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 and build Fellows skills by assigning, supervising, and coaching them through meaningful projects

  • Grow Fellows workplace skills, nonprofit understanding, and professional capacity to ensure that their organization is benefiting from the PIFP partnership

Partnering Details

Partner organizations should submit preliminary application by November 28, 2022, and complete applications no later than January 10, 2023.

Partner organizations will be formally accepted to employ a fellow no later than January 14, 2023 (potentially sooner if complete application is received earlier.)

Students apply by February 7, 2023, and internal review process begins.

Partner organizations complete final interviews and select preferred candidates by March 10, 2023. We hope to make all offers and complete decisions by March 24, 2023.

What's the cost?

  • Summer Fellowships average 10 weeks in length (typically beginning in late May or early June) for a minimum of 30 hours/week.
  • Yearlong Fellowships average 12 months in length (typically beginning July) for a minimum of 30 hours/week.
  • All Denver partner organizations will pay Fellows a minimum of $17.29/hr (the new 2023 minimum wage).
  • All other organizations will pay a minimum of $15.87/hr, or their local minimum wage, whichever is higher.
  • Yearlong Fellowship sites are also expected to offer health insurance.
  • We highly encourage partner organizations to provide additional benefits, or supplement wages, to help with the significant challenge of cost of living in some of our more expensive cities.

Partner With Us

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

2023 Partner Organization Application Form Word versionFillable PDF )

2023 Fellowship Description Form ( Word version / Fillable PDF )

Yearlong organizations may apply for capacity grants of up to $6,000 to offset the cost of hosting yearlong fellows if they demonstrate financial need. 

"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 (TESSA, 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


Andrea Culp

PIFP Director
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