Organization Information

The Trinity Fellows Program of Marquette University was created in keeping with an ideal central to the university’s mission — the promotion of justice and faith through service — to develop leaders with a commitment to social and economic justice. Fellows earn a master's degree while serving at a community- based organization.

Attend a virtual information session to learn more about hosting a Trinity Fellows at your organization:

  • Wednesday, December 6th at 9am: RSVP Here by December 5th
  • Tuesday, January 9th at Noon: RSVP Here by January 8th. 

Trinity Fellows Host Organization Overview

Trinity Fellows participate in a 21-month study/work program while earning master’s degrees in one of fourteen fields.

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Fellows enter having completed full-time service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, Public Allies, City Year, or similar organization, or have worked 2+ years full-time at a nonprofit organization. They are expected to complete their master’s program in two years as a full-time student. They are also required to take three classes focused on urban issues. 

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Trinity Fellows Core Courses

  • Trends in the Social Sector: Social Innovation and Systems Change
  • The Nature of Cities, Urban Policy and Politics
  • Social Justice, Social Activism

In addition to their full time studies, Fellows work at their community organization placements 18 hours per week during the academic year, and 40 hours per week during the summer between academic years. Expectations for time at work site are dictated by the organization’s calendar, not the university’s calendar.

Organizations Partners Provide:

  • Substantial, meaningful role that provides opportunity for learning and growth
  • Supervisor who is willing to serve as a mentor and coach and identify resources to support Fellow
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Regular feedback and evaluation of Fellows’ performance

Organization Partners Receive:

  • Ongoing support and resources from Trinity Fellows staff
  • Driven, professional, well-rounded Fellow who is passionate and dedicated to making an impact in the community
  • Long-term placement provides time for Fellow to build capacity and make lasting contributions 
  • Network of supportive Marquette and Milwaukee connections

Fees, Terms and Deadlines

Agency Fee

$1,750 per month – a total investment of $36,750 over the 21-month fellowship term.

Fellowship Term

September 2024 – May 2026

Expected Fall Enrollment

12 Fellows 

Application Deadline

February 19, 2024

Organization application and instructions can be found here.

Contact Info

Natalie Reinbold, Director of Trinity Fellows,, (414) 288-0637

Trinity Fellows seeks nonprofit organizations to apply to host a Fellow in the coming term. Upon receipt of student and host organization applications, Trinity determines compatibility through a matching process. We cannot guarantee all applications will result in a match.