What does Baltimore Corps look for in a fellow?

Baltimore Corps is seeking Fellows who are as dynamic as our city. All of our Fellows are strong leaders and critical thinkers who have a vision and passion for social impact. Because our Fellows are deployed to work with leading social entrepreneurs and cause leaders, Baltimore Corps strives to identify unique individuals who excel both as members of a team and as individual leaders. While a typical Fellow has professional experience, many Fellows bring nontraditional career and educational backgrounds to our community.

There is no typical Baltimore Corps Fellow; we recruit a highly diverse pool of candidates. Our Fellows are artists, analysts, community organizers, and more. Fellows bring experience in communications, development, project management, community engagement, and more. While we populate our candidate pool with applicants possessing a wide breadth of backgrounds and skills, we also organize around culture and fit.

Whether from Baltimore or elsewhere, Fellows are committed to our city. We vet candidates for their passion for impact work in Baltimore, as well as their commitment to our values of sector effectiveness and equity and racial justice

what kinds of organizations can i be placed with?

Our partner organizations are focused on generating social impact in Baltimore City, and include leaders in government, nonprofits, and private sector social enterprises, with focus areas including health, housing, arts, philanthropy, and civic engagement. Almost all partner organizations deploy Fellows in leadership roles that directly lead to building capacity: expanding existing programs; piloting new programs; or providing specialized support. Just as there is no typical Fellow, partner organizations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Baltimore Corps is always on the lookout for partners who are truly unique.

what am i committing to through the fellowship?

Baltimore Corps Fellows are expected to commit to and complete a one-year Fellowship, engaging not only with their own challenging and rewarding full-time work, but also in Baltimore Corps programming (including orientation, retreats, and leadership seminars), and in one-on-one check-ins, needs-based mentoring, race and equity trainings, and quarterly 360-degree reviews. While Baltimore Corps provides structure for professional growth and development, Fellows are called on to shape their own cohort and experience. Program commitment subject to change.

why baltimore?

Baltimore is a tough, gritty, and resilient city. By every historical standard, Baltimoreans have withstood adversities rooted in systemic oppression. We continue to work toward a safer and healthier Baltimore every day, leaning into challenges of disinvestment, gentrification, population loss, addiction, educational and racial inequity, and more.

Baltimore Corps is committed to developing and retaining diverse leaders who refuse to see potential wasted within Baltimore’s borders. Join this network of leaders working to make Baltimore the best place in the world to change the world.

what happens after the fellowship ends?

This is largely up to you; our main goal is to have Fellows remain in Baltimore’s social impact sector. While the Fellowship is a 12-month program and there is no obligation to continue beyond that point, previous years have seen more than 80 percent of Fellows remaining in Baltimore, and 60 percent hired by their organizations at the conclusion of the Fellowship. Our aim is to continue recruiting superb talent and making fruitful connections. Baltimore Corps’ staff, alumni, and partners work personally with Fellows who move on from their placements, helping them identify post-Fellowship

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fellow attributes

  • Passionate and compassionate

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Committed to Baltimore, equity, and effectiveness

  • Culturally fluent

  • Teachable spirit

  • Adaptable

  • Growth mindset

  • Able to work independently and be an advocate

  • Future-focused

  • Civic-minded

PAST fellow placements

Access Art
Advocates for Children and Youth
Arts Every Day
Back on My Feet Baltimore
Baltimore Dance Crews Project
Baltimore Tree Trust
Baltimore Youth Arts
Baltimore’s Promise
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Black Male Yoga Initiative
Central Baltimore Partnership
Centro SOL
Civic Works
Code in the Schools
Community Law in Action
Constellation Energy
Cure Violence
Dent Education
Family League of Baltimore
FreeState Justice
Good Samaritan Center for Successful Aging
Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
Green Street Academy
Guilford Elementary / Middle School
Impact Hub Baltimore
Legg Mason
Loyola Early Learning Center
National Aquarium
Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland
Public Justice Center
Reading Partners
South Baltimore Gateway Partnership
Strong City Baltimore
The LEADERship
The Poverty & Inequality Research Lab
UMB CURE Scholars Program
Vehicles for Change Venture for America
Vision for Baltimore Wide Angle Youth Media

Annie E. Casey Foundation
Baltimore City Foundation
Baltimore Community Foundation
Digital Harbor Foundation
Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation
T. Rowe Price Foundation

Baltimore City Department of General Services Baltimore City Department of Public Works Baltimore City Department of Social Services Baltimore City Health Department

Baltimore City Police Department
Baltimore City Public Schools
Baltimore Innovation Team
Bureau of the Budget and Management Research
Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
Mayor’s Office of Employment Development
Mayor’s Office of Human Services
Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affair