More than just an entry-level nonprofit job

Philly Fellows is designed to connect motivated graduates with meaningful positions where they can make a difference in the city of Philadelphia. The program offers an exciting transition from college to the community where, together with their peers, fellows can gain knowledge, contribute talent, and develop leadership while experiencing the best of Philadelphia.


  • Fellows work 40 hours/week at a partnering non-profit agency that captures their interest in a position where they can build capacity and develop new skills. View the placements for 2016-2017.
  • In addition, fellows participate in leadership and professional development curriculum throughout the year. Learn more about this program.
  • Fellows live together in one of three houses in vibrant Philadelphia neighborhoods -current houses are in West Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, and Northern Liberties. Housing is shared with 3-5 other fellows. Learn more.
  • Aside from free housing, fellows receive a living stipend, health insurance, and an education award through the AmeriCorps*VISTA program. See a detailed list of benefits.

Applications for 2017-2018 will be posted in early January.  View application information.

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For more information about Philly Fellows, read our FAQ or contact us.