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Spring Lobby Weekend

Each year more than 400 students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather to learn and lobby Congress at FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend.

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Paid Opportunities for Organizing and Advocacy

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Program Assistant Fellowship

This 11-month paid fellowship offers an opportunity to work with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.

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Joe Molieri

Advocacy Corps

Advocacy Corps organizers educate and mobilize their communities to lobby their members of Congress to advance big, long-term change.

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Summer Internship

Work at FCNL’s office in Washington, D.C. throughout June and July to advance our witness for peace on Capitol Hill.

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Lobby Congress From Home

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Young Adult Alumni

Since FCNL welcomed its first intern in 1968, hundreds of young adults have shaped our prophetic, persistent, and powerful work for peace, justice, and a sustainable earth. Connect with past participants of FCNL’s young adult programs.


“I feel confident meeting with members of Congress and their staff. But most importantly, I am now empowered to tell my story and create spaces for others to do the same.”

Judith Marklin
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Teaching Advocacy: Lesson Plans for College Professors

The success of our democracy rests on the individual actions of millions of citizen advocates who both trust and verify that our democratic institutions function. But to participate effectively, we all have to know how the system works and how to engage with members of Congress.

This set of eight lesson plans and two assessment activities provides hands-on tools for faculty and administrators who would like to expand student opportunities as they think about their careers.

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