America's Future Foundation is your platform as a young professional to bolster your skills and help you become more successful. Below are some ways you can build your résumé, receive additional benefits, and become more involved in AFF's mission.
Apply for Writing Fellows Program (Deadline Aug 30)
AFF Writing Fellows will participate in 6 weekly sessions to be held Tuesdays starting on September 16 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Sessions will included featured writers and journalists in DC along with small group workshops to enhance Fellows’ writing abilities. Fellows will be mentored and introduced to distinguished and published writers during the program. Food and beverages will be provided during the sessions.
Fellows are required to attend all of the sessions unless an emergency arises.
The ideal applicant should:
-Be a college senior or recent graduate (under 25)
-Work in politics or public policy (Hill staffers, think tank researchers, journalism interns, freelance journalists, junior policy-makers)
-Live or work in the greater Washington area
-Be available Tuesday evenings this fall
-Want to improve his or her writing skills, with the goal of publishing original work
HOW TO APPLY:
Applicants should email the following to Adam O’Neal at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm August 30th.
- Cover Letter
- Two writing samples
- Letters of Recommendation (Optional)
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by September 7th.
Director of Government Relations
About this opportunity: This is an opportunity for an entrepreneurial individual looking to create programs and relationships for young professional Capitol Hill and federal agency staff. This position would be responsible for building AFF’s network of liberty-minded young professionals among entry level Hill staff and interns through events and involving upcoming leaders in current AFF programs. Anyone interested in outreach, program strategy, and event planning would be able to add these skills to his or her résumé and could be rewarded with monetary bonuses for exceptional work. This volunteer position includes free entry to AFF events.
- Set up and coordinate frequent communication with entry level Hill staff and interns and other young government staff about AFF’s current opportunities
- Create programs valuable for Hill audience to further AFF’s mission of providing leadership, professional development, and networking opportunities
Skills and Requirements:
- Attention to detail and the ability to complete tasks on a deadline
- Excellent communications skills and familiarity with Capitol Hill culture and staff
- Demonstrated creativity and entrepreneurial spirit springing from a passion for new projects
- Someone whose current position is on Capitol Hill or related to government relations is preferred, but not required
Part-Time Paid Opportunities
There are no part-time paid opportunities at this time. Stay tuned - AFF is growing!
Add AFF to Your Resume
If you'd like to get more involved with America's Future Foundation and already have an idea how you can build your skills, please fill out the form below.
Get Involved & Get Rewards
About this opportunity: Help our events run smoothly and have a chance to interact with speakers and other young professionals. Individuals who volunteer regularly are offered the chance to receive and free membership for a year; 2) 75% off a Gala or Leadership Dinner ticket. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone starting out in D.C. who wishes to expand his or her network and become more involved with a limited-time commitment.
Responsibilities include assisting with registration, setup, and take down for events with an eye for customer service.
If you're interested in this opportunity, please fill out this form.
If you're a young professional quickly becoming an expert in your field and would like an opportunity to speak on one of our panels or at one of our events, please fill out this form to be considered as a potential speaker as needed.
Getting Involved with AFF
The opportunities provided through America’s Future Foundation give me the chance to hone skills and expand my professional network in a way I can’t during the course of my day job. In addition to working with an exciting group of colleagues to brainstorm interesting topics and schedule events, I’m able to take ownership of the issue of my choice. AFF allows me to research and work in a policy space I would not typically get to enjoy, making it an incredibly stimulating and rewarding experience. I know it will serve me well throughout my career, and I’m incredibly grateful to AFF for the opportunity to contribute!