The Insight Fellowship Program helps exceptional individuals develop their own conflict management skills by working within local or international non-profits of their choice. The Fellowship supports entrepreneurial individuals with a passion for conflict management to help organizations work more effectively – whether that’s through training teams, conducting research or strengthening pivotal relationships in the field.

Award Timeline

The first three-month placement is held in Concord, Massachusetts at the offices of Insight Collaborative and its sister organization, Insight Partners. During this placement, Fellows undergo rigorous training and coaching in communication, negotiation and mediation theory and skills. Fellows put learning into practice by observing and assisting Insight Partners consultants, and also gain access to Insight’s network of academics and practitioners. During this period, Fellows often volunteer to support local conflict management organizations, and pursue additional training they may need for their placements, such as language lessons.

The remaining nine months typically include three foreign placements which the Fellows design and arrange during their Concord placement, with guidance from Insight Collaborative. Each Fellow identifies a broad theme upon which they will focus during their Fellowship, such as conflict and the environment, or methods of creating trust.


To be eligible for the Fellowship, you must be:

  • A graduate of an accredited college or university or set to graduate prior to the start of the Fellowship.
  • Committed to serving 12 consecutive months from the start of the Fellowship.
  • Dedicated to fulfilling the objectives of the Fellowship program, following the Fellowship Principles and willing to pledge to raise the funds required to ‘refill the pot’ for the next fellow.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience related to the study or practice of conflict management or alternative dispute resolution is preferred, but not essential.

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