Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Summer Fellowship Opportunity with New Era Colorado

The Democracy Fellows program is an intensive, two month-long summer bootcamp that trains the next generation of progressive young leaders to create change in their communities. Fellows work to build a more hands-on democracy, developing their leadership skills while learning and applying the principles of grassroots organizing and advocacy.

It’s a full time program, designed for hardworking young folks, college students, and recent college grads from all over the place who are passionate about civic engagement, democracy, and politics. Fellows will leave the program with the tools and skills to advocate for the issues they are passionate about, organize others to take action, and lead in their communities.

The program’s got three goals:
  • Leaders for the long-term. Gain invaluable leadership skills, and then flex those new muscles all over the state.
  • Engagement that matters. Conduct on-the-ground grassroots work to impact top-level policies and make a lasting impact on Colorado’s political landscape.
  • Democracy for the win. Do the heavy lifting to create a more hands-on democracy that works for everyone.

Our summer 2014 program runs from June 9th-August 8th, and is based in Denver, Colorado. Financial stipends are available for fellows.

Our early application deadline is March 25th, and the final deadline is April 25th. We'll review interest form submissions & send full applications to qualified candidates up until 5pm mountain time on both of those deadline days for all of you procrastinators out there. We’ll start accepting fellows on a rolling basis in late March/early April.

For more information, go to http://neweracolorado.org/democracyfellows/#.UUDEgXhA2So
To nominate someone else for the program, http://neweracolorado.org/democracyfellows/nominations/#.UUDFAnhA2So