The WCF fellowship offers an unparalleled experience. At WCF, fellows are regarded as respected colleagues--our opinions, skills, and strengths are valued and utilized. We are given real responsibilities because we are trusted members of a team.
–Olamide Noah, Fall 2013 Political & Programs Fellow
WCF is currently seeking applications for our Spring 2015 Fellowship Program.
WCF's Fellowship Program is designed to provide young people with practical, firsthand experience within a national political organization. Our Fellows gain experience producing substantial, high caliber work while benefiting from our commitment to their professional development and gaining access to the Fellowship Alumni Network. Each Fellow will specialize in one of four categories: Communications, Development, Political, or Programs.
WCF would also like to honor our past by recognizing the contributions of suffragists, Bertha Wurmser Herz and Annie Kahn Feinsod. We are proud to announce that two of our WCF fellowships will be named in their honor with a fund established to that end by their grandson Roger J. Herz. Thank you, Roger, for the outstanding vision of the Feinsod Herz Fund.
Each Fellow will work within these four areas: Communications, Development, Political, or Programs.
The application deadline for Spring 2015 Fellows is Friday, January 9th. All interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as we receive applications. Early applications are highly encouraged.
Produce Substantial Work:
Fellows are given high levels of responsibility and are considered integral members of the team. Fellows are given the opportunity to gain experience outside their department. Some of the skills a Fellow can expect to gain include: call-time management, event planning, candidate research, new media communications, and non-profit infrastructure. Learn more about past Fellow projects here.
The Fellowship Program places a strong emphasis on professional development and training. WCF is committed to taking a Fellow’s career to the next level. Fellows will have the opportunity to seek feedback through formal performance reviews. Trainings provided include public speaking training, resume and cover letter workshops, and salary negotiation training.
Access to the Fellowship Alumni Network:
Fellows will also gain access to the Fellowship Alumni Network, where former fellows – who are now working on the Hill, on political campaigns, and for organizations such as The Center for American Progress, DCCC, The Raben Group, and SEIU – are connected. The Fellowship Alumni Network is led by the Fellowship Alumni Council – which is dedicated to promoting, connecting, and supporting the Fellowship Program.
Location and Compensation:
Fellows will work at the WCF office in Washington D.C. Full-time Fellows will receive $500 per month and part-time fellows will receive $250 per month. Preference is given to full-time applicants.
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