The Adrian Garcia for Houston Mayor campaign announced a pretty awesome opportunity to earn some organizing experience–and it’s paid.
Adrian Garcia is a product of Houston, and is personally committed to empowering Houstonians to own a piece of his campaign for Mayor. Typically, campaign internships are unpaid, which tends to severely limit the diversity of the applicant pool. The Adrian Garcia for Mayor campaign is committed to cultivating the next generation of Houston grassroots organizers by offering those accepted a monthly stipend of $500.
Over the course of the eight week program, Fellows will:
- learn and implement modern grassroots organizing best practices
- learn requisite technical skills for grassroots organizing
- empower volunteer leaders to organize their neighborhoods together
With comprehensive training and support from Deputy Field Directors, Fellows will empower and train volunteer leaders to organize their neighborhood’s voter contact and volunteer recruitment activities.
- A minimum of 20 hours a week
- 20 hours a week must include nights and weekends
You should apply if:
- You thrive in a fast-paced environment, surrounded by people from various and diverse communities
- You are a natural leader, with strong interpersonal and communication skills
- You are both a self-starter and upbeat team member
We’d be especially interested in your application if:
- You are bilingual
- You have knocked doors or made phone calls for a campaign before
Empowering and developing volunteers within our organization is a cornerstone of our campaign. Fellows will be tasked with providing volunteers the tools and resources they need to organize their neighborhoods.
I can vouch for your future bosses, which includes one of the architects of Annise Parker’s historic 2009 victory. So, if you want to be a part of the Adrian Garcia campaign, apply.