The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Work First Fellowship

Apply through Independent Application Process

Internal Deadline: none - see website for details, rolling deadline

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The fellows will participate in job readiness training programs for public assistance recipients in the Washington DC area and New York City. Duties include, but are not limited to, meeting with individual clients, case management, administering training and education programs, and program evaluation. Fellows should be able to wear many hats, including case manager, program analyst, curriculum developer, trainer, life coach, and resume specialist.  

The fellowship program is sponsored by America Works in collaboration with the Work First Foundation.  Fellows will receive $35,000 over the course of the year, and are eligible for a $5,000 bonus upon completion of the fellowship and final presentations.


Fellows are young professionals or recent graduates who desire to make an impact on poverty in the United States while building their careers. Fellows should have some background in teaching or social services.

Selection Criteria

The fellowship is geared for young professionals who are interested in adult education and poverty alleviation.  Applicants do not need a graduate degree to apply, but should have background and work experience in education, training or social service work. Fellowship recipients must be eligible to work in the United States.

Applicants should demonstrate how the fellowship will fit into their career path and future interests. Fellows are driven and passionate about education and social policy.  Candidates are sought who are patient and empathetic, as well as diligent and analytical thinkers.

Application Procedure

Application details:

Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Express Advising w/ Peer Career Advisers

Spring Semester Hours

Final Day of Express Advising is Thursday 4/26

Please note that the final day of Express Advising with Peer Career Advisors will be Thursday 4/26 from 3pm-5pm in Prexy. Express Advising will return for fall semester. CLBR is open all summer and you can schedule appointments with an advisor.

Mon, 2pm-4pm, Prexy
Tues, 12pm-2pm, Prexy
Wed, 6pm-8pm, LIB 203
Thurs, 3pm-5pm, Prexy
Fri, 2pm-4pm, Prexy 
Sun, 6pm-8pm, PAB 130

Drop-In Hours w/ CLBR Staff

Fellowships Q&A in Commons: Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:15pm

Grad School, Career, and Internship Q&A in MRC: Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

Career & Internship Q&A in Commons: Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm

Grad School, Career, and Internship Q&A in Commons: Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm

Note: Please check the announcements on your homepage in Griffin Door for any possible updates or cancellations.

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