We’re Hiring: 2020-21 Fellowship Applications Now Open!

Kylie Nealis April 16, 2020

Learn more and apply here:


Are you passionate about Fair Trade and social justice? Are you a student or recent graduate looking for rewarding part-time work? Do you want to gain hands-on experience supporting grassroots organizers, developing leaders, building regional networks, and executing communications strategies?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, read on to find out more about the 2021-21 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellowship in the Great Lakes, Southwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Regions!

Fair Trade Campaigns is hiring eight 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: Mid Atlantic, Northeast, Great Lakes and Southwest.* The fellowship program lasts 14 months, from July 2020 to September 2021, and we offer a modest stipend.

*See details about the four regions below.

“My time working with Fair Trade Campaigns as one of the Southwest Regional Fellows was a life changing experience. I have cared about sustainability for years, yet never really felt as though I had a niche until I learned about Fair Trade and conscious consumerism. Working as a Fellow gave me the opportunity to meet many enthusiastic advocates, all working towards a more ethical world, and I will forever be grateful for those connections that continue on after my time with the fellowship ends.

– 2018-19 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellow

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 to six volunteers. Fellows and Regional Leadership Teams will work closely together and will have access to training opportunities and resources, including a leadership training in Fall 2020.

For a better idea of the kind of work that Fellows and Leadership Teams take on, please take a look at the Workplan of the Regional Leadership Team.

For more information about the fellowship program and to apply, see the full description here.

“I learned so much from othersand had the chance to get more involved with the different pockets of Fair Trade that existed right around me. It was so inspiring to be able to work hands-on with different groups of people that all cared so much for the same cause! Organizing network calls, helping local schools/universities plan events, and learning about what creative initiatives various campaigns have initiated was super inspiring, and I’m excited to carry all the tools and skills that I have learned with me!

– 2018-19 Fair Trade Campaigns Fellow

Regional Breakdown

The Fellowship position is regionally based. Applicants must live in one of the following regions in order to be considered for the Fellowship.

Mid Atlantic Northeast Great Lakes Southwest


New Jersey

New York City *



Washington, DC

*NYC & Long Island




New Hampshire

New York State +

Rhode Island


+ excluding NYC & Long Island












Southern California ^




If you have any questions about the Fellowship Program or application process, please contact us at kylie@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.