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The mission of the Operation HOPE Fellows, Interns and Loaned Executives (FILE) program is to educate and empower the next generation of silver rights leaders, while supporting HOPE departments as they work to increase financial inclusion. Recognizing talent and passion, FILE challenges students and recent graduates to grow both personally and professionally and to build on their leadership potential. Through hands-on projects and various development activities, HOPE Fellows and Interns are provided the opportunity to learn and to become effective leaders in their communities.

HOPE seeks talented, self-motivated individuals committed to global economic and social justice. Broadly, HOPE Fellows and Interns have the following traits:

  • A record of remarkable professional / educational achievement
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth
  • Track record of working towards economic and social justice
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups 
  • Strong personal initiative and motivation 

Apply to Become a Fellow

HOPE seeks talented, self-motivated individuals committed to global economic and social justice. Broadly, HOPE Fellows have the following traits:

  • A record of remarkable professional and educational achievement early
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth
  • Track record of working towards economic and social justice
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups 
  • Strong personal initiative and motivation


All these qualities combined with the strength of one’s character, a positive attitude, and the ability to work well with others are taken into consideration when selecting a HOPE Fellow.

HOPE Fellows are graduate students or upper-level undergraduate students with an interest in aiding a HOPE manager in a specialized project over the course of the year. HOPE Fellows will have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in a course of study that aligns with the work of the department with which they work. The HOPE Fellows Program recruits and prepares high-quality, dedicated individuals to become advocates of financial dignity and empowerment. HOPE is committed to providing fellows with a unique experience through exciting leadership development programs and meaningful mentoring from our dynamic executives.

Operation HOPE awards Fellowships on a non-partisan basis, and encourages balance and diversity in all aspects of the program.

Apply to Become an Intern

HOPE seeks talented, self-motivated individuals committed to global economic and social justice. Broadly, HOPE Interns have the following traits:

  • A record of remarkable professional and educational achievement
  • Evidence of leadership skills and the potential for further growth
  • Track record of working towards economic and social justice
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups
  • Strong personal initiative and motivation


HOPE Interns are undergraduate students with an interest in aiding a HOPE manager in a specialized project over the course of the year. HOPE Interns will have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in a course of study that aligns with the work of the department with which they work. 


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