The Arizona Students' Association offers two paid fellowships to students statewide. We offer an organizing fellowship in the Fall & an Advocacy Fellowship in the Spring. More information about our fellowship program can be found below.
NOTE: If you would like to be notified when our Fall Fellowship Application opens email; [email protected]
The Arizona Students’ Association’s Fellowship program was established to provide students with an opportunity to work and learn in a hands-on environment while earning course credit. Fellows work throughout the semester on developing skills in lobbying, grassroots organizing, messaging, strategy, campaign planning, and event planning. Students will also further develop their personal leadership skills in the areas of public speaking, political astuteness, writing, and public relations.
The Fellowship program is offered to all students enrolled at an Arizona public university or community college. Course credit and stipends are available to students who qualify.
- The ability to work well in teams—especially with people different from yourself
- An understanding of technology and how it is used in real-world settings
- The ability to write and speak well
- The ability to think clearly about complex problems
- The ability to analyze a problem to develop workable solutions
- An understanding of global context in which work is now done
- The ability to be creative and innovative in solving problems
- The ability to apply knowledge and skills in new settings
- The ability to understand numbers and statistics
- A strong sense of ethics and integrity
Fellowship Weekly Hourly Breakdown:
Fellowship Course 2 Hours
Regional Directors, in coordination with the Operations Manager, will conduct weekly classes to further develop fellows leadership skills on topics including: recruitment, lobbying, working with the media, visibility, leadership development, managing and motivating volunteers, and running effective meetings. The students will also be briefed on relevant topics that may include: Arizona Politics, the Arizona Board of Regents, the National Political Landscape, Textbooks, Financial Aid, Student Debt, and Student Advocacy across the Country.
Office Hours 8 Hours Minimum
Each fellow at the start of the semester will establish 8 set hours that they will work each week on ASA priorities. During this time each fellow will work on ASA priorities; including tabling, class raps, phone bank, database, meeting with other student organizations, etc.
Regional Directors, in coordination with the Operations Manager, will be the advisor for the Fellowship program.
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