The 2013 Washington Bus Fellowship has been selected! Check them out here.
The Washington Bus Fellowship is a ten-week political boot camp for young leaders. Fellows spend the summer (June 19 to August 24, to be exact) in Seattle, managing campaigns, grassroots organizing, formulating public policy and developing leadership skills. Alumni leave the program with the ability to be champions for the issues they are passionate about. The Fellowship is an intensive, intentional, and transformative experience for fellows who are ready for public service.
Fellows learn how to develop and implement campaign plans from hands-on work. In past years, fellows have led the largest young voter registration drive in Washington State, increased the youth vote through a pledge-to-vote campaign, organized large-scale volunteer events for more equitable voting systems, and engaged with thousands of Washingtonians about marriage equality.
Fellows take classes from progressive experts from across the state. Community leaders from all sorts of fields (environmental, social justice, music and media) give presentations, workshops and trainings to fellows. Participants also learn how to use blogs, social media and videos to engage and inform their peers in creative ways.
The Washington Bus Fellowship is an incredible opportunity to create real change. It’s also really fun! Sorta like summer camp, but with the coolest people you’ve ever met.
For any questions about the program or application, please contact fellowship[at]washingtonbus[dot]org.