Program Assistants at FCNL

Program Assistants at FCNL

Want to start a career in advocacy? FCNL program assistants spend 11 months working with key staff members to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. The paid program is geared toward recent graduates and others at the beginning of their careers and begins in late August. Apply by January 31.

Lobby for Good

Our Work

Our Work

Is driven by the world we seek. FCNL staff works for the common good. Founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), FCNL has spent 70 years lobbying to change federal policy to advance social and economic justice, peace, and good government.

Advocate for Change

Your Work

Your Work

Is meaningful and challenging. Program assistants work directly with FCNL lobbyists and other senior staff, gaining first-hand knowledge of the legislative process and the strategic advocacy and communications work that is necessary for policy change.

Application Materials Due January 31, 2014

Application Instructions

Our strong preference is for email submissions of applications. If you are unable to submit electronically due to extenuating circumstances you may submit a paper copy. Applications must be received, not postmarked, by January 31st.


The application for program assistants includes basic information about your experience and interests. We also ask that you respond to several short answer and essay questions.

Reference Form

Please list three references who are not members of your family who have known you in various capacities. You might include, for instance, professors or instructors, job supervisors, coaches, club sponsors, community leaders or elected officials who you know, religious leaders, Quaker meeting clerks or personal references such as friends. Letters from your references are helpful but not required.

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