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Community Development Fellows

SFCDC is proud to help cultivate the next generation of local community development practitioners and advocates. In 2023, we are a piloting a new fellowship program for college students and recent graduates looking to gain hands-on experience in our local ecosystem. This program is designed to provide a pathway for real world experience to develop soft and technical skills that are transferable and valuable to pursuing a career in community development field, whether public, private, or nonprofit sectors. Applications for 2024 are currently closed. Please check back periodically or subscribe to our newsletter to stay tuned. 

We accept 3-5 fellows twice a year who will work with our coalition approximately 10-15 hours per week over a six month. In addition to their roles where each fellow will gain hands-on real world experience working in a nonprofit organization, the fellows work on specific projects to learn more about community development and help advance our mission. These projects can be customized to fit course or program capstone requirements if needed. Fellows receive a complimentary one-year membership to the coalition and are encouraged to attend programs and events for greater exposure and networking opportunities (which may not qualify towards fellowship hours, terms and conditions apply). 

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


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 during the open period. For more information or questions, please contact us via email at 

Office: 300 NW 12th Ave., Miami, FL 33128

Phone: (786) 237-2125


Hours: Mon. - Thurs., 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

South Florida Community Development Coalition is an incorporated tax-exempt 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization established in 2007.
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