Fellowship for Politically-Engaged College Women

Deadline: April 27, 2020

IGNITE Fellows are changing the face of leadership in communities across America. 

Every year IGNITE recruits a cohort of diverse and passionate women in communities across America and provides them with resources, training, and networks to flex their political power and mobilize women on their campuses and in their communities to become civically engaged. Fellows serve as ambassadors for IGNITE’s mission and vision and play a valuable role in our efforts to spread a national message that it is time for young women to step into political power.

Who are we looking for?

IGNITE is looking for Fellows from across the ideological spectrum who are deeply motivated, take initiative, have organizing experience on college campuses and in their communities and have a proven track record of building new initiatives and sustained programming. We are specifically looking for young women who have a history of serving their communities through volunteer activities, internships, public office, or other civic engagement activities. Strong candidates will demonstrate experience in organizing and coalition building, civic engagement and political leadership with a deep commitment to advancing equal rights for women.

View the complete job description here.

How to apply?

To apply to become an IGNITE Fellow, please complete this application.

Application Timeline

  • March 2, 2020 – Application opens. We will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis. The deadline for Birmingham, AL is April 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST.
  • April 2020 – July 2020: Fellow candidates will be interviewed. There will be multiple rounds in the interview process. 
  • August 3, 2020: IGNITE 2020-2021 Fellowship cohort will be announced 
  • August 30 – September 5, 2020: Cohort travels to the San Francisco Bay Area for required training 

Fellowship Stipend

IGNITE Fellows will be compensated with a $12,000 stipend with the successful demonstration of monthly benchmarks and engagement in IGNITE meetings and training. 

Learn more

For more information or questions, please contact our Fellows Director, Tierra Stewart at tierra@ignitenational.org.

Join us for an informational webinar led current Fellows to learn more. 

  • Tuesday, March 24, 7:00 – 8:00 pm CST | Register
  • Tuesday, April 21, 7:00 – 8:00 pm CST | Register
  • Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 -8:00 pm CST | Register

Watch the recording from past webinars:

  • WATCH: Tuesday, March 10, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST