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Who We Are Looking For

Who is a good fit for becoming an Impact Fellow?

This program is for you if…

  • The idea of a corporate job isn’t satisfying enough for you

  • You want to make your mark on the world, but aren’t quite sure what exact path to take

  • The thought of living the ‘American Dream’ feels empty while the vast majority of Americans are unable to access opportunity 

  • You want to build leadership skills early in your career

  • You are able to look past what people expect of you and fight for a new normal in careers and society

By joining Second Day, you are joining a community of people that are starting their careers in social impact not because it is easy, but because it is difficult. The status quo hasn’t accomplished enough and we need new approaches.

What specific qualities do you look for in applicants?

There is no singular experience or quality that we look for in applicants. We work with the most ambitious and committed leaders of our generation that are ready to start making an impact today. We’re looking at a wide range of factors including past work or leadership experience, personal lived experience, passion for specific issues, comfort with ambiguity, and self-reflection. We’ll assess applicants based on a combination of your experiences, writing, work samples, and interviews. Diving straight into the social impact space isn’t the right choice for everyone - so we will likely be launching a young professional career transition program as well in 2020-2021.