Applications for the 2023-2025 Frederick A. O. Schwarz Fellowship are now open. This is an intensive and transformative two-year paid fellowship. Click here to learn more.

Fellowship overview

The FAO Schwarz Fellowship program offers a transformative two-year experience for graduating college seniors interested in a future of leading social change. It is a paid position, and the fellows gain valuable experience both in direct service and strategic initiatives, acquire leadership and professional skills, and develop their ability to create social change.

Each Fellowship includes:

  • A paid position at a leading nonprofit host organization in New York City, Boston, or Philadelphia. (Fellows will receive total compensation of approximately $85,000 plus benefits over the two-year Fellowship.)
  • Direct service work combined with strategic projects that deepen the Fellow's knowledge of social challenges and prepare them for social justice careers
  • Professional development opportunities such as retreats, Fellowship projects. mentoring, and cohort experiences

Connection to an extensive network of alumni Fellows and social impact leaders