Advocacy Corps Organizer

Location
Washington D.C.
Salary
$3000
Posted
Jan 21, 2022
Closes
Feb 25, 2022
Industry
Nonprofit
Career Level
Entry Level
Hours
Part Time

Thank you for your interest in the Advocacy Corps. This program trains young advocates to work in their own communities, with support and compensation from FCNL, to organize peers to lobby Congress.

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) provides Congress with an opportunity to restore and expand tribal jurisdiction over crimes committed against Native American women and children. Ninety-seven percent of American Indian and Alaska Native women who are victims of violence have experienced that violence at the hands of a non-Native perpetrator. Expanding tribal jurisdiction over non-native assailants is a key next step to addressing the violence. In 2022 and 2023, Advocacy Corps organizers will urge Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act with expanded tribal provisions that restore tribal sovereignty and honor Native American rights. With the midterm election in November 2022, we will ensure that reauthorizing VAWA is a priority for the new Congress.

The Advocacy Corps program includes a 10-day summer intensive training in Washington, DC as well as FCNL’s two lobby weekends in November and March. You’ll be part of a dynamic team of 20 people learning and working together in different parts of the country to make change on this vital issue.

In the Advocacy Corps, you will learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience. Advocacy Corps organizers will help arrange meetings with members of Congress in their local offices. We'll help you develop a work plan that highlights your strengths and organizing style. Applicants receive a $3,000 stipend over the course of the program for successful work. Please refer to the full job description and see frequently asked questions for additional information.

 

Key Dates:

December 2021: Application period opens for the Advocacy Corps

April 11, 2022: Final date to submit an application for the Advocacy Corps

Mid-May, 2022: FCNL Advocacy Corps class will be announced

July 29 - August 7, 2022: Summer Intensive training for accepted Advocacy Corps members

August 2022 - May 2023: Advocacy Corps members organize in their communities

Note: All travel will be determined based on CDC guidelines and other COVID-19 restrictions/safety precautions. We ask that you hold all dates indicated in the application for virtual or in-person programming.

 

Still have questions? Visit fcnl.org/advocate or contact Young Adult Program Manager Larissa Gil Sanhueza by emailing larissa@fcnl.org or calling 202-899-5184.

Requirements

To be part of this program, you need to:

  • Be creative and passionate.
  • Commit to spending 10 days in Summer Intensive Training from July 29 - August 7.
  • Commit to working 25 to 35 hours a month back on your college campus or in your home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.

The application includes:

  • A series of short questions
  • A place to upload your resume
  • A place for including the names of two references. Please ask your references to send letters of recommendation directly to acapplications@fcnl.org.