Social Change Fellowship Program

Do you want to fight for social change? Do you want to improve your organizing, advocacy, and activism skills? Do you want to join a passionate and dedicated team?

Then consider applying for Network Delaware's Social Change Fellowship!

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Social Change Fellowship

Do you want to fight for social change? Do you want to improve your organizing, advocacy, and activism skills? Do you want to join a passionate and dedicated team?

Then consider applying for Network Delaware's Social Change Fellowship! 

Overview
This program is designed to hone your civic skills, give you specialized coaching and training, and connect you with a team working for social change in Delaware.

Past participants have started projects for housing rights, economic opportunity, Black maternal health, criminal justice reform, etc.

During the Fellowship the goal is to develop a team that can last beyond the Fellowship and continue to push for change. This Fellowship can be used to jump start efforts for causes to activate your community.

Logistics of position

  • Focus: Must focus on addressing/implementing a specific policy here in Delaware at the state or local level, along with developing the constituency most impacted (e.g., for issues addressing youth, must involve youth in the planning/strategizing).
  • Schedule: 3 month Fellowship in Fall (October-December) and Winter/Spring (February-May).
  • Stipend available: Between $250 and $5000.
  • Commitment: Attending a three session orientation series (~9 hours over three weeks), attending a weekly 1-hour development session with a small group for three months, and implementing a project to support your community!
  • Cohort model: 3-6 applicants will be accepted for every cohort.


Elements of the position

Leadership development: Learn new skills, practice facilitating workshops, and developing the capacity of others

Recruit and develop volunteers: Build relationships with volunteers to hone their leadership (e.g,. conduct 1-on-1 meetings, run volunteer recruitment efforts, coach volunteers, etc.)

Issue campaigns: Develop people’s capacity to push policy (e.g., engaging with an existing issue campaign or starting a new one)

Application deadlines


Final Application Deadline (early applications accepted)Start dateLength of Organizing Fellowship (can vary slightly so just let us know when you apply)
FallJuly 15thSeptemberSeptember to December
SpringJanuary 15thMarchMarch to June
Summer April 15thJuneJune to August






How to Apply

We accept applications on a rolling basis so feel free to apply early. There are final deadlines so check the most up-to-date application details and deadlines on our website.

The application process is highly competitive and we generally only accept a few people per cycle (i.e., Summer, Fall, and Spring).

To apply please click the button below.

If you have questions please contact us at Info@TheNetworkDE.org. We love talking to people about organizing and social change so definitely feel free to reach out to learn more about the position and how you hope to grow, we'd appreciate the chance to talk!

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