The Sojourners’ Fellowship Program is a leadership and professional development program dedicated to Christian discipleship, community, and vocation. Participants live in an intentional, Christian community and work alongside a departmental team at the Sojourners office in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Celebrating its 37-year history, program alumni have made a lasting impact on the social justice movement in the church, the United States, and around the world.

Eight to ten participants are selected into the program each year. People from all life stages and career paths are welcome. The program is designed to be a holistic experience focused on the following:

  • 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 prayer.
  • Prayer and Discipleship: Fellows participate in weekly faith and justice seminars during work hours, 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. The positions commonly offered through the program are:
    • Advertising Assistant
    • Campaigns Assistant
    • Circulation Assistant
    • Communications Assistant
    • Donor Services Assistant
    • Online Editorial Assistant
    • Multimedia Assistant
    • Magazine Editorial Assistant(s)
    • Mobilizing & Executive assistant
    • Summit/Administrative Assistant


Sojourners provides all housing, meal, local commuting, and health insurance expenses. Each fellow receives a $175 monthly stipend (after tax), as well as $200 upon successful completion of the program.

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: Aug. 17, 2020 – Aug. 6, 2021. Before applying, please read more about the program and Sojourners’ mission on our website at and Please understand the commitment needed before applying.

How to apply: Once the 2021/2022 application goes live in October 2020, complete the application online or download and fill out the Word version and return it to Sojourners. The application has four parts. Only completed application packets will be considered.

2020/2021 Application for reference:

  1. Individual application
  2. Writing sample or personal essay
  3. Resume (no cover letter needed)
  4. Three (3) Recommendation Forms: peer, clergy/faith leader, and employer references. 

The application is closed for the 2020/2021 cycle. The 2021/2022 cycle application will be posted here in October 2020 and will be due February 15, 2021. 


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