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Watson Institute is led by a team of strong-hearted individuals who aim to shape the future of education while supporting some of the world’s most promising next generation leaders and entrepreneurs.

Watson Institute powers Fellowships for partners including Ford Philanthropy, Comcast, Google, Western Union Foundation, Truist Foundation, BMO, and several private foundations. Watson Institute’s programs will positively impact approximately 2,400 rising leaders this year. Explore your career opportunities below.

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Our Benefits

At Watson Institute, we believe that our team members are our most valuable asset. We are committed to their career growth and to ensuring their wellbeing by providing them with comprehensive benefits that support their personal and professional growth. We also regularly review our employee benefits to identify areas for improvement and ensure that our teams’ well-being is always a top priority.

Discover the driving principles that guide our organization to success.

Some of our benefits include:

  • Competitive Compensation: We value the experience and skills of our team members and compensate them accordingly.
  • Annual Happiness Fund: As you grow with us, so does your Happiness Fund. This fund can be used for anything that brings you joy.
  • Unlimited Vacation: We understand the importance of work-life balance and offer unlimited vacation time. We also require team members to take at least three weeks of vacation per year, in addition to National Holidays.
  • Monthly Health Insurance Stipend: We offer a monthly stipend to help cover the cost of health insurance for our team members.
  • Parental Leave:  We offer a generous leave policy that includes paid time off for both parents.
  • Retirement Benefits: We believe in investing in our team members future and automatically contribute 3% to their retirement account.

Our Impact

Alumni of Watson Institute’s Fellowships have raised have created over 1,900 paid jobs, and impacted over 10 million people around the world through initiatives they help lead.
Alumni of Watson Institute have raised over $185 million and have been selected to Y-Combinator, the Echoing Green Fellowship, and seven have been named to Forbes 30 under 30 lists.
With an average acceptance rate of 10%, Watson Institute is as selective as elite institutions – yet we are selecting for radically different kinds of entrepreneurs and students.
Watson Institute receives support and has been recognized for innovation within higher education by Ashoka, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Techstars Foundation, Ford Philanthropy, Western Union Foundation, and others.