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Advocacy Corps

Apply by April 10, 2017

By Katie Breslin


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.

Group in front of Capitol

Advocacy Corps members in front of the Capitol.

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.

Work with FCNL Apply for Advocacy Corps 

Join a group of 18 paid young adults organizing for peace and justice in their communities.

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:

  • Apply by April 10, 2017.
  • 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.
Background 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.

Katie Breslin

  • Advocacy Corps Coordinator

As FCNL’s Advocacy Corps Coordinator, Katie organizes, trains, and supports the efforts of 18 young activists and leaders to affect big, long-term change within Congress. She offers hands-on leadership experience for young people across the country who work on their college campus or in their home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.