Fellowship

Fellowship

Applications for Ready to Launch's 2024 fellowship are now open. Applications are due April 21. Apply now.

Through our fellowship program, Ready to Launch helps expand opportunities for women to launch careers in politics and government. Our program is built to create an inclusive environment that tears down barriers for women from historically marginalized communities.

Each fellow participates in more than 40 hours of training and educational sessions with the Ready to Launch team and guest speakers, covering everything from Government 101 to professional writing skills. The fellows are each paired with a one-on-one mentor to offer them guidance and advice, and help them build their network.

We help each fellow identify and secure a great internship opportunity to get hands-on experience in parallel to the educational training we offer.

We believe in paid work. We know that paid opportunities are essential to ensuring an equitable entry-level pipeline into government and politics. That’s why we help support stipends to ensure our participants can access opportunities.

Ready to Launch Government Fellowship

Between 2021-2023, we hosted 20 fellows across three cohorts through our government fellowship program. Learn more about our fellows and our government partners:

Summer 2023 Cohort

Meet Andrea, Caché, Kathy, Kimberly, Isabella, Ivonne, and Paula!

The elected officials we partnered with to host Ready to Launch fellows as interns include: Congressmember Sydney Kamlager-Dove; Attorney General Rob Bonta; Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas; LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell; LA Mayor Karen Bass; LA City Councilmember Eunisses Hernandez; and San Fernando Mayor Celeste Rodriguez.

Summer 2022 Cohort

Meet Atia, Daniella, Lindsay, Jackie, Verna, and Xiadani!

RTL Fellowship Group Shot

The elected officials we partnered with to host Ready to Launch fellows as interns include: Congressmember Jimmy Gomez; Senator Lena Gonzalez; Assemblymember Mike Fong; LA County Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Hilda Solis; and San Fernando Councilmember Celeste Rodriguez.

Fall 2021 Cohort

Meet Diana, Emely, Ezgi, Jasmin, Marina, Natalie, and Wendy!

Fall 2021 Fellowship Cohort

The elected officials we partnered with to host Ready to Launch fellows as interns include: Congressmember Judy Chu; Assemblymembers Adrin Nazarian and Isaac Bryan; LA County Supervisors Hilda Solis and Holly Mitchell; LA Mayor Eric Garcetti; and LA City Councilmember Nithya Raman.

 

“Ready to Launch is a catalyst for change and without this program, I would not have known where to begin my journey. You gave me hope, you gave me a roadmap.” - Jasmin, 2021 Ready to Launch fellow

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