Fair Trade Campaigns is Hiring 2016/17 Fellows!

Kylie Nealis July 11, 2016

Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting campaigns, developing leaders, building regional networks and executing digital communications strategies? If this sounds like you then read on to find out more about the Fair Trade Campaigns 2016-17 Fellowship Program!

Apply for a Fellowship here!

11149352_10153164562041335_6916082078831883748_nWhat is the Structure of the Fellowship Program?

Fair Trade Campaigns is hiring six Fellows to support our work advocating for Fair Trade in communities and on college campuses across the country. We’re looking for two passionate, skilled organizers in each of the following regions: Southern California, Mid-Atlantic and New England. Our fellowship program lasts 14 months from August 2016 to November 2017 and we offer a modest stipend. Our fellows choose from two tracks based on their interest and experience, Fair Trade Communities or Fair Trade Colleges & Universities.

What are Fellows Responsible for?

In this role, you’ll have a chance to work side-by-side with organizers in communities and on campuses in a specific region to help grow the Fair Trade movement, and have a lot of fun in the process! In order to increase the impact and visibility of Fair Trade Campaigns, fellows in each region will oversee a Regional Leadership Team consisting of four other individuals. Fellows and Regional Leadership Teams will work closely together and will have access to training opportunities and resources including a leadership training and regional conference in September 2016 and national conference in spring 2017.

Thoughts from Current Fellows

Fellowship Quote“I applied to the Mid-Atlantic Fair Trade Fellowship last year because I wanted to make a difference and further immerse myself in the Fair Trade movement. It has been rewarding to assist students build the movement in their own communities and develop their ideas into plans of action. I believe that the Fellowship position is a fulfilling opportunity for anyone who is interested in Fair Trade, international development, community organizing, and advocacy work.

“I’m so grateful to have gotten to work as a fellow in Southern California, a very active and engaged region with many campaigns. I am excited about the connections I’ve made through the fellowship and more committed to Fair Trade than ever.”

“Going from a campaign organizer to fellow has been incredible. I’ve been able to use my experience with co-leading a campaign to provide the assistance and support to other campaigners across New England. The gratitude and affirmation from campaign organizers has been very humbling and goes to show that I’ve been able to make a positive impact in the Fair Trade movement.”


If you have any questions about the Fellowship Program or application process, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our National Organizers: Kylie Nealis, National Organizer Fair Trade Colleges & Universities – kylie@fairtradecampaigns.org or Suzi Hiza, National Organizer Fair Trade Communities – suzi@fairtradecampaigns.org 

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Kylie Nealis, National Organizer for Fair Trade Colleges & Universities

Kylie brings over 5 years of community organizing and non-profit experience to Fair Trade USA, previously working with Global Exchange and Sierra Club. At Global Exchange she took on a variety of roles including Community Rights Program Associate, Fair Trade Campaign Coordinator, Fair Trade Store Sales Associate and Interim Director of Operations. For the past two years she worked in the Executive Office at Sierra Club providing support to C-level staff and the Board of Directors. Kylie is knowledgeable and passionate about Fair Trade, climate and energy issues, human rights and social and economic justice. Kylie graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a BA in Community Studies and Politics. She also lived in Thailand for 5 years and is conversational in Thai and learning Spanish. In her free time, Kylie enjoys being outdoors, hiking and traveling.