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Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) Fellowship 2022

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Applications for the Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) Fellowship 2022 are now open. The WPLN Fellowship program will engage Fellows to help build the capacity of their network of state-based organizations, which identify and train women on the ground to run for office. 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.

Women’s Public Leadership Network (WPLN) Fellowship 2022 (Fully-funded)

Under the supervision of the Program Administrator and in partnership with their state-based WPLN partner Executive Director, the Fellow is responsible for accelerating the WPLN State Partner’s mission in their city/region through the following activities:

  • Create a state prospectus that examines the status of women in public office in the state to which the Fellow has been assigned.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of two state-based program events (ie: Facebook Live, in-person training, etc.) to reach more women.
  • Write at least one blog post per semester, on a subject germane to the work of the WPLN State Partner.
  • Help the State Partner organization implement a signature fundraising luncheon event in Q1 of 2023.
  • Design organization marketing materials to support these and other programs as needed, along with other communication needs.

Benefits

The WPLN Fellowship is eight months long, September 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend of $1,250 for a total of $10,000 over the Fellowship period. In order to fulfill the responsibilities of this fellowship, Fellows must be able to:

  • Attend in-person Fellowship kickoff training in Washington D.C. over Labor Day weekend, September 3-5 (travel expenses covered by WPLN).
  • Meet with their supervisor during standard work hours at least once a week.
  • Spend an average of 10 hours a week, at least half of which will need to take place during standard business hours of 9-6 pm.
  • Beyond required meetings and training, Fellows have flexibility managing time in executing their role and other responsibilities.
  • Attend the WPLN National Summit April 28-30, 2023, location TBD (travel expenses covered by WPLN), which will also include a “Fellowship Graduation” event.
  • Attend the designated State Partner signature fundraising luncheon in Q1 of 2023 (travel expenses covered by WPLN).

Other benefits:

  • Expand your professional network
  • Meet women leaders nationally and in your home state
  • Build professional skills in both the political and non-profit realms
  • Receive professional mentorship from WPLN State Partner Executive Director and WPLN staff
  • Virtual Brown bag lunches 2x a semester to build your 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)
  • If your academic institution can provide credit for the internship we 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.

Other criteria:

  • Passion for WPLN mission, specifically, and civic engagement, generally
  • Highly organized, self-starter who can work virtually and consistently meet deadlines
  • Computer literate, fully proficient with MS Office suite and Google drive
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency with social media applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat); graphic design skills and experience with Canva 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 a plus

Application

To become a WPLN Fellowship member, you must complete the application by June 30, 2022. Applicants who are selected for a final interview will be asked for a letter of recommendation in the latter half of July. Applications are due by June 30, 2022, at 5 pm PST. Finalists will be interviewed in the third week of July with final interviews by August 1.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit WPLN Fellowship.

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