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African American Policy Forum’s Fellowship Program(Fully-funded)

African American Policy Forum’s Fellowship Program(Fully-funded)

Are you passionate about driving social change? The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is offering a unique opportunity for dedicated individuals like you to make a meaningful impact through its Fellowship Program. Designed to cultivate skills in community organizing, policy analysis, nonprofit operations, and law, this highly competitive program attracts fellows from diverse backgrounds and professions worldwide, enriching AAPF’s mission with a wealth of talent and experience.

Summer 2024 Fellowship Announcement

The AAPF is excited to announce its search for a team of highly motivated individuals for the 2024 Summer Fellowship Program!

Program Overview:

  • Duration: Ten weeks, running from June 10, 2024, to August 16, 2024.
  • Format: Remote, allowing flexibility and accessibility.
  • Commitment: Full-time engagement (35-40 hours per week) with a stipend provided.
  • Requirements: Fellows must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

About AAPF

Established in 1996, AAPF is a pioneering think tank that bridges the gap between academia, activism, and policymaking to combat structural inequality. Our approach involves leveraging innovative ideas and diverse perspectives to reshape public discourse and influence policy. Embracing a vision of racial justice that intersects with gender, class, and other societal barriers, AAPF is dedicated to advancing human rights both domestically and globally.

Summer 2023 Fellowship Recap

The 2023 Summer Fellowship Program was project-based, offering fellows hands-on experience in research and advocacy aligned with AAPF’s initiatives. Fellows collaborated closely with project leads and AAPF team members, contributing to various campaigns and projects while exploring their own interests under mentorship.

Duties and Responsibilities

Fellows can expect a dynamic experience, including:

  • Participation in brainstorming sessions
  • Preparation of communications materials
  • Contribution to AAPF initiatives through research and program planning
  • Support for events and outward-facing programming
  • Assistance with various projects, including speech-writing and media preparation

Ideal Candidate Profile

AAPF seeks candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Strong academic background
  • Demonstrated skills in relevant areas
  • Familiarity with Critical Race Theory and Kimberlé Crenshaw’s work
  • Understanding of AAPF’s mission and initiatives
  • Proficiency in essential software and social media platforms
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Fellows will be assigned to one of several impactful projects, including:

  • CRT Summer School: Educating on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality.
  • Digital & Social Media: Enhancing online presence and engagement.
  • Race and Gender Equity Initiatives: Researching and advocating for marginalized groups.
  • #TruthBeTold/Books Unbanned: Fighting censorship and promoting inclusive reading.
  • The Forum: Contributing to AAPF’s online publication.

Submission Instructions

Eligible candidates should access the application here. You will be prompted to provide your cover letter, a relevant writing sample of 3-5 pages (or relevant representation of your skill, i.e. graphic art, media clippings, etc.), a 250-word statement as to why you are interested in the work, and two professional references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with a final due date of Sunday, March 31st at 8:00p.m ET/5:00p.m. PT.

Please feel free to circulate this description and application to your networks!

AAPF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workplace that strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

AAPF does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination with respect to race, religion, color, social or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), age, physical, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal laws.