Students for a New American Politics PAC is pleased to announce the 2016 Organizing Fellowship Program. The SNAP Fellowship is a paid grassroots organizing fellowship for students and youth that’s fast-paced, high-impact, and focused on social justice values. This isn’t your average summer internship – it’s your opportunity to create real, lasting change.
As a SNAP Organizing Fellow, you’ll receive training from experienced organizers. You’ll learn to talk to voters and recruit volunteers to elect candidates who are ready to put Congress to work building a fairer society.
SNAP seeks to hire 15 Organizing Fellows in our early application round and 25 more in our regular round in March. All Organizing Fellows will be placed on progressive Congressional campaigns in competitive districts across the country. Fellows will attend a three-day training session in the New York metro area in early June and then work as grassroots organizers on campaigns from early June to approximately August 15.
Equal Access Statement: SNAP believes that our country’s leadership should reflect its diversity. We therefore pay all Organizing Fellows a stipend of up to $2,500, based on financial need. The average stipend in summer 2014 was $1,825 plus free housing for 10 weeks. People from backgrounds underrepresented in politics are especially encouraged to apply.
How to Apply: For priority consideration, please submit your application for the Organizing Fellowship Program as soon as possible. Applications should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “2016 Fellowship Application.” All completed applications will receive a confirmation of receipt. Finalist applicants will receive phone interviews and will be invited to complete a second application (including information to determine financial need).
Early Application Round: Apply by Nov. 20 and you will receive a decision by Dec. 20.
Middle Round: Apply by Jan. 8 and you will receive a decision by Feb. 5.
Regular Round: Apply by March 25 and you will receive a decision by April 8.
Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Part 1: Personal Information
Please complete this Google form.
Part 2: Application questions:
In a separate document, please answer each of the following in about 250 words and attach them to your application e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. What does it mean to you to be progressive?
2. Write about a challenge that you’ve overcome. This could be grounded in, but is not limited to, personal experiences, extracurricular events, or academic projects.
3. Describe an issue about which you’re particularly passionate and write about how this relates to grassroots politics.
Part 3: Resume
Please attach a resume, including both work and extracurricular experiences (e.g. volunteering). Remember that no prior political experience is necessary to be a SNAP fellow. Send this to email@example.com.