The Nonprofit Fellows are a select group of students who earn a minor in Nonprofit Studies through a single semester immersion experience. A close-knit learning community, the 20 - 25 Nonprofit Fellows are simultaneously enrolled in the three core courses of the Nonprofit Studies minor and have a 6-credit internship with a local nonprofit organization. The Nonprofit Fellows program is offered by the School of Integrative Studies.
The program emphasizes:
Personal attention from faculty. Enjoy small sized classes taught by leaders in the academic and local nonprofit community.
Experiential learning. Students have a significant internship experience with a local nonprofit organization. Full-day field trips will take students to nonprofit organizations in Northern Virginia and Washington DC.
Integrated learning. The faculty integrate learning across all three courses. The experiential learning from the internship is also linked to course assignments and class discussions.
A community of highly motivated learners. Courses offered just for students in the Fellows program.
Courses are held two days a week at George Mason's Arlington campus. A stipend to offset some transportation costs is provided.