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Leadership Fellows

The HBS Leadership Fellows program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a select group of graduating HBS students to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public-sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary.

Launched in 2001, the Leadership Fellows program has placed 138 Fellows with 58 organizations, with a focus on two key objectives:

  • Providing social-sector organizations with access to analytic and strategic talent to deliver high-impact results
  • Encouraging emerging leaders to develop an appreciation for and understanding of the complexities of leading in the social sector

How does the Fellowship work?

Hiring organizations are selected through a competitive process based on the scope and nature of the position and on the capacity of the organization to utilize a Fellow's leadership and management skills. Fellows are chosen by the hiring organizations through a standard interview process. Organizations pay Fellows a $45,000 salary and HBS awards Fellows a one-year grant of $50,000.

Organizations: Learn about the Leadership Fellows program.

Students: Learn how to apply (HBS login required).