Selection as a DialogueDirect Leadership Fellow will be based on a combination of the following criteria:

  • Proven leadership ability within a team of peers
  • A strong ability to build relationships and engage the public
  • A commitment to public service
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • At least 5 years of previous experience as a face-to-face fundraiser or canvasser


  • Candidates should have completed a four year degree
  • Applicants must have completed their undergraduate education by the time they start the Fellowship
  • Candidate must have exceptional communication skills
  • Prior face to face fundraising or canvassing experience required
  • Candidate must be willing to work on fundraising campaigns outside of primary market for a minimum of 3 consecutive months (i.e. placed in NYC but willing to travel to DC)
  • Previous leadership experience strongly preferred
  • International candidates welcome to apply

Application Components:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing why you are the ideal Fellowship candidate and how the Fellowship will help you develop personally and professionally
  • One letter of recommendation (from supervisors, peers, academic advisers, etc.)

Application Deadline:  Applications will be reviewed and candidates will be selected for interviews on a rolling basis until Friday, November 18, 2016. Candidates will be selected by , Friday, December 2, 2016. The start date for the fellowship will be Monday, January 2, 2017.

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