Applications are now closed for the 2020 – 2021 academic year!
Check back in Spring 2021 for our next cohort.
Please note: NPCV is aware that universities may be shifting their falls semester schedules to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. NPCV is prepared to adapt the Student Advocacy Fellowship to a 100% remote learning environment to protect the health and well-being of our Student Fellows and their university communities.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is proud to offer an exclusive, yearlong fellowship opportunity to driven, passionate students ready to join the ranks of Virginia’s pro-choice champions. Our program develops a cohort of next-generation leaders ready with the skills and support they need to make change on their campus in Virginia.
The Student Advocacy Fellowship works with students through the fall, winter break, and spring semesters to develop their advocacy and leadership through a series of course modules with the ongoing mentorship of our Community Organizers. Our fellows tap into the knowledge and resources only those on the frontlines can bring—we work with guest speakers, activists, policy makers, and grassroots organizations to share their unique expertise. Students complete on-campus organizing activities to apply what they’ve learned, with the skills of each module building on the next. Modules include:
- Grassroots Organizing & Coalition
- Storytelling & Messaging
- Policy for Progressive Change
- Career Readiness
As their capstone project, our fellows develop and execute an advocacy campaign of their very own to create change on campus. From lobbying for contraceptives to be available on campus to increasing education around local anti-choice fake clinics, our fellows see first-hand what it’s like to build power and progress with the support of NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia.
Our fellows graduate from the program with a holistic and hands-on learning experience, understanding the fundamentals of grassroots organizing, electoral and policy processes, and how to prepare for future careers in advocacy. Our fellows also receive a stipend to compensate them for their work.
Eligibility: The Student Advocacy Fellowship is open to rising sophomore, junior, and senior undergraduate students enrolled in a Virginia public or private university for the full academic year. Two fellowship positions are open at each university unless otherwise specified by NPCVA. Fellows commit to at least 8 hours of work outside of their training in the fall and spring semesters, and 4 hours over winter break. Fellows receive a $1000 stipend at the end of each semester.
Application Requirements: Applicants must submit an online application and resume. Applications will be considered in order of submission after the June 1 deadline. Students can also be nominated online.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is looking for passionate, driven students who are unapologetically pro-choice and proud. We want to recognize the next generation of leaders and provide them with the skills they need to succeed as changemakers. Our fellows have strong interpersonal skills, dream big, turn ideas into action, and share our commitment to the reproductive rights movement in Virginia.
NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation.