What is the Campus Election Engagement Project? The Campus Election Engagement Project (CEEP) is a national nonpartisan organization 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: CEEP Engagement Fellows are college students who carry out our approaches on the ground by helping their school create an environment that encourages and supports student voters. Fellows organize a variety of direct engagement events to register their peers to vote, help students navigate voting rules, distribute educational materials like our nonpartisan candidate guides, and organize Get Out the Vote events. Fellows also work on projects to institutionalize voter engagement efforts on their campus, such as building a permanent coalition dedicated to student voter engagement, working to locate a polling place on campus, or having Election Day marked as a campus holiday.
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: January 25, 2021 – April 30, 2021
Semester Hours: 100 hours
Description: CEEP Fellows will be responsible for developing a plan to engage students through voter registration, education, civil dialogue and getting out the vote. Through this Fellowship you will work to communicate with your campus community on 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 to troubleshoot campus plan and provide additional support;
- Collaborate and partner with other Fellows, student organizations, campus administrators and faculty to organize voter registration, voter education and other 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.
Spring Fellowship Timeline:
- January 15 – Application Deadline
- January 22– Hiring Deadline
- January 25 – Contract Starts
- January 26 – Chat & Chew
- February 12 – Paperwork Deadline
- February 12– Training #1 Video and Quiz due
- February 16 – Chat & Chew
- February 26 – Training #2 Video and Quiz due
- March 9 – Chat & Chew
- March 12 – Training #3 Video and Quiz due
- April 6 – Chat & Chew
- April 30 – Final Reports due & Contract Ends
- May 7 – Pay Day