Thank you for applying to the Aspen Young Leaders Fellowship
(AYLF). Each year, 30 fellows from each of our fellowship locations are selected to engage in 1 year of intensive training that includes monthly seminars, a paid internship, and a community impact project coupled with 4 additional years of targeted support for degree completion, career development, and workforce placement. AYLF is nested in an opportunity ecosystem that mitigates barriers to success and provides a safety net for the entire family. Communities benefit as fellows, their families, and adult stakeholders distribute opportunities throughout the ecosystem, collectively leveraging the program to address community needs.
We are currently accepting applications and will interview candidates on a rolling basis, closing the process once a cohort is filled. We encourage you to submit your application right away. We strongly encourage that you allow sufficient time to update your resume, submit your response, and obtain optional recommendation letters if you wish to (these letters are completely optional). All candidates can submit either written or video responses to the supplemental questions. If you pursue this option, please upload your video to YouTube and provide the link when prompted in the application. Please also indicate that you are submitting a video response in the space provided for each application question.
There is an option to save your progress and return any time before the deadline. You can access this feature at the top of the application. We strongly recommend that you prepare your responses in a Word document and then transfer your answers into the application, completing the process in one sitting.