Progressive Pipeline

About Progressive Pipeline

Progressive Pipeline places underrepresented candidates in paid roles at social change groups across the country. We give our fellows our full support while with us by providing training, mentorship, and connections to help springboard your career in progressive work. We don’t have any previous experience requirements for our fellows other than a drive for social justice.

We partner with social change groups that share our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice -- from finance to data analytics to media communications to consulting and so much more. We’ve worked with more than 80 organizations to build diverse and effective teams including SEIU, Run for Something, and the Working Families Party. Most of our placements are remote, and our host organizations pay their staff a living wage, with Progressive Pipeline fellows earning at least $15-$20/hr and entry-level staff receiving $45,000-$75,000 per year plus benefits.

We have a community of over 300 alumni, 76% are people of color and 73% are women or non-binary. We continue to provide ongoing career coaching, support, and networking to our alumni to ensure long-term, sustainable success in progressive work.


Political Media Fellow

September 2023 Cumming, GA
“I love the hands-on support I receive both from the higher-ups and colleagues. They are committed to tailoring quality professional coaches to help guide development toward finding opportunities to master hard and soft skills. I've received excellent pointers on often overlooked skillsets such as networking until joining my fellowship within the Prorgressive Pipeline. Fellowship opportunities like this are a blessing for individuals unaware or unable to connect with people and organizations essential to kickstarting a professional career outside of a college education. ”

Communications Fellow

June 2023 Washington, DC
“- The mentors were supportive, flexible, and prepared you for your job placement - The process for being matched with an internship is fairly smooth and provides a great opportunity for relevant, paid, and impactful work experience. - Everyone on the team is incredibly kind and interested in your success!”
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