Encore Fellowships

How Corporate Sponsors Benefit

Encore Fellowships have helped our retiring employees explore their next stage of life and re-imagine retirement.


Human Resources at Intel

Encore Fellowships give companies a proven way to contribute to their communities and support employees transitioning to their next chapter.

  • Employee engagement. Encore Fellowships offer a proven, high-quality experience for valued employees at the end of their corporate careers who are interested in exploring new careers in the nonprofit or public sector. The Fellowships fit well within company retirement benefits, early retirement, employee transition and corporate social responsibility programs.
  • Community engagement. Encore Fellowships allow corporations to leverage corporate social responsibility and community relations efforts by sponsoring seasoned employees who bring decades of training, education, and on the job experience to their fellowship and are strong ambassadors for the company in the community.
  • Brand reputation. Encore Fellowships allow companies to target specific sectors associated with their customer base, such as education, healthcare, the environment, arts and culture, animal protection, or the boomer market itself.

Intel offers Encore Fellowships to all of its US-based, retirement-eligible employees.

Since 2011, over 1,000 Intel employees have become Encore Fellows™, resulting in community impact, public goodwill, and intergenerational mentorship opportunities for transitioning Intel employees.

How Foundations Benefit

Encore Fellowships offer community, corporate, and private foundations a way to increase the effectiveness of the organizations they support for short term projects and for the long term – by leveraging encore talent and leadership in HR, IT, marketing, finance, strategic planning and other areas.

Examples of sponsored programs include:

  • Community-based projects: In New York City, the Robin Hood Foundation has sponsored Encore Fellowships to help build the capacity of nonprofits that are working to elevate living standards for New Yorkers living in poverty.
  • City-based project: In San Jose, California, 8 Encore Fellows™ provided services to the City Manager’s office, developing a framework of policies, procedures and tools to guide overall management of diverse city-wide volunteer programs. In the Mayor’s office, Fellows created advisory boards, guided implementation of a technology SCRUM initiative, and promoted intergenerational mentorship.

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