Created in 2005, The Duke Endowment's fellowship program honors Mr. Duke's vision of philanthropy by giving emerging leaders a unique opportunity in the philanthropic sector. Fellows are exposed to all aspects of philanthropy in the Endowment's four program areas, rotating through each area and gaining experience with many different issues across the Carolinas. Access to the Endowment's executive leadership and a variety of personalized professional development opportunities allow Fellows to make meaningful contributions, not only to the Endowment, but also to the larger nonprofit community.
Interested in applying?
Candidates for Fellowships
- Past or current residents of North Carolina or South Carolina, or
- Graduates of a college or university located in North Carolina or South Carolina
When selecting a fellow, preference will be given to those who:
- Have a graduate degree, or have one to two years of work experience after obtaining an undergraduate degree
- Have demonstrated interest in the nonprofit sector
- Have exhibited leadership potential in civic and/or professional life
The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time assignment with an annual salary and benefits.
The Fellowship encourages creative thinking and leadership development. Fellows typically begin their work at the Endowment during the summer. Find out if you're eligible, get answers to FAQs and download the brochure.
Click here to complete the 2014-2016 Fellowship application. The application must be submitted by 12:00 pm EST on January 6, 2014. Applicants are interviewed by telephone in mid-January; six to eight semi-finalists come to Charlotte for a second round lunch interview on February 5-6, 2014. The top three finalists will be invited for a panel review on February 18, 2014. The new Fellow will be selected by mid-March.
If you have any questions, please contact the current Fellow, Christina Strader, at email@example.com or 704-969-2126.
Meet the current and past Duke Endowment Fellows.