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Step 2: Gain experience on real campaigns

In the second step of the Change Corps program, we work with top social change groups to give you real experience on important campaigns. Over the course of the year, you’ll be planning and running grassroots campaigns, organizing town hall meetings, building powerful coalitions of groups, setting up and speaking at news conferences, lobbying lawmakers and much more.

Here’s a list of groups and campaigns that we’ve worked on in the past:

  • Everytown for Gun Safety: Organizers worked to pass commonsense gun safety laws in Oregon, Nevada and Ohio.
  • MoveOn.org Political Action: We worked in 2014 on a Save the Senate campaign. Organizers ran phonebanking offices around the country to mobilize more than 1,000 volunteers to generate 1.5 million GOTV phone calls to voters in swing states.
  • National Education Association: Organizers worked on the Degrees Not Debt Campaign to make college more affordable. We worked on college campuses in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Arizona.
  • StrongerUS Education Fund: We worked to turn out thousands of Virginians to vote in the statewide elections utilizing cutting-edge canvassing tactics.
  • Toxics Action Center: Organizers worked in the community of Bridgeport, Conn., to build local support from faith-based communities, non-profits and citizens to close down the last remaining coal-fired power plant in Connecticut.
  • TexPIRG: We reached out to more than 500,000 young people in Texas about affordable heath care, utilizing digital media, on-campus visibility tactics and press conferences.
  • Democracy for America: Organizers worked in 2015 to turn out voters and elect progressive candidates in Chicago municipal races.

Learn more about Change Corps

If you are interested in working with Change Corps, fill out this form and we will send you more information about our positions. From there we will connect you to our online application.

Change Corps is dedicated to the idea that ordinary people have tremendous power to change our world for the better, but only if they’re inspired, energized, organized. That’s what organizers do, and Change Corps teaches them how.

Jon Carson, Executive Director, Organizing for Action; National Field Director, Obama for President 2008