What is the Campus Election Engagement Project? The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan project that helps America’s colleges and universities get as many of their 20 million students as possible to register, volunteer in campaigns, educate themselves and turn out at the polls. We teach administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders to use their institutional resources to engage students in federal, state and local elections.
Position: Engagement Fellow
Overview: Fellows will lead their campus with voter registration, voter education and voter engagement for the November 2020 election. Fellows should develop and implement a plan on remote voter engagement. Fellows should work with their campus administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders to help register and engage students in the election process. Fellows will receive orientation, training, support and guidance from CEEP. This position is for the fall 2020 collegiate semester.
Selection Process: Fellows must currently be enrolled in courses. They will be selected by campus advisors and/or confirmed by CEEP staff.
Terms of Service: Aug. 17, 2020 – Nov. 20, 2020
Semester Hours: Approximately 100 hours. Hours worked will be divided as follows: 25 – 30 hours on direct activities; 25 – 30 hours on trainings, check-ins and monthly team meetings; and 40 – 50 hours on institutional projects.
Description: CEEP Fellows will be responsible for developing a plan to remotely engage students in voter registration, education and getting out the vote. Through this Fellowship you will work to communicate with the campus community on 2020 election efforts. This can be done through coordination with online courses or via social media. Nonpartisan engagement contributes skills that look good on a resume and are applicable to all job fields.
Specific things to expect:
- Biweekly check-in calls with CEEP State Director and/or National Fellowship Director to troubleshoot campus plan and provide additional support;
- Collaborate and partner with student organizations, campus administrators and faculty to organize voter registration, voter education and other virtual voter engagement efforts on your campus;
- Create an engagement plan for how you will organize your remote work that includes a minimum 4 engagement activities and a legacy project, and use the activity tracker to document those efforts; and
- Compose and submit an end-of-semester report summarizing activities and accomplishments.
- Currently enrolled students with a positive and friendly attitude;
- A commitment to educating peers about the importance of voter registration and becoming an informed voter;
- Self-starters who take initiative to develop and implement their work plans;
- Online organizing and social media skills are preferred but not required;
- Access to an electronic device such as a computer or tablet and a stable internet connection is required.
- Not presently serving in a fellowship role for another partisan or nonpartisan organization;
- Flexible with time commitments and interest for voter registration/voter education; and
- Willingness to participate in initial orientation/training, and maintain regular contact with CEEP staff throughout the Fellowship.
Fall Fellowship Timeline:
- Aug. 17 – Contract Starts
- Sept. 4 – Hiring Deadline
- Sept. 7 – Training #1 Video and Quiz due
- Sept. 17 – Constitution Day
- Sept. 21 – Training #2 Video and Quiz due
- Sept. 22 – National Voter Registration Day
- Oct. 8 – Training #3 Video and Quiz due
- Oct. 16 – Paperwork Deadline
- Nov. 10 – Professional Development Opportunity (OPTIONAL) 4 – 5 p.m. EDT
- Nov. 13 – Final Reports due
- Nov. 13 – Contract Ends
- Nov. 20 – Pay Day