The Policy Fellowship is a year-long training and experiential learning program for emerging leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and invest in their personal and professional growth. Greenlining integrates Fellows into one of Greenlining’s policy teams to develop, plan, and implement the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts while they work with the Leadership Academy to focus on the “harder” skills of managing a personal ecology.

Founded in 1993, The Greenlining Institute is a policy, research, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. We work on a variety of major policy issues, from the economy to environmental policy, health care and many others, because we recognize that economic opportunity doesn’t operate in a vacuum. We don’t see these issues as being in separate silos, but as interconnected threads in a web of opportunity.


  • Develop, draft, and publish advocacy or policy projects
  • Develop and participate in ongoing social media and blogs to uplift ongoing policy and Academy efforts
  • Draft and give oral presentation(s) and testify at policy meetings with various stakeholders
  • Provide mentorship and supervision to undergraduate students in the Academy’s Casa Joaquin program and Academy Summer Associates
  • Participate in all leadership development workshops to increase intrapersonal and collective leadership development
  • Participate in skill building workshops to learn Greenlining’s approach to policy advocacy
  • Develop and complete a year-long Academy project as designed by Academy staff
  • Participate in cohort development activities as assigned by Academy staff
  • Participate in related program, organization and community meetings as assigned
  • Meet with community, government, and corporate leaders to drive advocacy forward


  • At least one year of relevant work experience required
  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited undergraduate institution preferred
  • Committed to championing causes that serve low-income communities and communities of color
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, strong organizational skills, and an ability to work independently
  • Versatile and adaptable; can think on their feet in response to changing circumstances
  • Thrives in, and contributes to, a team-oriented working environment
  • Effectively communicates needs and solutions to personal and professional challenges
  • Strong personal initiative and motivation, strong work ethic, and sense of pride in their work product
  • Track record of working toward social and racial justice
  • A self-starter who likes to take initiative, is curious and seeks opportunities to grow
  • and expand their knowledge and skills
  • Skilled at working well with a wide range of people and able to manage complex projects
  • with attention to detail and deadlines
  • Creativity; can spot nontraditional opportunities and find a way to take advantage of them

Compensation: $55,000 per year. This is an exempt position. Excellent benefits including paid vacation, health, vision and dental insurance.

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