Victory Empowerment Fellowship & Internship Scholarship

The Victory Empowerment Fellowship consists of two programs provided by the Victory Institute – the Candidate & Campaign Training and the International LGBTQ Leadership Conference – and a year-long mentorship program.

The fellowship covers flight, hotel and registration for Victory's Candidate and Campaign Training and International LGBT Leadership Conference, and includes a mentorship program.  

Applications for the 2019 Victory Empowerment Fellowship will officially open on November 15, 2018. Deadline: February 28, 2019, 11:59pm PT. 


Victory Institute's Victory Congressional Internship

The Victory Institute's Victory Congressional Internship and Victory Congressional Fellowship are developing the next generation of out public leaders. Each summer, the Victory Congressional Internship brings outstanding LGBTQ college students to Washington, D.C., for an intensive leadership program, including:

  • An eight week Congressional internship with a member of the LGBTQ Equality Caucus or an LGBTQ-friendly member of U.S. Congress to learn firsthand about the federal legislative process; and
  • An educational and leadership development program to learn about the legislative process and careers in policy-making.

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International LGBTQ Leaders Conference
Powering the Rainbow Wave

December 6-8, 2018 • Washington, DC
Pre-Conference Programming Begins December 5

Every December, more than 500 LGBTQ elected officials, leaders and advocates from across the world come together for the International LGBTQ Leaders Conference in Washington, DC. The conference includes three days of networking and skills building as we strategize the year ahead in our movement for equality.

Last year’s speakers included U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, U.S. Senator Cory Booker, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and Virginia Delegate Danica Roem, and dozens of others. More great leaders are on the way for 2018!

Feel free to reach out to Mario Enríquez, Director of Domestic Programs, with any questions: