NU Public Interest Program

Building a Network of Engaged Citizens to Inspire Change

Hosting a Fellow

Host Organization Expectations

  • Provide challenging and meaningful work for the Fellow, full-time for a period of 9-12 months.
  • Provide orientation and training specific to the organization and position.
  • Provide ongoing supervision and feedback for the Fellow.
  • Allow the Fellow to attend bi-weekly professional development seminars and participate in mentorship, networking, and community-building activities.
  • Provide basic financial support for the Fellow, typically around $30,000 for the term of the Fellowship*, plus basic health insurance benefits.**
  • Contribute a placement and professional development fee of $1,000 to NUPIP, to support the recruitment, screening, and matching process, as well as ongoing professional development, mentorship, networking and community building activities, and support and advising throughout the fellowship year.***
  • Maintain regular communication with NUPIP staff, and participate in the NUPIP community as interested and available.

*The exact stipend is set by the host organization, and ranges from $27,500-$37,500 for a 12-month term, though the stipend can be prorated for a 9, 10, or 11 month term.
**Host organizations unable to provide health insurance benefits may offer an additional stipend to purchase health insurance if needed.
***Note that the placement and professional development fee is per Fellow, but is only paid if a Fellow is successfully placed at the organization.

Application & Matching Process

Interested organizations should submit the NUPIP Host Organization Proposal. Application consideration and matching begins January 15 and continues throughout the winter and spring, until all fellows have been placed.

The typical timeline is as follows:

November – January
• Prospective fellows are recruited, screened, and selected (this process continues into the spring)
• Prospective host organizations complete proposals, self-selecting in to the appropriate round of matching (this process continues into the spring)

February – March
• Host organizations receive candidate materials for first round matches
• Host organizations conduct interviews with selected candidates
• Host organizations select final candidates and make offers

March – April
• First round placements finalized
• Host organizations receive candidate materials for second round matches
• Host organizations conduct interviews with selected candidates
• Host organizations select final candidates and make offers

April – May
• Second round placements finalized
• Host organizations receive candidate materials for third round matches
• Host organizations conduct interviews with selected candidates
• Host organizations select final candidates and make offers

May – June
• Third round placements finalized
• Matched fellows and host organizations sign Fellowship Agreements

June – September
• Fellows begin work at host organizations. Fellowships must run 9–12 months.
• Program orientation and social activities begin

September
• Seminars and mentorship begin

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