The HBS Leadership Fellows program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a select group of graduating HBS students to experience high-impact management positions in nonprofit and public-sector organizations for one year at a competitive salary.
Our Fellows come from a range of backgrounds and have a variety of long-term goals, but all share a commitment to social enterprise and an understanding of the growing demand in today's society for leaders with deep, cross-sector experience.
Fellows have the opportunity to be selected during two rounds of applications and interviews. One set of opportunities will be offered in the fall and a second set of opportunities will be offered in the spring for EC student still seeking opportunities. All fall opportunities will be posted to Career Hub by Friday, September 11 and spring opportunities will be posted to Career Hub by Friday, February 5.
Fellows have direct access to high-level management in top-tier organizations and are able to use their MBA skills immediately to tackle projects with far-reaching, measurable outcomes. At the same time, participating organizations can benefit from the Fellows' fresh perspectives and managerial skills, which include strategic planning, project management, and implementation.
Whether Fellows stay on with their sponsoring organizations, move to another social enterprise, or enter the private sector, past participants agree that the Leadership Fellows program is critical to their ongoing development as leaders who make a difference in the world.
Harvard Business School is grateful for the generosity of our donors which have been vital to the HBS Leadership Fellows program: James A. Attwood, Jr. (MBA 1984) Fellowship Fund, Richard and Helen Bibbero Fund, David J. Dunn Fund, Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation/Richard L. Menschel Endowment, Jorge Paulo Lemann Fund at Harvard Business School, Richard Lumpkin Dean's Discretionary Fund, Margaret T. Morris Foundation Endowment, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellowship, Michael E. Porter Leadership Fellowship, and the John C. Whitehead Fund for Not-for-Profit Management.