Become an Encore Fellow

The Encore Fellowship Program is a terrific opportunity to work closely with a mission-driven organization while tapping decades of experience I was fortunate to gain in my career with other nonprofits and for profits.

Jonathan Reuman, Encore Fellow, Horizons for Homeless Children

Find Work With a Purpose

Transitioning mid or late career into paid work that’s more personally meaningful and benefits society is a bold and exciting step. But after decades of success in your primary career, the path may not be so clear.

Launch Your “Second Act” With an Encore Fellowship

The national Encore Fellowship Program launched in 2009 to give nonprofits a powerful source of affordable, high-impact talent; and help experienced professionals find meaningful work including careers in nonprofits.  Across the country, a rising tide of career changers are pursuing Encore Fellowships as a springboard to their “second act” while gaining additional experience with the nonprofit sector.

ESC is the operator for the national Encore Fellowship Program in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Through our partnerships with thousands of nonprofit organizations, we can find you an Encore Fellowship that fits your interests; and where your experience adds value.

How an Encore Fellowship Works

An Encore Fellowship helps you find rewarding work in the nonprofit sector and assists you make a transition to an encore stage of work. Encore Fellows commit 1,000 hours of service to a single nonprofit in either a full-time assignment for 6 months, or part-time assignment for 12 months. Encore Fellows receive a stipend of $20,000.

Learn More

To learn more about the rewards of becoming an Encore Fellow or to register for one of our regularly scheduled information sessions, contact Encore Fellowship Program Director, Donna Morelle at or 617-357-5550.

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