National deadline: February 5, 2015, 12:00 p.m. PST, Fellowship program
January 29, 2015, 12:00 p.m., PST, Summer Associates Program
About Greenlining: The Greenlining Institute is a national policy, organizing and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. We ensure that grassroots leaders are participating in major policy debates by building diverse coalitions that work together to advance solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. Greenlining builds public awareness of issues facing communities of color, increases civic participation, and advocates for public and private policies that create opportunities for people and families to make the American Dream a reality.
Greenlining believes that succession planning and leadership development are among the most important activities organizations, institutions and communities can engage in to ensure their future success. Though Greenlining is largely known as a public policy institute, leadership development is central to our mission and an essential component of enabling low-income and communities of color to determine their own destinies.
Participants qualities: Greenlining seeks talented, self-motivated individuals committed to equity and justice. Academy participants generally have the following traits:
- track record of working towards social justice
- ability to work well with diverse groups
- strong personal initiative and motivation
- leadership experience or potential, and meaningful involvement in school, the workplace or community
- open to new ideas
- Participants are carefully selected to represent Greenlining’s constituency in terms of age, education, work and volunteer experience, political perspective, and ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Individuals from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply; there are no preferred majors.
The Fellowship Program The Fellowship program is a year-long training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director. Although the curriculum is similar to that of the Associates program, Fellows are given more responsibility and independence to implement projects and programs. Fellows participate in leadership skills workshops, attend power lunch series with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Fellows receive regular professional and personal skill development and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, fundraise, testify at policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders.
Compensation: $37,500 per year/Health Benefits Included
The Summer Associates Program
The Academy Associates program is an intensive 10-week training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Associates manage research and advocacy projects with the direction of a Greenlining staff member. Associates present their findings and projects in both a written and oral report at the end of the program. Associates participate in leadership skills workshops, attend power lunches with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Overall, Associates are exposed to key community leaders, new issues, and new methods of advocacy. Associates receive regular mentorship, professional and personal skill development and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, testify at key policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders.
Compensation: $4,750 for ten weeks.
Application process: electronic
- completed application form
- personal statement no more than two pages, double-spaced, in length and answers the following questions:
- What unique personal and professional experiences, background, and/or skills do you bring to the Academy?
- What issues impacting low-income and minority communities are you most passionate about and why?
- How will the Greenlining Academy help you in your pursuit towards your professional goals?
- current resume
- two letters of recommendation (must be sent with entire application package)
- copies of all higher education transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
Documents can be uploaded at: http://greenlining.formstack.com/forms/academy_application20152016
Faculty representative: Keith Raether
National committee interview: selected finalists will be interviewed
The Greenlining Institute
1918 University Avenue, 2nd floor
Berkeley, CA 94704