Organize for Democracy Leadership Program

Organize for Democracy Leadership Program

Apply by Feb 18!

About the Organize for Democracy Leadership Program

As the critical 2022 elections approach, Blue Future and the Grassroots Democrats HQ is excited to launch an 8-week paid organizing program for the Spring of 2022! As part of this program, young people will be trained in the principles of field organizing and broader leadership development skills. Folks will have the opportunity to volunteer directly for candidates fighting for democracy and make a difference on some of the most competitive campaigns across the country.

This program is a leadership development training opportunity for young people to be engaged in progressive political campaigns. The program will be completely digital and remote to allow young people anywhere to get involved.

For 8 weeks between March 1 – April 26, organizers will get paid to be trained and commit to volunteering for 10 hours per week and engage in phone banking, text banking, and registering voters, in coordination with competitive campaigns for the House & Senate.

Blue Future’s Training Approach

1. First, we center and create community through expert led, skill based, trainings on comprehensive organizing tactics and leadership skills.

2. Next, we strengthen organizing skills & drive impact through real world advocacy and electoral campaigns.

3. And lastly, we provide ongoing coaching, leadership and professional development opportunities to hone organizing skills and build networks of the next generation of leaders.

APPLYING

WHO CAN APPLY?

Any young person (ages 16-25) who supports progressive values and is ready to organize to help progressives win in 2022 is invited to apply! We’re looking for young people who are ready to work directly with candidates and campaigns to mobilize the vote across the country!

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

We have a three step application process:

1. Young people are invited to submit an application through this link: https://bit.ly/bfspring22.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between February 7 – 18. We cannot guarantee your application will be reviewed if submitted after February 18 at 11:59 pm PST.

2. After reviewing the applications, we will invite applicants to interview with our team on a rolling basis.

3. We will accept our first round of fellows by February 25 and provide ongoing training and support as we organize for democracy! 

Apply by Feb 18!

FUNDING & TIMELINE

HOW MUCH FUNDING CAN I RECEIVE?

Organizers will be paid $170 per week for participating in our 8-week training program, for a total stipend of $1,360.

TIMELINE

February 7-18: Review applications

February 14-25: Conduct Interviews + Hiring + Onboarding

March 1-April 26: Weekly leadership training and volunteer phone banking & text banking for pro-democracy champions & periodic one-on-one leadership coaching calls.

Questions? Send us an email to hello@ourbluefuture.us.

We strongly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, transgender and non-binary people, and people with disabilities to apply. Blue Future is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to join our team. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, AIDS/HIV status, genetic testing info, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition or political activities or affiliations.

This is a paid opportunity to receive a stipend for leadership development training courses provided by Blue Future and our partner, the Grassroots Democrats HQ. Payments will not be tied to volunteering on political campaigns.