*Do you know someone who fits in this picture … as a lobbyist for Native
American rights?*

We’re hiring! We are seeking candidates to be the next *Congressional
Advocate on Native American Policy *- someone with a passion to protect the
rights, culture, and future of Native Americans and Native communities.
Put yourself in the picture: come to Washington D.C. and take on lobbying
as the next step in your career! *American Indian and Alaska Native tribal
members are strongly encouraged to apply.*

This is a 27-month professional fellowship with the Friends Committee on
National Legislation in Washington D.C. The Friends Committee is a large,
non-profit, non-partisan lobbying organization founded by Quakers 75 years
ago to represent the public interest in peace, justice, and protection of
the earth. FCNL has been promoting Native rights since the 1950s – the new
Congressional Advocate will be joining a long line of righteous advocates.

The Congressional Advocate on Native American Policy will manage the Native
American policy program, lobby members of Congress and their staffs,
convene and lead an interfaith coalition of partners and allies in this
work, and collaborate with our communications and organizing staff to
educate and mobilize our network of 50,000 activists around the country.

A college degree and 1-2 years of professional experience are required.
Previous lobbying experience is not required.

*Do you know a colleague or former student who has big dreams and lots of
practical energy?* We’re looking for someone who has put those dreams into
practice in a professional capacity – someone who can manage a policy
program and build a realistic strategy for change. A college degree and
1-2 years of professional experience are required. Previous lobbying
experience is not required.

*Do you see yourself advocating for Native rights in Washington? *At the
beginning of your term, you’ll overlap for a few months with an experienced
lobbyist who has worked on these issues for years. Once trained, you’ll
manage the program independently. After two years, you’ll spend another
three months training the next Advocate.

At the end of the fellowship, you’ll take new advocacy and organizing
skills and key Capitol Hill contacts back to your home community or on to
your next pursuit. While you’re here, you’ll be supported by knowledgeable
and helpful colleagues, a professional salary and benefits, and a
hand-picked bench of program advisors to call on.

*There’s much more information here, including applications instructions.
*

Let us hear from you … or from your colleagues or former students who fit
this picture!

Ruth Flower
Consultant, Native American Policy
Friends Committee on National Legislation

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