The Data Fellowship
Bluebonnet offers a fellowship opportunity for people with skills in coding and data science volunteer as data analysts for campaigns across the country.
Step 1: Apply
We are seeking students & recent graduates from STEM fields or with significant technical experience. We will invest the resources into your political data training and in return, we ask for a minimum time commitment of
5-7 hours per week per campaign team.
Most importantly, we are seeking applicants who have a strong desire to make a difference in the field of Democratic politics.
Step 2: Train
We will teach you how data can be used to make political campaigns more effective and efficient.
You'll be introduced to relevant technology, such as VAN, as well as shown how to perform tactical field analytics. From basics like calculating win numbers to more complex demographic analysis, you'll learn how data can enrich all elements of a campaign and inform key strategies.
Step 3: Code
Welcome to the national Bluebonnet network. Upon becoming a fellow, you will be placed with a team and connected to a campaign. Teams are peer-led and grouped by skill set and location, maximizing the opportunity for every volunteer to learn and contribute to a larger community.
Teams volunteer directly with campaigns and have weekly calls to establish goals and track progress. Throughout the process, you'll receive ongoing support from the broader Bluebonnet community.
Gain experience in politics
Joshua Kravitz, CA
Entering politics as an outsider, it was difficult to get my foot in the door. Bluebonnet provided me the opportunity to quickly join a campaign, learn about political technology, and give me the experience needed to land a full-time job for the 2020 election cycle.
Anika Puri, NY
Bluebonnet introduced me to the endless implications of data science in politics and has empowered me to understand the impact I can have on the political sphere.
Lauren Zitney, NC
There are so many aspects of local politics that I never knew existed, but working with candidates who live and breathe that world has given me insight into where key leverage points might exist on a local scale.
Colleges & universities represented by Bluebonnet fellows
Babson College | Barnard College | Boston College | Boston University| Brown University | Carleton College | Carnegie Mellon University | Colgate University| Columbia University| Connecticut College| Cornell University| Dartmouth College| Davidson College| Duke University| Emerson College | Hamilton College| Harvard University| Johns Hopkins University | Lehigh University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Middlebury College| Montana State University| New York University | North Carolina State University | Northeastern University | Northwestern University | Ontario Tech University | Pomona College | Princeton University | Rice University | Saint Michael’s College | Skidmore College | Smith College | Stanford University | Swarthmore College | Texas Southern University | The Ohio State University | University of Buffalo | University of California, Irvine | University of California, Los Angeles | University of California, San Diego | University of Chicago | University of Illinois, Chicago | University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign | University of Massachusetts, Boston | University of Michigan | University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill | University of Notre Dame | University of Pennsylvania | University of Pittsburgh | University of Rochester | University of Texas, Austin | University of Washington | Wellesley College | Wofford College | Yale University | York University