The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) was established to represent African American mayors and their constituents across the United States. We are a premier organization representing black elected officials, and we focus on empowering our mayors in their communities and elevating their voice on a national stage. We strengthen the executive abilities of our member mayors, and we advocate for public policy positions that benefit our constituents. Throughout the year, AAMA hosts an Annual Conference and other activities bringing together our member mayors, White House officials, Cabinet Secretaries, business leaders, educators, and other dignitaries and thought leaders.
The African American Mayors Association’s 2024 Future Leaders Fellowship (FLF) is a paid summer program that offers undergraduate students an opportunity to learn and navigate the functions of local government. The Fellowship will be four weeks of intensive public policy advocacy training in Washington, D.C. followed by four weeks of remote work from home, including an on-site visit to work within a member mayor’s policy office during the remote work period. Fellows will receive hands-on training and conduct research centered around racial and economic justice policy. In addition, fellows will be able to connect with AAMA mayors and partners for professional development workshops via videoconference. The 2024 program will place a unique emphasis on the public-private partnerships and how corporations and outside groups influence policymakers. Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows will be awarded a $500 book voucher for the upcoming academic year. The program will start on June 3, 2024, and end July 26, 2024 (Fellows will be onsite in D.C. during the month of June, housing provided).
Application Deadline: Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
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For questions, contact: Darian Vayson, Darian@OurMayors.org