Location: Portland Metro
Closing Date: open until filled
Type: Full Time
ABOUT US: The Oregon Bus Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to build a more accessible democracy that more accurately reflects and engages the millennial generation. Our goal is to bring young people into the political process through civic engagement, leadership development, and issue advocacy. The Bus Project has registered, educated, and turned out tens of thousands of young voters. The Bus Project has also passed forward-thinking policies that make elections more accessible and make tangible change on issues that impact young people. We’re working to change our state for the better, and we need you to make that happen.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM: PolitiCorps is a 10-week paid fellowship that runs from June 19-August 25, 2017 in Portland, OR. During this time, fellows learn how to create and implement their own campaign strategy. This is done through a series of trainings including campaign management, volunteer recruitment, fundraising, social media, grassroots organizing, and cultural competency. Along with receiving these trainings, fellows have the opportunity to actually create and manage their own campaign with a small team throughout the summer. Fellows have gone from graduating PolitiCorps to working in the Governor's Office straight out of the program. They've also graduated to become field directors, campaign managers, and work in other nonprofits.
PolitiCorps is focused on training young people to be effective and inclusive community leaders and organizers through classroom sessions and on-the-ground fieldwork. Fellows lead and participate in classroom sessions designed to give them skills and tools necessary to make positive change in their community. We pair the classroom trainings with serious fieldwork so that fellows can make a tangible impact on their community by utilizing the skills they learn in the classroom.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Gain valuable leadership skills through a mix of classroom sessions and hands-on fieldwork. Participate in local and state-level grassroots campaigns. Build a strong community of friends and allies that you will work with in the future. Explore your strengths and weaknesses as a leader. Grow personally and intentionally through intentional feedback from your supervisor and peers, classroom trainings, and self-reflection.
TO APPLY: access the application by visiting politicorps.org/apply
We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. To apply, please visit politicorps.org/apply
Need-based stipend between $1000-$2000