Campaign Leadership Cohort

Overview: Too often, young people are denied the chance to display their leadership abilities in the field of electoral politics, especially those who come from historically marginalized communities. When young folks are able to access these opportunities, they are frequently placed in campaign leadership positions without being provided with the training, resources, and support they need to succeed. 

We can shift the narrative around campaign culture and norms, elect progressive champions to local office, and change the face of power in Minnesota politics through increased investment in young leaders. 

The Women for Political Change (WFPC) Campaign Leadership Cohort is a paid training program that will prepare a small group of young women and trans & non-binary individuals throughout Minnesota to step into campaign management positions in the 2020 election cycle.  

Our ideal cohort member: 

  • Under the age of 30

  • Identifies with any historically marginalized gender identity

  • Shows passion for and commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice

  • Aligns with the mission & vision of WFPC 

  • Maintains a deep connection with their community, including established relationships with neighbors and community leaders

  • Skilled in verbal and written communication

  • Can work both independently and in collaborative group settings

  • Able to maintain a time commitment of 10 hours/week, including attendance at 8 in-person cohort convening. Convenings will be located throughout the state on the following dates:

    • October 13th, 2019 

    • October 27th, 2019 

    • November 10th, 2019 

    • November 24th, 2019 

    • December 8th, 2019 

    • December 22nd, 2019 

    • January 12th, 2020 

    • January 26th, 2020 

No previous campaign experience or training is required to apply!  

Cohort members will benefit from: 

  • Holistic training on movement history, community organizing, power-building, campaign administration, healing justice, and more

  • Interactive, experiential learning of hard campaign skills including field organizing, finance, communications, and strategic planning

  • Individualized support and mentorship from an experienced campaigner in the community 

  • Placement in a senior management role of a local campaign in January 2020

  • Continuous support from WFPC staff, program mentors, and fellow cohort participants throughout the training process, election cycle, and post-election

Compensation: $2000 stipend dispersed in two payments and travel reimbursement.

Click here to apply.

Applications are now open through midnight on August 31st, 2019.

For questions, please email our Political Action Director at

Women for Political Change is an equal opportunity employer. No one shall be denied equal opportunity on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, citizenship status, sexual or romantic orientation, physical or mental ability, parental status, ethnicity, gender identity, or socioeconomic status to access programs or positions that they are, by definition of desired qualifications, eligible to participate in. Individuals from historically marginalized and underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.