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Apply for Fellows Program

How to Apply

The Foundation is seeking young professionals 40 years old or younger who are engaged in the fields of international affairs, human rights, environment and natural resources management, and public service. Candidates should be:


  • working for at least three years in a field relevant to the Jackson Foundation's programs;
  • interested in learning from others, including their colleagues, as well as more senior professional mentors;
  • willing to be challenged;
  • intellectually curious;
  • effective communicators; and
  • engaged in their communities and looking for ways to solve problems.

Application Process 

Applications for the 2019 class of Henry M. Jackson Leadership Fellows are now closed. 

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions document here.

Selection Process

Applicants will be assessed through application materials, recommendations, and the results of their in-person interview. All applicants will be contacted for an in-person interview starting in mid-July with a second round of interviews for finalists the week of August 6th.