Applying for an Emerging Leader Fellowship

Thank you for your interest in the Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship! Candidates may now apply for our 2019-2021 Fellowship opportunities.


The Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship is a two-year, full-time, hands-on position for early career professionals. Fellows work collaboratively with a host organization and the Stoneleigh Foundation to execute a project that advances the missions of these organizations and enhances Fellows’ professional skills and leadership development. The Fellowship provides salary, benefits, and a stipend for professional development. See our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Please see below for details on the five 2019-2021 Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellowship projects. Candidates should apply directly to the organization(s) that interest them by the deadlines indicated.


Addressing Adolescent Parents’ Mental Health Needs

The Fellow will work with PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to improve how the mental health needs of parenting teens are addressed. The Fellow will identify current gaps in knowledge and practice; incorporate best practices into pediatric health care services; and elevate the specific needs of parenting teens within local, state, and national policy efforts.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018

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Pathways to Kinship Care

The Fellow will work with Temple University Beasley School of Law — specifically, the Temple Legal Aid Office and the Sheller Center for Social Justice — to expand the percentage of child welfare-involved youth who are in kinship care in Philadelphia. This Post-JD Fellowship will include designing resource tools and trainings for attorneys, parents, and potential caregivers; engaging in policy implementation efforts related to kinship care; and providing direct legal representation to a limited number of potential kinship caregivers.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 21, 2018

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Youth-Led Approach to Confronting Gun Violence in Pennsylvania

The Fellow will work with Health Promotion Council (HPC) in partnership with CeaseFirePA to strengthen the role of youth voice in gun violence prevention policy efforts in Pennsylvania. The Fellow will adapt HPC’s Advocacy Institute youth training program to specifically focus on gun violence prevention and policy advocacy, implement the program with a cohort of youth participants, and work to elevate the voices of young people in broader policy activities.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed, and the application is now closed. 

Expanding Health Access for Philadelphia’s Adolescents and Young Adults

The Fellow will work with Philadelphia FIGHT’s Youth Health Empowerment Project (Y-HEP) Health Center to develop a new model for care that expands health access and improves outcomes for young people ages 13-24 in Philadelphia. The Fellow will assess the need for adolescent and young adult healthcare delivery in community-based settings and design and launch a satellite healthcare clinic in Philadelphia.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed, and the application is now closed.

Enhancing Juvenile Probation through Graduated Response Implementation

The Fellow will work with Drexel University’s Juvenile Justice Research and Reform Lab to enhance and expand the implementation of a Graduated Response approach to juvenile probation across Pennsylvania. The Fellow will establish and oversee a technical assistance mentorship team model that will connect counties that are already implementing the approach with those that are still working on developing their Graduated Response systems.

Application Deadline: The deadline has passed, and the application is now closed.

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