Western Governors’ Foundation Fellow

The Western Governors’ Foundation (WGF) is the philanthropic arm of the Western Governors’ Association. WGF is committed to supporting Western Governors and building upon their proud legacy of accomplishment through charitable work. The Foundation is seeking a highly motivated individual to assist with project development and execution.

Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to athielen@westgov.org by March 11, 2023.

Time commitment: Full time (40 hours a week)

Duration: 4 months with the option of extending the fellowship to 6 months

Compensation: Fellows will be paid a monthly stipend of $3,000

Work environment: Fellows may work remotely but are required to come into the office occasionally for meetings and other Foundation activities.

Job description and responsibilities: The Foundation fellow will assist with the execution and development of the Foundation’s two projects, the Western Governors’ Leadership Institute and Celebrate the West.


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a bipartisan environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to come into the office when required
  • Active interest in the betterment and success of the West
  • Strong work ethic and proactive work mentality


  • Experience in logistics
  • Experience in communication and outreach, including but not limited to organizing and maintaining contact lists, and posting on social media on behalf of a company or organization.
  • Strong interest in young leadership (Foundation project: Western Governors’ Leadership Institute)
  • Strong interest in the promotion of the arts (Foundation project: Celebrate the West)

For more information, visit our website or contact athielen@westgov.org.