New Sector partners with hundreds of organizations to offer capacity building services, while providing meaningful learning opportunities to the Fellows they host.  If you are interested in hosting a Fellow, please complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

Who Are Our Fellows?

  • Fellows are recent college graduates, college students, and graduate students who are competitively recruited.
  • They are selected based on their high project and interpersonal skills, commitment to the social sector, and personal and leadership accomplishments.

Click here to meet our current Fellows!

What Do Fellows Do?

  • Fellows serve full-time with host site partner organizations.
  • They complete projects designed to create, improve, or expand the services offered to communities.
  • Throughout the program, Fellows are supported by training, mentorship, and coaching to give them the skills and support necessary to complete effective projects and prepare them for long-term careers in the social sector.

Click here to see our current organizational partners!

Already have an intern for the summer of 2016? For the first time, we’re looking to provide our professional development and support to Fellows (in all locations) who have already secured internships. Partner organizations participating in this program will not be charged a placement fee, and may choose to pay Fellows if they wish.

How Do We Match Fellows With Organizations?

  • Working together with New Sector staff members, a position description is outlined to ensure there is a project that fits New Sector’s guidelines and goals and offer a valuable member development experience.
  • After reviewing both candidate application materials and project information, our staff identify potential matches and share select resumes with organizations.
  • For each candidate the organization would like to interview (usually 3-5 per project), our staff set up an interview After an interview happens, both the organization and Fellow provide feedback.
  • We review the feedback, and if there is a clear mutual match we ask the organization to sign an MOU.
  • There is no obligation to take a Fellow until a mutual match is found!

Why Host a New Sector Fellow?

  • Build capacity: Fellows complete high-impact projects that create, improve, or expand services through partner projects (example projects listed below).
  • Leverage top talent: New Sector Fellows are selected from top schools and young professional networks throughout the nation through a highly competitive process, including two rounds of interviews, review of written materials, and two reference checks. Fellows are carefully vetted and then interview with host site partners in order to identify the best match for the organization.
  • Tap into a valuable network: Fellows not only bring their personal skill sets and experiences to the community organization, but also a network of support offered by New Sector’s Social Impact Leadership Curriculum, 1-on-1 mentorship from experienced professionals (from business, nonprofit and consulting backgrounds), as well as coaching from peers and New Sector staff.
  • Influence the next generation of social impact leaders: As a partner you will play a critical role in supporting our mission to build the social sector talent pipeline by providing the supervision, resources, and experiences that strengthens our Fellows’ abilities to pursue long-term social sector careers.
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“Our New Sector Fellow allowed us the ability to serve hundreds of additional constituents over year one, and assisted with creating processes to serve many hundreds more in the coming years, truly making a lasting impact. We have since hired our New Sector Fellow into a permanent role.”
- -Tadd Wamester, Director of Regional Growth & Online Programs, Upwardly Global
CLICK HERE to see examples of partner organizations we work with

We partner with organizations who work in a wide variety of impact areas, including:

  • Poverty alleviation
  • Workforce development
  • Education
  • Youth development
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Health services
  • Veterans and military families support
  • Disaster services
  • …and more

Fellows complete a variety of projects to support capacity, including:

  • Community AssessmentFellows identify and understand community assets and needs to support program improvement and/or expansion.
  • Performance MeasurementFellows develop or build upon logic models, measurement tools, and/or feedback processes that enable stronger programs and results-orientation.
  • Program Development and DeliveryFellows design (and may pilot) program tools or materials.
  • Program Management and OperationsFellows create tools and systems that enhance program staff’s ability to deliver programs effectively and efficiently.
  • Program Outreach and Community Awareness Fellows design and implement materials and tools to increase outreach to and awareness by potential community beneficiaries.
  • Technology Effectiveness Fellows research, recommend, and/or project manage the implementation of technology systems that support service delivery.
  • Volunteer Engagement and ManagementFellows create and implement volunteer programs, outreach, training, and/or management.
  • Development/Fundraising (Summer Programs Only)Fellows contribute to planning or executing fundraising initiatives, leaving templates or tools for future use.

Note that many projects span more than one project type.  Click here to download a summary of project types with example projects.

You can complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

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“Our New Sector Fellow allowed us the ability to serve hundreds of additional constituents over year one, and assisted with creating processes to serve many hundreds more in the coming years, truly making a lasting impact. We have since hired our New Sector Fellow into a permanent role.”
- -Tadd Wamester, Director of Regional Growth & Online Programs, Upwardly Global
CLICK HERE to see examples of partner organizations we work with

New Sector Alliance is committed to developing partnership agreements that are financially viable for all parties and is open to discussing special circumstances and opportunities when determining contributions.

