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Dr. Anne Moses IGNITE Fellowship


IGNITE’s premier, paid fellowship program for passionate young leaders who want to jump-start their public service careers.

Dr. Anne Moses IGNITE Fellows are changing the face of leadership in communities across America.

about the Fellowship Program

IGNITE actively seeks out diverse and enthusiastic young Gen Z leaders from communities across the nation, providing them with essential resources, training, and networks to unleash their political influence, mobilize their peers, and foster civic engagement. Dr. Anne Moses Fellows play a critical role in driving IGNITE’s mission by helping, in part, to grow and sustain our college programs in communities across America. As ambassadors for IGNITE, they also amplify the message that it's time for young people to own their power and change the face of political leadership.


about our Fellows

Our community comprises women-identifying, nonbinary and gender expansive young leaders eager to break down barriers and enter the political arena. The Fellowship program brings together a cohort of changemakers with political ambition, organizing skills, and a desire to help build the next generation of political leaders. Fellows commit to 15 hours per week for the duration of the 18 month fellowship program, and have the opportunity to participate in IGNITE conferences, events, and Fellowship trainings. All travel for the Fellowship is covered by IGNITE.


We are searching for our 9th cohort of Dr. Anne Moses Fellows to serve in a part-time capacity from August 2024 through January 2026.

As a Fellow you will:

  • Engage IGNITE college chapters and high school clubs 
  • Lead an independent project that advances IGNITE’s mission
  • Gain access to professional development opportunities
  • Build visibility and amplify your voice around your work and impact as a Fellow

The application for the 2024-2025 Fellowship Cohort is now closed.

Locations for the 2023-2024 Dr. Anne Moses Fellowship


Locations & Deadlines for the 2023-2024 Dr. Anne Moses Fellowship 

July 10

Bay Area, CA

Salt Lake City, UT

April 1st                                                       April 16th                                                     

                                                              Birmingham, AL

Baltimore, MD                                         Atlanta, GA

                                                              North Texas

New York, NY                                           Houston, TX

Philadelphia, PA                                       Raleigh, NC

Pittsburgh, PA                                          Miami, FL  

Newark, NJ                                              Nashville, TN

                                                               San Antonio, TX

May 7th                                                      May 31st                                                   

Cleveland, OH                                       San Diego, CA

Columbus, OH                                       Los Angeles, CA

Chicago, IL                                           Silicon Valley, CA

Detroit, MI                                            Las Vega, NV

Minneapolis, MN                                    Denver, CO

Milwaukee, WI                                       Bay Area, CA  

Oklahoma City, OK                              Inland Empire, CA

                                                            Salt Lake City, UT


From IGNITE Fellow To The White House: Anna Del Castillo

“We Need More Equitable Representation in This Country, And We Need it Now.”

Anna Del Castillo served as IGNITE’s Boston fellow in 2020. She studied Racial Justice and Healing at Harvard Divinity 

School and is now working on DEI initiatives at the White House. 

She first attended the National Young Women Run conference in D.C., and felt inspired by seeing other women own their political power. She initially wanted to join a collective of women running for office or who were interested in leadership. For Anna, becoming a Fellow was about amplifying the voices of historically and intentionally excluded people 

in politics. “People who have traditionally been left out of the political process, largely women of color and low-income folks should be given the tools and resources they need to successfully run for office. We need more equitable representation in this country, and we need it now,” Anna says. As the Boston Fellow, she hosted several events around Boston that sparked a similar interest in other young women, helping them realize their own potential. “Being a Fellow feels like being a connector. There’s this really important role of connecting other people with important resources, with other young women and with mentors who can provide guidance.” And from there, Anna stepped into her role as a community organizer, facilitator and now Deputy Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) at the White House. IGNITE has prepared her to lead with authenticity, recognize the power of collective organizing, and center equity in all that she does.



Highlights from past cohorts 

Meet the 2023-2024 Dr. Anne Moses IGNITE Fellows

Learn all about our 2023-2024 IGNITE Fellows here.