The Institute of a Democratic Future is accepting applications for the Class of 2014 in our “early application period” until Tuesday, November 12th – just two weeks away. The early application fee is $25 and the details of our application can be found here. If you need a few extra days to pull your application materials together, we have an extended “late application period” that continues until Monday, November 18th; however, the application fee increases to $40.
IDF is a six-month fellowship from January through June, occurring over eleven intensive weekends. During these weekends the program focuses on a diverse range of political topics. The program covers the nuts and bolts of campaigns and elections, geographic issues from around the state, and developing leadership skills with our fellows. The program offers a rich curriculum, networking opportunities, and will leave Fellows with lasting ties to their current class and other alumni. Fellows meet with elected officials, leading experts, business owners, lobbyists, nonprofit leaders, and people making a difference in their communities all over the state and in Washington D.C. We want our fellows to get engaged in the political process while introducing them to the people and issues that are affecting our state. Each year IDF graduates a “farm team” of progressive leaders who go out into the world and make a difference within campaigns, policy jobs, non profits and work in their communities.