Overview

Do you want to build your organizing skills and mobilize the youth vote—and help make real, lasting change? As a College Fellow, you’ll receive expert organizing training to help students (on your campus and beyond) overcome barriers to getting involved. And you’ll mobilize them to empower others. You’ll help fill an important gap in progressive voter mobilization by forging partnerships among student groups across campuses, where increasing voter turnout on Election Day will have the most impact. For more information on the Fellowship program, check out our FAQs.

Deadline to Apply is January 13th, 2020. The Program begins January 21st, 2020.

About Swing Left

Swing Left is a national grassroots organization that took back the House in 2018 by building a national campaign for Democratic candidates in 84 Swing Districts in three big ways: recruiting and training an army of volunteers, raising funds from grassroots donors, and building cultural momentum for the midterms. For 2020, we’ll be bringing our “campaigns-in-waiting” model to swing Senate seats, defend the House, win the state-level races needed to ensure fair maps for 2021 redistricting—and, of course, the Presidency.

In 2018 we took back the House. Join us, and help transform our government in 2020.

Responsibilities

  • Organize your campus now to help build a winning infrastructure for 2020
  • Implement traditional & digital organizing tactics
  • Recruit and mobilize volunteers to engage in get out the vote work
  • Pilot new voter registration techniques to help expand the electorate
  • Host events on campus
  • Coordinate with campus clubs and faculty as needed
  • Attend weekly training calls
  • Complete written reports and debriefs as needed
  • Commit 10-15 hours a week through mid- May 2020.

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college or university, all majors are welcome to apply
  • Strong work ethic, organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to ask for and receive feedback
  • Comfort with remote management
  • Campaign experience a plus but not required
  • Passionate about helping make lasting change for the benefit of our country

We believe that the GOP's bad behavior disproportionately hurts the most marginalized people in society — including people of color, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, women and LGBTQ people. We believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities, members of other marginalized communities. We also encourage applications from students in 2 or 4-year programs and part and full-time students.