$55,000 Greenlining Institute Leadership Academy Policy Fellowship in USA 2021

The Greenlining Institute in the USA is offering the Policy Fellowships for emerging leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and invest in their personal and professional growth in 2021.

Greenlining integrates Fellows into one of Greenlining’s policy teams to develop, plan, and implement the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts while they work with the Leadership Academy to focus on the “harder” skills of managing a personal ecology.

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. They work on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, health care and many others, because they recognize that economic opportunity doesn’t operate in a vacuum. They don’t see these issues as being in separate silos, but as interconnected threads in a web of opportunity.


  • Develop, draft, and publish advocacy or policy projects
  • Develop and participate in ongoing social media and blogs to uplift ongoing policy and Academy efforts
  • Draft and give oral presentation(s) and testify at policy meetings with various stakeholders
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to undergraduate students in the Academy’s Casa Joaquin program and Academy Summer Associates
  • Participate in all leadership development workshops to increase intrapersonal and collective leadership development
  • Participate in skill-building workshops to learn Greenlining’s approach to policy advocacy
  • Develop and complete a year-long Academy project as designed by Academy staff
  • Participate in cohort development activities as assigned by Academy staff
  • Participate in related program, organization and community meetings as assigned
  • Meet with community, government, and corporate leaders to drive advocacy forward
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Worth of Award

  • They offer excellent benefits including paid vacation, health, vision and dental insurance. Fellows are paid $2,467.43 on a semi-monthly basis.
  • Pending completion of the 48-week program, fellows would earn a total of $55,000.


  • At least one year of relevant work experience required
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution preferred
  • Committed to championing causes that serve low-income communities and communities of colour
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, strong organizational skills, and an ability to work independently
  • Versatile and adaptable; can think on their feet in response to changing circumstances
  • Thrives in, and contributes to, a team-oriented working environment
  • Effectively communicates needs and solutions to personal and professional challenges
  • Strong personal initiative and motivation, strong work ethic, and sense of pride in their work product
  • Track record of working toward social and racial justice
  • A self-starter who likes to take initiative is curious and seeks opportunities to grow
  • and expand their knowledge and skills
  • Skilled at working well with a wide range of people and able to manage complex projects
  • with attention to detail and deadlines
  • Creativity; can spot nontraditional opportunities and find a way to take advantage of them
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How to Apply

The application is online through their portal, see link below

Deadline: Applications close on February 21, 2021, 11:59 p.m. PST


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