General Information

WHO IS PULSE?

PULSE cultivates a community of young servant leaders to transform Pittsburgh.  We invite talented university graduates to partner with local nonprofits for a year of service and leadership.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

  • SERVE with a Nonprofit – We partner with Pittsburgh nonprofits.  Nonprofit partners receive a talented, university graduate to serve the organization while fellows receive experience and skill development.
  • LIVE in Community – We cultivate community by having our fellows live together.  They share meals, household tasks, and life together.  As a result, they grow and develop as individuals and as a group and you have someone who is more connected and committed to your organization and Pittsburgh.
  • GROW as a Leader – We train and equip our fellows to become servant leaders in Pittsburgh.  We provide regular personal and professional development to give them the support they need to succeed.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A PULSE FELLOW?

  • Hard-working – dedicated young adults with lots of energy committed to your mission.
  • University graduate – all our fellows have an undergraduate degree.
  • Diverse talent/skill set – from admin to arcGIS, graphic design to community organizing, arts to tree planting, our fellows have a wide variety of experiences and background to match your organizational needs.

WHERE DO PULSE FELLOWS SERVE?

Fellows serve in a wide variety of different nonprofits, ranging from the arts to community development, from social services to environmental, from education to advocacy. We work with accepted fellows to identify a good fit for the fellows and our partner organizations. Over the past 25 years, we’ve partnered with over 175 different nonprofit partners.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DETAILS OF PULSE?

  • Eleven month position, 35 hrs/week, from early September to late July (can be extended).
  • PULSE conducts a weekly seminar that further develops each fellow to succeed.
  • Nonprofit Partners contract with PULSE, contributing a monthly stipend to PULSE. There are no employer taxes, health insurance, etc, a significant savings to a full time employee.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

Applications are now closed for the 2020-2021 Program Year.  However, if you are interested in a Nonprofit Partnership with PULSE for the 2021-22 Program Year, please submit an inquiry here.  Please email Jonnett Maurer, Operations and Partnership Director, partner@pulsepittsburgh.org, if you have any questions.  

Current Partners