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’re looking to sign up at least 100 young people to take a 6-month break from your ordinary lives to defend life itself by serving as full-time volunteer organizers from June through the election in November.


Fill out our general interest form below and we'll be in touch.

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.

Click here TO apply to SUNRISE SEMESTER

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. We’ll offer free movement housing, living stipends, and student loan/debt fund so that Sunrise Semester is accessible to young Americans of all walks of life ready to make a difference in this time of need.

Got questions? Access our Frequently Asked Questions at the application page.

Under 18? You can still support progressive local candidates and make climate change a significant political issue in 2018 through our internship.