Acumen Fund Fellows Program
Each year, the Acumen Fund Fellows Program provides extraordinary young professionals with a
Who Becomes a Fellow?
Acumen Fund Fellows are drawn from a pool of talented individuals from all geographies, sectors, backgrounds, religions, and ages. Ideal fellows include those who have already decided on a career in venture philanthropy, those who are seeking a career at the highest levels in the corporate world but want to better understand and impact problems of global poverty, and budding social entrepreneurs who want to learn about managing organizations in the most demanding settings.
The Application Process
The application process takes place each fall for the Fellows class of the following year. Applications for the Class of 2009 have closed. Fellows applying for the Class of 2010 will begin the training program in New York in September 2009 and complete the program in September 2010.
The new online application for the Fellows Class of 2010 opens on September 1, 2008 and closes at noon on October 20, 2008.
There is no specific age or degree required for the program. However, we are seeking individuals with 3-7 years of work experience and would prefer a graduate degree.
Acumen Fund seeks Fellows who will bring diverse backgrounds, training and experience for a dynamic team environment. We welcome applicants of any nationality, and are prepared to do everything within our power to address visa and immigration needs to ensure that we can include the most promising future leaders. There may be situations that prevent us from completing these arrangements in time for the start of the program, in which case we will work out the best course of action with the candidate in question. The sooner we receive information about a potential Fellow's visa or immigration status, the more time we will have to ensure that everything is handled before the beginning of the program.