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The Alliance for Emerging Power works to build the next generation of democracy leaders through advancing their advocacy and leadership skills. We equip emerging leaders with the tools they need to hold power accountable on their campus, in their community, and beyond. We expand their network and move them up the ladder of civic engagement to either boost their career or volunteer trajectory. 

We are seeking a post-baccalaureate (post-bac) fellow to work with the Common Cause Alliance for Emerging Power program team to promote youth civic engagement through research and outreach. 

LOCATION: Remote, USA

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Post-Bac Fellowship will aid the Alliance for Emerging Power in their research on youth voting rights issues. This fellow will assist the alliance’s program team with research, coalition building, communications, and youth member outreach and events. Individuals with a keen interest in research, lifting youth voices in democracy, and seeking modern solutions to democracy issues affecting young people are highly encouraged to apply. This position is open to recent graduates and graduate students. 

What We Provide: Over the 12-week fellowship, the Alliance for Emerging Power program team will provide the following:

  • Consistent coaching and support throughout all stages of planning and implementing related projects 
  • Weekly opportunities to connect with Common Cause national and state staff
  • Access to coalition and thought-partners in the youth civic engagement space
  • Mentorship and opportunities for professional networking
  • Personalized feedback on your projects and plans
  • Access to subject matter experts on democracy issues and reform

What You Will Do: Aid staff in research efforts on a range of youth voting rights issues including:

  • Student Voter ID & campus polling sites
  • Lowering the Voting Age 
  • State youth voting rights efforts
  • Compile research findings into digestible content for various platforms (blogs, infographics, Democracy Wire posting, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Support for communications needs pertaining to your research findings

The fall 2022 post-bac fellow will work for 12 weeks for 12 hours per week.

Hours and start dates are flexible, ideally September 15 – December 15. 

COMPENSATION: The post-bac fellow will be paid $2,300.00 in 3 payments; $750 on October 15, $800 on November 15, and $750 on December 15.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must be passionate about democracy issues. Must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Excellent writing, researching, and editing skills are required. Good listening and communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of community partners will give candidates a competitive advantage. 

EQUITY & INCLUSION: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. Common Cause is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the organization and believes strongly in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. Individuals who identify as BIPOC or are multilingual are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Complete the application found here. It will take about 15 minutes to respond to the questions but a cover letter and resume is required. This application requires a writing sample.

COMMON CAUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND WELCOMES APPLICANTS OF ANY RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, ETHNICITY, NATIONAL ORIGIN, INCOME CLASS, POLITICAL AFFILIATION, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, AGE, DISABILITY, VETERAN STATUS OR MARITAL STATUS, AS WELL AS APPLICANTS WHO HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY INCARCERATED.

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