Net Impact Board Fellows

Net Impact Board FellowsThe Net Impact Board Fellows 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.

Giving Students Firsthand Experience

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.

Get Involved

The program runs annually from Winter Quarter to Spring Quarter of the following year. To learn more about the Board Fellows program, contact the Rustandy Center or read this program overview (pdf).

Nonprofit applications are open and will close on Friday, December 7.
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Student applications are open and will close on Tuesday, December 18.
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