El Pomar Foundation Fellowships
The El Pomar Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization based in Colorado Springs, has begun its recruitment for fellowships, which will remain open through Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.
El Pomar’s Fellowship is a paid, two-year program which develops high-achieving, service-minded recent college graduates and early career professionals into dynamic community leaders primed to make an impact.
Fellows obtain valuable learning opportunities through direct exposure to Colorado’s philanthropic and nonprofit arenas, targeted professional development, peer management, program oversight and connection with an engaged network of nearly 300 alumni. The internship, described below, is a similar, condensed opportunity for current undergraduates.
The fellowship application can be accessed HERE.
El Pomar Fellows serve as Program Associates for El Pomar Foundation, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. El Pomar Foundation is a $600 million private grant making organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the people of Colorado.
The Fellowship experience develops high-achieving, service-minded, recent college graduates and early career professionals into dynamic community leaders primed to make an impact across multiple sectors.
Fellows obtain valuable learning opportunities through direct exposure to Colorado’s philanthropic and nonprofit arenas, targeted professional development, peer management, program oversight and connection with an engaged network of more than 300 alumni.
When grant dollars alone aren’t the solution, El Pomar creates and operates programs that encourage leadership and promote community development. The primary responsibility of the Fellows is to staff and direct the Foundation’s community stewardship programs and provide support to the central functions of the Foundation.
Fellows spend approximately 80% of their time on program management and 20% on leadership and professional development. Fellows are supervised by Foundation staff and report to the Senior Vice President of Leadership.
The Fellowship begins in mid-July and lasts approximately two years from the date of entry into the program. Specific entry and completion dates are based on Foundation requirements and individual considerations including future employment opportunities.
El Pomar Foundation Summer Internship
El Pomar’s Internship is a unique paid summer program that introduces continuing undergraduate students to the philanthropic sector, program administration experience and leadership development.
In addition to supporting El Pomar’s programs and offices, Interns meet every week to participate in additional trainings through a professional development series, covering topics ranging from grant making to leadership theory.
All Interns have the opportunity to learn through hands-on practice and receive support and guidance to develop professionally.
Each Intern is assigned a specific position based on Foundation needs and the Intern’s interests. As a result, all Interns have their own unique experiences.
Some Intern positions in the past included:
- Investments Office
- Programs (i.e. Awards for Excellence, Regional Partnerships, Alumni Relations, Elevating Leadership Development)
The application for internships will open on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 and closes Friday, Feb. 10, 2023.