Democracy Corps Fellowship

Democracy Corps Fellowship

The fellowship was for Spring 2021. We are not accepting additional applications at this time.

The Democracy Corps Fellowship offers internships to CCNY undergraduate students who are interested in issues pertaining to the social, economic, and political wellbeing of New York City. The program places fellows with leading voting registration organizations so they can educate voters in the lead-up to New York City’s June 2021 city elections. This is particularly important because this election will see the debut of citywide ranked choice voting, an electoral system with which most New Yorkers will be unfamiliar. Fellows will build skills, gain work experience, and get paid while also strengthening the City’s democratic processes. 

Internships will run from mid-April until the end of June 2021, during which fellows will work approximately 10 hours/week. The fellowship is open to undergraduate students from CCNY in any major, regardless of year.

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Become a Democracy Corps Fellow and earn $1500

Deadline to Apply: April 9th

- Intern with a voting organization! 

- Build your resume!

- Mobilize voters!

- Meet people like you who care about helping our city!

- Work 10 hrs weekly from mid-April to the end of June.

Apply Here

Each fellow will receive a $1,500 stipend if they successfully complete their internship. 


The Fellowship program will match fellows with organizations. Fellows will be do hands-on, experiential work. The exact responsibilities will vary depending on an internship site’s goals and a student’s interests. Possible duties could be:

•    Designing outreach strategies to reach voters
•    Educating voters about absentee, early, and ranked choice voting
•    Speaking during events
•    Creating social media content
•    Phone banking and running phone banks
•    Translating voter education materials

These tasks will help fellows develop their career readiness skills, extend their professional networks, and enhance their resumes.


Prior to starting at their internship sites, fellows must attend an onboarding workshop on Zoom. Internship sites will also train fellows on their specific responsibilities and work. 


All applications must be submitted online here 

Applications submitted first will get priority. No applications will be accepted after April 9, 2021.

Email with questions.

This is a non-partisan program. The Democracy Corps Fellowship is not associated with any political party or platform. 


In order to apply, students must:
•    Be a current City College undergrad (spring '21 grads qualify!)
•    Be in good academic standing
•    Be at least 18 years old
•    Commit to interning for approximately 10 hours/week between mid-April and the end of June (a total of approximately 100 hours)
•    Preferably show through school, volunteering, or work that they care about democracy, elections, and voting
•    Have reliable technology in order to work remotely

Unfortunately, international students do not qualify.


All students who meet the eligibility criteria should apply. 

Voting organizations are specifically seeking fellows who speak a language in addition to English. Preference will also be given to students who live in the Bronx, Staten Island, Elmhurst, Jamaica, East New York, and Brownsville

Last Updated: 03/09/2022 13:20