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    Partner With Us

    Join us in building the next generation
    of social sector leaders.

    The PIFP helps local nonprofits fill gaps in their staff by conducting the legwork behind hiring. Partner organizations gain access to committed, idealistic, and energetic candidates who have studied on Colorado College’s Block Plan. This unique academic schedule teaches students to tackle single projects quickly and intensively both individually and in teams to complete assignments and develop solutions on extremely short deadlines. Our students thrive at organizations that do the following:
    • Address significant social issues
    • Focus on innovative, effective, and systemic change within society
    • Utilize skills of Fellow by assigning, supervising, and coaching them through meaningful projects
    • Grow each Fellows' workplace skills, nonprofit understanding, and professional capacity to ensure that their organization is benefiting from PIFP partnership

    Partnering Details


    Partner organizations must submit their application materials by November 1, 2019. 

    Partner organizations sign MOU's by December 18, 2019. 

    Students apply by January 29 @ 4:00pm, 2020.


    Between Jan 30 and Feb 10, students applications and interviews are evaluated by 10+ CC alumni working in the nonprofit sector.

    Partner organizations begin final interviews as early as February 14.

    Partner organizations complete interviews by March 1.

    Students are offered positions on March 9.

    What's the cost?

    Summer Fellowships average 10 weeks in length (typically beginning in late May or early June).

    • Partner organizations pay the Summer Fellow $500/40h worked. 
    • Total earnings for a fellow averages $4500 - $5500
    • Partner organizations in Boulder and Denver are required to offer an additional transportation stipend/benefit.

    Yearlong Fellowships average 12 months in length (typically beginning June/July).

    • Partner organizations pay the Yearlong Fellow $31,500 for 12 months + offer to cover health insurance.
    • Partner organizations in Boulder and Denver are required to offer 2 additional benefits/stipends (eg. bus pass, gym membership, rent stipend)

    Partner With Us

    Becoming a PIFP partner organization will allow you to gain access to our creative, intelligent, and idealistic young professionals. 

    Partner Organization Application Form 20-21

    Fellowship Description Form 20-21

    Yearlong organizations may apply for capacity grants of up to $6,000 to offset the cost of hosting yearlong fellows if they quality for financial need. Summer organizations may apply for capacity grants of up to $2,000. Please see the partner organization application form for more information on how to apply for this grant.

    "The most rewarding part of my fellowship was being pushed to do more than I thought I was capable of doing. In a period of less than five months, our team of three people organized and launched a prevention and awareness campaign, we also wrote a program proposal for a new branch of TESSA in just three days, and I've become much more adept at event planning, networking, and being creative and resourceful in fulfilling the wide needs of a non-profit that has very limited funds and resources; I never dreamed I'd accomplish so many things that contributed to my professional growth in such a short time."

    Caroline Olin (Yearlong 18-19)

    "The PIFP fellows are bright, talented, and committed to performing high-quality work. They bring a well-rounded educational background and superior writing, analysis, and communications skills to the fellowship. They are dedicated to the work of our organization and excited to be working on public policy issues."

    Rich Jones
    Director of Policy and Research
    The Bell Policy Center


    Cari Hanrahan, Director
    Public Interest Fellowship Program and Nonprofit Initiatives