Fellowship Opportunities
Financial Beginnings Oregon (FBOR) is engaging the future in financial education today as part of our Financial Empowerment Fellowships.

Each year, Financial Beginnings Oregon brings free financial education to communities all across our beautiful state. In 2020, we began including emergin young leaders to help us do this important work and enhance how we do it.

The Financial Empowerment Fellowship is a unique workforce development program for young adults from historically disenfranchised communities. Fellows help us build relationships with community partners, teach financial education, and improve our programs. They do all this while gaining professional skills, valuable resume-building work experience, and a competitive wage.

Get Paid $22/Hour!
Mentorship & Skills Training
Non-Profit Work Experience
What does a Fellow do?
1
Become a Fin-Ed Expert
Fellows are trained on our curriculum and use their voices and perspectives to help us improve our programs.
2
Relationship Building
Fellows conduct outreach to schools and community partners to expand access to our programs.
3
Professional Rotations
Work with staff across the organization on special projects and initiatives that drive our mission forward.
4
Teach Our Programs!
Fellows put their training into practice by teaching financial literacy classes to other young folks in their community.
Who should apply?
We seek young adults, ages 18 to 24, that are passionate about making an impact in their communities. Residents of the following Oregon counties: Polk, Marion, Clackamas, Washington, amd Multnomah.

Candidates from communities of color, disabilities, LGBTQ+, linguistically diverse populations, and low-income groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

We are committed to building a diverse team to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. No prior work experience is necessary. You must only bring a forward-looking attitude, willingness to share your own expertise and learn from others, and a sense of humor.
What is the time commitment?
Our Fellowship is flexible and offers a combination of remote and in-person work experiences. Fellows make time commitments based on what is reasonable for them - from 8 to 20 hours per week.
Why a Fellowship?
We know that communities learn better when the person teaching them reflects their lived experience. The Fellowship model allows us to collaborate with - and help develop - community leaders who, in turn, bring financial literacy back into their own communities.

We launched the Financial Empowerment Fellowship Program in 2020 to meaningfully include young adults from the communities we serve in our financial education programs. A cohort of racially and demographically diverse young adults are selected each year to serve as Fellows.