By Lara Walsh /
October 06, 2017
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Whether you've dreamt of a career in politics, hoping to someday make a significant difference in your community, or are just a big fan of Barack Obama, look no further, because a select group of 20 applicants will now have the opportunity to work alongside the former commander in chief.

On Thursday, the former president took to Instagram to encourage politically-minded individuals to apply to his Obama Foundation Fellowship Program. The two-year program seeks to help future leaders work through hot public issues in innovative ways, with governmental institutions and beyond traditional establishments.

"When I left office, I told you all that the single most important thing I could do would be to help prepare the next generation of leaders to take their own crack at changing the world," Obama captioned the post.

He continued: "The @ObamaFoundation Fellows program is looking to do just that — train and support civic innovators who are solving problems in their communities in creative and powerful ways. Apply to join our inaugural class of 20 Fellows by Friday, October 6:"

And while the fellowship might not take you to the White House, it does promise to open up a wide window of opportunities.

The Obama Foundation stated, "Fellows will also participate in four multi-day gatherings where they will collaborate with each other, connect with potential partners, and collectively push their work forward. Throughout the program, each Fellow will pursue a personalized plan to leverage Fellowship resources to take their work to the next level."

If this sounds like your dream job, send in your application — answers to a few short questions and a minute-long video that details why you are the ideal candidate — by October 6, 2017 before 6 p.m. CT.

Learn more about making your application stand out on the Obama Foundation website.

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