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How to Apply

To apply for the Next Generation Fellowship, please complete and submit the online application by 11:59 pm on Sunday, August 18, 2019.


In your application, you will be asked to include:

  • General contact information
  • Areas of policy interest
  • Professional and education history
  • References
  • Two short essays (300 word max)
  • Personal statement (400 word max)

Find out more in the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

   


Tentative Session Dates:

  • Session 1: Monday, October 28 and Tuesday, October 29, 2019 (Santa Cruz, CA)
  • Session 2: Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Session 3: Monday, February 3 and Tuesday, February 4, 2020 (Sacramento, CA)

Accommodations will be provided and travel costs will be reimbursed up to $300 per session. Fellows must commit to attending all three sessions.


Candidate Qualifications:

    • Formerly incarcerated and/or justice-involved adult (18+) with an interest in leveraging lived experience to effect change.
    • Resident of California. 
    • Demonstrated commitment to advocating for criminal and juvenile justice reform.
    • Interest in career advancement, education, and skill development related to social justice.
    • Currently engaged with a community or advocacy organization in some way (e.g. internship, volunteer work, employment).
    • Strong community ties and a passion for contributing to its safety and wellness.

Fellowship Requirements:

  • Ability to perform essential requirements of the fellowship, including engaging actively in self-reflection and providing thoughtful feedback. 
  • Willingness to actively participate and display collegiality and professionalism with fellows from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Commitment to attending all three 2-day fellowship sessions.

People of color, women, bilingual/multilingual speakers, and leaders who identify as LGBTQ and/or gender-nonbinary are encouraged to apply.  Applicants will be considered based on previous experience, demonstrated commitment to social justice, and potential to benefit from this fellowship.


Contact nextgenfellowshipcal@gmail.com or (415) 621-5661 x. 103 with questions.


Good Luck! 

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