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Advocacy Corps

Apply by April 9, 2018


As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you'll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. You'll also learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.

Young adults smiling in front of the Capitol building.

The Advocacy Corps is a 9 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.

Meet the Organizers
Advocacy Corps 2017-2018 

The 2017-2018 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers work with Congress on meaningful, bipartisan climate action.

Advocacy Corps 2016-2017 

The 2016-2017 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers work with Congress on comprehensive, compassionate immigration reform.

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 September through May.
  • Come back to DC -- expenses paid -- for the weekend in November and March for FCNL's lobby days.
  • Get paid $3000 for successful work.
Frequently Asked Questions About Advocacy Corps 

The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is looking for young adults 19 – 30 to join a network of people who will be paid to mobilize their communities to influence members of Congress.

More opportunities for young adults

Young Adult Programs 

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At FCNL, we are committed to growing our lobbying power, both here on Capitol Hill and across the country. One of the most effective ways to do that is by building power among the present and future leaders of movements for peace and justice: young adults.

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 

March 17-20, 2018 in Washington, DC

Join hundreds of young adults for a four-day conference with training, networking, policy briefings, community, and advocacy.

Work with FCNL Summer Internship 

Apply by March 5, 2018

Work at FCNL’s office in Washington, DC throughout June and July to advance our witness for peace on Capitol Hill. FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.

Work with FCNL Young Fellows Program 

Apply by February 12, 2018

Recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. Applications are due February 12, 2018 for the program beginning in August 2018.