Throughout history, students have been at the forefront of social change, from civil rights to voting rights to marriage equality. Today, students across every campus face an urgent crisis that calls us all to action: the campus sexual violence epidemic. The Next Generation Leaders Fellowship is a 10-week summer intensive designed to empower students to be movement leaders by providing them with training and education in advanced civic engagement including policy writing, legislative advocacy, and grassroots organizing.
The Every Voice Coalition was founded in 2016 by students and survivors, for students and survivors. Over the past five years, students and survivors have led an all-volunteer movement for change that has brought thousands of students together across the country and led to groundbreaking, student-written, survivor-centered bills being filed in 8 state legislatures and passed into law in 2 states. Every Voice has become a leading non-profit in campus sexual violence advocacy working closely with national organizations like It’s On Us, End Rape on Campus, National Women’s Law Center, Know Your IX and many more. Every Voice is searching for the next generation of student leaders to continue to build this national movement from the ground up and pass laws all across the country.
The Every Voice Coalition is a fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund, a California nonprofit corporation and registered 501(c)(3) organization.
The Next Generation Leader Fellows will build skills needed to lead grassroots movements. By the end of summer, you will have gained experience in
- Drafting legislation to meet the needs of students in their state;
- Creating relationships with state legislators;
- Organizing and mobilizing fellow students;
- Writing thought-provoking and informative op-eds;
- The basics of grant writing and fundraising.
Our summer fellowship aims to train the students that will go on to lead our movement from drafting, to filing, to passing, to implementing student-written, survivor-centered, and non-carceral legislation in their target state.
- Location: The fellowship program will be entirely remote, and is open to students who are from or go to school in Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
- Time Commitment: The fellowship program is part time, 20 hrs per week.
- Fellowship Duration: Fellowships will last for a 10-week period from May 31st-August 6th.
- Stipend: Based on need, fellows will be eligible to receive a stipend of up to $1,000 to cover costs of living during the program.
- Oversight: Fellows will be supervised by experienced Every Voice organizers and leaders, including members of the National team and previous fellowship cohorts.
We seek students who thrive under uncertainty, who are able to bring people together in support of a common vision, and who can overcome obstacles to achieve their goals. Change requires resilience – so we’re looking for students who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and are committed to accomplishing real change over time.
Fellows will demonstrate or have the ability to demonstrate the following: committed to eradicating sexual violence and gender-based violence; strong verbal and written communication skills; thrive in high stake and rapidly changing environments; excellent time management; preference for social movements with an emphasis on taking direct action; and ability to demonstrate leadership skills as well as work collaboratively.
Only accepting applicants for State Leadership Fellows who are from or go to school in Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, New Mexico, Virginia, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.
Diversity & Inclusivity
Our organizations stand on the structure and knowledge that Black students, first-generation students, low-income students, LGBTQ+ students, non-binary students, trans students, POC students, Indigenous students, disabled persons, and all marginalized students experience sexual violence disproportionately. Addressing sexual violence within colleges and universities means addressing systemic issues that silence students. Sexual violence disproportionately impacts those with marginalized and intersecting identities. We encourage and empower survivors and students who have been pushed to the margins and impacted personally by sexual violence to apply.
- Application Due Date: March 15th with rolling interviews
- Decisions Returned: March 31st
- Fellowship Start Date: Monday, May 31st
Apply HERE by March 15th
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