IE Nonprofit Fellowship


Applications are now open!


IE Nonprofit Organization Applicants

The UCR CSI IE Nonprofit Fellowship Program is a professional development opportunity designed to provide recent graduates with hands-on policy work in local, regional, national and international nonprofit organizations. The goal of the UCR CSI Nonprofit Fellowship Program is to find emerging leaders and to provide paid experience in a nonprofit setting.

The fellowship is an opportunity for recent graduates to prepare for full-time employment in the nonprofit sector and to get hands-on experience working for a nonprofit addressing aspects such as: demographic or policy research; service provision and implementation; community organizing and engagement; event management; grant writing; volunteer coordination; financial administration; and media/communications.

Being a Fellow is an applied academic endeavor, with the ultimate intent to become gainfully employed by the host organization or by another organization within a related field. The academic component involves monthly workshops involving social innovation and nonprofit management.

Fellows will benefit from: 1) placement at a nonprofit organization, 2) a financial stipend, 3) engagement with each other and with the Center for Social Innovation’s nonprofit development workshops, and 4) wider exposure from the Center for Social Innovation and its partners.

This Fellowship is a 6-month program in partnership with participating nonprofit organizations serving the Inland Empire. Fellows will receive a modest stipend and nonprofit leadership development training.

Online application for Nonprofit organizations due: March 5, 2020

Program Dates: July 2020 – January 2021

Apply here .

You can preview the fellow application as a PDF, but remember that all materials have to be submitted online via the link above.

IE Fellow Applicants

Deadline Extended: April 19, 2020!

Who and What We are Looking For

Recent graduate (undergraduate or graduate school) living in the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino counties) and with an interest in gaining experience and knowledge from the nonprofit sector along with a passion for serving the Inland Empire. The fellow experience provides hands-on work experience and potential entry into the nonprofit sector (or in related fields/industries). Fellows engage in learning from a cohort of fellows while engaging with local community organizations, partners, and stakeholders.

How to Apply

To be considered for the 2020 class of Center for Social Innovation Nonprofit Fellowship Program, which runs from July 2020 to January 2021, you must submit your application by April 3, 2020, at 11:59 pm PST

We require that candidates submit the two central application components that are considered by our Fellowship Selection Committee:

  1. Resume: Your professional resume (may include volunteer experience, leadership experience, work-transferrable skills and interests)
  2. Application: Complete the UCRCSI IE Nonprofit Fellowship Program Online Application

You can preview the fellow application as a PDF, but remember that all materials have to be submitted online via the link above.


  • Applicants must be or will be, a recent graduate (college or graduate school Spring 2020) living in the Inland Empire (Riverside and San Bernardino counties).
  • All candidates with an interest in nonprofit work and a passion for learning about the nonprofit sector may apply irrespective of their major; however, we encourage applications from those with a degree/expertise in social sciences (public policy, urban planning, political science, law, sociology, economics), humanities (history, arts), data sciences (computer science, statistics), and applied sciences (engineering and technology, health, accounting and human resources).
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is preferred, but not required. Applicants will be considered based on the totality of their merits.
  • Applicants must have their own transportation and be able to travel to work in the Inland Empire


Fellows will be matched with nonprofits based on their interests and the needs of the nonprofit organizations participating in the program.

Work Schedule and Compensation

  • Each fellowship is six months in duration (July 2020 to January 2021).
  • Fellows are expected to commit 35 hours per week.
  • No overtime will be authorized. Hours spent participating in voluntary networking events are not eligible for compensation.
  • Compensation is commensurate with experience and education but will be in the range of $17 per hour.

Selected applicants will be notified by email and then scheduled for an in-person interview, which will last approximately one hour. Interviews will be conducted throughout April and May. Fellowships are anticipated to begin in July.