Typical host site fees are as follows; note that these fees fund Fellow stipends, taxes, benefits, and training activities; there are no other fees to New Sector associated with hosting Fellows:

RISE Fellowship Program Fees
Annual Revenue of Partner Contribution by Partner
Less than $5M Approx. $30,000
$5M+ Approx. $36,000
Summer Fellowship Program Fees
Type of Fellow Contribution by Partner
Undergraduate Summer Fellow $3,000
Graduate Senior Fellow $7,500

*Partner organizations who recruit and hire interns on their own, who allow their summer interns (once accepted as New Sector Fellows) to participate in New Sector’s training and support will not be charged a placement fee.  This confirmation form, to be completed by interns and organizations, details organizational commitments.

You can complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

New Sector Staff are committed to partnering with organizations to support Fellows’ and project success throughout the partnership.  Our commitments include:

  • Developing a project scope – Collaborating with partners to identify details of a capacity building project, including qualifications for a Fellow.
  • Matching Fellows with partners – New Sector facilitates the interview process between thoroughly vetted Fellows and partner organizations in order to make a strong match for each project.
  • Problem solving – Working together with partner organization to address any challenges throughout the program.
  • Monitoring progress – Supporting Fellows to create and update meaningful project work plans; Attending regular presentations by Fellows and seeking project updates.

You can complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

New Sector currently partners with organizations in the Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Twin Cities areas.  Partnerships are based on program terms:

  • RISE Fellows are recent college graduates who serve with host site partners from September to July.
  • Summer Fellows are undergraduate students (or recent graduates) who serve with host site partners for 11 weeks from June – August.  Fellows may elect to start in the first or the third week of June (based on academic schedules).
  • Senior Summer Fellows are graduate students with prior work experience who serve with host site partners for 11 weeks from June – August.  Fellows may elect to start in the first or the third week of June (based on academic schedules).

You can complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

Each host site partner organization identifies a Supervisor for the Fellow who can provide project support and ensure the service is a meaningful and productive learning opportunity.  All host site partners must:

  • Develop project scope – Collaborate with New Sector to identify details of a capacity building project, including project scope, responsibilities, and deliverables.
  • Provide supervision – Identify a supervisor that will provide assistance in onboarding the Fellow, develop workplans to derive clear goals, and provide regular check-ins/support meetings.
  • Provide resources for project success – Provide Fellow with workspace, computer, and access to resources to successfully complete their service project.
  • Enable Fellows’ professional development through training – While Fellows serve full-time with community organizations, they are required to attend training hours as a part of their fellowship programs. Supervisors ensure that Fellows are able to attend their training hours.
  • Seek assistance for any concerns –  Reach out to New Sector staff proactively whenever any performance concerns or program questions arise.
  • Support and attend presentations – Fellows conduct 2-3 presentations to the partner organization during the service term.
  • Provide meaningful feedback – On an ongoing basis and through 2-3 specified performance reviews, provide both positive and constructive input to support professional and skills development.

You can complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

If you are interested in hosting a Fellow, please complete our Host Site Partner Interest Form online, or contact a local staff member or info@newsector.org with any questions.

Why Host a New Sector Fellow?

  • Build capacity: Fellows complete high-impact projects that create, improve, or expand services through partner projects (example projects listed below).
  • Leverage top talent: New Sector Fellows are selected from top schools and young professional networks throughout the nation through a highly competitive process, including two rounds of interviews, review of written materials, and two reference checks. Fellows are carefully vetted and then interview with host site partners in order to identify the best match for the organization.
  • Tap into a valuable network: Fellows not only bring their personal skill sets and experiences to the community organization, but also a network of support offered by New Sector’s Social Impact Leadership Curriculum, 1-on-1 mentorship from experienced professionals (from business, nonprofit and consulting backgrounds), as well as coaching from peers and New Sector staff.
  • Influence the next generation of social impact leaders: As a partner you will play a critical role in supporting our mission to build the social sector talent pipeline by providing the supervision, resources, and experiences that strengthens our Fellows’ abilities to pursue long-term social sector careers.
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“Our New Sector Fellow allowed us the ability to serve hundreds of additional constituents over year one, and assisted with creating processes to serve many hundreds more in the coming years, truly making a lasting impact. We have since hired our New Sector Fellow into a permanent role.”
- -Tadd Wamester, Director of Regional Growth & Online Programs, Upwardly Global
CLICK HERE to see examples of partner organizations we work with