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2023 Fellowship program

SFCDC is proud to help cultivate the next generation of local community development practitioners and advocates. In 2023, we are launching a new Fellowship program for college students in undergrad or grad school as well as young professionals looking to gain hands-on experience in our local ecosystem. This program is designed to provide real world experience to develop soft and technical skills that are transferable and valuable to pursuing a career in community development or the nonprofit sector. 

We will accept 3-5 fellows per semester who will work with our coalition approximately 10-15 hours per week over a 12-16 week period, depending on applicants capacity and the organizations needs. Fellows are able to apply for specific roles based on their interest, skills, and background. In addition to their roles where each fellow will gain hands-on real world experience working in a nonprofit environment, the fellows have the opportunity to work on specific projects to help advance our mission. These projects can be customized to fit course or program capstone requirements if needed. Fellows are also able to audit our training workshops to learn from our existing programs (which may not qualify towards fellowship hours, terms and conditions apply). 

Left to right: 2023 Program Development Fellow, Executive Director, Board Member

 Example roles include: 

  • Operations Fellow: Responsible for facilitating general administrative needs such as liaising with the Board of Directors, researching grants, coordinating meetings, and creating or implementing systems and procedures for the coalition and/or organization at-large

  • Policy Research Fellow: Responsible for conducting research on national, state, and/or local housing and economic development policies to develop or archive resources
  • Public Affairs Fellow: Responsible for tracking and coordinating governmental engagement opportunities with public administration and/or officials across municipalities in South Florida
  • Advocacy Fellow: Responsible for facilitating, planning, and activating advocacy opportunities related to the coalition’s priorities as well as developing popular education content to raise awareness on campaigns and initiatives

These roles are general examples of responsibilities. Specific role duties and titles will be based on coalition needs and/or the applicants' background. 

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Must be at least 18 years of age. There is no GPA requirement and all college majors and academic programs are eligible to apply. The program is available to local residents only residing in Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. The majority of the program is virtual, however there will be various in-person activities or meetings required. The fellowship includes specific benchmarks for projects as well as a weekly check-in meeting with the Executive Director for mentorship and project oversight. A moderate monthly taxable stipend at a standard flat rate will be provided to each fellow for the duration of the program. Fellows who meet or exceed expectations on their projects are eligible for a renewal/extension period. 

To apply, interested candidates should complete submit an application via the google form. For more information or questions, please contact us via email at 

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