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Public Policy Fellowship

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About the Fellowship

LEE’s Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) is a paid, full-time, nine-month opportunity to accelerate your policy or advocacy career. This opportunity is exclusive to all current LEE members. During the Fellowship, you will lead significant policy and advocacy projects to advance equity within the mission of your host organization.

On average, nearly 80% of Fellows secure full-time policy or advocacy roles within six months of completing the PPF.


What to expect as a Fellow

  • Work with a senior policy or advocacy leader full-time for nine months.
  • Nationwide and virtual placements available.
  • Earn a $5,500/month stipend (health insurance or medical benefits are not provided).
  • Gain exposure to senior leaders in education policy and advocacy, and connect with a nationwide network of PPFs and alumni.
  • Participate in a virtual orientation to meet other PPFs and gain important information about the PPF.
  • Learn from leadership coaches and fellow peers through monthly group coaching, where you’ll build a professional learning community with like-minded individuals dedicated to advancing educational equity.
  • Participate in a 360-degree review designed to help you grow through feedback and self-reflection.
  • Participate in virtual trainings facilitated by policy and advocacy experts that will expand your knowledge of the issues and push your thinking about your own leadership.
  • Work with a career coach to clarify your long-term goals, create a plan to achieve those goals, and navigate your next steps.


Who should apply

  • Current LEE member
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in policy or advocacy work, including a relevant graduate degree (e.g. Masters in Public Policy, Masters in Public Administration, Juris Doctorate)
  • Looking to pursue a mid- or senior-level role in policy or advocacy/organizing sectors
  • Live in and have knowledge of the policy landscape in the geographic region of the host organization
  • Committed to ending educational inequity
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills


Frequently asked questions

For additional details about the fellowship, members can login to their LEE account and check the FAQ.

Not a member? Learn more about joining LEE and register today!


Applications for the 2022-23 cohort closed on April 3, 2022.