The Institute’s core tenet is that learning requires active participation and deep practical application. Inspiring a generation of leaders and active citizens equipped to make a difference and spur innovation locally and internationally, the Institute provides the opportunity for students to immerse with and address significant international philanthropy and development issues through hands-on field-based research and study abroad programs; regularly interact with top leaders and philanthropists; and directly employ their skills to advance the work of nonprofits and foundations through the following programs:
The Philanthropy Fellows program is an internship pipeline and professional development program linking graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Maryland School of Public Policy’s Do Good Institute to semester or year-long fellowship opportunities with Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers’ (WRAG) members.
The Global Philanthropy Service (GPS) Fellowship provides up to four newly admitted graduate students financial support for meaningful domestic or international field experiences in global philanthropy or NGO leadership. Ultimately, Global Philanthropy Service Fellows will develop essential skills and experiences to become tomorrow’s global leaders and create positive change in our world.
The Nonprofit Leadership Fellows Program is a brand new initiative at the Do Good Institute at the School of Public Policy. The Nonprofit Leadership Fellows Program is a professional development initiative geared towards students who want a career in the nonprofit and social change fields. The Fellowship offers students tuition support, living stipend, health benefits, paid internships with leading nonprofits and NGOs in the region, and mentorship.