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The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation offers one two-year, paid fellowship (beginning July 1) to an individual who demonstrates an interest in philanthropy, public policy, community service and/or the nonprofit sector. This position is salaried and includes benefits.
The fellow acquires increasing responsibility over the course of two years in evaluating grant proposals, visiting with grant applicants, assisting with grantmaking administration, working on projects of importance to the Foundation, and providing additional support to Foundation staff as needed. Through the grant process and related programs, the fellow gains experience with nonprofit organizations, public policy, Foundation trustees and other leaders across North Carolina. Each fellow has the opportunity to assist in furthering projects related to the current focus areas of the Foundation. The fellowship is structured to enable the fellow to further explore areas that are of interest to his or her professional development and that align with the Foundation’s goals, mission and vision. The fellow is also responsible for coordinating the Foundation's internship programs.
Eligible candidates must be natives or residents of North Carolina and/or graduates of an accredited North Carolina college or university. Further qualifications include strong communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to multi-task; the desire to contribute to an ever-changing work environment; a sense of responsibility and personal initiative; confidence and poise; willingness to work as a team player; and respect for diverse communities and leadership. Preference is given to recent college/university graduates. People of color are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should complete the application below. Applications are due by January 3, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
After the deadline, an initial review of the applications will be completed. After this review, between eight and ten applicants will be chosen as finalists and will be interviewed by Foundation staff. Applicants not chosen as finalists will be notified by email. Finalist interviews will take place by late January. Final decisions will be made shortly thereafter.
We invite you to contact Khaetlyn Grindell with any questions.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Fellowship began in 1992 as a one-year fellowship, and then became a two-year program in 1998. The Foundation currently has two fellows at a time who serve two-year, staggered terms. To date, 23 fellows have gone through the program. Below is a list of where they are now.
|Fellow||Fellowship Years||Current Location||Position|
|Keren Salim||2014-2016||Boston, MA||Law Student, Northeastern University|
|Ben Barge||2013-2015||Washington, DC||Field Associate, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy|
|Allie Yee||2012-2014||Durham, NC||Associate Director, Institute for Southern Studies|
|Meisha McDaniel||2011-2013||Chapel Hill, NC||Graduate Student, UNC-Chapel Hill|
|Darrell Scott||2010-2012||Washington, DC||
Incubator Program Leader, LearnServe International
|John Francis||2009-2011||Hickory, NC||
Executive Director, Helping Hands Clinic of Caldwell County
|Mary Small||2008-2010||Washington, DC||
Policy Director, Detention Watch Network
|Taylor Ansley||2007-2009||Winston-Salem, NC||VP of Product Development, Sweb Development|
|Brika Eklund||2006-2008||Durham, NC||Special Assistant to the EVP, Self Help|
|DJ Vaughn||2005-2007||Memphis, TN||Senior Communication Specialist, Corporate Giving Department, FedEx (World Headquarters)|
|Katherine Didow||2004-2006||Cambridge, MA||
Presidential Management Fellow, U.S. Department of Justice
|Megan Wilson Boyle||2003-2005||Birmingham, AL||
Attorney, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
|Eric Johnson||2002-2004||Charlotte, NC||Engagement Manager, The Chartis Group|
|Sarah Moore Phillips||2001-2003||Davidson, NC||Vice President, General Counsel, Davidson College|
|Abby Williford Kocher||2000-2001||Morganton, NC||
Pastor, Salem United Methodist Church
|Andrew Holton||1999-2000||Raleigh, NC||
|Joy Vermillion Heinsohn||1998-1999||Winston-Salem, NC||Assistant Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation|
|Lina James||1997-1998||Charlotte, NC||Assistant City Attorney, City of Charlotte|
Mamie Williams Broadhurst
Pastor, Presbyeterian Church USA and Mission Coworker: Pastoral Accompanier for Human Rights and Displaced Persons
|Andrew Foster Connors||1995-1996||Baltimore, MD||Pastor, Brown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian Church|
|Edward (Ted) Lord||1994-1995||Spring Hope, NC||Vice President of Programs and Staff Attorney, Golden LEAF Foundation|
|Ed Wilson||1993-1994||Wentworth, NC||Superior Court Judge, Rockingham County|
|Kristen Bargeron Grant||1992-1993||St. Paul, MN|