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Find Your State

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 hbcusaa@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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