Elrod Fellowship

The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship (part of the Shepherd Alumni Mentorship program) connects students interested in working for innovative public interest organizations after graduation with alumni mentors.

3 GOALS - The Elrod Fellowship provides:
• Community among fellows and mentors
• Support for those looking to work in public interest after graduation (NGOs, etc.)
• Enrichment opportunities for fellows and mentors

Elrod Fellows will be matched with an alumni mentor who will support their job search efforts in non-financial ways, providing information about opportunities in the D.C. area. Previous fellows have worked with non-profits (e.g., Senior Services of Alexandria, Capital Area Food Bank, and Pathways to Housing) or policy think tanks (e.g., Urban Institute and Hanover Research). Once hired, fellows are paid by the hiring organization. The cohort of fellows will participate in programming and have ongoing support from their mentor throughout the year.