•Fellows will work 40 hours per week for the agency, following a schedule determined by the agency and fellow at the beginning of the program.
•Fellows will follow the same guidelines as the organization’s other employees except those agreed upon by the agency, fellow, and program at the outset (see policies below).
•Agencies must be willing to offer fellows an engaging and interesting position that both fits the needs of the organization and is consistent with the goals of the Philly Fellows program.
•Agencies will provide a job description and appropriate training to fellows at the beginning of their fellowship.
•All Philly Fellows are AmeriCorps*VISTA members, and their positions must serve to build the capacity of the agency (as opposed to direct service), work towards the elimination of poverty, and cannot include direct religious or political activity. See more here.
•Agencies will contribute to the cost of hosting a fellow, paying quarterly installments directly to the Philly Fellows program during the fellowship year. The 2012-2013 host agencies pay $12,500 for the full year. These payments support fellows' stipends, housing costs, and professional development, as well as program administration.
View the Philly Fellows Personnel Policies*.
*Subject to change for 2013-2014
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