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Become a Fellowship Host Organization


Become a Host Organization

Application Process

To host an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow, please submit the following documents to the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship by March 1, 2014.
  • Letter of Inquiry (LOI) (form with contact info and essay questions)
  • Proposed work plan for the first 15 months of the Fellowship
  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status or Tribal Designated Housing Entity
  • List of real estate development projects completed in the past 5 years
If you will have trouble meeting this deadline, please contact Nella Young.

Host and Fellow Benefits

Most organizations that apply to host to an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow understand the need for community engagement, sustainability and excellent design but lack the capacity to make these principles a reality. Being matched with a Rose Fellow gives the host a passionate, dedicated team member and in exchange, the host offers the Fellow on-the-ground experience with community development processes and financing.

An Enterprise Rose Fellow works for three years as part of the host’s staff, assisting with development tasks from neighborhood and site planning to financing applications and public approvals. All Enterprise Rose Fellows hold a professional degree in architecture and most are either recently licensed or pursing licensure. Host organizations also benefit from the Enterprise Rose Fellowship network, by participating in fellowship gatherings, site visits and periodic conference calls with the Fellowship Director.

Enterprise partners with the host organization to fund the salary of the fellow and provides mentorship and training opportunities. The host organization supports the development of the fellow’s career by providing the necessary assignments, work environment, supervision, and fringe benefits.

Host Criteria

  • Organization must be a 501(c)(3) community development corporation (CDC), community housing development organization (CDHO), or Tribally-Designated Housing Entity.
  • Organization must show a track record of successfully completing real estate projects that promote neighborhood and community development for the benefit of low-income families
  • Organization must have a sufficient number of active projects to provide challenging assignments for the fellow.
  • Host organizations must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in design, sustainable building principles, affordable housing, as well as meaningful community engagement in design and planning.
  • The fellow’s supervisor must be identified in the host’s application and have the capacity and mentoring skills to provide effective training and supervision.
  • A strong working relationship with local or regional Enterprise offices is desirable but not required.
Download the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship Orientation Manual.