Apply today to intern with the Bus Project!
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: Our spring program is focused on training young people to be effective and inclusive community leaders and organizers through weekly classroom sessions and on-the-ground fieldwork. Interns lead and participate in weekly 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 interns 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. Organize to help Oregon raise the minimum wage, recruit and train volunteers to advocate for issues like minimum wage, environmental justice, and housing accessibility. 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 fellow interns, classroom trainings, and self-reflection.
TO APPLY: access the application by clicking here! The program starts the week of January 25th, so hurry on over! PS, we’re looking for enthusiastic, passionate people– no experience necessary! Get in touch with Amy@busproject.org with questions.
We welcome applications from all and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees, and members of the LGBTQ community to apply.