Intel Encore Fellows
Fellowships last between six and twelve months for 1,000 hours of work. Fellows receive a $25,000 stipend.
Learn more about Encore Fellowships
Things to Know
- You must apply before your last day of employment
- You must begin your fellowship within 6 months of your retirement date
- Intel will confirm your eligibility, then CoGenerate will assign you to a local program operator to begin the matching process.
- CoGenerate and your program operator will match you with a nonprofit that fits your skills and areas of interest.
- Matches are based on mutual agreement only. A match is not guaranteed.
For more information about Intel Retirement contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Intel Encore Career Fellowships, contact CoGenerate using the contact form at the bottom of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I still work and be paid by Intel?
What kind of roles do Encore Fellows™ do?
Assess your skills and interests and their value in a nonprofit environment.
You may also have relevant skills and experience from outside of your work at Intel that you should leverage. For example, you may want to highlight involvement in your children’s schools, in your church or other community organizations, or any volunteer work coordinated on your own or through Intel Community Affairs.
Connect your experience with likely needs of nonprofit organizations.
Also provide insight into your motivations — explaining why you’re eager to work on specific social issues. Be sure to show a high degree of respect for the work — and the complexity — of nonprofit work. Express your business savvy as an asset, and promote your willingness to adapt to a nonprofit’s needs. Approach your fellowship assignment from a “learning stance.”
Tailor your application and resume to a nonprofit.
We recommend that you “tailor” a version of your resume to emphasize generic skills and abilities that will be more relevant to a general audience. Avoid technical in-house jargon. The following examples illustrate this approach.
Area of experience or expertise: problem solving and management
- Say this: Significant experience with sophisticated software products, complex problem-solving and management of highly collaborative project teams.
- Not this: Expert level experience with RTL simulation and validation with the development of leading-edge simulation engine systems.
Area of experience or expertise: process improvement, quality control and analysis
- Say this: Significant training and practical experience with structured process improvement methods. Expert in data analysis and critical thinking skills, especially applied to quality process management.
- Not this: Discovered the root cause of a particle issue plaguing a Solvent Strip Tool, which was programmed for a 60-slot Opti-sensor wheel but was mistakenly fitted with a 30-slot wheel, resulting in the tool operating at twice its normal speed since a retrofit two years earlier.
Area of experience or expertise: Technical skills – software, data analysis, training
- Say this: Extensive work with complex software systems, process data analysis and development of training modules. Excellent communications ability, including technical writing skills.
- Not this: Thoroughly familiar with MES300 software, OHV delivery, and tool operation. Developed and implemented training procedures for technicians and engineers assigned to the EPI module. Writes specifications to include RFCs..
Area of experience or expertise: Training, teamwork, troubleshooting and safety
- Say this: Responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of clean room equipment, including training others. Extensive team-based work experience, including remote and virtual teams.
- Not this: Level-3 Metal Etch Equipment Technician responsible for the periodic maintenance and troubleshooting of Hitachi 308 metal etchers.
Area of experience or expertise: Financial analysis and management, collaboration and communications
- Say this: Ensure accurate cost-accounting for large production facility. Provide managers with clear and useful reports of costs and inventories. Requires skills in accounting, data analysis, written communications and cross-team collaboration.
- Not this: Calculate, book and analyze monthly wafer yield variances for 200mm fab, including adjusting for volume-related overhead application anomalies. Produce 8WD Fab CVI report.