Democracy Innovation Fellowship

The UC Berkeley Haas Democracy Innovation Fellowship is a semester-long design cycle led by Jill Vialet social entrepreneur and visiting scholar working out of the Center for Social Sector Leadership. The Fellowship provides graduate students an experiential learning opportunity, while advancing mission driven work at 6 democracy innovation organizations.

Six Haas MBA and six Goldman Public Policy MPP/MPA candidates have been selected to work in interdisciplinary pairs as paid fellows to address specific infrastructure challenges at 6 nonprofit organizations. Student teams will be supported by coaches (Project Advisors) with relevant scaling and growth experience from other nonprofit sectors. Each fellow will be paid $2000 for their participation.

Project work occurs between February – April, 2022, with project presentations in May. The anticipated time commitment for graduate students is 40-60 hours over the course of the project, averaging 3-4 hours per week.

The application period has closed and fellows have been selected and placed.