The Polaris Fellowship Program is a formalized leadership development program focused on training future leaders to serve in the anti-trafficking movement and other related fields. Based primarily out of Polaris's Washington, D.C. headquarters office, this program is integrated into all of our programmatic and operational departments to offer fellows the maximum amount of opportunities.
Fellows also participate in our local client services office in Washington, D.C. The Fellowship Program is nationally recognized as one of the premiere leadership development programs exclusively focused on the issue of human trafficking and on providing young professionals with training and on-the-ground practical experiences in the anti-trafficking movement. After participating in an intensive training and orientation process, fellows engage in meaningful projects and continuing education and professional development activities.
Since the fellowship program's inception in Spring 2003, more than 500 fellows have completed the Fellowship Program, many of whom have gone on to fill important roles in the anti-trafficking movement and other related fields.
At Polaris, our fellows have the opportunity to make a daily impact towards ending human trafficking. Polaris offers a wide variety of fellowship positions with a focus on teaching our leaders of tomorrow how to combat the issue of human trafficking. Whether it's helping on the national human trafficking hotline or working side by side with our operations team on nonprofit management, our fellows gain a wide variety of skills where they are given the opportunity to learn and flourish.
Please see below for a complete list of all available fellowship positions. Early applications are highly recommended since the selection process is on a rolling basis. Fellowships currently offered are:
Advisory Services Fellow
Client Services Fellow
Data Analysis Fellow
Global Hotlines Fellow
Government Relations and Public Policy Fellow
Human Resources Fellow
Information Technology Fellow
National Hotlines Fellow
National Hotlines Operations Fellow
Software Development Fellow
Strategic Initiatives Fellow
Please note that all fellowships are 3-4 month unpaid volunteer positions located in Washington, DC. The Summer 2016 session will begin Wednesday, June 6, 2016 and will end on Friday, August 12, 2016.
Please apply using our online system by going to: http://www.polarisproject.org/about-us/careers/fellowship-positions.
Please apply to only one position. If you would like to be considered for others, list your top 3 positions in order of your preference in the second line of your cover letter. Only qualified candidates will be contacted. Due to the nature of our work, all fellows must undergo a background screening prior to beginning their fellowship. If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Polaris's model of empowering leaders with knowledge and responsibility is one that I really found unique and, as I have progressed in my anti-trafficking career, I have found a lot of value in the relationships I began there." Former Polaris Fellow