Fellowship Program

About the Fellowship Program

At Team IMPACT, we believe in providing our student-athletes with the necessary skills to make an impact, not only in the lives of the children and families who participate in our program, but also on their college campuses and in their communities.

These Fellows are selected from a competitive application and interview process. Once selected, the Fellows will be invited to participate in a new Fellow orientation and comprehensive three-day training.

As Fellows, they will represent Team IMPACT on their campuses and collaborate with the athletic department and greater campus community to raise awareness and increase program participation. In return, Team IMPACT will provide opportunities for Fellows to build their skills in leadership, community engagement, public speaking, and professional/career development, preparing them to be leaders in the workforce and beyond.

Candidates should prepare for an enjoyable and transformative experience during their Team IMPACT Fellowship – one that allows Fellows to participate in, and contribute to, real nonprofit work at a rapidly growing organization. By serving as our “boots on the ground,” Fellows will not only help to ensure fidelity to the program model, but also build relationships and awareness.

What did the Team IMPACT Fellows accomplish last semester?

During the 2022-23 school year, Team IMPACT fellows made a tremendous effort in bringing more awareness to our program:

From awareness games and field days to Halloween Trunk or Treats and holiday parties, our Fellows were busy planning nearly 20 events on and off campus.

The events planned by Fellows help introduce the life-changing work our program does to new people. In 2022, 88,116 people learned about Team IMPACT from Fellow-organized events. 

While not a core focus of the program, Fellows are given the opportunity to fundraise for the program. $5,784 dollars were raised by the group in 2022.

Fellows conducted 48 presentations about Team IMPACT to medical providers across the nation to help get more kids in the game.

Key Information

Time Commitment: Fall & Spring Semesters, 5-10 hours per month

Location: On Campus & Virtual

Compensation: Unpaid/Volunteer

Summer Fellowship Summit Commitment: 

  • New Fellows attend a virtual orientation (two two-hour Zoom sessions in early June)
  • All Fellows attend comprehensive three-day in-person training featuring a specialized curriculum in Boston in July 2024




“Being a Team IMPACT fellow has been the most rewarding thing I’ve done during my entire college career.”

– Emmy Duerr, Duke University Women’s Soccer

Fellow Event Spotlight: Boston College Field Day

Three Team IMPACT fellows coordinated our first ever Field Day – welcoming over 300 people in our community to Alumni Stadium at Boston College.

Fellows In The News

Harvard Men's Lacrosse runs fundraiser for Team IMPACT at second annual Burrito Bowl.

Maryland Fellows focus on increasing participation and awareness on campus and across the community.

Daemen Fellows demonstrate passion as they host Team IMPACT appreciation games throughout the year.

Talking About mental Health

At Team IMPACT, 77% of student-athletes who participate in the program feel their mental wellbeing has improved since joining the program. Fellows share insight into their personal journeys with mental health in this lookback from Mental Health Awareness Month.