Interested in combining your faith and your passion for social justice? Do you want to work in a career that makes a difference in the world?
Sojourners’ yearlong program combines full-time jobs in our nonprofit office with an opportunity to live in an intentional Christian community. Between 8 and 10 fellows are selected into the program each year. People from all life stages and career paths are welcome to apply. Program alumni have gone on to careers in advocacy, nonprofit administration, design, ministry, law, journalism, politics, teaching – even business and farming.
Sojourners’ fellowship program is a holistic experience of Christian discipleship, with an integrated focus on:
- Life and Faith: Fellows live together in Washington, D.C., and experience life as an intentional Christian community: sharing meals, a common budget, weekly house meetings, and communal prayer.
- Prayer and Discipleship: Fellows participate in weekly faith and justice seminars, monthly chapel services with colleagues, and three community retreats.
- Work and Vocation: Fellows work full-time in the ministry of Sojourners. Each participant is placed in an entry-level position in one of our departments and is paired with a mentor. All work placements integrate the Sojourners mission of putting faith in action for social justice. Fellows will wrestle with God’s calling upon their lives during this year.
Application Qualifications: The program is open to anyone 21 years or older who has work permission in the United States and a Social Security number. Married couples without dependents are welcome, but both individuals must apply and be accepted into the program. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Fellows must commit to serve the entire program year: August 16, 2021 – August 5, 2022.
Compensation: Sojourners covers the costs for the community to live a simplified lifestyle, including housing, meals, local commuting, and health insurance. Each fellow also receives a $175 monthly stipend (after tax), as well as $200 upon successful completion of the program. Loan deferral assistance is also provided as needed.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2021.
Sojourners’ day-to-day ministry requires a wide variety of skills and gifts. Work placements are decided based on organizational needs and skill sets of fellows. Some of these skills include: administration, advertising, advocacy, coding, community organizing, copy editing, customer service, database entry, editing, event planning, hospitality, marketing, mobilizing, online organizing, phone service, programming, sales, social media management, worship-leading, writing.