Policy Fellowship

Greenlining Leadership Academy 2014-2015 Fellows

The Next Generation of Diverse LeadersThe 2015-2016 Greenlining Leadership Academy Fellows
(from left to right): Kerry Sakimoto, Sara Chandler, David Huang, Erika Cabato

The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders who have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Fellows are assigned to specific program areas and develop expertise with the direction of a Program Manager and the Academy Director. Each Fellowship experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. Although the curriculum is similar to that of the Associates program, Fellows are given more responsibility and independence to implement projects and programs. The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation.

Fellows participate in leadership and skills development workshops, attend meetings with key stakeholders, and conduct site visits to community, government, and corporate entities. Fellows receive regular mentorship, professional and personal skill development, and are given opportunities to interact with the media, write reports/press releases, fundraise, testify at policy hearings, and participate in key meetings with top government officials, corporate CEOs, and political leaders.

Personal and Professional Development Workshops

Fellows participate in personal and professional development workshops that teach participants essential skills that will strengthen their capacity to contribute to their Greenlining experience as well as enhance their future opportunities.

Workshops Include:
  • Public Speaking and Effective Presentations
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Negotiation Techniques
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Advocacy and Organizing Techniques
  • Sacramento Ins and Outs and Lobbying
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Research for Writing a Policy Brief
  • Effective Social Networking
  • Media Spokesperson and Communications

Applying for the Policy Fellowship Program

A complete application requires:

Ready to Apply?

  • Personal statement (see online application for guidelines)
  • Resume with three references
  • One letter of recommendation (must be uploaded with entire application package)

Policy Fellowship Application Submission Deadline: Feb. 4, 2016 12PM PST

 

Health Equity Fellowship

Greenlining Leadership Academy 2013 Health Equity Fellows

The Next Generation of Health LeadersThe 2014-2015 Greenlining Leadership Academy Health Equity Fellows (from left to right): Jessica Fuentes, Ozi Uduma, Juan Reynoso, Alheli Cuenca, Francisco Espinoza, Pang Vang • Get to know the Fellows

The Health Equity Fellowship program is an 18-month training program within The California Endowment’s philanthropic programs for emerging health advocates to address community health disparities in California. Health Equity Fellows gain hands-on policy, advocacy and philanthropic experience and also benefit from the Greenlining Academy’s extensive leadership development curriculum. The Health Equity Fellowship is a placement program that seeks to advance advocacy, research and policy projects related to Affordable Care Act implementation efforts in California, creating healthy school environments for low-income students, and fostering safe and healthy neighborhoods where youth and families can prosper. Fellows are placed at one of The California Endowment’s regional offices in Sacramento, Oakland, Fresno, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Personal and Professional Development Workshops

Fellows participate in personal and professional development workshops that teach participants essential skills that will strengthen their capacity to contribute to their Greenlining experience as well as enhance their future opportunities.

Workshops Include:
  • Public Speaking and Effective Presentations
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Negotiation Techniques
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Advocacy and Organizing Techniques
  • Sacramento Ins and Outs and Lobbying
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Research for Writing a Policy Brief
  • Effective Social Networking
  • Media Spokesperson and Communications
  • A Narrative for Health: Health Happens Here
  • Introduction to the Philanthropic Sector
  • Community Based Preventative Health Strategies
  • Introduction to Restorative Justice
  • Structural Equity and the Determinants of Health

Legal Fellowship

The Greenlining Legal Fellowship is a year-long training program for leaders who have recently completed law school and attained their Juris Doctor by the start of the program. Legal Fellows will be assigned to either the Energy, Telecommunications and Technology, or Environmental Equity programs, and will develop expertise in those areas under the direction and guidance of Greenlining’s legal team and the Academy Director. Each year’s issue agenda is a little different: please see the program page links for an idea of what issues each program has been working on recently.

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

The learning environment is based on combining experiential learning opportunities, individual development and team participation. Each Fellowship cohort is made up of 4-6 people and includes legal and policy Fellows. Each Fellowship experience is unique and is shaped by the current policy focus of their program area. Along with the rest of our Fellows, Legal Fellows participate in personal and professional development workshops that teach participants essential skills that will strengthen their capacity to contribute to their Greenlining experience as well as enhance their future opportunities.

Workshops include:
  • Public Speaking and Effective Presentations
  • Leadership Development
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Negotiation Techniques
  • Introduction to Greenlining’s Advocacy and Organizing Techniques
  • Sacramento Ins and Outs and Lobbying
  • Meeting Facilitation
  • Research for Writing a Policy Brief
  • Effective Social Networking
  • Media Spokesperson and Communications

Applying for the Legal Fellowship Program

Candidates for Legal Fellow must be expecting to graduate and take the California Bar exam in 2015 OR be recent law school graduates who are members of the California Bar Association.

A complete application requires:

Ready to Apply?

  • Cover letter
  • Resume with three references

Legal Fellowship Application Submission Deadline:

Jan. 14, 2016 12PM PST

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