Encore fellowships

Still fellowships are temporary work placement programs designed to help train private sector mid-life careerists transition into still career work in the social sector . Similar to how a person might apply for an internshipwith a business prior to Applying for a full-time position, this temporary fellowship Allows a person to non-profit work first-hand without experience the long-term commitment of a full-time again career. [1]


In recent years, there has been a distinct and growing trend among late-career or retired private-sector employees towards careers, or careers in the second half of life in social purpose or non-profit organizations . However, in spite of the growing popularity of the program, many who would otherwise be interested either in careers-either as a careerist or as an organization. Experience, information, or communication between the corporate and the social sectors.

In 2009, a pilot program centered around a temporary fellowships as a means to reduce the inherent difficulties in transitioning between mid-life and careers emerged. The Silicon Valley Still Fellows Program experience with ten fellows, each of which has worked in various departments, working for six to 12 months in community non-profit organizations. The fellows worked either part or full-time for a stipend . Based on these results of this pilot program, Encore.org has decided to continue their program in 2010. [2]

Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act

More fellowships were made by the President Barack Obama, known as the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act . [3] In Section 198C, the bill proposes federal fellowships for citizens age 55 or older. The bill allows for 10 more fellowships per state. [4]


  1. Jump up^ Myrow, Rachel. “Program Taps Retired Execs To Help Nonprofits”, National Public Radio , 12 October 2009.
  2. Jump up^ Kershaw, Sarah. “Ready for Life’s Encore Performance”, The New York Times , New York, 19 March 2010.
  3. Jump up^ Greene, Kelly. “Law Opens Up ‘Encore’ Careers”, The Wall Street Journal , New York, 2 April 2009.
  4. Jump up^ http://publicservice.evendon.com/ServeAmerActM.htm

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