Omidyar Fellows need the full endorsement of their current employers and must be able to participate in all the activities of the program. The sponsor will recognize the benefit to the organization of a Fellow’s leadership development and be willing to hold the Fellow accountable for putting his/her learning to work.

Employers will be asked to:

  • Provide a letter of endorsement and support from the chief executive.
  • Allow for the release of the Fellow to participate fully. See time commitment here.

If an applicant is selected, the employer will be asked to:

  • Identify an individual to be the Fellow's Sponsor. The Sponsor will participate in program elements, provide feedback to the Fellow’s coach, and identify internal stretch and learning opportunities.

Questions on behalf of sponsoring organizations can be directed to: info@omidyarfellows.org.