Interns in the Advocacy Institute will gain:
The Advocacy Institute offers in-person events and programming opportunities in FFAC’s US regions:
The Bay Area
The Midwest (Chicagoland and Northern Ohio)
New York City
Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego)
In all other regions, this program is currently accessible virtually.
Each student in the Advocacy Institute will be required to complete an advocacy project which requires that you choose at least one of the following options:
1) Deliver FFAC interactive lesson(s) to a class, student group, or organization on one or more focus areas: health, social justice, and environmental impacts of animal agriculture
2) Work with FFAC partner organizations (e.g. The Humane League, Better Food Foundation, Mercy for Animals, Balanced) to start or contribute to an institutional campaign to lobby for more just, sustainable food access on your campus or in your community.
Students may choose to focus their energy on one of the above options or work on one of these in addition to another project.
Additional advocacy project possibilities include but are not limited to
Starting or supporting a student organization (with support from The Humane League)
Creating social media campaigns
Writing articles and op-eds for publication in various media outlets
Supporting outreach database management and expansion
Recruitment for the Advocacy Institute
Develop original projects, such as videos or other creative projects.
**This information may be subject to change as we approach the start of the term.**
Summer High School Institute: June 26, 2023 - August 10, 2023
In order to successfully complete this program, students are required to attend: (1) an information session and interview, (2) the mandatory orientation, (3) all program meetings, and (4) the Advocacy Institute celebration.
High school advocates will spend approximately 2 hours per week completing an advocacy project of their choosing (See Advocacy Project Hours section above for sample project options.) During the final week of the Advocacy Institute, all high school advocates will share about their experience and advocacy project during a virtual showcase.
Admissions are competitive. Above all, we look for commitment to our mission and values. We look for candidates who will actively engage in our community and, later on, the Leadership Collective. There are no specific experience or GPA requirements.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis!**
**Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. You are welcome to submit an application now for a future term. Please note which term you are applying for on the application.
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