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Fellowship Program

ReflectUS Fellowship

Do you want to make an impact in your local community? Have you thought about running for political office? Do you live in North Texas? If you answered yes to these questions, the ReflectUS “It Begins Here” Fellowship is for you!

The Fellowship program is geared towards women from working-class backgrounds from North Texas. 

The Fellowship will be a year-long program designed to engage civically-minded women. The 12-women cohort will participate in workshops, capacity building training, discussions, and networking opportunities led by ReflectUS Coalition members, national partners and local experts.

"It Begins Here" Fellowship Application is Now Open!

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. Acceptance is on a rolling basis.

“It Begins Here” is designed to engage and inform women in North Texas on national and local efforts towards gender parity in politics.

Cecilia Silva, North Texas Program Manager

Unique Position

In North Texas, ReflectUS is in the unique position to bring together national thought-leaders, experts, elected officials, and activists in the Texas women’s representation movement towards building greater gender parity in political leadership.

Year-Long Program

Over the course of 12 months, women from North Texas communities will participate in workshops, capacity building trainings, discussions, and networking opportunities aimed at guiding and supporting them as they begin or further the path towards political leadership.

National Network of Partners

Workshops will be led by ReflectUS Coalition members, national partners and local experts on topics ranging from fundraising and financing campaigns, public speaking and storytelling, selecting campaign staff, to managing personal finances.

Work Hard to Succeed

The goal is to build the capacity of women in North Texas to run and win positions of political leadership in order to have a more reflective government.

Shape

"It Begins Here" Fellowship Application is Now Open!

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. Acceptance is on a rolling basis.

ReflectUS Members

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

Empowered Women

Higher Heights of America

IGNITE National

Women's Public Leadership Network (WPLN)

LatinasRepresent

RepresentWomen

She Should Run

Vote Run Lead

Shape

Applications are now open for the 2021/2022 Fellowship program. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. Click here to apply. Acceptance is on a rolling basis. ​

ReflectUS will contact 2021/2022 applicants by February 2021 to let them know whether they have been selected as a finalist. All finalists will then be interviewed by the ReflectUS Admissions Committee before March 2021. The Selection Committee will announce decisions by email in early March at the latest.

The selection process involves two phases. During the first phase, a panel of ReflectUS staff and Board members reads all of the applications and selects a pool of finalists for further review by the ReflectUS Selection Committee. During the second phase, the Admissions Committee reads and evaluates all finalist applications and conducts interviews with finalists. The final selections are made based on this second reading and the interview.

ReflectUS is a non-partisan, non-political entity. The Fellowship is not affiliated with any political party or entity. As such, we’re looking for Fellows who bring a diverse set of political opinions and perspectives to the program.

  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age at time of application submission.
  • All applicants must reside in North Texas.
  • You are expected to be an active Fellow for a period of one year, from MARCH 2021 through MARCH 2022.
  • You will collaborate with the Dallas Program Manager to create your personalized strategic plan to begin your leadership journey.
  • You are expected to participate in the mandatory twice a month webinars (or in-person meetings) and other training opportunities hosted by ReflectUS.
  • Use of cameras during webinar meetings is highly encouraged, as our goal is to get to know each other, and minimize virtual distance!
  • More than 3 absences will be a reason for us to re-evaluate your fellowship commitment and we will have the right to remove you from the program.

The dates for the 2021/2022 “It Begins Here” Fellowship programs are: March 2021 – February 2022.

  • Participation in the 12-month remote program
  • Ongoing skill-building and training opportunities
  • Guidance in developing and executing an individual pipeline blueprint
  • Upon completion of the Fellowship, participation in a national network of leaders poised to contribute to parity in politics and exposure to opportunities provided by ReflectUS Coalition Member’s programming.

It’s important to us that applicants with disabilities can fully participate in our process. The Fellowship program will provide reasonable accommodations deemed necessary for qualified applicants and Fellows to participate in the selection process and in the Fellowship. If you are a qualified applicant and require a reasonable accommodation to complete the application, please contact our team here.

"It Begins Here" Fellowship Application is Now Open!

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2021. Acceptance is on a rolling basis.

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