Phonebank Fellow

Applications due by April 15, 2022 for priority consideration. Interviews will be conducted late April. 14-week term begins May 23rd and ends August 28th. 

About the Phonebank Fellow Role:

At 5.5 hours per week over 14 weeks, Phonebank 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 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 2022. The specific work schedule is flexible. Pay is $15/hr for a total $1,155 stipend.

Upon successful completion of the program, Fellows may be offered the opportunity to stay on through the remainder of the election as a GOTV fellow. 


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 30-minute weekly Phonebank Fellow cohort call with Sister District staff focused on continuous improvement
  • Co-host two recurring two-hour virtual phonebanks each week, providing support for the phonebank leader, training new phonebankers, calling voters, helping with tech support
  • When needed, host 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 re-invite them to a following phonebank
  • Recruit new phonebankers 


  • Work remotely
  • 5.5 hours per week
    • One weekly 30-minute call with cohort and staff cohort leader scheduled on cohort 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
  • 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 23rd, 2022
  • End: August 28, 2022
  • $1155 stipend ($577.50  at 7 weeks, $577.50 at end of program)


This position is focused on voter contact and volunteer capacity-building through personal connection and conversation. If you are interested in learning more about campaigns or looking for an opportunity to have an outsized impact on local elections, 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 in front of an audience and troubleshoot basic phonebanking tech issues
  • Patient and detail-oriented approach, particularly in working with others of all abilities
  • Desire to communicate effectively with voters over the phone 
  • Campaign experience not required


Please send your resume and cover letter as PDF doc attachments to [email protected] with subject line “Phonebank Fellow.” Format the file titles as follows: firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_cover and firstname_lastname_stateofresidenceabbreviation_resume, e.g. Neal_Morgan_OR_cover & Neal_Morgan_OR_resume. Your cover letter will in itself be a writing sample. Please discuss in your letter:

  • Why you are interested in this role
  • Your experiences speaking articulately in front of audiences, problem solving or troubleshooting quickly, building strong relationships within a community 

Applications due by April 15, 2022 for priority consideration.


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 2022. Fellows have a significant role to play.

For other opportunities for groups and individuals, check out Sister District Affiliates, Student Opportunities, and our State Bridges program.

For non-partisan research based opportunities, please check out the Sister District Action Network led by Dr. Mallory Roman!

Sister District values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.