At Humanity Forward, we recognize that this political moment represents an unprecedented opportunity to advance evidence-based bipartisan policies to address the biggest problems facing our families, our nation, and our world.
Humanity Forward offers an ongoing Fellowship Program that is not limited to graduate or college students. We seek a diverse cohort of Fellows from different backgrounds and experiences to commit to the Fellowship for approximately fourteen weeks. Fellows are assigned to specific departments for part-time (10-20 hours average) hands-on training and development.
The process to apply includes submitting a resume, cover letter, and potentially interviews with pre-work such as a writing assignment. Applicants that are accepted and placed will be paid a monthly stipend of $1000 to $2000 per month during the Fellowship period.
Experiences from Humanity Forward’s Fellowships
The Fellowship Program contributes significantly towards the important work of passing life-changing legislation. It also provides a mentoring opportunity for our staff and an excellent learning experience for Fellows. The Fellowship program grows and enhances our community. However, this is not an easy program.
In the Fall 2021 Cohort, Humanity Forward’s fellows played an integral role in ongoing operations on extending the Child Tax Credit and expanding Humanity Forward’s footprint in the policy landscape.
To date, Humanity Forward’s fellows have contributed to policy and communications for the Governmental Affairs and Digital Communications departments, supporting efforts in the Development and Operations Departments, and expanded Humanity Forward’s contact with constituents in the Organizing Department.
Qualifications of an Ideal Humanity Forward Fellow
Our work is dynamic, sometimes challenging with a mix of reactive and proactive activity. Fellows should have a strong commitment to seeking bipartisan solutions on a wide range of issues. In addition, solid writing, research, and communication skills are required. College students or graduates are welcome, however, this is not a requirement to be a Fellow.
Most Fellow positions will be working remotely. All Fellows must be working remotely within HI, AK, PST, MT, CT, and EST time zones. Department placements vary for each cohort, in the past, there have been placements for Administrative, Operations, Digital Communications, Advocacy / Community Programs, Government Affairs / Policy, and Development.
Applicants may indicate a preference for a specific department, however, they may be offered interviews for other departments. It is also possible Fellows may be reassigned to a different department during the Fellowship period.
Diversity is our most valuable asset and is necessary for organizational strength. It is a fundamental policy of Humanity Forward to provide equal opportunity of employment to all applicants, without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex, national origin, ethnic identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital status, economic status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status.