Who should apply to the PNY Fellowship?
The Fellowship is designed to support Philanthropy New York’s commitment to building a more diverse and racially equitable philanthropic sector. Recent recipients of graduate-level degrees from underrepresented or diverse backgrounds may apply to the fellowship.
Do I need prior philanthropy experience?
Applicants do not need prior philanthropic experience. Prior work experience in nonprofit, government, or corporate sustainability is helpful, but not required.
Am I eligible if I do not currently live in the New York City area?
Yes. We will arrange for video-conference interviews. If offered the fellowship, we do not have the resources to provide relocation support for your move to New York City.
Do I have to be a U.S. citizen to be a fellow?
You must be eligible to work in the United States at the time you begin the fellowship.
How do I apply?
The fellowship application cycle will open on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Should I submit letters of recommendation? Should my references email you directly?
We will ask you to provide references if you advance to the final round of the application process.
May I provide supplementary materials?
You may provide a writing sample that you feel demonstrates your ability to write in a style appropriate to policy and programming work.
May I meet with you before applying? Will you review my application before I submit it?
Unfortunately, we are only able to meet with the candidates who advance to the interview stage.
Is this a paid fellowship?
Yes, fellows earn a salary of $67,500 as well as medical insurance benefits, vacation time, and a contribution to a 403(b) plan.
How long is the PNY Fellowship?
Fellows must make a 2-year commitment to working full-time at Philanthropy New York.