A premier fellowship program for civically engaged young women who are on the path to become the next generation of political leaders. Every year IGNITE recruits a new cohort of diverse and passionate women in communities across the United States and provides them with resources, training and networks to launch political careers. These young women 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.
IGNITE Fellows are changing the face of leadership in their communities, and ultimately, across the United States.
- Launches a regional college council for 20-30 politically ambitious young women from a group of local college campuses. Each College Council meets for bi-monthly weekend retreats to develop political leadership skills, learn in-depth information around a specific policy area, and receive mentorship from several elected women.
- Works with the College Council members to start and sustain IGNITE College Chapters on their home campuses, thereby reaching many more politically active young women. Chapters build political and civic engagement among students and organize activities like voter registration drives, policy workshops, and meetings with elected women and candidates. Chapters members have the opportunity to target their organizing efforts to the specific needs of their campus.
- Organizes a regional IGNITE events for an even broader audience of young women and community stakeholders to expand IGNITE’s program reach and audience.
2017-2018 Fellows Program
We are currently accepting applications for our 2017-2018 IGNITE Fellowship Cohort in Atlanta, GA; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Los Angeles – Southern CA; Minneapolis, MN; New York, NY; San Antonio, TX; and Seattle, WA.
Fellowship dates: August 28, 2017 – June 29, 2018.
Apply by June 6, 2017 at: http://www.ignitenational.org/fellowships.