Govern for America imagines a world where our most dynamic young leaders see government as an avenue for meaningful change, and our state governments reflect the values and diversity of our nation. We are making this vision a reality through the Govern for America Fellowship, a two-year, paid fellowship that brings America’s most dynamic, passionate, and diverse future change-makers together to make their impact in state government. We are excited that you have taken the first step to become a Govern for America Fellow!
As a Govern for America Fellow, you will have the opportunity to work with senior leaders and decision makers to make and move policy, use your subject matter knowledge and skills to improve your state and country, and accelerate your career in any number of directions. Throughout your time as a Fellow, you will develop the analytical, communication, and leadership skills that will help you achieve your full potential, no matter what career path you eventually choose. You will be continually challenged and encouraged by your constituents, your team members, and your cohort. Along the way, you’ll have access to mentoring, coaching, and training opportunities to accelerate your development of new skills and capabilities.
Due to the nature of state roles and talent needs, Govern for America Fellows are strongly encouraged to be flexible in regards to the location of their placement. Fellow applicants who are open to working in a variety of states will have an advantage in the placement process.
This application is designed to assess your fit for the 2019 Govern for America cohort. As a part of the inaugural Fellow cohort, you will have the opportunity to shape your experience in a unique and exciting way. We look forward to reading your complete application and will be in touch with you in December. If you have any questions, or if you would like to update your candidate status, please email Kyleigh Russ at Kyleigh@govforamerica.org.
Govern for America is searching for the future leaders of our country, with the following qualities and potential.
Highly Motivated Leader - You care about making an impact and being in the action. You want to embark on a career path that provides ample opportunity for meaningful work and personal growth. Outside of the Box Thinker - You have solved problems in creative ways when presented with unique challenges and don't rely on cookie-cutter solutions. Strategic - You are a strategic-thinker with high-quality analytical and problem-solving skills. You can articulate a clear vision, navigate conflict, and bring partners to the table.Dynamic - You are a strong communicator with exceptional interpersonal skills and a high EQ. Successful - You are a self-starter with a demonstrated track record of success in your endeavors, both academic and professional. Driven - You are willing to take initiative, meet challenges, and adapt to new situationsTeam Oriented - You work well in collaborative environments and are trusted by your team members. If this sounds like you, then we look forward to reading your application and meeting you this fall and winter! Govern for America is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. We don’t just accept diversity and difference, we pursue it, celebrate it, and seek to integrate diversity into all aspects ofthe GfA experience.
We look forward to getting to know you over the next few months!