete application is received by the Feb. 7 deadline.

Use the PIFP 2024 On-line Application to apply. Your application will include:

  • Short answer essay questions
  • The name of one recommender
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Partner Preferences
  • Commitment
  • Partner Interest Forms

After submitting your application, please complete this poll to indicate your interview day/time preferences.

Learn more?

Interview Prep Sessions for Applicants:

  • Mon., Feb 12, 3:30pm @ Career Center Carriage House RSVP
  • Wed., Feb. 14, 1pm @ Zoom RSVP

2024-2025 Fellowship Placements (finalized 1/18/24)

2024 Summer Fellowship Partners

ACLU of Colorado, Denver, CO (Fellowship Description)
Atlas Prep, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
Catamount Institute, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
City of Colorado Springs Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services; Colorado Springs, CO  (Fellowship Description), 2 fellowships
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition Denver, CO (Fellowship Description)
Denver Park Trust, Denver, CO (Fellowship Description)
Educating Children of Color, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
One Colorado Education Fund, Denver, CO (Fellowship Description)
Palmer Land Conservancy (PLC), Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
*The PLC Fellowship is funded by Charlie Campbell of the Heather Campbell Chaney Environmental Fellowship (HCCEF)
Pikes Peak Outdoor Recreation Alliance (PPORA), Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)

2024-25 Yearlong Fellowship Partners

Bayaud Enterprises, Lakewood, CO (Fellowship Description)
Catamount Institute, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
Colorado Consumer Health Initiative, Denver, CO (Fellowship Description)
Concrete Couch, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
Immunize Colorado (IC), Aurora, CO (Fellowship Description)
Inside Out Youth Services (IOYS), Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
TESSA, Colorado Springs, CO (Fellowship Description)
Trailhead Institute, Denver, CO (Fellowship Description)

Need more support?

Add these to your calendar...

PIFP Drop-ins for questions and quick application reviews:

  • Tues., Jan. 30, 3-5pm, Career Center
  • Wed., Jan. 31, 12-2pm, Career Center
  • Mon., Feb. 5, 3-5pm, Career Center
  • Tues., Feb. 6, 12-2pm, Career Center

*If you need a virtual option, please schedule an appointment in Handshake.

Interview Prep Sessions for Applicants:

  • Mon., Feb 12, 3:30pm @ Career Center Carriage House RSVP
  • Wed., Feb. 14, 1pm @ Zoom RSVP

 "My PIFP fellowship with DSF was honestly incredibleI think the most rewarding parts were twofold: The organization is SO dedicated to the cause as well as to its staff member which made me feel truly valued and inspired. Secondly, the work itself and the tangible success and gratitude demonstrated by students were empowering. The model of being supported while also supporting others was a really great."

Mimi Smith (Denver Scholarship Foundation, 2018-19)

Contact Us

Andrea Culp
Director, Public Interest Fellowship Program
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