What does The Patterson Foundation Fellows Program offer?
- A one-year experience for talented early career professionals interested in working in community, corporate or private foundations
- A career-building opportunity to learn from The Patterson Foundation while sharing the Fellows' expertise and ideas
- Structured engagement with initiatives and operations through a mix of learning and action objectives
- One-to-one mentoring
- Access to a network of innovative philanthropic leaders
What are the eligibility requirements?
The following three eligibility requirements must all be met:
- Be a graduate of the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree program from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and interested in a career in community, corporate or private foundations
- Be able to reside in Sarasota, Florida, from June 4, 2021 – June 3, 2022
- Have legal authorization to work in the United States (i.e., a U.S. citizen, a noncitizen national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work, in accordance with USCIS Form I-9)
Why partner with The Patterson Foundation?
The Patterson Foundation, a fully endowed charitable entity located in Sarasota, Fla., has worked to strengthen people, organizations, and communities since 2010 through a variety of initiatives covering a range of local, regional, national, and global issues. Our collaboration represents the latest evolution of The Patterson Foundation’s approach, which emphasizes sharing homegrown knowledge gained through working in diverse initiatives while creating platforms to learn the latest innovations for generating sustainable impact.
How can I apply?
Applications for the 2021-22 Fellows Initiative are now closed.