Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Running Start Star Fellowship Program|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||Star Fellowship includes:
Interning on Capitol Hill: We place our Fellows in the offices of female Representatives and Senators so they can learn from successful women firsthand. Each young woman will intern Monday through Thursday full-time in the office where she is placed. (Specific times will be designated by the Intern Coordinator in each office);
Free housing on Capitol Hill with close proximity to the metro for easy transportation to Friday Seminars; A $2,000 stipend for living expenses during the semester;
Friday Seminars: All Star Fellows will attend Friday Seminars where they will be given a deeper knowledge of politics and the opportunity to learn about how politics really works from top people in the field. Seminar topics include: History of American Women in Politics, Campaign Fundamentals, International Women in Politics, Political Advocacy, Social Activism, Media Training, Fundraising Fundamentals, Public Speaking. Lunch will be provided each Friday;
Research Component: Fellows will learn not only how Capitol Hill works but also why and how the Member of Congress they work for ran for elected office. Each Star Fellow will be required to interview the Member they work for and present to the other fellows and Running Start staff on what they learn. A written component is included in this project.
The Ideal Candidate:
Deeply motivated college women (juniors, seniors & recent graduates ONLY) who are interested in serving a Member of Congress on Capitol Hill, want to learn more about politics, and are interested in researching and understanding the importance of getting more women to enter careers in politics.
We look for students who have proven that they are motivated in the classroom and in extra circular activities.
Priority will be given to students who can demonstrate their involvement with their community and their school. Students who have held leadership positions or who are interested in running for elected office should mention this in their application.