This is about a five to ten-hour-per-week commitment for the semester. Selected Democracy Fellows will receive a $1000 stipend per semester divided into 3 monthly payments.
Over the course of the Fellowship, you will
- Receive ongoing coaching and support.
- Receive mentorship to help you build your network and develop your skills.
- Receive training to support you in creating a Get Out the Vote campaign based on your community’s needs.
- Engage in weekly discussions and design-thinking workshops in our community.
- Join monthly webinars with public sector leaders and organizers.
- Work with your co-fellows to complete your learning, discovery, and networking goals.
- Find, plan, and complete a social impact campaign that builds on your strengths while stretching you to grow.
- Get personalized feedback on designing and achieving your purpose-driven impact career.
- Receive guidance on telling your personal story and why politics is important to you.
- Develop your own campaign or capstone project that you can use to enhance your resume and portfolio.
The desired outcomes of the fellowship are:
- At least one published writing.
- At least one civic engagement and/or education event.
- A base of volunteers and/or student activists..-
- An increase in understanding of your state legislative process.
- A student network of campus activists.
- An understanding of the core values of organizing campus communities.
- Build relationships with student leaders on your campus, in your state, and across the country;
- Participate in leadership and organizing trainings to prepare you for future work in politics, law, advocacy, public relations, and more;
- Develop a mentoring relationship with Common Cause’s staff and connections to Common Cause’s community of partners.
An ideal candidate will
- Demonstrate leadership qualities
- Engage peers and the surrounding community in the electoral process
- Have strong written and verbal skills
- Be a self-motivator
Contact us by email at email@example.com if you have any questions.