Introducing the FWD.us Apprentice ProgramShare on Twitter Share on Facebook
About the Program
The FWD.us Apprentice Program is unlike any internship. Our apprentices contact hundreds of companies, pitch ideas at tech meetups, and meet with CEOs, CTOs, and founders of businesses to learn about the political issues that affect the tech community. Our apprentices have the opportunity to carry out cutting edge qualitative research on what political issues matter most to the tech community.
How The Program Works
This program offers experience developing communication skills. It can be difficult to email a representative you don't know at a major tech company, to sit down and host a conversation about politics, or to stand up in front of 100 people at a meet-up and talk about your organization – but apprentices get this experience. They leave the program confident and articulate, and able to network and communicate with even the most successful and influential executives in the industry.
FWD.us works tirelessly to pass immigration reform and to shape a democracy that keeps the American Dream alive in the 21st Century. At the end of the day, the Apprentice Program is an opportunity to join a movement that is changing the world.
Meet the Summer 2014 Apprentices
“To be so involved in such a powerful movement at so young an age is an incredible opportunity, and I think our success as an organization rests on the efforts of members like our apprentices.”
- Shanna Gong, Apprentice Program Manager
"I went out and talked to professionals in the sustainable technology field… I spoke to solar CEOs, I spoke to biofields, heads of business development and really interesting people, really influential people... "
- Ryan, Sustainable Tech team
"This internship has affected my professional trajectory by allowing me to meet really awesome people in the ed tech space.. I've had the opportunity to network … sitting down with CEOs, sitting down with different people in different positions at different companies really exposed me to the jobs that are out there"
- Jocelyn, Educational Tech team
Who Can Apply
We encourage current undergraduates and recent graduates in the Bay Area to apply for the program. The program is open to anybody with sufficient research experience and a clear dedication to the mission of FWD.us.
When Does the Next Program Start ?
The program will begin Monday, October 6, 2014 and conclude on Friday, April 17, 2015. Apprentices are expected to commit at least 15 hours per week and work in the FWD.us headquarters in San Francisco or in the New York branch office at least two days per week.
Join the Fall Apprenticeship Program!
How To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line “Name – Apprentice – City (choose SF / NY)”