Note: At this time we are only providing our students with remote opportunities due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. See application information below.
The BridgeUSA Institute will extend our impact beyond the college campus and provide student leaders with opportunities to influence structural democratic change. The goal is to turn instances of civic engagement and dialogue into lasting and tangible impact.
Influential organizations understand the indispensable role that our student movement can play in elevating their work. Students want to get involved, but there is no clear and organized pathway to engage in tangible and impactful work. We connect passionate leaders with impactful organizations. Through the democracy fellowship program, BridgeUSA’s students can work to impact issues they care about and elevate their work.
When we started BridgeUSA, our main constraint was finding funding for our work. We do not want finances to be the limiting factor for our generation. The institute provides institutional support and modestly funds passionate students to act on their ideas for depolarizing democracy.
Democracy Fellows will have access to the following:
- Brand Ambassadors Program:
We want to get young people energized about improving our democracy. This will involve sending students to conferences and creating partnerships with student organizations in important issue areas (climate, free speech, criminal justice, etc.)
Our Democracy Fellows will have the opportunity to seek advice, grow, and develop lasting relationships with other passionate student leaders from across the country. Fellows will be placed into a cohort focused on community building, one-on-one mentorship, and exclusive event access.
- Alumni Network:
Once students graduate, we want them to continue developing their civic identities and stay engaged in the movement. Our chapter leaders can leverage this network to reach a national audience and amplify their personal impact.
Are you a student interested in becoming a part of the institute? Do you have a vision for a more united politics? Apply through the application form below.
Is your organization seeking passionate young leaders? Contact us to be considered a partner for the talent pipeline.