Be the change America needs.

America needs leaders who can bridge divides.

Will you be part of the change? 

The Move for America Fellowship a paid, immersive learning experience for emerging leaders to move across the urban / rural divide to live, learn, and serve. Fellows will serve in community-based organizations, build relationships, and learn about their host town. They will participate in professional development sessions, peer mentorship, and complete a capstone project designed to build the skills and habits to bridge divides.


Fellowships are either (a) 10 weeks in the summer or (b) 10-12 months.

Applications will open in January 2022.

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  • Stipend for moving costs, plus bi-weekly compensation, based on service site

  • Expert training on critical professional and personal communication skills

  • Mentorship from Move for America staff and volunteers

  • Complete a capstone project that can be featured on Move for America's website

  • Direct experience working in a community-based nonprofit


  • Must be 18 years old by service start date.

  • In order to participate, admitted Fellows must also match with a summer position in a community-based nonprofit. Fellows may secure their own position, or Move for America will help them match through one of our partner organizations.

  • Service positions must be in a community outside your hometown, with priority to applicants moving across the urban / rural divide.

Summer Service Partners

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