SNAP PAC was founded in 2005 with a mission to diversify progressive campaigns by investing in underrepresented talent.
There’s a huge problem on political campaigns: while many candidates talk about racial inequality and economic injustice, their staff do not reflect those values.
Young people struggle to join campaigns because it can be hard to take an unpaid internship. Many students are paying loans, handling the burden of medical or family expenses, or simply can’t afford to skip a paid opportunity elsewhere.
To address this institutional barrier, SNAP PAC provides a stipend for students from colleges and universities across the country to work on a congressional campaign for twelve weeks over the summer.
Our fellows work as Field Organizers — not interns — and are given substantial and meaningful work. They are also guaranteed housing, training, and support from political professionals.