Fellowship

CURRENT FELLOWS

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Tali Linton
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Jaser A. Alsharhan
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Christina Ibanez
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Max Churchfield
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Amanda Seibel
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Paul Yumbla
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Ellie Adelman

OVERVIEW

The Orbis Fellowship is a 1-2 year residency program for young professionals building their impact careers.

Orbis Fellows are early career professionals and graduate students who live and learn together under the same roof – 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, creatives, activists, and organizers, all making a positive impact in the world.

Solving big problems means asking the right questions. We designed the Fellowship to provide both analytical and practical opportunities for Fellows throughout their residency. Fellows will explore and engage with a wide range of topics in world affairs by putting together Salons and as Worldly Wednesdays contributors. Fellows have the opportunity to connect to mentors, cultivate professional skills through workshops, and begin mapping out the next chapters of their professional lives.

SALONS

Salons are at the core of the Orbis Fellowship. It’s our way to engage the broader community in dialogue and collaboration about international affairs. Fellows are responsible for preparing and organizing these gatherings over the course of their residency. Salons cover a wide range of subject matter including governance and human rights, poverty and inequality, the environment and global health.

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MENTORSHIP

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.

APPLICATION

Accepting applications on a rolling basis.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does is the rent?

Rent ranges from $675-$875 per month

There are 3 different rooms sizes and to remove any sense of unfairness about who was in what room, we created a program/rent fee structure: $675 (small room) $775 (medium room) $875 (large room)

Do I need to be in Denver to participate in the Fellowship?

Orbis is looking for Fellows who are already planning to be living and working in Denver by the start of the program. Orbis does not currently have the capacity to arrange for travel, visa, or employment for Fellows.

How many Fellows will be living at the International House?

There are typically 7-8 Fellows living at the house.

Will I have my own private room?

Yes, every Fellow living at the house will get their own bedroom and have access to shared bathrooms.

Will I have to pay for electric/water/heating/internet bills?

The rent covers all these items.

How long will Fellows live at the International House?

The residency is programmed for 12 months with the opportunity to extend for an additional 12 months

What if I can’t stay for the entire year?

If you are unable to complete the entire 12 months, we can work with you, but we do require that you tell us of any plans you might have well in advance.

What is the time commitment I need to make to be a Fellow?

Fellows should plan to dedicate approximately 5 hours per week for Fellowship related activities. This is a guideline, not a requirement. If things come up at work or in life that prevent you from doing an activity every now and then, we understand.

Do Fellows get paid?

The Fellowship is not a paid position. Fellows are young professionals who are already working and choose to live at the Orbis International House because they want to be a part a unique community of social activists, entrepreneurs, and organizers.

COMMITMENT TO ACTION

Each Fellow will develop a Commitment To Action during their residency year. The commitments are created by fellows through a series of workshops on global systems change and community organizing. Previous Fellows have conducted needs assessments and academic research, launched new projects with existing organizations, and created new nonprofits and social enterprises. The cohort also makes a collective commitment to help build community around each of the individual commitments.

Criteria

  1. How does it advance your professional goals and career?
  2. How does it have a systemic impact?
  3. How can mobilizing community help achieve your goal?

PREVIOUS ORBIS FELLOWS

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Ashley Dara Dotz
Disaster Relief
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Lauren Howe
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Mark Arnoldy
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Victor Chen
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Sriya Bhattacharyya
Human Rights and International Justice
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Danny Mazur
Community Building
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Shelsea Ochoa
International Education
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Yazan Fattaleh
Refugee Services
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Finn Woelm
Social Enterprise
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Ally Fried
Education Policy & Administration
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Natalie Petrucci
Nonprofit Immigration Law
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Brian Trubowitz
Education
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Sloane Kohnstamm
Educational Equity