Kairos Fellowship

The Kairos Fellowship is designed to build the next generation of leaders in the field of civic tech, digital campaigning, and online organizing. Through the Fellowship, we invest in leaders, now and for the long term, with training, mentorship, and strategic support. It is Kairos Fellows and alumni who will create new tech tools and change how we organize to build long-term winning power.

National and state organizations at the forefront of advocacy, data and analytics, racial justice, and power-building have joined together to support the 2019 Kairos Fellowship. Kairos will place up to 18 Fellows at these leading national and state organizations.

We believe in thorough leadership development, political education, and training as core components to long-term power building. The program is designed to teach you the Kairos model of online organizing, which is rooted in racial justice and gender justice. For the duration of the 8-month program, the support Fellows can expect from Kairos includes but is not limited to:

  • Training on resiliency practices, digital security and design principles, analytics and data management, political education, digital campaign strategy and online organizing, narrative and communication strategy, coding, and product development and design.

  • Two to three in-person retreats and trainings. One is a bootcamp-style training led by expert campaigners to get you ready for your job placement.

  • Ongoing webinar trainings, speaker series, and exposure to the for-profit and nonprofit technology and online organizing sector through weekly cohort calls.

  • Support from both an experienced supervisor at your placement and a Kairos mentor who is a leader in the field of technology, digital campaigning, or online organizing to actively coach and support you throughout your fellowship.

  • Connection to a wide network of talented campaigners and digital leaders of color.

  • Peer support through the Kairos Fellowship cohort.

The fellowship begins September 2019 and ends May 2020. There is the possibility of full-time employment upon completion of the program.

If you are a field organizer, union organizer, community leader, or movement builder who wants to lead on digital strategies and campaigns to build power at the local, state, and national level, then this is the program for you!

We are accepting applications for the 2019 Kairos Fellowship from April 1 - April 19 -- apply today. You do not need to submit a current résumé in order to apply.

It is Kairos Fellows and alumni who will create the new technology and change the way we organize to build long-term winning power for our communities.

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