1. 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.

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Young Fellow Annie Boggess gives a presentation at FCNL's Annual Meeting

The Young Fellows application is open!

Click here for the application

The program is full-time and paid a salary at the DC living wage standard with benefits. Fellows work under the title “program assistant” and work directly with FCNL lobbyists and other senior staff, gaining first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the organizing and communications work that is necessary for policy change.

Young fellows work full-time from late August through the end of the following July.

The program offers opportunities for:

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  • Advocacy: Lobby Congress and build grassroots campaigns to encourage constituents and members of Congress to take action by providing them with information on critical issues.
  • Research: Attend congressional committee hearings and coalition meetings and analyze documents and reports.
  • Communications: Draft action alerts, letters, and background reports to keep constituents informed and to express FCNL's position to Congress and the administration.
  • Outreach: Help build democracy by organizing campaigns and workshops that empower people around the country to engage with elected officials in Washington.

Application Process

Application coming soon! A completed application will include:

  • An application form
  • Transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution from which you hold a degree. (Transcripts may be unofficial. FCNL may ask for an official transcript at a later date.)
  • Resume (including education, work, extracurricular, and volunteer experience)
  • A cover letter.
  • 2 letters of recommendation.

Salary and Benefits

Salary covers basic living expenses for the Washington, DC area. Benefits include fully paid health coverage, paid vacation and sick leave, and a public transportation or biking stipend. Program assistants are responsible for making their own housing arrangements.

Contact

For more information, contact Katie Breslin, katie@fcnl.org.

FCNL seeks to create a diverse workplace. We are actively soliciting applicants from different ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds.