Public Allies Arizona

Public Allies logo

Public Allies Arizona places service-minded individuals in 10-month internships at local nonprofit organizations

Public Allies logo

Partner organizations are mission-driven nonprofits that provide a quality mentor-mentee relationship for each Public Ally.

Public Allies logo

We are seeking dedicated, service-minded people for a 10-month apprenticeship in nonprofit organizations in the Metro Phoenix area starting Fall 2015.

"Public Allies advances new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation."

Through our signature Ally Program, Public Allies advances the skills, networks and experience of diverse young leaders as they strengthen communities, nonprofits and civic participation. Public Allies selects our communities' most promising young leaders, who commit to a rigorous and rewarding 10-month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in Phoenix-area community organizations, team service projects and bi-weekly leadership training.

10 Years of Leadership

Public Allies Arizona is celebrating ten years of engaging young emergent leaders in Arizona. With more than 256 alumni and 43 current 2015-2016 program year participants, nearly 300 Allies have participated in the Public Allies Arizona program since its inception. 


Public Allies provides full-time, 10-month apprenticeships in nonprofit agencies where Allies take responsibility for service delivery in areas such as youth development, health, education, economic development and public safety. We offer Allies the chance to gain "real world" experience in a supportive learning environment.

Leadership Training & Development

Allies receive rigorous leadership training from community leaders, professional consultants, and nonprofit and corporate executives -- helping Allies to develop a wide range of skills, knowledge and abilities. Allies gain experience in communication and critical thinking, appreciation of diversity, ability to resolve conflict, personal accountability, and recognition of community assets.

Team Service Projects

Allies work together to create innovative responses to local community needs through Team Service Projects -- teaching them to mobilize resources in a community and work productively with people from all walks of life.

The Lodestar Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Innovation added Public Allies to its portfolio of programs in 2006. With its mission to "advance new leadership to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation," Public Allies aligns with the Center's focus to build the capacity of those who lead, manage and support nonprofit organizations.

The Public Allies Arizona program benefits young adults interested in social change, nonprofit agencies needing the assistance of an additional young staff member and the community as a whole. Join us

Contact our staff at publicallies@asu.edu or call 602.496.0500 to learn more.