DoSomething.org Engineering Fellowship 2020-2021
Reporting to: Director of Engineering
Start Date: March 1, 2020 | End Date: February 28, 2021
DoSomething believes in the power of young people. They can create movements. They can influence their peers, their families, & their elected officials to make a tangible impact. They can literally change election outcomes. The imperative first step? Voting.
DoSomething.org is uniquely positioned to lower the barriers of voter registration & get out the vote for this massive audience in the 2020 election cycle regardless of race, age, income, location, or political party we have 5 million youth members (and counting) who we already speak with on a weekly & monthly basis. We aim to get millions of youth to the polls in 2020 through our work under this initiative.
The latest Harvard IOP Youth Poll reports that the youth voting block will be even more important in the 2020 election than it was in 2016, & we want to use our technology platform to make that voting block as large & loud as possible. DoSomething Engineering Fellows will work on realizing this goal by supporting our civic engagement initiatives that focus on mobilizing young people to advocate, protest, attend town hall meetings, get out the vote, vote, & everything in between.
Enough about us, what about you?
Our fellows possess a few key traits:
Professional software development experience. Fellows have at least 2 years of full-time development experience within production environments.
Collaborative. Fellows are able to actively engage with their teammates as an equal partner, motivator, & mentor. They openly & directly provide & ask for feedback, & understand how to move the team forward to make progress.
Self-motivated. Fellows are self-motivated, resourceful & creative about problem-solving, & know when to ask for help when they need it.
Believe in ALL young people. Fellows share our belief that all young people have the agency to create social change.
How many Fellows do you select?
We accept 2 fellows for the 2020-2021 cohort.
The ability to mobilize 5 million+ young people to change the world (need we say more?!)
3 weeks vacation plus the week between Christmas & New Years (plus Summer Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day!). Plus, no work on your birthday, Valentines day, & you get a half-day on Halloween. If youre in costume. Seriously.
A fun office environment, a Gong, disco ball, brownie bake-offs, spontaneous Hamilton references, & the best coworkers you could ask for.
Five different ways of making coffee. Maybe six? We're losing count. That many.
An incredibly compelling reason to wake up & make it to work every day.
Who We Are
Our digital platform is activating millions of young people to create an offline impact in every US area code & in 131 countries. Our members have clothed half of Americas homeless youth, cleaned up 3.7 million cigarette butts, run the worlds largest youth-led sports equipment drive, & so much more. Now, were taking 25 years of expertise in activating Americas youth around over 300 national social change campaigns, & focusing it towards the single action that affects every single cause: voting.
Wait, I have more questions that arent answered above!
Reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org & well do our best to get them answered.
DoSomething.org is an equal opportunity employer.
Please, no calls.