Govern For America Fellowship

The Govern For America Fellowship is a highly selective program that places diverse, dynamic recent graduates in key roles in government across the nation for two years of accelerated growth. As a Fellow, you’ll work on strategic priorities and innovative projects directly with state leaders and bring your skills to bear on the most pressing challenges facing our communities. Govern For America Fellows work at the intersection of policy and practice in a fast-moving environment where new challenges and experiences are the norm. Whether you’re fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, building inclusive education systems, and designing policy to reduce recidivism, you’ll spend each day tackling the biggest issues of our time.

Apply to GFA if you see yourself:

  • Leading with equity
  • Creatively solving problems
  • Telling stories to mobilize action
  • Using data to make choices
  • Thinking strategically
  • Working with diverse teams

We recommend answering the long-form questions in a separate document and copying and pasting them into this form to ensure nothing is lost as this form does not save if you do not hit submit. The below application is meant for us to understand your motivations and interest in the Govern For America Fellowship as well as assess how you could add value to the Fellowship and our government partners. We look forward to meeting you!

  • To be considered for the 2021 Fellowship Cohort, applicants must:
    • Be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, DACA Recipient, or have US Sponsorship for 2 years (GFA does not provide sponsorship for Fellows)
    • Be on track to earn an undergraduate or master’s degree by June 2021 or, if graduated, have earned an undergraduate degree in 2018 or later.

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