Our fellowship exposes a diverse cohort of emerging professionals to careers in philanthropy, develops their skills and professional opportunities, and helps to foster diversity and inclusion within the field.

Program Overview

The GG+A fellowship in philanthropy is a paid program in which advanced undergraduate students and recent graduates of diverse backgrounds gain experience in a global philanthropic consulting firm and exposure to nonprofit clients, while cultivating professional relationships, receiving mentorship from leaders in the field, and developing professional skills. Fellows will be empowered to pursue a career in Advancement. In partnership with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the 2017 inaugural class of Chicago Fellows will receive professional development and philanthropic career education directly from CASE, a leading professional association in the industry.

Fellowship Projects

Each fellow will gain exposure to the following elements of the GG+A firm:

  • At least one long-term internal initiative, where fellows will gain experience on an administrative project that supports the work of the firm.
    • Examples include: developing and launching a client listening initiative, performing wealth screening market research, developing and launching an internal diversity event calendar, enhancing the firm’s digital presence through strategic website updates
  • Selected client engagements in a project assistant capacity, where fellows will work hands-on with Chicago staff, consultants, and client contacts in the firm’s client-facing work
  • Individual and group research on a topic chosen by firm leadership, culminating in a data-driven white paper to be published as the feature piece in the August/September issue of GGQR.


  • Part-time from February-June with GG+A, then full-time from June-August
  • Cohort of 3-4 advanced undergraduate students and recent graduate professionals
  • 2 mentors for each fellow: one senior GG+A consultant, one member of the GG+A Chicago staff

Candidate Selection

Applications open in November and final selections will be completed by early January. Applicants will be required to submit the following:

  • Demographic information
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Statement of interest in philanthropy