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Apply to be a 2018 NLC Fellow

The 2018 NLC Portland Institute will start in January 2018 and trainings will take place one weekend per month through May 2018, for a total of five training weekends. During these trainings, each Fellow, along with 15-20 of their peers, learns about topics from messaging to finance to political management. To find out more on the Institute, please visit the NLC Institutes page.

Institute 2018

  • 5-month training in leadership development, fundraising, new media, communications, campaigns, policy, and much more
  • High-quality faculty – experts in their fields
  • Mentorship and alumni programming
  • FREE if you observe attendance policy and other requirements
  • Institute Dates in 2018:
    • January 27/28
    • February 24/25
    • March 24/25
    • April 28/29
    • May 19/20

Your Application

  • 2018 Applications are now open! 
  • We’re looking for entrepreneurial young professionals, typically 25-35, from diverse backgrounds and industries, with strong progressive values and leadership aptitude, who can apply NLC’s trainings in their careers and lives
  • Application consists of your resume, 3 thoughtful essays, a personality and skills assessment, optional references and/or cover letter, and a $30 admin fee (nonrefundable)
  • 20-minute interviews with NLC Board members and/or alumni will be conducted in early October, and our class of Fellows will be announced in mid-November

Application Instructions

  • Apply to be an NLC Portland Fellow here and select "Portland" as the chapter
  • Upon payment of $30 application fee, you will receive information on how to complete the written portion
  • Applications are due at 11:59 EST on October 1, 2017 


If you have any questions, please contact Thank you for your interest in becoming a NLC Fellow!


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