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The Advocacy Corps is a 10 month-long program where young adults between the ages of 19-30 get paid to organize their local community around federal legislation. Advocacy Corps organizers connect local activists and leaders with their local member of Congress to affect big, long-term change. During the course of this program, Advocacy Corps organizers learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.

Advocacy Corps organizers…

  • Recruit local volunteers
  • Meet with members of Congress
  • Organize others to meet with members of Congress and their staff
  • Write letters to the editor and op-eds
  • Mobilize people to come to Washington

The logistics:

  • Spend 10 days in Washington, DC at the Summer Intensive Training. Meet other Corps members and FCNL staff.
  • Organize in your community from August through May.
  • Come back to DC (expenses paid) for the weekend in November and March for FCNL’s lobby days.
  • Get paid $3,500 for successful work.
  • Note: All travel will be based on CDC guidelines and other COVID-19 restrictions/safety precautions. We ask that you hold all dates indicated in the application for virtual or in-person programming.
Evan Saito, Richmond, IN Advocacy Corps Organizer

A year with the Advocacy Corps is a year of support, growth, and community.

Evan Saito, Advocacy Corps 2020-2021

Meet the Organizers

War is Not the Answer sign in front of U.S. Capitol

Advocacy Corps 2024-2025

Working for ceasefire in Gaza.

The 2023-2024 Advocacy Corps smiles together
Taylor Monet

Advocacy Corps 2023-2024

Working to build safer communities by investing in violence interrupters.

Members of FCNL's 2022-2023 Advocacy Corps smile in front of Friends Place on Captiol Hill
Eric Bond

Advocacy Corps 2022-2023

Working for the establishment of a truth and healing commission on residential Native American boarding schools.