Davidson Impact Fellows

Lives of Leadership & Service

Building on a strong commitment to civic engagement, we have launched the Davidson Impact Fellows (DIF) program. This post-graduate fellowship initiative enables recent Davidson graduates to work with organizations that address critical social issues such as health, education, and the environment. Through this work, DIF Fellows create and implement solutions to some of the most urgent problems our society now confronts, positively affecting their communities as they learn and develop into effective leaders.

The Davidson Impact Fellows program is a chance for new graduates to work in nonprofit agencies after graduation with direct supervision from high-level leaders. Each experience will give the fellow an opportunity to develop his/her understanding of the challenges and efforts that are a part of bringing social change in our communities. In addition, fellows will take on substantial projects for the organizations to contribute to the efforts in a powerful and meaningful way.

Visit the Davidson Impact Fellows Blog to learn more about the experiences of the current fellows.  

Join the Program

Affiliated Partnerships

Davidson partners with selected foundations, federations, or other nonprofit organizations to host one or more DIF fellows. These are paid positions (salaries and benefits) with carefully selected nonprofit agencies  dedicated to making this a rich experience for the fellow.

Sponsored Fellowships

Funding for two additional fellowships is available through separate application processes. The Lilly Foundation sponsors a fellowship working directly with a faith-based organization. The Williamson Trust sponsors a fellowship working directly with LGBTQ issues.

Build-Your-Own

A small number of students will be able to create their own opportunities with funding assistance from the Davidson Impact Fellows. These opportunities are very flexible but also require the applicants to recruit the organizations in which they will work.