2020 - 2021 Social Justice Fellowship

Social Justice Fellows will work in Congressional Black Caucus member offices and various congressional committees related to social justice or CBCF’s Center for Policy Analysis and Research (CPAR). The fellow will attend leadership development seminars, complete a community service project, and produce policy papers. During the first-year office placement, Fellows will gain invaluable experience as they assist in the development of legislative and public policy initiatives in CBC Member Offices. If placed in the Center for Policy Analysis and Research, the fellow will conduct research and produce issues briefs on current social justice issues and policies to advance NREI’s mission and represent the NREI on panels and hearings. In CPAR, the fellow will work under the director of the NREI and in cooperation across several CBC member officers and other stakeholders.

Candidate Requirements
• U.S. citizenship or a permit to work in the U.S. for the duration of the program (currently September 2020 through September 2021).
• At least five years of community activism or grassroots organizing in a leadership position OR a graduate/professional degree completed prior to the fellowship start date
• Familiarity with the federal legislative process, the U.S. Congress, the Congressional Black Caucus, and its members, and related policy.
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice either through public policy or through professional experience or community-related activism aimed at improving the living conditions for underserved and underrepresented individuals.

Application Materials
• The completed online application must be submitted by midnight on the deadline date. The additional required materials must be received at our office by 5 p.m. EST on the deadline date.
• The following items will be requested through the online application:
o 3 Essay Question Responses
o 3 letters of recommendation, submitted electronically (hard copy letters will not be accepted)
o A two-page resume listing extracurricular activities, honors, employment, community service, and special skills
o A recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e. a graduation photo or other professional-quality photograph in which the subject is formally dressed)

Award
Varies
Scopes
Fellowships
Deadline
08/14/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. Possess at least five years of community activism or grassroots organizing in a leadership position OR a graduate/professional degree completed prior to the fellowship start date.
    • Possess at least five years of community activism or grassroots organizing in a leadership position OR a graduate/professional degree completed prior to the fellowship start date
  2. Transcript
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Two Page Resume
  5. Please include a recent photograph suitable for publication (i.e., a cap and gown picture, or other professional quality and professionally dressed photograph).
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