University of Maryland
CASCI Seeks 2014-15 Fellowship Candidates

December 2nd, 2013 by
Hello Friends,
It’s that time of year again – is accepting applications for our fourth class of Global Fellows! Over the past three years, you have helped us find and cultivate future leaders in the social sector with incredible success. Today, we invite you to apply, spread the word, and support us in selecting a new team to improve the lives of people in low-income communities around the world.

We are looking for leaders in the social sector who have demonstrated professional experience improving lives in low-income communities.

The Fellowship Program enables future global leaders from the business and social sectors to spend a year working full-time with experienced designers on social impact challenges in the United States and around the world. Fellows will create solutions for nonprofits, social enterprises, and foundations on an array of topics, like agriculture, water and sanitation, health, financial inclusion, unemployment, and more. Collaborating in small multidisciplinary teams, Fellows learn, grow, and innovate to make the world a better place. If you’re ready to join a team that’s passionate about ending poverty and have the experience and skillset to make it a reality, this is exactly what you’ve been looking for…

Because you’ve always wanted to…
  • Tackle poverty-related challenges  and see real impact from your work.
  • Gain expertise in human-centered design and work with world-class designers.
  • Travel the world while connecting and designing with individuals and communities firsthand.
We’re a match if…
  • You have applied your skills to real-world problems. You are grounded in insights about challenges communities face and have worked on the ground with a nonprofit or social enterprise.
  • You are able to demonstrate key components of the design process and you can easily switch from macro to micro thinking
  • You are an excellent communicator with great instincts about how to synthesize and tell a captivating story, build a deep rapport, and give honest feedback.
  • You are used to working across industries and disciplines and comfortable embedded in multidisciplinary teams.
Have what it takes?
  • Minimum of five years of professional full-time work experience; or, an advanced academic or professional degree related to business, public policy, international development, economics, finance, or a related field, plus three years of work experience.
  • English fluency (written and spoken). Additional language capabilities are preferred.
  • Ability to work from September of 2014 – October 2015  in San Francisco ( can help support visa applications).
  • Think you’re the perfect candidate? Find out What it Takes to be an Fellow.
  • Frequent travel, getting your hands dirty, and changing the world are required.
Read more about the Global Fellowship and apply here by January 6 at 5:00 pm PST, or help us spread the word to your social network on Facebook or Twitter by clicking here.