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Graduating this spring?
Want to work in progressive politics?
Hoping to get on a campaign or head into the nonprofit sector?
NOI is running a special "early admission" blitz right now. Apply now and your application will receive special consideration. Don't miss this opportunity to receive an ALL-EXPENSE-PAID training in the nation's capital, from top experts in the field.
If you want to join a nonprofit or political campaign and are serious about learning everything you need to know from some of the most innovative minds in the field, apply now for the NOI Summer Campaign Boot Camp.
At NOI's Summer Campaign Boot Camp, you'll spend one intensive week learning the fundamentals of traditional political campaigning...plus how to leverage technology to maximize a campaign's fundraising and organizing potential.
Apply by April 15 for early admission.
During the day, you'll learn from Dean, Kerry, MoveOn, and Obama alums; experts in voter files, micro-targeting, paid advertising, and earned media; top bloggers and respected authors; and experienced professionals working in this field. You'll learn everything from how to write an effective email to how to manage field campaigns, how to organize houseparties to building an email list of supporters.
In the evening, you'll work in teams to put the lessons of the day to work on a mock campaign. By the time you leave, you'll be ready to work for a progressive campaign or organization.
As an NOI alum, you'll have instant access to dozens of exciting opportunities in this field, and a permanent network to lean on for career support and strategic advice. Admission is highly competitive. All expenses (including meals and accommodations) are paid.
In the past, BootCamp alumni have gone on to run major online organizing campaigns for organizations and candidates and even work in the White House.
Deadline for early admission: April 15, 2009
Final deadline: May 20, 2009
Training dates: July 4-11, 2009
P.S. Don't take our word for it. Here's what a few of NOI's BootCamp alumni had to say:
"I feel informed and awakened. Before NOI I was participating in a world which relies on online organizing, and was even doing some of this organizing myself. But, I didn't get it. I didn't understand the concept of blogs and building a larger e-mail list. Now I know what is going on when I receive an e-mail asking me to take a certain action or tell a friend. Theory and practice are one and I am ready to take on the world..."
- Weldon Kennedy, Online Campaign Coordinator, ONE Campaign (formerly DSCC)
"NOI took my dream and gave me the tools, knowledge, and confidence to make it a reality, and most importantly, a career that makes a real difference in the progressive infrastructure and that I can honestly say I love. I was amazed from the start by the caliber of trainers, the breadth and depth of the cirriculum, and the diverse group of my fellow trainees. It was an incredible week, and I walked away and am now the leading online organizer and campaign strategist in Michigan...all because of NOI."
-Julielyn Gibbons, Online Campaign Strategist, Progress Michigan
"It was an incredibly rich experience that I will never forget. It will undoubtedly turn out to be a major turning point in my career, both as an online organizer and as an activist engaged in the struggle to rescue our nation. At NOI, I learned a tremendous amount about both online organizing and traditional campaign tactics and strategies...when it comes to online organizing, there's no other place in the world where you could get such rich opportunities to meet and learn from the top innovators in the country."
- Ian Kim, Green-Collar Jobs Campaign Director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
"NOI introduced me to the concepts of content management and constituent relationship management, which are central to the training, strategy, and development work I do now. It also helped me begin thinking about how online organizing fits into overall campaign strategy. I should say too that NOI introduced me to a network of friends, mentors, and colleagues who are invaluable to me now. In fact, relationships from NOI helped me get my position at the League, which was a wonderful fit. I can't say enough how grateful I am for the week I spent in D.C. with the NOI."
- Kip Williams, West Coast Outreach and Support Manager, Democracy In Action (formerly League of Young Voters/
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