Peace Voter Fellowship (P/T)

Academic Credits






Hours per week

20 hours a week



Application Deadline


End Date



Church St. Station, P.O. Box 3357
New York
New York
United States


Fellowship Opportunity


Peace Action New York State seeks a politically aware, keen and independent part-time organizer to coordinate our Peace Voter Campaign across the state, working from our NYC office.

The Peace Voter 2018 Campaign is a set of strategies and tactics that injects foreign policy concerns into the Congressional elections. The goal is to support an informed electorate and elect pro-Peace candidates. Some of the tactics that will be employed in the Peace Voter Campaign are:

  • Candidate briefings (in person or by phone, providing expertise on our issues)
  • Voter registration drives
  • Candidate debates and forums
  • Collecting responses to the Peace Action New York State candidate questionnaire
  • Creating and distributing voter guides
  • Publishing voting records,
  • Participating in Voter ID and Get Out the Vote (GOTV) Campaigns (via Robo Calls, Transportation, Phone Canvassing, etc).

Fellowship responsibilities include:

  1. Working with Peace Action New York State activists around the state to coordinate a state-wide Peace Voter Campaign that will organize candidate briefings, insert foreign policy issues into candidate forums and debates, and connect with local voter registration and GOTV drives.
  2. Maintaining a database with the contact information for all 2018 Congressional candidates in New York State.
  3. Maintaining responses to candidate questionnaires sent out by Peace Action New York State.
  4. Researching the voting history of incumbent Members of Congress seeking re-election on past legislative bills/priorities of Peace Action.
  5. Compiling the voting records and questionnaire responses into voter guides by Congressional district that can be distributed.
  6. Creating weekly reports updating staff of the progress on the Peace Voter Campaign.
  7. Communicating regularly with the Grassroots Campaigns Coordinator to help build partnerships between the Peace Action New York State office and the congressional candidates.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a masters or doctoral degree in political science, human rights, international relations, or related field
  • Campaign experience
  • Strong Familiarity with foreign policy
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Comfortable with phone communication (cold calling, phone banking, etc.)
  • Microsoft Office Suite Proficient
  • Social Media Experience


This is a part-time, paid fellowship, requiring a minimum of 20 hours a week at $14/hour. We are seeking an applicant who can begin as soon as possible, so applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The Peace Voter Fellowship will run through the general Congressional elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, depending on the availability of the applicant.

Peace Action New York State is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject line PEACE VOTER FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION