Become a Davidson Impact Fellow


The Davidson Impact Fellowship program is designed to give Davidson graduates hands-on experiences of nonprofit work as a career. We are looking for current Davidson seniors who are passionate about working in public service organizations to shape communities and who have the capacity, relevant experience, and interest to work with non-profit or other public service organizations as they tackle critical community issues. Students from any academic major are eligible.

Candidates for the fellowships will go through a screening process in several stages, both on campus and with the host organizations, to ensure the best matches possible between applicants and positions.

This schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Phase 1 - Information Session

If possible, potential applicants should attend an information session prior to applying to learn about the program and application process. Several sessions will be offered for the program, including several in the fall semester and at least two sessions in January prior to the deadline.

Phase 2 - Application Submission

The process for applying will occur through WildcatLink and by email. Individual job postings will be created in WildcatLink in January 2014 for the positions. The 'Employer' listing will be 'Davidson Impact Fellows' for all of the positions; the job title will include the name of the organization.

Many positions have had their deadlines extended this year! Please check the opportunities page for more information on those that are still available for applications through February 6!

By February 6 at 11:59 p.m., applicants must submit the Davidson Impact Fellows Application as follows:

  • Davidson Impact Fellows Application, Part 1 - Submit Part 1 electronically through email to Jeff Kniple.
  • DIF Application, Part 2 - Submit the essays for each organization through WildcatLink.  
  • Résumé - Submit through WildcatLink for each job listing you would like to be considered for.
  • Unofficial transcript(s) from Davidson College and any other institution where applicant received undergraduate credit. Submit through WildcatLink for each job listing you would like to be considered for.

Phase 3–Interview with DIF Selection Committee

On February 14, if selected, applicants will interview with a selection committee composed of Davidson faculty, staff, and local alumni working in non-profits.

Phase 4 - Interview with Host Organization

During this final interview phase in late February / early March, finalist applicants will interview with host organizations either at their sites or on campus.

Phase 5 - Notification of Offer

By mid-to-late March, applicants become part of the program once a host organization extends an offer and the student accepts. (Should an applicant decline the offer, he/she is not guaranteed a placement with another host organization.)

Please check back with this page to stay up-to-date on any changes to the schedule.