To best understand the needs of your organization, we ask that all non-profits submit an application. Spring 2019 applications are now open and can be found here

Application Process

  1. Complete this application by September 1st and email a copy to

  2. If selected, we will invite you to participate in a 30-45 minute interview

  3. Decision will be released by September 20th


As always, if you have any questions, please contact Michael Wolfe at


As the client, what is my role in the project?

We ask that nonprofit clients commit to the following:

  • A one hour in-person meeting at the beginning of the project (within the first two weeks)

  • An optional one hour in-person meeting in the middle of the project

  • A final presentation on campus at Northwestern University in Evanston

  • Prompt responses to follow-up surveys immediately after the project and again three months later (and possibly beyond)

What is the team’s structure?

  • Teams consist of 5 Student Consultants, including 1 Team Lead

  • Each team is assigned one Project Manager, who oversees the project and one Professional Mentor, who advises the team

  • Team members vary in backgrounds, contributing to the development of innovative solutions