Applications for the Women’s Public Leadership Network Fellowship Program in the USA in 2022 are currently open.

Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) educates, organizes, and inspires center- and right-leaning women to seek public office at all levels across the U.S. and become effective leaders once there. It is building a network of support across the country that includes state-based organizations to identify, engage, and train women on the ground.

It offers tools and opportunities designed to equip women with the knowledge and resources they need, including online content and access to a community of like-minded individuals who can help them on their journey.

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The WPLN Fellowship program will engage Fellows to help build the capacity of its network of state-based organizations, which identify and train women on the ground to run for office. In 2022/23, WPLN will bring on four Fellows, each of whom will be paired with a single partner organization in one of four states/regions (New England, Georgia, Michigan, and Louisiana).

Through this program, Fellows will receive mentorship opportunities and hands-on training on practical skills needed to support and scale nonprofits. Each Fellow will support the program design, marketing, data management, and brand building efforts to help scale one of these four WPLN training partners.

Worth of Award

Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $1,250 for a total of $10,000 over the Fellowship period.

But that’s not all, fellows will also

  • Expand their professional network

  • Meet women leaders nationally and in their home states

  • Build professional skills in both the political and non-profit realms

  • Receive professional mentorship from WPLN State Partner Executive Director and WPLN staff

  • Have Virtual Brown bag lunches 2x a semester to build their professional skills and networks

  • Attend WPLN Fellowship kickoff in Washington, D.C. with tour of capitol and opportunities to meet with women leaders (expenses covered by WPLN)

  • Attend WPLN’s annual National Summit (location TBD) with Fellowship Graduation ceremony, with a special  lunch and certificate upon completion (expenses covered by WPLN)

Kindly note that

  • If your academic institution can provide credit for the internship, WPLN can work with you to facilitate that process

Eligibility

Applicants must be enrolled in an institution of higher education at the AA, BA or graduate level.

Ideal candidates will have a passion for increasing women’s representation in public office, especially those who identify as center- and right-leaning in their political ideology and want to strengthen their knowledge and skills in the nonprofit sector.

Eligible candidates also include fellows

  • who are highly organized, self-starters who can work virtually and consistently meet deadlines

  • who are computer literate, fully proficient with MS Office suite and Google drive

Furthermore, they must be fellows with

  • passion for WPLN mission, specifically, and civic engagement, generally

  • strong knowledge and proficiency with social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat); graphic design skills and experience with Canva is a plus

  • excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • ability to build and sustain mutually beneficial relationships

  • experience with relationship building via in person and phone contact consistently

  • strong project management skills, especially remotely

  • an affinity for working with a culturally and politically diverse community

  • political experience is a plus

How to Apply

You can access the WPLN Fellowship Application form by simply clicking here.

Deadline: Applications are due by June 30, 2022, at 5 pm PST. 

 

Click here for more details and to apply