The Orbis Fellowship is year-long a residency program based in Denver, CO.
Orbis Fellows are early career professionals and graduate students who live and learn together under one roof at the Orbis International House – a beautiful victorian home in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. But on top of being a cool place to live, becoming a Fellow means you become part of an intentional community of entrepreneurs, activists, and organizers, all working to make an impact in the world.
Solving our biggest challenges means learning how to ask the right questions. We designed the Fellowship to provide both analytical and practical learning opportunities for Fellows throughout their residency. Fellows will explore and engage with a wide range of topics in international affairs as well as the structures, systems, and organizations that shape them. Fellows have the opportunity to connect with mentors, cultivate professional skills, and begin mapping out plans for the next chapters of their professional lives.
Salons are at the core of the Fellowship. Salons engage the broader Denver community in dialogue and collaboration about global issues. Fellows will be responsible for preparing and organizing these monthly gatherings over the course of their residency. Attendees will include leaders, activists, and public intellectuals, organizations who are seeking support and collaboration, as well as the stakeholders who are most affected by the issues we are discussing. Salons will cover a wide range of subject matter including governance and human rights, poverty and inequality, the environment and global health. Our aim for Salons is to create space for Fellows and community members to engage in authentic dialogue and collaborative change.
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We are constantly growing our network of community leaders to coach and support our Fellows. Mentorship meetings provide Fellows an opportunity to learn from thought leaders and experienced practitioners who have made a significant impact and now want to share their time and experience with the next generation of global leaders.
Blueprint for Action
By the end of their residency at the International House, fellows will develop a Blueprint For Action. The blueprint could take on a number of different forms: It could be a needs assessment and strategic plan for launching a new project, nonprofit, or social enterprise. It could be a portfolio that organizes a Fellow’s professional plans and provides a tangible product to communicate their experiences for graduate schools and potential employers. It could also be a video, a website, or anything that helps Fellows take their next step toward their future goals.
Fellows will also have the opportunity to get involved with Orbis Institutes’s Immigrant/Refugee Youth Leadership Program, Online Initiatives, Skills Building Workshops, and Community Engagement Projects.
Program and Rent Fee
$650-$850 per month
(cost depends on available rooms)
Accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2017 application cycle
APPLICANTS MUST BE DENVER RESIDENTS OR PLANNING TO MOVE BY THE START OF THE FELLOWSHIP!