Encore Connecticut Nonprofit Fellowship Host Application

The cornerstone of Encore Connecticut is a two-month fellowship. Encore Connecticut Fellows will complete an essential project with a nonprofit within their field and position interest that meets the needs of the nonprofit.

Fellowship Description

The Fellowship provides the nonprofit with a highly-skilled professional to manage or develop a project over a two month period. Fellows work to the project deliverable requirements, thus the hours per week will be determinant by the project. Some of our Fellows are currently working full-time and thus will have fewer hours to dedicate to the Fellowship. Other Fellows are currently not employed and will have greater hours and flexibility.

The Fellowship opportunity provides the Encore Connecticut Fellow with practical field experience in the sector and the nonprofit with a with a highly-skilled professional to assist in moving a key project forward. The Fellow will report to you or a member of your staff. We will work with you and your organization’s designated Fellowship supervisor every step of the way to ensure a positive, productive experience from the initial Fellow-to-Organization match to the end of the assigned two-month project.

Please note Fellows are not assigned to your organization. You will have the opportunity to interview them and determine whether they are a good fit for the project you have described.

If your organization is interested in hosting a fellow for their two-month fellowship experience, please complete the application below.

Fellowship Host Supervisor's Guide

To ensure a successful Encore Connecticut Fellowship for the Fellow and your organization, please review the Fellowship Host Supervisor’s Guide. We are here to support you. Communication is the key.


Applications: We are accepting Fellowship opportunities now through August 30, 2024.

Interviews with Candidates: Interviews will be conducted September 9 through October 2, 2024.

Fellowships: Fellowships will be conducted from October 7 through December 6, 2024.


Nonprofits with Annual Income Host Fee
Up to $499,999 $150
$500,000 to $999,999 $300
$1,000,000 and above $400

For questions, please email David Garvey, director of the Encore Connecticut program.

Encore Connecticut Host Application