Program Overview: The Activist in Residence (AIR) Program will provide support to a
creative, committed individual who wishes to develop and implement an innovative social justice project. Because this is a residency, you should be able to work on some aspect of the project from the Center in College Park, Maryland.
Program Duration: June – August 2020 (with some flexibility on dates)
Activities: The AIR participant will manage their personal project based on their proposal but will also be responsive to mentoring and conversation with other team members. The activist also will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the Quixote Center and its programs. The AIR participant will be expected to work full-time, primarily at the Center’s main office on a Monday-Friday schedule and participate in weekly staff meetings and other work of the Center.
Who should apply?
The successful applicant will meet all of the following criteria:
• Demonstrated concern for social justice issues related to either racial injustice or
• Ability to commit to a 3-month residency period, during which you will work in our
office in College Park, MD.
• Can clearly articulate a project that can be carried out over the term of the residency.
The AIR program is intended for individuals starting out in the social justice field rather than established professionals. The Quixote Center does not discriminate and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool. We strongly encourage individuals from all backgrounds (including those of diverse race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation) to apply.
Compensation: The Activist in Residence will receive a monthly stipend of $3,000 and manage a project budget of up to $1,500 for expenses to be used over the whole period.
How to Apply: Applications are due by December 15, 2019. Send your completed application by email to ------------ with “AIR Application” in the subject line.
A completed application must contain:
• AIR Program Application Form (application at ------------/air)
• Current Resume
• Project Proposal
• Project Budget
While we appreciate and encourage big dreams, serious consideration will only be given to proposals that can reasonably be carried out over the term of the residency. In other words, focus on a manageable project that will require about 30 hours per week for 12 weeks to complete.
Remaining time will be spent learning by helping with other projects of the Center.
Types of projects: Broadly, an AIR project should address either Racial Injustice or
Immigration Reform within the DELMARVA Region (Delaware, Washington, DC,
Maryland and Virginia). Specific topics might include (though are not limited to) the
affordable housing crisis brought on by gentrification, unfair immigrant detention policies, voter suppression, the lack of legal representation for immigrants, inadequate early education for children living in certain areas of the region, or assistance for asylum seekers to name a few. The project might be an in-depth research paper, a public art installation, or planning for a one-time
informational event. It could also be something else altogether.
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