At FCNL, we are committed to building power among young adult leaders. Whether you are a long-time community activist or a first-time advocate, our skills-building workshops and programs will give you the tools to strengthen your relationship with your members of Congress and to advocate for the issues you care about.
Spring Lobby Weekend
March 12-15, 2022 | Washington, D.C.
Each year more than 400 students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather to learn and lobby Congress at FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend.
Paid Opportunities for Organizing and Advocacy
Spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.
Applications are open now for the class of 2022-2023!
Advocacy Corps organizers educate and mobilize their communities to lobby their members of Congress to advance big, long-term change.
Work at FCNL’s office in Washington, D.C. throughout June and July to advance our witness for peace on Capitol Hill.
Applications are open now!
Join the Young Adult Network
Be part of a growing movement of young leaders organizing and advocating for change.
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.”
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.