Non-Profit & Philanthropy Mentorship Program – Spring 2021 (Apps due 2/14!)

Non-Profit & Philanthropy Mentorship Program – Spring 2021

Are you passionate about supporting and advocating for underrepresented communities and equitable access to resources? If so, join the Non-Profit and Philanthropy Mentorship Program to learn how your interests, skills, and strengths can translate to a non-profit or philanthropy career, and explore professional development topics to prepare you for your job or internship search. Participants will meet virtually with a mentor and small group of 4-6 likeminded students during spring quarter 2021.

  • Non-ProfitStudents interested in non-profit careers can select any number of the following focus areas:
    • Arts/Music/Theater
    • Children/Youth
    • Community Services
    • Conservation/Environmental
    • Politics/Civics
  • PhilanthropyCareers in philanthropy can including working for a private foundation (funded by corporations or individuals/families) or a community foundation. Roles include fundraising, grantmaking, communications, finance, research, administration, and more.


Program Details:

  • Students will be enrolled in a 1 credit (CR/NC) GenSt course during spring quarter:
    Week 1: Preparatory session to learn what to expect at your mentor meetings, and meet with group to plan topics and questions for your mentor
    Weeks 2-9: Mentor meetings
    Week 10: Wrap-Up networking event with all mentors and students in the program
  • Mentor meetings will take place virtually


Application Criteria:

  • Undergraduate student at UW Seattle
  • Must have completed at least 3 quarters (at UW or other institution)
  • Must be available during the designated quarter on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 3:30-7:00pm

Apply by February 14 at

By Melinda Gilliam (She/Her)
Melinda Gilliam (She/Her) Career Coach