Apply Now: Fall 2016 Star Fellowship

Running Start is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 Star Fellowship. Work in the office of a woman in Congress and get political training from top experts! Housing and stipend provided. Learn more and apply here.

Running Start Office Internship

Running Start office interns benefit from our political trainings as well as a rich opportunity for professional development and for making important connections. Learn more here.

#ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador

Alums are competing to be our first-ever #ILookLikeAPolitician Ambassador! In that role, our winning alum will take the lead in spreading the word that young women should see themselves as leaders. Support your favorite alum by creating #ILookLikeAPolitician social media posts. Learn more here.

Featured Videos

Curious about our programs? Looking for testimonials? Hear from prominent #womeninpolitics and #RunningStartAlums to learn more about what we do. See our videos here.

YWPL Application Open!

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 2/29/16! The Young Women’s Political Leadership Program is a week of intensive political leadership training in Washington, DC. Learn and practice real skills with top trainers and meet role models and mentors from Running Start’s extensive, high-level network. Learn more and apply now!

Become a Running Start Member

Access to our exclusive Off the Record dinners, discounts to our annual gala – the Women to Watch Awards, keep up to speed on the world of women in politics here and around the world. Want this and more?  Become a Running Start member today.

About Running Start

10,000 Trained in 10 Years

In 2016 Running Start will train its 10,000th young woman to lead in politics!

Join this nonpartisan movement of young women leaders--gain the skills you need to feel confident and ready to lead by participating in our programs. Support our trainings by becoming a member, making a donation, or attending our fabulous alum showcase, the Young Women to Watch Awards. Be a part of this tidal wave of young women bringing their voices to the table and our halls of power.

Let's make the next 10 years even better than the first.