“After five years of working with the Coro Fellows Program,
I’ve come to believe that if you want the best, just call Coro!”
NANCY KAVIN, PROJECT MANAGER, SPRING GREEN EXPO, METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
“Coro Fellows have the ability to come on board, enter a situation
and immediately start helping, participating and contributing.”
SHIRLEY JAHAD, FORMER HOST AND JOURNALIST, 89.3 KPCC-FM, NPR LOS ANGELES
“The Fellows have given us the ability to think creatively
in ways that never would have been possible otherwise.”
BILL ROUSE, GENERAL MANAGER, YELLOW CAB CO.
“Coro invests in exceptional and diverse individuals
and provides them the skills to be effective leaders in Los Angeles. ”
ELICIA VAFAIE, PROJECT MANAGER, CIVIC ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT, CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
ABOUT CORO SECTOR PLACEMENTS
Placements for 2016-2017 Coro Fellows are now complete.
Please check back this summer for proposal links for 2017-2018.
Coro Southern California invites you to apply to host a Coro Fellow for a sector placement opportunity. Each year Coro selects 12 Fellows through a rigorous national selection process to participate in a full-time, nine-month leadership training program.
A defining feature of the program is the experiential immersion in six sector placements: nonprofit, government, labor, business, media, and electoral politics. Combined with Coro’s core training methodologies in analysis, problem solving, and decision-making, Coro Fellows emerge from the program with strong skills and the multi-sector understanding of how to define and solve challenges in a complex society.
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN A PLACEMENT?
Coro looks for supervisors or “field faculty” who can provide hands-on learning experiences through shadowing key executives, interviewing staff and stakeholders, and projects that help them understand how the organization and the sector work. Fellows provide value to the host organization through projects they complete, as well as their fresh insights, innovative thinking, and enthusiasm to learn and engage.
Coro often receives more proposals than we can accommodate. In these cases, Coro looks for the following characteristics to select placements.
- High-level supervisors who are invested in the Fellows’ learning.
- A wide variety of potential learning opportunities.
- Engaging and challenging projects that the Fellows can work that will assist them in learning about the organization.
- Diversity among host organizations (e.g. different fields, communities, scope of service area, size, etc.).
Please remember, Coro Fellows are much more than interns. These are aspiring leaders who are dedicating nine months to becoming more effective in their chosen field(s). Coro encourages you to see the placement as an opportunity to educate a future leader about your work, the sector(s) in which you operate, and the causes about which you are passionate.
To be considered for a Coro placement, we ask that you apply by the appropriate deadline. Please contact Sara Loncka with any questions you might about the placement. Please note that you cannot save and later return to this form so you do need to complete all questions on this form at one time.
Each Coro placement runs approximately 3-4 weeks through the year (see schedule). In general, Fellows work at their placements Tuesday through Friday and evenings and weekends as necessary. Please note the start date of your particular sector placement. Fellows typically have mandatory Coro Seminars for the full day on Monday and on Wednesday evenings.
Coro pairs Fellows based on requests from each host organization, the Fellows’ skills and past experiences, and available learning opportunities. Placement supervisors are asked to refrain from contacting their assigned Fellows before the placement begins. The purpose of this is to allow the Fellow to focus fully on their current placement / assignment.
NEXT STEPS – Coro will review the proposals internally. Coro will notify each potential supervisor on the status of each proposal approximately 1-2 weeks before the start of the placement.
OVER 70 YEARS OF TRAINING CIVIC LEADERS
“I got out of college and went and got an adrenaline-pumping, 12-hour a day, exciting job, but it didn’t hold a candle to what I got from the Coro Fellows Program.”
– Oliver Gould, FPPA ’12
8 REASONS TO INVEST IN A CORO FELLOW
Fellows can synthesize complex information quickly.
Fellows have first-hand experience in multiple sectors, which equips them with context and relationships with key decision makers.
Fellows are experts at designing and completing targeted projects in a timely manner.
Fellows are able to provide fresh outlooks and perspectives on longstanding problems.
Fellows are trained to seek a broad base of information before reaching conclusions, with a heavy emphasis on conducting personal interviews and collecting detailed data.
Fellows are motivated and will work demanding hours.
Fellows will bring the rigor and tools of Coro’s training in critical thinking to bear on complicated problems.
Fellows have high-production value in developing final reports, as well as communication and marketing pieces.
“Our Coro Fellows brought invaluable energy and insight to our program, helping us to hone both our short-term practice and our long-term strategy”
KERRY KENNEDY, PRESIDENT, ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS
“This has confirmed my belief that Coro Fellows
provide real value to an organization.”
PAUL C. TAYLOR, DEPUTY CEO, LOS ANGELES COUNTY METROPOLITAN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
“Our appreciation of the Coro Fellows Program grew immensely
as a result of our Fellow’s tenure at the Center.”
DAVID KELLY, FOUNDATION RELATIONS COORDINATOR, LOS ANGELES LGBT CENTER
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Sara Loncka, Program Manager
(213) 346-3219 office