Students for a New American Politics (SNAP) was founded in 2006 to give underrepresented students a chance to participate in progressive politics. Often, entry-level positions in politics are low- or non-paying. This means many amazing students never have the chance to get involved in politics. Through our fellowship program, we hope put progressive candidates in office while giving outstanding students the chance to learn hands-on and transform into successful leaders.
SNAP recruits fellows every election cycle and then trains them to work on a campaign. Most students work for twelve weeks in the summer months --although some stay through November-- as full-time field organizers. SNAP fellows are critical to the campaign: Our endorsement represents a $5,000 in-kind donation to the endorsed candidate.
After their time on the campaign, our broad SNAP alumni work in many fields of progressive politics: Some lead social movements, others serve as congressional staffers, while other found charitable causes or NGOs.