Sunrise Semester 2018

Make 2018 count.

Sunrise is building towards a massive youth intervention in the 2018 midterm elections we’re calling Sunrise Semester - and we want you to be a part of it.

By May 2018, we'll sign up 100 young people to take a break from their ordinary lives to defend life itself by serving as full-time volunteer organizing fellows between June and the election in November. 

Interested? Fill out the form below and we'll be in touch with more information.

What is Sunrise Semester?

After a one-week bootcamp at the beginning of Summer 2018, you will fan out to one of five politically significant states - Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida, New York, and Minnesota - where you’ll coordinate the efforts of thousands of our existing members and help bring in new recruits to the youth army.

You’ll work from the following mandate: creatively expose the corrupting role of Big Oil on our elections, challenge candidates to refuse donations from fossil fuel executives, and endorse and campaign for candidates with a conscience and a spine, from the local to the statewide and federal levels.

If you’ve ever thought of dropping it all — taking a gap year, taking a semester off from college, quitting your job — this is the moment.

There are two three-month terms of the program: June - August, and September - November. You're welcome to apply to either term, or participate in both.

Our country is living through a dark hour. It’s up to us to make the sun rise. If you are ready to make this commitment, the movement will support you. You will receive a cost-of-living stipend to cover basic expense so that Sunrise Semester is accessible to young Americans of all walks of life ready to make a difference in this time of need. You will have the option of living with other participants in the program.

click here to apply for sunrise semester*

*Our application period for the Sunrise Semester fellowship has closed. You should still apply to Sunrise Semester, but will be put on the waitlist.

Got questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions here on the application.