The current cycle of the Net Impact Board Fellows program, which will run from March 2020-2021, is no longer accepting applications from students or nonprofits.
Please check back in Fall 2020 with application information for next year's cohort.
Giving Students Firsthand Experience
The program matches Chicago Booth students with nonprofit organizations to serve as nonvoting members of their boards of directors for one year. Students gain the experience of serving on a board while completing a project for the organization during their term.
Run in conjunction with the Net Impact student group, the Board Fellows program gives students firsthand experience observing boards as they tackle complex social and environmental problems. This exposure comes at a relatively early point in students’ careers, which helps them prepare for future board responsibilities.
To participate in the Net Impact Board Fellows program, you must be a current Chicago Booth student. To host a fellow, you must be a nonprofit located in the Chicago region and in good standing with the State of Illinois.
How It Works
All prospective fellows and nonprofit partners must submit an application to participate in the Board Fellows program. Students are matched in teams of two or three with nonprofits. Fellows actively engage in board meetings and also complete a strategic consulting project.
To learn more about the Board Fellows program, read this program overview (pdf) or email Prentiss Koldyke.