The Public Policy Fellowship (PPF) is a paid nine-month opportunity that connects mid-career LEE members with high-impact organizations pursuing educational equity through policy and advocacy. Fellowship hosts are senior leaders serving in high-impact government agencies or advocacy organizations. They demonstrate a strong organizational commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which may include gender and ethnic diversity in organization leadership. In addition to the on-the-job learning experience provided by the host, fellows receive individualized and group leadership coaching from LEE and access to a national network of policy and advocacy leaders.
The host organization will determine the scope of work to be carried out by the fellow. As a host, you’ll be asked to craft a work plan that adds value to your organizational goals while developing the skills and leadership of the fellow under the management of a high-ranking staff member. Please note that, if you’d like your fellow to engage in lobbying-related activity, you will have to pay your fellow their stipend directly.
LEE’s fellowship support structures will also expand fellows’ skill sets over the course of the opportunity. Potential responsibilities include:
To ensure a high-quality experience for both fellows and hosts, we ask host organizations to provide each fellow with the following:
What is the host application process?
Who are Public Policy Fellows
Fellow candidates are mid-level LEE members with previous policy and/or advocacy experience. Ideal fellows meet the following criteria:
Benefits & Objectives for Fellows