Welcome to the Surge Institute application portal! Here you can apply for our signature programs, the Surge Fellowship and the Surge Academy, as well as employment opportunities as they become available.

Candidates need to create a free Submittable account to get started.  Your account will allow you to save and review your work before submitting and view your application status.  For a quick how-to on creating an account, see here: http://help.submittable.com/knowledgebase/articles/225218-how-do-i-submit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at info@surgeinstitute.org.

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The Freedom Dreams Grant is provided to graduates of the Surge Academy to support the launch or expansion of their Freedom Dreams project. All funds should be used for the project description as submitted and approved, and Surge is proud to support you. 


Thanks for sharing your final report and images for reporting back to Surge about your impacts and learnings.

Welcome to the Washington DC Surge Academy Application Portal. Register below to begin our online application.  Please review this Application Guide before starting.


Watch the video below to learn more about the Surge Academy experience. If you have any questions about our application process, please reach out to us at academy@surgeinstitute.org.
The application will close November 3, 2021.


Welcome to the Indianapolis Surge Academy Application Portal. Register below to begin our online application. Please review this Application Guide before starting.

Watch the video below to learn more about the Surge Academy experience. If you have any questions about our application process, please reach out to us at academy@surgeinstitute.org.
The application will close December 15, 2021.



The Director of Program Talent and Impact is the primary individual responsible for ensuring the effectiveness and impact of Surge programs. Central to the first pillar of our Strategic Plan, Ignite, this new position will support our core programming as we continue to scale nationwide.
Download the full description to learn more about the role and qualifications.

The VP of Alumni Impact is the most senior role for alumni engagement and acceleration. The individual is responsible for developing the strategy and ensuring successful execution and measurement of alumni programming. This includes creating an annual plan and budget, supervising full- and part-time staff and volunteer contributors, obtaining & using alumni feedback to drive programming, and connection with Academy and local sites to support alumni impact, satisfaction, growth, and connection.
Download the full description to learn more about the role and qualifications.

The Director of National Programs is responsible for ensuring alignment and consistency of content and experience for the Surge Fellowship and Academy programs across all regions and creating a Professional Learning Community for all regional Program Directors to ensure cross-collaboration, learning, and continuous improvement. Central to the first pillar of our Strategic Plan, Ignite, this new position will support our core programming as we continue to scale nationwide.
Download the full description to learn more about the role and qualifications.

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