The George Gund Foundation Seeks 2019-2021 Fellow

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The George Gund Foundation Seeks 2019-2021 Fellow


The George Gund Foundation Fellowship provides an opportunity for promising professionals to work inside the Foundation, a philanthropic organization that plays a vital role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various state and national policy deliberations that affect our community.  The Fellowship is a two-year, full-time commitment beginning in summer 2019, requiring residence in Northeast Ohio during the term of engagement.

The Fellowship experience will include a wide range of substantive assignments including research, reviewing grant proposals, and engaging with many civic organizations and issues.

To be considered for the Fellowship, each candidate must submit a cover letter, a short essay discussing why the Fellowship is appealing, a detailed resume, and two letters of recommendation.  Please also indicate how you learned of the position.  These materials should be combined into one PDF document for submission and are due no later than 5:00 pm EST on January 9, 2019.  A Fellow will be selected by mid-April 2019.  Application materials should be emailed to  Letters of recommendation may be submitted as part of the application or sent separately via email or regular mail.

Successful candidates for this Fellowship will have a graduate degree and/or several years of relevant work experience.  Excellent writing skills and sufficient computer competency to carry out assigned projects are essential.  A demonstrated desire to work in public service or the nonprofit sector is also important, as the Foundation views the Fellowship to be a valuable early career opportunity.  The selection process is highly competitive.

Each George Gund Foundation Fellow will receive a stipend of $45,000 per year, plus a full benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 403(b) contributions and work-related travel expenses.  Housing, transportation and other living arrangements are the responsibility of the Fellow.

The George Gund Foundation (, established in 1952, is the largest private foundation in Ohio.  The Foundation makes annual grants totaling approximately $25 million.  Program officers professionally handle grantmaking in arts, economic development and community revitalization, education, environment and human services.