[geogu-l] [CHIDchat] The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship (fwd)
maoquai at u.washington.edu
Thu Feb 25 10:56:05 PST 2010
It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
- Peter Ustinov
The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship
NOMINATE A SUMMER FELLOW
DOWNLOAD SUMMER FELLOW APPLICATION
WHAT IS A WASHINGTON BUS SUMMER FELLOWSHIP? ARE NUNCHUCKS INVOLVED?
Well, yes and no. The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship* is a ten-week
political boot camp in Seattle. Bus Fellows spend a summer learning
state-of-the-art campaign management, grassroots organizing, public policy
formulation and leadership skills.
Once you're done, you'll be prepared for leadership positions in campaigns
and political movements all across the state. Nunchucks of the mind, you
Young people are left out of the political process. The average age of a
Washingtonian is 36-years-old, but out of 147 state legislators, just 16 are
under 40. The voice that's missing in Olympia is you.
Until now. The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship takes young people who see
the need for change, equips them with the best political tools available,
and injects them directly into the political arena.
WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?
1. Democratize Democracy. The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship puts
democracy back in the hands of "we the people". Fellows come from all
corners of Washington and acquire the skills to become effective political
2. Immediate Impact. Fellows spend the summer designing and implementing
field plans that directly support progressive causes in Washington. They
select races they care about, making an immediate difference in their
3. Leadership Development. The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship is jet
fuel for young leaders. Fellows have the opportunity to meet and learn from
leaders and experts from a vast network of organizations. In addition to
trainings on public policy and organizing, Fellows gain hands-on experience
by running events and managing volunteers.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A WASHINGTON BUS FELLOW?
The eye of the tiger, the heart of a champion, and the courage to drive
Washington state politics in a new direction.
* Between 18 and 24 years old
* A passion for civic engagement and a desire to learn about state and
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Independent self-starter, with the initiative to achieve complex goals
* Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work within a diverse team
* Good sense of humor and forward-thinking values are a must
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship runs from June 20th to August 20th,
2010. Fellows must be able to participate in all nine weeks of the program.
Fellows are expected to commit 50 hours per week. Yes, evenings and
ARE BUS FELLOWS PAID?
There are need-based stipends available. Please request when applying.
IS HOUSING AVAILABLE FOR BUS FELLOWS?
Fellows coming from outside the greater King County area may be eligible for
HOW DO I APPLY?
DOWNLOAD SUMMER FELLOW APPLICATION
Know a hotshot perfect for our Summer Fellowship? Tell us about 'em!
*The Washington Bus Summer Fellowship is inspired by PolitiCorps, courtesy
of our Bus Project friends to the south. THANK YOU, smart people!!!
Jess J Norberg
College Prep Advisor
Urban League Scholars Program at Garfield High School
Norte Dame AmeriCorps
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