The Democracy Corps Fellowship offers short-term internships to CCNY undergraduate students who are interested in issues pertaining to the social, economic, and political wellbeing of New York City. The Spring 2023 program will place fellows with the New York City Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) so they can educate voters in the lead-up to New York City’s June 2023 primary elections and participatory budgeting process. Fellows will build skills, gain work experience, and get paid while also strengthening the City’s democratic processes.
Internships will run from May 29 until June 30, 2023, during which fellows will work 80 hours in total. The fellowship is open to full-time undergraduate students from CCNY in any major, regardless of year. Graduating seniors are eligible.
The deadline to apply is May 15, 2023.
In November 2018, New York City voters approved a ballot initiative establishing the New York City Civic Engagement Commission. The Commission focuses on promoting civic engagement across all of City government and making New York City decision making accessible to all New Yorkers. Specifically, the Commission is charged with running a citywide participatory budgeting program, providing poll site interpretation services, providing technical assistance to community boards, partnering with community-based organizations and civic leaders to increase awareness of City services, and assisting City agencies in developing civic engagement initiatives. Originally announced in 2018 as a mayoral initiative aimed at increasing voter registration and participation in NYC, and pursuant to Mayoral Executive Order 88 in 2021, Democracy NYC became a program of the CEC, thereby incorporating voter education and voter registration into CEC priorities.
Reporting to the Chief Democracy Officer, Democracy Corps Fellows will conduct community outreach to support voter education for the June primary and voting in New York City’s first citywide participatory budgeting program. Through this fellowship, you will:
Receive training in outreach tools and resources, including by attending train-the-trainer training sessions.
In order to apply, students must be:
Each fellow will receive a $1,500 stipend if they successfully complete their internship.
We are specifically seeking students who are:
All applications must be submitted by May 15
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This is a non-partisan program.
The Democracy Corps Fellowship is not associated with
any political party or platform.