Careers and Fellowships

Renew America Movement/Stand Up Republic

Launched in January 2017, Stand Up Republic (SUR), a 501(c)(4) grassroots organization, is a cross-partisan leader in the movement to protect and strengthen American democracy. Leveraging its national and state-based media and grassroots capabilities, SUR conducts advocacy, issue and candidate-related campaigns across the country to advance:

  • Accountable Government
  • Electoral Reform
  • Healthy Media
  • Multicultural Society

SUR’s latest initiative, Renew America Movement (RAM), is composed of principled current and former Republicans building a movement to restore core American principles to our politics, beat back extremists infecting the GOP, and offer a unifying vision for our national future. This is a national movement dedicated to finding, campaigning for, and electing new leaders who live up to our core values and who put country over party. We are unafraid to cross party lines to support the best candidates.

Digital Media Associate

Reporting to the Communications Director, the Digital Media Associate will help develop strategic messaging plans, create digital assets to accompany organizational messages and programs, manage organizational emails through a CRM, and maintain and update website content. 

Responsibilities 

  • Handle digital media projects for the organization, such as graphic design, video editing, email campaigns, and website management.
  • Manage outside vendors for more complex projects.
  • Plan and execute long and short-term social media campaigns.
  • Help monitor breaking news and organizational press coverage, looking for both rapid response and broader messaging opportunities.
  • Format and send fundraising, advocacy, and organizing emails on behalf of the organization to supporters.
  • Assist in drafting content for social media, website, and emails as needed.

Requirements

  • Deep understanding of the organization’s mission and core values.
  • Ability to distill complex topics into informative, digestible and compelling messages – especially in visual media.
  • Proficiency with professional graphic design tools.
  • Strong knowledge of, and experience using, WordPress.
  • Experience managing new and traditional social media sites from Facebook and Twitter to Youtube and TikTok.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Willingness to work in a flexible, fast-paced and dynamic work environment is a must.

Preferred

  • 1-4 years of experience in political advocacy or campaign work. 
  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Video and audio editing skills.
  • Talent for persuasive and engaging writing, especially in online and short-form media.
  • Effective planning and organizational skills.
  • A talent for conceptualizing, scripting, and directing short videos and political ads.
  • Experience producing basic streaming events.

Interested candidates should send a resume, a cover letter, and a sample of design work with the subject line Digital Media Associate to [email protected]

General Fellowship

Description

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, fellows assist in all aspects of RAM’s activities. RAM is a dynamic organization seeking to build a new political path forward, one that works for all Americans, and can win over the ‘moderate middle’ being abandoned by our political parties. As such, this fellowship is an opportunity to gain broad, hands-on political experience and knowledge.

Responsibilities 

  • Conducting research
  • Assisting strategic planning
  • Overseeing administrative operations 
  • Contributing to content creation
  • Managing member engagement
  • Attending relevant congressional hearings 

Qualifications

RAM is seeking part-time fellowship candidates who are currently enrolled in a post-graduate program, preferably at a Washington, DC-based institution. Candidates must have volunteer, professional, or coursework experience with American politics. Strong candidates are self-starters and able to manage a variety of concurrent projects related to communications, administrative operations, grassroots, and more. Fellows will work closely with senior staff in all areas of the organization. 

RAM Fellows receive a monthly stipend. 

If you are interested in applying for a Fellowship, please send your application and a cover letter to [email protected]

Campaign Fellowship

Description

Reporting to the National Political Director, fellows assist in all aspects of RAM’s political and campaign activities. RAM is a dynamic organization seeking to build a new political path forward, one that works for all Americans. As such, this fellowship is an opportunity to gain broad, hands-on political and campaign experience and knowledge.

Responsibilities 

  • Conducting research
  • Tracking targeted elections
  • Identifying potential grassroots supporters
  • Contributing to content creation
  • Managing member engagement
  • Participating in political team meetings & discussions

Qualifications

RAM is seeking part-time fellowship candidates who are currently enrolled in a post-graduate program. Candidates must have volunteer, professional, or coursework experience with American politics but need not be political science post-graduates. Strong candidates are self-starters and able to manage a variety of concurrent projects related to political communications, administrative operations, grassroots, and more. Fellows will work closely with senior staff in all areas of the organization. 

RAM Fellows receive a monthly stipend. 

If you are interested in applying for a Fellowship, please send your application and a cover letter to [email protected]