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Become an IGNITE Fellow

Now accepting applications for 2021-2022

IGNITE Fellows are politically active local leaders who organize their communities to flex their political power. Every year IGNITE recruits a cohort of passionate women in communities across America and provides them with resources, training, and networks to mobilize young women to become politically engaged. Fellows serve as ambassadors for IGNITE’s mission and help us spread a national message: it is time for young women to own their political power.

21-22 Fellowship Video v1

2021-2022 Cities

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbus, OH
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Houston, TX
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis-St.Paul, MN
  • Nashville, TN
  • New York, NY
  • Newark, NJ
  • North Texas
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Philly, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Raleigh, NC
  • San Diego, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Southern California
  • Washington, D.C.

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Who are we looking for?

IGNITE is looking for Fellows from across the ideological spectrum who are deeply motivated, take initiative, have organizing experience on college campuses and in their communities and have a proven track record of building new initiatives and sustained programming. We are specifically looking for young women who have a history of serving their communities through volunteer activities, internships, public office, or other civic engagement activities. Strong candidates will demonstrate experience in organizing and coalition building, civic engagement and political leadership with a deep commitment to advancing equal rights for women.

Application Timeline

The application opens on March 29, 2021. Due to the high volume of candidates, we have different deadlines for each city. Interviews will be conducted April 2020 to July 2020 and candidates will be notified on a rolling basis based on their application deadline. There will be multiple rounds in the interview process. 

Application Deadline

JULY 12, 2021

  • Austin, TX
  • Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA
  • Houston, TX
  • Newark, NJ
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Salt Lake City, UT
The deadline has already passed for the following sites: Cleveland, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Southern California, North Texas, Raleigh, San Diego, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Birmingham, Miami, Nashville, Milwaukee, Seattle, and D.C.
We are still accepting applications for the above locations.

Mandatory training for accepted fellows

  • August 16 - September 17, 2021: Fellows will launch the year with a month-long virtual kick-off training featuring political leadership training and meetings with prominent elected women leaders.
  • January - February 2022: Fellows will participate in midyear in-person regional retreats for support and additional training
  • June 2022: The IGNITE Fellowship culminates in Washington D.C. where the cohort attends our annual national conference, Young Women Run. 

Generous Fellowship Stipend

IGNITE Fellows will be compensated with a $12,000 stipend with the successful demonstration of monthly benchmarks and engagement in IGNITE National meetings and training.

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