HOST A FELLOWS PLACEMENT

ABOUT CORO SECTOR PLACEMENTS

WHAT ARE PLACEMENTS?
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. Placements support Coro Fellows’ learning in public affairs and their effectiveness as future leaders.
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. For more information on specific placement characteristics, email Sara Loncka at loncka@corola.org for information on how to craft your placement experience.
HOW ARE PLACEMENTS SELECTED?
To be considered for a Coro placement, we ask that you apply by the appropriate deadline. 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. 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.

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.

SELECT A SECTOR AND APPLY TODAY!

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. The Fellows rotate through six sector placements, each placement gives them access and exposure to varying industries as well as offers the host skillful support on new and/or ongoing projects. Please apply for the sector in which your organization or business is most accurately represented. Contact Sara Loncka at loncka@corola.org with any questions.

GOVERNMENT
September 10 – October 12, 2018
Application Deadline: August 24, 2018

ELECTORAL POLITICS
October 22 – November 6, 2018
Application Deadline: October 5, 2018

NON-PROFIT
November 19 – December 14, 2018
Application Deadline: November 2, 2018

BUSINESS
January 7 – February 8, 2019
Application Deadline: December 14, 2018

LABOR
February 18 – March 8, 2019
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019

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OVER 60 YEARS OF TRAINING CIVIC LEADERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

8 REASONS TO INVEST IN A CORO FELLOW

1

Fellows can synthesize complex information quickly.

2

Fellows have first-hand experience in multiple sectors, which equips them with context and relationships with key decision makers.

3

Fellows are experts at designing and completing targeted projects in a timely manner.

4

Fellows are able to provide fresh outlooks and perspectives on longstanding problems.

5

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.

6

Fellows are motivated and will work demanding hours.

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Fellows will bring the rigor and tools of Coro’s training in critical thinking to bear on complicated problems.

8

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, Director, Fellows Program in Public Affairs

loncka@corola.org
(213) 346-3219 office