Democracy Fellow – President’s Office

Make Sure Students Get Out and Vote!

2022 is a very important election year in the United States..This is a critical moment for our democracy, and we must make sure that all Americans are able to make their voices heard.

We are looking for Campus Leaders to organize with us in key states – Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin – to help ensure that our elections function effectively this year. (Don’t worry if this would be your first time organizing, we provide training and support!)

This is an expansion of our very successful Fall and Winter 2020 Protect Democracy program, in which more than 60 amazing campus leaders worked with us on activities, including:  

  • Learning key organizing skills and put them into practice on your campus!
  • Helping students register to vote and navigate local voting procedures
  • Ensuring students successfully vote
  • Recruiting poll workers
  • Supporting election protection programs to ensure voting runs smoothly.
  • Working with local election officials and campus leaders to distribute voting information to students and make sure that voting is accessible.

Responsibilities:

You’ll be working closely with our campaign leaders and state-based organizations to support voter engagement and ensure that the election functions effectively. Your work could include:

  • Making class presentations about voting deadlines, opportunities to help as poll workers and other key election activities.
  • Distributing voting information on your campuses and gathering pledges to vote.
  • Reaching out to professors, your campus administration, student government, campus media and other student leadership to ask for their assistance in getting voter information out to students.
  • Building a relationship with your local election officials to make sure that students have accessible voting locations and information that they need to vote.
  • Helping to organize a statewide training for other students to learn how to get out the vote on their campuses.
  • Collaborating with organizations on your campus to conduct these activities.
  • Supporting the work of non-partisan state-based organizations who are helping to ensure that everyone has a chance to vote safely in this year’s elections. 
  • Conducting social media and online outreach to build campaign visibility and assisting with press outreach and events
  • Working 12-15 hours/ week on these activities.

This is a chance to truly play an active role in making an impact in our nation’s history!

To Apply:

Our campus program will run from now through the general election in November.  We are asking that you apply for the spring program which will run from March through the beginning of May and we will give you a chance to renew your application for the summer and fall.

Please send your cover letter and resume to Jonah Minkoff-Zern at jzern@citizen.org by July 24.  

 

Public Citizen offers unpaid fellowships (credit can be arranged) and paid fellowships ($16.10 an hour) for students with financial need.

If you are applying for a paid fellowship, please include an essay outlining why you want to work at Public Citizen and any other information about you that you wish to have considered, including your need for financial support (500 words or less). If you have completed the FAFSA, please also submit a copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).

We are currently accepting applications, and applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be competitive.  Public Citizen is an equal opportunity employer.  women, people of color and LBGT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.