CORPS PROGRAMS

Organizing Corps 2020’s Bootcamp and Immersion programs give you two ways to develop as a field organizer and support you in applying and transitioning to the 2020 general election.

We encourage you to apply if:

  • You are a resident or student in one of the 8 states we train in and are available for the full training program. See program details below for specific training cities and dates.
  • You are committed to and available to work full-time on the 2020 general election starting by June 2020 and going through November 3, 2020. Organizing Corps 2020 is recruiting and training the organizing team that the future nominee will need to take back the White House and win up and down the ticket.
  • You thrive in an action-based and team-oriented learning environment. Organizing is not a desk job and campaigns are a fast-paced, team sport.

Read below, join an info session and explore the FAQ to see which program is right for you.

OC2020 BOOTCAMP

The OC2020 Bootcamp is a 7-day crash-course in campaign organizing.

The OC2020 Bootcamp is geared towards college seniors and students completing school by June 2020, as well as those looking to work on the 2020 general election but cannot commit to the 5-week Immersion Program.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Training and simulations on the fundamentals of organizing: voter registration, volunteer recruitment, voter contact, digital tools, data analytics, and field strategy
  • Each bootcamp day is maximized and lasts the full day (generally 9AM-5PM plus evening activities).
  • The bootcamp curriculum marries direct instruction and hands-on practice. This looks like learning voter engagement tactics, crafting your personal story, practicing delivering your personal story to a group of peers before hitting the doors to deliver your message to prospective voters!
  • The bootcamp culminates in a Day of Action when you’ll bring everything you learned together – build a strategy, recruit volunteers, set up a staging location, train and deploy volunteers, and monitor and record your data.
Hosted in coordination with local state Democratic parties and led by campaign veterans
  • Build relationships with the team that’s building the infrastructure for the 2020 general election.
  • Learn how to organize in the context of your state’s electoral strategy, practices and laws.
Access to ongoing learning and support so you can keep developing your campaign toolbox before the general election kicks off
  • Join our 300-and-counting community of corps members, coaches and trainers.
  • Tap into the Organizing Corps resource library, opportunity listings, and newsletter to continue to develop your organizing practice.
Direct support applying and transitioning to the 2020 general election in early summer of 2020 upon successful completion of the program

NUTS & BOLTS

7-days in-person in January or March 2020
  • Tempe, AZ: January 6-January 12, 2020
  • Madison, WI: January 13-January 19, 2020
  • Lansing, MI: March 2-March 8, 2020
  • Minneapolis, MN: March 9-March 15, 2020
  • Raleigh, NC: March 9-March 15, 2020
  • State College, PA: March 9-March 15, 2020
  • Tallahassee, FL: March 16-March 22
$500 travel and living stipend
  • Corps members will receive two stipends of $250 – one 2-weeks prior to the start of the bootcamp and one upon completion of the bootcamp to offset travel and living expenses.
  • A limited number of lodging stipends are available on a need and case-by-case basis.

APPLICATION WINDOW

Tempe, AZ & Madison, WI - Deadline to Apply November 12!
FL, MI, MN, NC & PA - Application Available Early November!

OC2020 IMMERSION

TheThe OC2020 Immersion is a 5-week, full-time, in-field training program.

The Immersion Program is designed for recent graduates and career switchers interested in getting intensive training and on-the-ground practice in their hometown before applying to join the 2020 general election.

PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Action-based trainings and in-the-field practice in your hometown learning how to register voters, recruit volunteers, set-up a campaign office, host a house party, organize your community, and use the newest data and digital tools to maximize your efforts
  • Corps members in the Immersion Program experience a curriculum that blends direct instruction with hands-on practice and in-field application.
  • The program starts with an introduction to the fundamentals of organizing and key tactics, and each week, corps members increasingly implement and perform voter and volunteer activity independently, culminating in a national Day of Action planned and executed by corps members.
Hands-on development with the support of a campaign coach and campaign veterans
  • Your coach will lead trainings alongside campaign veterans, local elected leaders and state party staff.
  • As you carry out new responsibilities in the field, your coach will provide feedback and guidance so that you continue to learn and grow in your role.
Directly support the local state Democratic party in preparing for the general election through voter registration, persuasion and mobilization activities
  • Build relationships with the team that’s building the infrastructure for the 2020 general election.
  • Learn how to organize in the context of your state’s electoral strategy, practices and laws.
Direct support applying and transitioning to the 2020 general election upon completion of program

NUTS & BOLTS

5-weeks late April through May in your hometown
  • Arizona: Phoenix
  • Florida: Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach
  • Georgia: Atlanta
  • Michigan: Detroit, Flint, Madison Heights
  • North Carolina: Charlotte, Raleigh
  • Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
  • Wisconsin: Madison, Milwaukee
Full-time, paid Tuesday-Saturday including nights and some Sundays
  • This is a paid, full-time position.
  • Participants must be able to commit to the full 5-week period and regular work schedule.

APPLICATION WINDOW

Immersion Program Application Available Early November!

APPLY TODAY

The application is straightforward: give us your resume, four short responses on why you want to join the Organizing Corps, and one letter of recommendation. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed and corps members will be admitted on a rolling basis, so there’s no need to wait!

Contributions or gifts to the Democratic National Committee are not tax deductible.

PAID FOR BY THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE, DEMOCRATS.ORG.
NOT AUTHORIZED BY ANY CANDIDATE OR CANDIDATE’S COMMITTEE.