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12-month Fellowship Program begins July 10, 2023

This one-of-a-kind partnership between Denver Rescue Mission and the Anderson College of Business at Regis University is a fellowship that will equip and form future Christian leaders in the nonprofit sector.

The 12-month program provides real world work experience and skills that are transferable across industries. Fellows will receive a Graduate Certificate through Regis’ Master of Nonprofit Management program upon completion. The program emphasizes:

  • Faith and Work: Fellows work with our guests as emergency service coordinators (ESC). ESC’s are responsible for demonstrating the love of Christ through engagement with our guests and facilitating a caring and supportive environment.
  • Prayer and Formation: Fellows support one another through prayer and biweekly individual and group coursework.
  • Academic formation: Fellows are enrolled in Anderson College of Business and Computing through the Regis Master of Nonprofit Management program. Courses are asynchronous and online. Fellows meet biweekly to delve more deeply into theory and practice with the guidance of the fellowship director.
  • Professional development: Fellows have access to mentorship and leaders in the nonprofit sector.


Fellows are full-time (40hr/wk) benefits eligible employees. $18/hr with a shift differential of $1.50/hr for hours worked between 6pm and 6am. The program covers tuition for the Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership.

Application Qualifications

Minimum of bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. 3.0 minimum GPA (or letter of explanation). Permission to work in the United States and a Social Security number.

How to Apply:  

Have your resume, unofficial transcript, and admissions essay (see below) ready to upload.  

Essay Guidelines

What are some of the formative experiences that have shaped you and how do those experiences inform your interest in the fellowship program? What impact would like to have on your colleagues, organizations, and the world? What impact do you hope this fellowship program and certificate will have on your career plans?

Try to be as specific as possible in answering these questions. Your statement should be between 400-500 words, double-spaced and typewritten in Microsoft Word format (.docx).

Selected applicants will be notified by email for an online interview 

Frequently Asked Questions

Meaningful work with people experiencing homelessness, Full-time salary and great benefits, Graduate Certificate, access to Leadership in industry leading organizations, mentorship, growing critical reflection skills (combining theory and practice), paid to learn… all in the beauty of Denver Colorado. What better way to invest a year after graduation?

$18 per hour. There is a $1.50 shift differential for hours worked between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m..

2 weeks’ vacation, holidays, Health, Dental & Vision, 5% 401k match, meals at the facilities

No. A single bedroom apartment averages 1,400 per month and 2 bedroom can be found for $1,800 per month. We recommend you find a roommate—possibly someone in the fellowship program. Or, checkout Christian Roommates on Facebook. There is also the possibility of renting a room (a common practice in Denver).

We are collaborators in developing leaders who will impact the world in the name of Christ. Fellows enroll as students in Regis’ Master of Nonprofit/NGO Management degree. Completion of the fellowship results in a Certificate of Nonprofit Management.

Yes. And, if you remain an employee of DRM, Regis offers a 25% discount for the remainder of the degree (24 credit hours).

40 hours per week. However, 8 hours every other week is invested in the Fellowship program.

You will be working with DRM employees and other fellows on the swing shift or night shift at one of our facilities serving men who are experiencing homelessness. Shifts are consecutive (5 days in a row) and on a set schedule Sunday to Thursday, or Tuesday through Saturday. You can work overtime if you choose.

It varies from session to session. Small group discussions, Mentorship discussions, Guest speakers, visiting other organizations, completing coursework in a group setting, group projects, retreats, action-reflection projects.

History, Theory and Future of the Nonprofit Sector; Social Justice and the Civil Society; Legal and Ethical Issues in Nonprofits (or) Program Development and Accountability; Leading from Within

While there may be an opportunity to move to a lead position, all Fellows remain in a Community Life Coordinator/ESC role.

Once accepted to the program, a fellow may start immediately. However, all fellows must begin employment with DRM by July 10, 2023. Classes begin in August.

DRM pays for each course as the fellow is enrolled in the course. Courses are 8 weeks in duration and must be completed consecutively. 

The course credit remains yours. 

Yes. The leadership skills and managerial competencies you develop in the fellowship program are transferrable to the for-profit world as well.

Any bachelor’s degree is acceptable. However, students with an appreciation of sociology, psychology, ministry, social justice, social work, political-science, and anthropology will have a foundation to engage in the impact and complexity of homelessness in Denver.