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Become an HBCU Democracy Fellow with Common Cause NC

Common Cause North Carolina are looking for undergraduate students to be Democracy Fellows on their campus this fall. There are available positions at Bennett, Shaw, NCCU, NC A&T State, WSSU and Fayetteville State.

The HBCU Democracy Fellows will work closely with Common Cause College Outreach Coordinators and Fellows at HBCUs across the state of North Carolina to boost civic engagement and promote the value of becoming lifelong participants in democracy on their campus.

HBCU Democracy Fellows will focus on increasing student turnout in elections and student activism by:

• creatively communicating with peers about the importance of students voting and having a voice in decisions affecting their everyday lives, their futures, and our HBCUs.

• disseminating information about the voting processes (voter registration, requesting absentee ballots, accessing polling locations, voting early, etc).

• connecting issues of interest to the importance of voting.

• assisting students in joining ongoing community efforts.

This is a 10 hour minimum per week commitment for the fall semester with the opportunity for advancement in the spring. Selected Democracy Fellows will receive $500 upon successful completion of the program or course credit (if offered by the school). The Common Cause College Outreach Coordinator will work with each Democracy Fellow to secure internship course credit where possible.

To apply:

1. Submit your resume* as a PDF with the file name “Last Name, First Name Resume” (ex. Sanders, Dominique Resume) by email to hbcusaa@gmail.com. Use the subject line “Resume – Democracy Fellowship at [Your School].”

2. Complete and submit the application using this online form.

3. If you have any questions, contact Alyssa Canty, Fayetteville and Triangle college outreach coordinator at 919-987-1366 or Reggie Weaver, Triad college outreach coordinator at 336-365-2378.

*All applications submitted without a resume will be considered incomplete and not reviewed

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