K2 University - Salesforce Talent Alliance

“The Talent Alliance Fellowship and process to engage has been seamless for us to get connected to newly certified Salesforce talent for our organization. It feels like we hired another team member without having to do all the hiring work! Thank you Salesforce and K2 for offering this fellowship opportunity.”

Melissa O’Connor, Operations Manager at Virsys12

Hosting a Fellow

The Salesforce Talent Alliance Fellowship is a partnership between Salesforce and K2 to provide job seekers with an opportunity to gain hands-on work experience, fostering career growth and development in the Salesforce Ecosystem. This Fellowship offers a 12-week paid experience, which provides candidates – with a focus on those from diverse backgrounds – hands-on work experience, mentorship and professional connections.

Fellows are hosted by Salesforce partners and customers who are committed to growing their talent pipeline with strong, skilled and diverse talent. Through this fellowship, you are connected with Salesforce certified talent, and have an opportunity to highlight your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

To find out more about hosting a fellow, view a recording of our recent webinar.

Applications to host a fellow are now open:

Choose from three tiers of sponsorship commitment.


Sponsorship Tiers

Subsidized Tiers for Salesforce Partners and Customers who Commit by November 29


Support 1-4 fellows

  • Inclusion in blogs/press releases
  • Logo on promotion materials

Available only to partners with less than 20 people in organization and/or Salesforce practice


Employer Cost: $15K+


Support 5-14 fellows

  • All from Builder Tier, plus:
  • 5 certification vouchers





Employer Cost: $75K+







Employer Cost: $75K


Support 15+ fellows

  • All from Leader Tier, plus:
  • Feature on Talent Alliance website
  • Speaking role at Talent Alliance event



Employer Cost: $225K+

How we Work Together

K2 is the employer of record, and, with Salesforce, will handle employment logistics including recruiting, payroll, and benefits, making this a seamless process for the candidates and host companies.

How we work together

FAQ: Learn More About Hosting a Fellow

Why should you participate?

Participation allows you to highlight your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion while expanding your talent pool. The fellowship will connect you with diverse, certified candidates and handle all of the logistics of the fellowship, including payroll and benefits.

Is there a cost to host a fellow?

There are subsidized sponsorship tiers for partners and customers that commit by November 29.

What are the employer eligibility requirements?

To participate in the program, you must be a Salesforce partner or customer in the US and able to support a remote or onsite fellow for 12 weeks with meaningful hands-on work in a Salesforce org.

Where are the fellows located?

The fellows are in the USA and will work remotely or onsite depending on the partner’s requirements.

How will companies be paired with fellows?

Potential candidates and hosts will first be screened by K2 to share details about the program and ensure best fit. Host companies will then have the opportunity to interview candidates of interest. Following interviews, fellowship placements will be made based on the preferences of both the host and candidates.

What happens at the end of the Fellowship?

If the host company has an open role that fits the fellow’s skills, the host may extend an offer to the fellow. Alternatively, we will connect the fellow to a variety of employment resources and open opportunities.

Who is K2?

K2 Partnering Solutions is a global leader in technology services. We provide highly consultative human capital management services to our clients and our specialization means we provide an unparalleled level of expertise in the enterprise applications space. Our training and enablement brand, K2 University, helps businesses innovate and become more agile and competitive by providing official technical, functional, and soft-skills training solutions to companies and independent professionals.

What is the Salesforce Talent Alliance?

The Salesforce Talent Alliance empowers and enables Salesforce ecosystem employers to bring new talent into the ecosystem, with a focus on building a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we live and work. Learn more & access additional resources.

I'm a candidate, where can I apply to be a fellow?

If you are interested in becoming a fellow, apply to be a Talent Alliance fellow

Apply to Host a Salesforce Fellow