Be the change America needs.

America needs leaders who can bridge divides.

Will you be part of the change? 

The Move for America Summer Fellowship is a summer for emerging leaders to move across the urban / rural divide to live, learn, and serve. Fellows will work in community-based organizations, build relationships, and learn about their host town. They will participate in professional development to build skills as civic leaders ready to bridge divides and serve alongside community.

Spend your summer learning and serving with a cohort of passionate leaders. Meet new friends and expand your horizons, all while gaining professional experience and training.

Apply today!


Professional and Personal Development

  • Expert training on critical professional and personal communication skills

  • $500 reimbursement for temporary moving expenses

  • 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 or school


  • Living stipend of ~$2500 from Move for America and Literacy Minnesota's VISTA program combined

  • Up to $500 reimbursement for temporary moving expenses

  • Choice of $1,342 Education Award or $276 post-service cash stipend (Education Award only available to U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; or Legal Permanent Residents)

  • Public benefits will not be affected by service 

  • Individuals who receive unemployment benefits prior to service will still be able to continue receiving those benefits after service ends


  • Move for America's summer 2021 Fellowship is offered in partnership with Literacy Minnesota. Fellows must separately apply for and be accepted by Literacy MN's Summer Reads

  • Must be 18 years old by service start date 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or DACA recipient 

  • Must serve full-time for 10 weeks from June through August