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Opportunities for Young Adults in 2017

December 19, 2016

We need your help: Do you know a future advocate? Are you a young person looking for opportunities to change the world? We have several ways young people can get hands-on experience through FCNL.

The Friends Committee on National Legislation is expanding our programs that support young adults who want to work for peace and social justice. We hope you will register, apply, or pass them along.

  • Spring Lobby Weekend (Application deadline passed) will draw some 350 young adults to Washington to be trained and then lobby on income inequality. For those who need it, financial assistance is available.
  • Summer Internship Program (Application deadline passed) is designed for college sophomores and juniors. This opportunity provides two months of experience working with our Quaker lobby in Washington, DC.
  • Advocacy Corps (Application deadline passed) includes a 10-day training in Washington, DC followed by nine months of part-time, paid consulting work (25-35 hrs per month) organizing locally.
  • Young Fellows Program (Application deadline passed) brings recent college grads to work full-time in our Washington, DC office learning how to change the world. Nearly 200 young adults have come through this program over the last 40 years, and they’ve gained a keen appreciation for the power of effective, principled advocacy whether they go on to a career in law and policy change or in another field.

It can be difficult and daunting for a young adult to find a way to make change and make a living. Finding promising and sustainable opportunities, let alone paid opportunities, in peace and justice work can be tough. By offering summer internships, paid year-long fellowships, paid grassroots organizing positions, and expanded training opportunities in Washington, FCNL is working to change that.

FCNL is committed to providing young adults with opportunities, paid and volunteer, to advocate for peace and justice. But we need your help to connect people you know with these opportunities. Please help us spread the word.