Welcome!

We look forward to learning more about you, your commitment to serving those in need, and your potential as a leader and innovator in the child welfare sector.

Foster America’s fellowship program attracts extraordinary professionals from a variety of sectors. Bringing skills from business, public health, education, marketing, technology, and public policy, Foster America fellows provide the spark to create dramatic change and improve the lives of children.

Our fellows are embedded at government or nonprofit child welfare agencies, joining reform-minded colleagues and mentors to pursue better results. Each fellow leads a major reform project that requires his or her specialized skills. Projects target high-leverage parts of the child welfare system that are ripe for change. 

We seek fellows who are results-oriented, mission-driven, and innovative. They have a rare combination of brilliance and humility, along with a growth mindset and track record of achievement, creativity, and grit. The ideal candidate possesses coalition building skills and a demonstrated passion for serving vulnerable children. If you have the courage to tackle difficult problems, and find inspiration where others see barriers, we encourage you to learn more and apply.

The Foster America fellowship is a year-long, full-time commitment with an option to continue for a second year. The inaugural cohort of fellows began their work in October 2016. We are presently recruiting our second cohort, whose year of service will begin in January 2018.

In 2018, the following jurisdictions seek to host Foster America fellows:

  • Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Missouri
  • New York City
  • State of Rhode Island
  • San Francisco County
  • State of Washington

We continue to solicit applications for a limited number of positions in our second cohort and encourage you to complete our candidate application form. We are particularly seeking applicants with expertise in data analytics and technology strategy for the following roles:

Please submit the application form along with your resume and a brief cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you; please contact recruit@foster-america.org with any questions.