Apply to the Fellowship

El Pomar’s 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 nearly 300 alumni.

Qualifications and Eligibility

View the most current job description outlining qualifications and eligibility below.

2023 Fellowship Job Description

How to Apply

Applicants must submit the following items:

  1. Letter of Intent (not to exceed two pages)
    • Describe your interest in the Fellowship and serving the people and communities of Colorado
    • Highlight a specific example of a leadership role, any service opportunities or impactful experiences from your resume that would make you a unique addition to the next Fellowship cohort
  2. Resume
  3. College transcript(s) – Unofficial will be accepted
  4. Contact information (email address required) for two recommenders that can speak to your leadership abilities and work ethic

Application Timeline

  • The Fellowship application for the Class of 2024 will open in Fall 2023
  • Interviews are held in February
  • Offers are extended in late February or early March
  • The Fellowship begins in mid July

Schedule an Informational Interview

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The Fellowship Recruiting team would be happy to schedule a time to talk further about the program. Informational interviews are casual conversations in which interested individuals can ask questions about the program and provide an opportunity for Fellows to share their lived experience from the Fellowship. These are not mandatory for the application, but they are recommended to give applicants deeper insights into the components and outcomes of the two years at El Pomar. We can host these conversations either virtually or at our offices in Penrose House in Colorado Springs.

Please email if you’d like to talk to a current Fellow about applying for the Class of 2024