About the SNAP Fellowship
The SNAP Fellowship is a paid grassroots organizing fellowship for students and youth that is fast-paced, high-impact, and focused on social justice values. This is not your average summer internship - it is your opportunity to create real, lasting change.
As a SNAP Organizing Fellow, you will receive training from experienced organizers with roots in electoral politics as well as the labor and economic justice, environmental, LGBTQ, and immigrants rights movements. You will learn to talk to voters and recruit volunteers to elect Democratic candidates who are ready to put Congress to work building a fairer society.
SNAP seeks to hire 20 Organizing Fellows in our early application round and 15-20 more in the March regular round. All Organizing Fellows will be placed on liberal/progressive Congressional campaigns in competitive districts across the country. Fellows will attend a three-day training session in the New York metro area in early June and then work as grassroots organizers on campaigns from early June to approximately August 15.
Read more about the experiences of 2010 SNAP Fellows here.
2012 Fellowship Applications
Applications for the 2012 SNAP Fellowship Program are available at www.snappac.org/apply. The dates of the Fellowship Program will be approximately June 1, 2012 to August 12, 2012 with an possible extension for some Fellows to November.
First (priority) round applications will be due December 15, 2011. Priority round applicants will receive notification of decisions by January 15, 2012.
Second round applications will be due March 3, 2012. Second round applicants will receive notification of decisions by March 21, 2012. We are committed to attracting the best applicants in the country - if your circumstances require an expedited decision, please let us know and we will work with you.
People of color, people with disabilities, first-generation college students/graduates, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and women are especially encouraged to apply for the SNAP Fellowship.
SNAP believes that our country's leadership should reflect its diversity. We therefore pay all Organizing Fellows a stipend of up to $5,000, based on financial need. The average stipend in summer 2011 was $1,825 plus free housing for 10 weeks. People of color are especially encouraged to apply.
SNAP considers three categories of people for the Fellowship Program:
(1) Current College Students - people, from 18 to any age, who are enrolled in a two-year or four-year college or university.
(2) Recent College Graduates - people, from 18 to any age, who have recently graduated from college. You must have graduated from college in or after January 2010 to be eligible for the 2012 SNAP Fellowship.
(3) Young Adults Under 25 - people who are between 18 and 25 but are not currently enrolled in a college or university.
You do not need to be a U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident to apply for the SNAP Fellowship.