The Center for Life Beyond Reed

Work First Fellowship

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The fellows will participate in job readiness training programs for public assistance recipients in cities across the United States. 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 $40,000 over the course of the year, and are eligible for a $5,000 bonus upon completion of the fellowship and final presentations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Eligible to work in the United States

  • Capable of providing confidential support to clients with sensitive cases

  • Capable of facilitating workshops/trainings to adults and adolescents in a classroom setting 

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 can be found on the website.