Thursday, April 21, 2011

Proteus Fund Invites Applications for Diversity Fellowship in Philanthropy

The Proteus Fund in Amherst, Massachusetts is accepting applications for its 2011-12 Diversity Fellowship

The mission of the fellowship is to identify, recruit, and cultivate emerging practitioners of color who represent the next generation of philanthropic leaders and offer them training, support, and strong community. The fellowship has a successful track record of identifying and cultivating talented professionals of color interested in entering the philanthropic sector. The year-long program will begin in July 2011 and will place fellows in foundations in and around Boston and western Massachusetts, where they will work on major projects in the areas of community needs, education, affordable housing, global issues, the environment, and youth development. Fellows will spend four days per week working at their assigned foundation and one day per week collaborating in the learning community. Fellows also will have the benefit of guest speakers, structured professional connections, travel to conferences, and professional development.

To be eligible, an applicant must be a person of color with a minimum of a bachelor's degree and five years' work experience, or a master's degree and three years' work experience. Applicants should have a track record of community service/volunteerism, especially in communities of color. Applicants must currently reside in the United States and satisfy federal laws regarding employment eligibility verification. Candidates must be prepared to commit to the program full time between July 2011 and July 2012.

Fellows will each receive a stipend totaling $45,000.

For complete program information, an FAQ, and application instructions, visit the Proteus Fund Web site:

Link to application is HERE.

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