This summer, something remarkable is going to happen. Again. That’s right, the Washington Bus Summer Fellowship is back – and this year it’s even bigger, better, and badder to the bone. And the Summer Fellows need only one thing to take over Washington: you.
The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship is an intensive ten-week program – Fellows learn how to design and execute field plans, manage volunteers, work with partner groups, and just about everything else you would need to effectively navigate and participate in the political process. When you graduate from the Summer Fellowship, you’re ready to walk into any campaign or organization and take a leadership role.
Last year, the Bus’s Summer Fellows made everything happen. Literally. You remember Candidate Survivor? It was Fellows who were running the stage, greeting candidates and training volunteers. How about the VoteBot Army? Yep, that was a Fellows-design pledge-to-vote program. Needless to say, we love our Fellows.
Here’s what you should do:
1) Are you 18-24 years old? Do you want to be a Bus Summer Fellow? Excellent. We’re glad you do. Simply head on over to our online application and fill that bad boy out.
2) Do you know an 18-24 year old person who should apply for the Summer Fellowship? Excellent. We’re glad you do. You can nominate Fellows online – just fill out the nomination form, and you’re kicking off the process.
More questions? Check out the in-depth question-answering-page. ‘Tis official.
It’s that easy! Apply today, and jump-start the future of Washington State!
Check out what some of last year’s Fellows are up to now, after the jump!
A 2009 graduate of the University of Washington, Ben went through the 2009 Summer Fellowship. Since wrapping up the Fellows program, Ben put his training to good use working for the Seattle Chinatown International District Public Development Authority, and organizing in the International District around community planning and open space. Needless to say, Ben is a badass.
After Mallory finished up the Summer Fellowship, she decided to speed up her life’s pace – 50 hours a week wasn’t busy enough. Mallory proceeded to run the field campaign for a successful Tacoma City Council candidate, and has now rejoined the Bus as a staff member!
Will is a senior at Whitman College in beautiful Walla Walla, Washington. Since graduating from the Summer Fellows program, Will has become a force of on-campus organizing, especially around health care. Will impressed the hell out of the Bus team, and in January joined the Bus’s Board of Directors as the youngest board member ever!