Fields: progressive, politics, campaigns, social justice, poverty
Location: Flexible, New Hampshire
About the Organization: Over the past decades New Hampshire has failed to take action on climate change, developed a severe opioid epidemic, created the most expensive in-state college system, and diminished economic opportunities for young people. Our elected officials have failed time and time again to represent the true needs of our communities. Students and young people in NH carry an incredible amount of political power and it’s time we start using it. We are young people struggling with massive debt, worried about losing our homes and families to climate change and not finding hope in the future of our state. For that we are creating a network of young people across NH working collectively to further a united political platform– one that represents our values. Through strategic action we as young people, students, and community members are reclaiming the political system so it works for all of us.
About the Position: Fellows will work with their student body, NHYM staff, and the Guiding Team to pass landmark legislation around student debt, climate change action, and voting rights in the 2019 legislative season. NHYM plans to hire three fellows at each university that focus on recruiting new people to our movement, hosting trainings on campus and organizing direct actions in the state Capitol and at your school. NHYM spring fellows are expected to work together towards common campaign goals as well as focus on achieving individual goals that will be set when fellowship starts. Fellows will coordinate with their counterparts at other schools, the guiding team and community organizers to pass policies in line with the #YouthAgenda. Your week might consist of: Organizing students to testify at the state house, Canvassing on campus, Having one on one meetings with new leaders to bring them into our movement, A check-in call with the Community Organizer, A check-in call with other fellows from around the state.
- Student at University Of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College or Dartmouth College
- Strong communication skills (verbal and written); Strong interpersonal skills
- Passionate about social justice; Commitment to NHYM principles and mission
- Creative, constructive thinking; Ability to work with groups and individually
- Flexible schedule (we understand you have classes and school work that take priority)
Estimated Salary: $1,000 stipend for 5 hours/week, spring semester
New Hampshire Youth Movement