Fellowship admission requirements:
- Excellent communications skills as demonstrated in an email asking to join the program and a follow-up phone interview or resume submission
- A basic knowledge of electoral politics and government roles/public policy
- Signed permission form
- Patience and dedication for progressive or liberal causes
- Volunteer once a week for a 3-5 hour shift until the end of the election on June 7th. Students can volunteer multiple times in one week and are always welcome to go above and beyond the requirement. Shifts may be for voter registration, phone banking, canvassing or office work. Most shifts will involve some type of voter outreach. Shift length will vary based on activity.
- Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) is the week leading up to the June 7th election, all fellows are expected to give as much time as possible during this week to ensure voters get to the polls.
- Follow instructions closely, show up on time, and take initiative.
- Fellows will be responsible for registering people to vote, doing administrative work, and event planning. Hitting the streets and talking to strangers a must!
We will provide:
- Documentation and signatures etc. necessary community-service or other credit
- Training in basic campaign outreach and communication.
- Appropriate supervision – minors ‘out in the field’ will always have an experienced campaign volunteer with them, or a college-aged intern.
- Access to fundraisers, political events, and any local matters that may interest/educate the fellows.
- The fellowship is unpaid.
- Upon successful completion of the program fellows will receive a letter of recommendation from the candidate (should they ask for one).
The fellowship program will run from time of acceptance (applications accepted on a rolling basis) until the primary on June 7th. This is a short fellowship program, that is intended to give a crash-course into local politics. Upon successful completion of the program, there is the opportunity to transfer onto another campaign for the duration of the election cycle, with strong recommendations.
To apply: email a resume (no more than 1 page) to the Campaign Manager, Jordan James-Harvill, at email@example.com with a statement of interest in the email.