2019 WILL Empower Apprenticeship Applications are Now Open

Lane Windham
Lane Windham holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history and is a fellow with Georgetown University's Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor.
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Please help spread the word about an opportunity for college seniors, recent graduates, or rank-and-file activists who are interested in trying out a job in the labor and workers’ justice movement. Applications for the 2019 WILL Empower Apprenticeship Program are now open, and are due April 15.

WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) is an innovative new program designed to build a new generation of women labor leaders and activists. The Apprenticeship Program serves as an on-ramp for people who want to try out a paid, full-time job in the workers’ movement. WILL Empower apprentices work for a host organization for 3 to 12 months, with a focus on organizing, research, communications, or policy etc.

Apprentices come together for a training and gathering at Georgetown University in September. They have mentors both within and outside their host organization.

To learn more, read the information guide with frequently asked questions. Applications are due April 15, 2019. People can learn more about last year’s apprenticeship program here, and can read a first hand account from a WILL Empower apprentice.

We are also accepting applications from organizations that wish to host a WILL Empower apprentice for the Fall 2019. Host site applications are due April 1, 2019. Read our host site information guide for more information.

In Solidarity,

Lane Windham