Washington, DC
April 18, 2024

if, A Foundation for Radical Possibility: Racial Justice Fellow

The Racial Justice Fellowship is a two-year, full-time paid position. The fellowship is designed for a resident of the Washington, DC region who has lived experience with oppressive systems, is committed to racial justice and seeks to explore career opportunities in the philanthropic sector. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a strong alignment with the foundation’s vision, mission, and values.



Roles and Responsibilities

  • Rotate, learn and provide support within every major function of the foundation, including grantmaking, policy, communications, strategic partnerships, operations and governance.
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of external meetings, training sessions, convenings and special events as well as internal team building, culture building and education activities to support the development of an organizational culture rooted in Black feminism.
  • Seek out and participate in learning and connecting opportunities in the philanthropic sector and community.
  • Conduct, analyze, and synthesize research on best practices and approaches in advancing racial justice.
  • Provide project management, administrative assistance and general support, as needed.
  • Design, carry out and present a second-year capstone project of mutual interest to the Foundation and the Fellow.


  • Alignment with if’s vision, mission and values.
  • Minimum of three to five years of relevant work experience in any field.
  • Lived experience with oppressive systems.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to racial justice and the Washington, DC region.
  • Curious about philanthropy and how foundations operate.
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Self-disciplined, self-starting style.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Professional working proficiency of the English language
  • Commitment to working with diverse communities across race, class, ethnic, political and geographic boundaries.
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