Victory Institute Offers Internships and Fellowships for Future and Current LGBTQ Leaders

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Washington, D.C.—Today, Victory Institute announced the open application period for four of its signature internship and fellowship programs. The various programs provide emerging LGBTQ leaders with opportunities to work on Capitol Hill or attend Victory Institute’s suite of leadership programs, and provide current LGBTQ government or elected officials with advanced leadership training at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Together they aim to build a diverse pipeline of LGBTQ leaders who will push for equality in government and beyond.
The internship and fellowship opportunities include the:
Victory Congressional Internship
Victory Institute brings outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C. for an intensive leadership program that includes a summer internship with an LGBTQ-friendly member of Congress.
The program includes a stipend, housing, placement in a congressional internship, travel to/from Washington, D.C., and travel and registration to the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in December.
Application Deadline: February 17, 11:59pm PT
Learn more and apply.
Victory Congressional Fellowship
Victory Institute brings an emerging LGBTQ leader to Washington, D.C. for a year-long intensive fellowship that will support the executive director of the LGBTQ Congressional Equality Caucus, co-chaired by the six openly LGBTQ members of Congress.
The program includes travel to/from Washington, D.C., a stipend of $30,000, reimbursement for health insurance up to $400 per month, and paid registration for the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in Washington, DC in December.
Application Deadline: March 10, 11:59pm PT
Learn more and apply.
Victory Empowerment Fellowship
This fellowship is for emerging LGBTQ leaders of color and transgender leaders who seek to expand their campaign skills and policy-making power, and be part of a strong cohort of movement leaders from across the country. Fellows attend Victory Institute’s Candidate & Campaign Training and International LGBTQ Leaders Conference, and participate in a year-long mentorship program.
Application Deadline: March 3, 11:59pm PT
Learn more and apply.
Bohnett Leaders Fellowship
Designed for senior-level executives working with state and local governments, this intensive, three-week Executive Education program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government hones skills and furthers the leadership potential of accomplished individuals from across the United States. Sessions are held in June and July.
Application Deadline: March 29, 11:59pm PT
Learn more and apply.
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Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute
The Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute works to increase the number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in public office and to provide programming, service, and other support to ensure their success.