Program Overview: The Social Contract Summer Fellowship is a paid 8-week immersive personal and professional development program focused on social impact consulting. It provides unique exposure to meaningful and hands-on work in issue areas including health and human services, reducing community violence, education, workforce development, and more. Fellows have the chance to explore the approaches used to tackle complex social issues, as respected colleagues, changemakers, and people. The Fellowship provides an environment to learn, grow, and experiment under the mentorship of peers and the Social Contract team, whether you are a recent college graduate, currently in grad school, or even an early to mid-career professional looking for a change.

Focus areas for the development sessions will include:

  • The Social Contract approach
  • Collective impact -Theory and approaches
  • Systems thinking
  • Design thinking
  • Character driven Leadership and Followership
  • Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • Practical habits for workplace success
  • Social change
  • Theories of Change

This program also dives deep into the focus areas of the projects we pursue, these include:

  • Community Violence Intervention
  • Group Violence Intervention
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access
  • Workforce Development
  • Organizational Change Management & Culture

Position Overview: As a Social Impact Fellow with the Social Contract Summer Fellowship, you will work with a team to successfully implement social impact projects. This support may include, but not be limited to, meeting preparation and coordination, research, and other administrative duties. You will be collaborating with a creative, enthusiastic team to drive social change and help Social Contract grow. This will include the following discrete activities:

  • Support multiple project activities including research and literature reviews, data collection (including surveys and interviews), and reporting writing;
  • Participate in and prepare for client meetings, including scheduling and taking meeting notes;
  • Support the development of final deliverables for projects including presentations and reports;
  • Attend meetings with clients and other relevant stakeholders as directed by the Senior Consultant;
  • Maintain and regularly update project documents in Google Drive and the designated project management tool for each assigned project;
  • Provide any other project management related support upon request from team leaders.

General Requirements: To excel in the Social Impact Fellow role, the applicant should:

  • Be an insightful and creative thinker who can manage competing priorities, navigate multiple projects at once, and quickly acclimate and understand tasks.
  • Be passionate about personal and professional growth
  • Be prepared to learn, participate and grow
  • Be proactive, resourceful, and demonstrate initiative
  • Love a fast-moving environment and have the agility to move easily from task to task
  • Have excellent interpersonal communication skills and the ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in using technical tools including a variety of PC applications (Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Zoom, Slack)
  • Be detail-oriented with strong analytical reading and writing skills
  • Generally be able to work within the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm ET and must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

What you will leave with:

  • Personal and professional growth
  • Increased knowledge and awareness of complex social issues that affect our communities
  • Deeper understanding of the habits of mind Design Thinking and Systems Thinking
  • Knowledge of the Social Contract Process for creating transformational change
  • Awareness of the large scale influence that Collective Impact creates
  • Recognition of a growth-focused company culture that encourages growth personally and professionally
  • Certificate of completion (amount of hours completed)

To apply, please use the following website: https://socialcontract.org/about/social-contract-fellowship-program. All other forms of submission will not be considered.

About Social Contact

Founded in 2017, Social Contract is a women and minority-owned social and collective impact consulting firm based in Wilmington, Delaware, serving clients domestically and internationally. Social Contract partners with government, nonprofits, philanthropies, community leaders, and others to solve complex social problems. Social Contract’s consultants carry expertise in complex areas, including but not limited to community violence intervention, trauma-informed services and care, workforce development, affordable housing, educational policy and programming, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA).

Social Contract organizes our consulting products and services around five stages: discover, design, implement, measure, and sustain. Within these five stages, our team specializes in research and analysis, stakeholder engagement, facilitation, strategic planning, grant-writing and financial sustainability planning, implementation support, project management, partnership coordination, and organizational capacity building. 

How we do our work is just as important as what we do. Our team lives by five core values: Integrity, Courage, Evolution, Grace, and Accountability. These values inform our deep conviction, curiosity, and eagerness to learn and grow alongside our clients as we confront complex social problems.