SEJ 2017 Application



Thank you for your interest in the Students for Economic Justice Fellowship.

CPI seeks applicants that are committed to racial and economic justice and have a long term commitment to San Diego. The Students for Economic Justice (SEJ) summer fellowship is an intensive full-time 6-week program that will give student activists organizing experience in a current campaign for economic justice. The goal of this program is to build the next generation of young leaders and community organizers who will effectively push forward social change and economic justice in San Diego.

This fellowship is open to current undergraduate college students and graduating college seniors. Ideal candidates:

  • Are passionate and dedicated to social and economic justice
  • Have demonstrated leadership at school, at work, at home, and/or in the community
  • Have an interest in community or labor organizing as a potential career path
  • Are dedicated to advancing the San Diego region
  • Must have completed one-year of college as an undergraduate

Application deadline: February 28, 2017, 9pm

Program Dates: June 26 - August 4, 2017

Please fill out the online application form below. We recommend writing the answers to each essay question on a separate document and cutting and pasting the answers into the respective boxes below. Upload your resume before submitting your application. Click the send button to submit your application. The person writing your letter of recommendation should email it directly to the SEJ Coordinator, Ana Laura Martinez, at

Please see our application guide for tips on submitting a strong application. Click here to download the guide.

If you have questions about the program please contact Ana Laura Martinez at or 619-584-5744 ext. 32.

If you have technical questions about the online application process please contact Jessica Cordova at or 619-584-5744 ext. 28.