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Movement Labs Summer Fellowship (Fully Remote)

Movement Labs

Movement Labs

Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2023

About Movement Labs

At Movement Labs, our mission is to build a country that works for everyone.

Movement Labs offers Fellows the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge across the full array of activities in progressive political power building. We serve as an incubator for missing pieces of political infrastructure, combining data, technology and experimental methods to build power. We use peer-to-peer texting to help grassroots organizing, recruit candidates to run for office, and help those candidates win. We look for opportunities to work in red and rural areas, and with communities that have too often been ignored.

Movement Labs seeks exceptionally ambitious, hard-working young people from diverse backgrounds interested in entering a long-term career building political power for marginalized communities. We are currently collecting resumes to support our Fellowship program. Every four months in January, May, and September, we welcome part-time Fellows to support our departments depending on need.

We want to get to know you, your interests, and why you want to work with us. We will reach out on a rolling basis to individuals who may be a good fit for open Fellowship positions. Please submit your resume and note the department that interests you, along with a second choice. We are gathering resumes for all teams and at all levels of experience and skill.

Movement Labs is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to economic and social justice. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, people with disabilities, and members of other historically disenfranchised populations are strongly encouraged to apply. If you require accommodations as part of the hiring process, please contact careers@movementlabs.com. This is a fully remote position.

General skills are outlined here and specific skills are dependent on the Department (descriptions below):

  • Passionate about progressive politics and leveraging data, technology, organizing and research to build political power
  • Demonstrated detail-orientation with excellent follow through
  • Ability to create your own schedule, work independently and regularly communicate status updates
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Systematic in your approach to projects
  • Online research skills
  • Competence in Microsoft Office & Google Suite
  • Demonstrated interest in peer-to-peer texting programs and digital organizing tools
  • Some college coursework completed (no specific degree requirements)
  • Remote work experience helpful
  • Availability to work at least 15-20 hours/week for the duration of the fellowship


Our departments vary significantly. You will be embedded within a department for the duration of your fellowship. Please read through this list carefully before applying. Roles are subject to availability:

Advocacy - The advocacy team focuses on legislative research, and advocacy organization research to support the work of small grassroots organizations. Ideal teammates are self starters, people who take initiative, and people who can liaise with partner orgs.

Black Led Organizations - Fellows will assist the team with identifying and connecting groups with our programs that would help amplify their current body of work. Either digital or field organizing skills or experience, facilitation experience, writing, research skills are helpful. Looking for problem solvers, flexibility, self-starters, and team players!

Business Development/Sales - This team manages outreach and partner relations for Movement Labs. Fellows may research prospective clients, manage reporting, and assist with marketing efforts, gaining knowledge of both government and progressive audiences. Looking for team members with strong research, notetaking, and people skills who want to gain experience in talking with clients.

Contest Every Race Partnerships: Fellows should be detail oriented and able to quickly learn a new digital tool. Team members work on campaigns, candidate recruitment, candidate management, marketing, and project management. Fellows can expect to level up on goal setting, project management, time management and problem solving as we work through deliverables and timelines on whatever projects are theirs to own.

Contest Every Race Research: Fellows should have strong attention to detail, ability to self-start, and a desire to learn how to run their own projects. We’re looking for team members with strong communication skills and the ability to call locality clerks, handle repetitiveness, and be a team player.

Data and Technology - Fellows on the data team will have the opportunity to grow their skills in data management and coding. Knowledge and some experience with SQL, Javascript, and Python is required.

Digital Operations - The digital operations team builds outreach campaigns to build power and persuade or mobilize at scale. Looking for Fellows with a strong attention to detail, system-oriented, and passionate about technology.

Executive - Our CEO may select a fellow to work closely with him and the executive team, which could include conducting analyses, new research, driving new programs or working across a number of teams on new projects.

Experiments - The experiments program designs novel political tactics to persuade or mobilize voters using randomized-controlled trials (RCTs) and working on diverse voter contact programs. Key responsibilities and learning opportunities could include data analysis using R, documentation organization, and the creation of slide decks and reports to present findings. A background in R and an organized mindset are essential, while prior exposure with causal inference, data science, or voter file data would be advantageous.

Fundraising & Development - Fellows can learn how to do political fundraising and make asks of small, medium and large donors. Fellows may develop fundraising assets such as reports, videos, and slide decks, assist with small and medium donor fundraising efforts, and collaborate across the org to make sure our donors are hearing the latest updates on our programs.


$15 - 20/hour depending on experience for 15-20 hours/week, up to a possible 35 hours/week.

  • Undergraduate students/high school graduates: $15/hour ($300/week)
  • Graduate students or recent college grads with less than 2 years professional experience: $18/hour ($360/week)
  • Those with more than 2 years professional experience or a masters degree: $20/hour ($400/week)

Fellows work at Movement Labs as Independent Contractors

In addition to the hourly compensation, fellows will participate in regular skills trainings and leadership development programming.