Apply for PolitiCorps Today!

We are still accepting applications for PolitiCorps– our political organizing and leadership development fellowship over the summer.

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 summer fellowship, PolitiCorps, is focused on training young people to be effective and inclusive community leaders and organizers through daily classroom sessions and on-the-ground fieldwork. Fellows lead and participate in daily 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.

PolitiCorps has been around since 2005 and we have graduated over 250 fellows that have gone on to be campaign managers, lobbyists, and executive directors. It is a 10-week bootcamp where fellows get to learn the ins and outs of grassroots organizing. Some favorite trainings from previous summers include lobbying & testifying, cultural competency, privilege and oppression, creating your own campaign plan, fundraising, and event planning. Along with these trainings, fellows are given the opportunity to create and manage their own campaign plan with a team of their peers in Portland.

We provide rent, food, and travel stipends. Stipends are need-based and vary depending on if you have your own place to live or if you need home-stay for the 10 weeks you are here.

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
* Recruit and train volunteers to advocate for progressive issues in the Portland area
* 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: visit politicorps.org/apply. The program starts June 13th and runs until August 19th, 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.

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