Foster America seeks to build on the successes of highly-selective fellowship programs in fields like education, health, and immigration that serve as the entry point for welcoming diverse talent. As fellows, these professionals produce positive results, and more often than not, they continue as long-term leaders in the sector.  

In shaping Foster America as it has emerged today, we have collaborated with leaders and innovators from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Foster America was incubated at the Center for the Study of Social Policy and Halcyon House.

Foster America is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work, and we are striving to be an organization that puts the pursuit of racial equity at the heart of our mission.

Please visit our website for more information about our organization at

Foster America's fellowship program attracts extraordinary professionals from a variety of backgrounds. Foster America fellows provide the spark to create dramatic change and improve the lives of children. Our fellows work full-time at government or non-profit child welfare agencies for 18 months, joining reform-minded colleagues and mentors to pursue better results. Each fellow leads a major reform project that requires his/her/their specialized skills. Projects target high-leverage parts of child welfare system that are ripe for change. This is an 18-month, full-time commitment. Our next cohort of fellows will begin their service no late than October 5th, 2020. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, you are encouraged to apply early. 

The following Fellowship positions are available: 

- Human Centered Design
- Predictive Analytics
- Design Strategy
- Financial Management
- Coalition Building

For more information on roles, please visit:

Skills and responsibilities

Please visit our website for more information on specific role skills and responsibilities. 


  • Location:
    Santa Clara
    Fellowships are NOT limited to Santa Clara - Multiple locations available
  • This job is remote friendly.
  • Salary:
  • Deadline:


Minimum qualifications

 Candidates must have: 
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly for vulnerable children and families
  • Seven or more years of professional experience, including at least two years of project or people management
  • Availability to work full-time for 18 months
  • Ability to be geographically based in city of placement during fellowship
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Annual Salary requirement between $80,000 and $90,000