Sister District Phonebank Training Fellowship

Applications due by April 1, 2023 for priority consideration. Interviews will be conducted in mid April. 14-week term begins May 15th and ends August 18th.

About the Phonebank Training Fellowship Role:

At 6 hours per week over 14 weeks, Phonebank Training Fellows will assist staff and volunteer phonebank leaders on two virtual phonebanks each week for Sister District’s endorsed state legislative candidates. This program is designed to train and prepare aspiring organizers for staff and volunteer roles on campaigns and electoral-focused field programs. Through trainings, weekly cohort calls, and valuable hands-on experience, Fellows will learn how to be a great phonebank trainer, how to run an excellent phonebank program, and will help elect Democratic candidates in 2023. The specific work schedule is flexible. Pay is $20/hr for a total $1,680 stipend.

Fellows who successfully complete the program may be offered the opportunity to stay through the remainder of the election as a GOTV fellow, and may be given the opportunity to host their own Sister District Phonebank when ready.


In collaboration with Organizing Department staff, Fellows will:

Attend 60-minute orientation & training calls to learn field-proven best practices of the Sister District phonebanking model
Attend a 45-minute weekly Phonebank Fellow cohort call with Sister District staff focused on continuous training and improvement
Attend a 15 minute one-on-one to track progress and development with Organizing Dept staff every other week
Co-host two recurring two-hour virtual phonebanks each week, providing support for the phonebank leader, training and engaging new phonebankers, calling voters, and helping with tech support as needed
When ready, Fellow may host their assigned phonebank as the primary leader
Track phonebank attendees, follow up and thank volunteers for their participation
Follow up with volunteer sign ups who did not attend the phonebank to invite them to the next phonebank
Recruit new phonebankers

Work remotely
6 hours per weekOne weekly 45-minute cohort call with program coordinator, scheduled during cohort’s stated availability
Two weekly 2 hour phonebanks assigned based on stated availability (4hrs total/ week)
1 hour of community building and volunteer outreach per week, flexible schedule
One 15 min one-on-one with Organizing Dept staff, flexible
Must have reliable, stable internet connection for Zoom + phonebank web interface
Use personal computer and phone for calls and texts
We use the Google Suite to track our work and Slack and Zoom to communicate
Start: week of May 15th, 2023
End: August 18, 2023
$1,680 stipend ($840 at 7 weeks, $840 at end of program)

This fellowship is focused on training aspiring organizers in voter contact and volunteer capacity-building through personal connection and conversation. If you are interested in learning more about campaigns or looking to further or develop your organizing skills, please apply! We’re looking for applicants with:

Strong passion for electing Democrats to state legislatures
Energetic about engaging, appreciating, and building relationships with volunteers
Good communication skills, including ability to present a training articulately and accurately in front of an audience
Ability to troubleshoot basic phonebank tech issues
Patient and detail-oriented approach, particularly in working with others of all ages and abilities
Desire to communicate effectively with voters over the phone
Campaign experience not required

Please upload your resume as PDF. You do not need to manually add resume information.

Applications are due by April 1st, 2023.

About Sister District Project

The Organization

Sister District's 70+ volunteer teams provide grassroots (usually remote) field and fundraising support to progressive state legislative candidates to build Democratic majorities at the state level. We continue to build robust and effective teams to maximally help elect candidates in 2023. Fellows have a significant role to play.

We are proud to be an organization founded and led by women, including women of color.