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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 38-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: Calling and vocation is a central part of the Christian life. 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. Part of the vocational discernment process involves calling. Fellows will wrestle with God’s calling upon their lives during this year.

Compensation: Sojourners provides all housing, meal, local commuting, and health insurance expenses. Each fellow receives a $350 monthly stipend (after tax), as well as $1,500 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: August 15, 2022 – August 4, 2023. Before applying, please read more about the program and Sojourners’ mission by visiting our FAQ page at sojo.net/fellows/faq. Please understand the commitment needed before applying.  

To apply submit the following materials by email to volunteer@sojo.net

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Writing sample or personal essay: (650 words or fewer) that demonstrates your writing style as well as interest and knowledge of Sojourners’ mission as an organization. This can be a previous piece you have written that resonates with Sojourners’ work, or a new piece written specifically for this application based on this essay prompt: Sojourners’ mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, to inspire hope, and build a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. A year at Sojourners will include all these elements. What attracts you to a year of working with Sojourners and living in intentional community with other fellows? How is Sojourners’ mission shaping your life currently?

Thank you for your interest in the Sojourners Fellowship Program!