More than ever, making positive changes in today's political climate requires all the right ingredients. We want to place highly motivated, passionate and hard-working young people on a fast-track to success.
A non-partisan program, Muslim Youth Fellowship aims to provide politically motivated students the opportunity to complement their academic studies with hands-on experience volunteering with an elected government representative. Fellows will volunteer directly with elected officials in a range of different areas including research, advocacy, policy, communications, and campaign organizing depending on the needs of the office. Through applied, hands-on experience, the program will provide fellows with the practical tools required to become effective advocates.
Fellows will be provided with paid intensive training prior to their placement as well as supportive mentorship and development training throughout their term. Experience gained will also be supplemented by a longer-term, vision project that fellows will work on collaboratively with the aim of impacting a worthy cause of choice.
The program will have two cohorts per year, one starting in September and another in January.
We aim to recruit 10-12 Fellows for each of the cohorts.
Once selected as a Fellow the participant will received:
All training and development opportunities will be paid for via honorarium and will be held outside of City premises. Time spent in Municipal offices is unpaid, and voluntary. Fellows will negotiate with each of the offices the number of hours they will provide, however we recommend that Fellows provide at least 8-12 hours a week to the offices they volunteer at.
Total honorarium for participation in the training and networking portion of the program is $1400 per Fellow per term (September – December). There is no compensation for volunteering at Municipal Official’s offices.
Learning how to enter the public service is usually pretty scary and hard to do without strong networks – we hope to invest in young Muslim community members to help them deepen their love for City government and public services.
Some of the benefits you will receive:
Receive hands-on training in the areas of civic engagement
Sharpen your leadership skills and gain valuable campaign and organizing tools
Gain an in-depth understanding of the political process
Meet elected officials and improve your networking skills
Obtain insight and career advice from public servants working in Municipal Officials' offices
Connect with other ambitious Muslim youth from across the city who share a love to deepen their commitment to building a stronger democracy
To qualify for the placement, you need the following requirements:
Registration closed on July 28, 2017 11:59pm EST.
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