Fellowship Program

Are you passionate about intersectional birth justice and align with the Empowered Birth Movement’s mission and core values? Our Fellowship fund covers 100% of the training fees for aspiring doulas.

Please apply by emailing hello@empoweredbirthmovement.com with a motivation letter that explains what draws you to birth work and what communities you will be able to serve best. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis in alignment with our training partner’s schedule. It is neither required nor preferable to include a photo or other personal information on your application.

Do you want to be a doula?

We believe birth workers should be representative of a diverse range of communities so that they can hold space that feels familiar and safe.

Right now one of the leading doula training organizations in Germany has the requirement that you have to be at least 30 years old and have given birth yourself to be “eligible” to be a doula. We have no such requirements. In fact, they go directly against our organizational values.

We don’t care about your organs. You don’t need to use a uterus to have empathy.

People without children, with adopted children, with stillborn children, people who are queer, who don’t speak German, who have chronic pain, who are any age, and from any background, etc. are all needed here. Our Fellowship fund aims to fill this gap.