Frequently Asked Questions
What is the process of matching fellows and worksites?
Fellows are matched with worksites based on the needs of the worksite and the preferences of the fellows.
What do all road fellows have in common? How are they different?
All Road fellows are driven to serve their global and local communities through advocacy, prayer, reflection, leadership, and direct action. They are young men and women from all types of backgrounds, from all geographical locations, and from all faiths.
Are there particular qualifications or requirements for Road fellows?
Applicants must be 21-32 years old. The Road does not require that applicants hold a college degree, though some college is preferred.
DO FELLOWS RECEIVE A STIPEND? WHAT ABOUT benefits like HEALTH INSURANCE and vacation time?
The Road provides housing and utilities; health insurance; stipends for personal expenses, food, and public transportation; and a bonus at the end of the year for successful completion of the fellowship year.
How long is the fellowship year with The Road?
Fellows serve from late August through mid-July. For specific dates, please contact our director, Kenya Thompson.
How many fellows do you accept each year?
We accept eight to ten fellows each year.
Where do Road fellows live?
Road fellows live in an intentional community on the campus at Emmaus House, a non-profit located in Peoplestown with deep connections to social justice in Atlanta. They share a living space, resources, meals, and reflection on a daily basis.
When is the deadline for applications?
Applications are available in late November and are considered on a rolling basis. Fellowships are often filled quickly so be sure to submit your application as early as you can.
What's involved in the application process?
Applications are submitted through the Episcopal Service Corps’ website. The application consists of several essay questions, transcripts, and references. Applicants may chose to apply to six other programs in addition to The Road if they so choose.