APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEDIA BOOTCAMP 2012 ARE NOW CLOSED.
Thank you for you interest in the program, but we are no longer accepting submissions at this time.
New Media BootCamp is recognized as the top training program for digital organizers in the country. This immersive, weeklong program trains organizers in all the skills they'll need to take on a leadership role in new media.
BootCamp takes place April 28-May 5 in Washington, DC
Why this training?
In just the past six years, New Media has gone from a little known specialty to a core department in almost every organization and campaign. Despite this growth, capacity lags far behind, and demand for qualified online organizers far outpaces the supply.
New Media BootCamp is designed for individuals with organizing experience who want to take the next step and develop the skills necessary to become New Media Directors. This seven day training blends theory and practice; participants learn through presentation, then hone the theory through team exercises in an intense campaign simulation. Over the course of the week, teams build campaigns and compete with others as they learn to develop integrated campaign strategies. At the end of the training, we provide placement assistance. Our graduates have gone on to serve in leadership roles in political campaigns, issue efforts, nonprofits, labor, and more.
What will be covered?
New Media BootCamp is designed to introduce proven practices in online organizing. By the end of the program, participants will develop core skills in online organizing, including the elements of a powerful email program, social networking, developing a ladder of engagement, and integrating with all campaign departments. Participants will understand the role of a New Media Director and how to interface with other elements of a campaign.
Who should apply?
In the past, participants have included long-time community organizers looking to expand their toolbox, recent college graduates, field organizers and junior staff from campaigns and organizations, and self-taught online organizers looking to gain more holistic training.
This year, we are expanding the size of the training to accomodate those already working in organizations who either wish to begin work in New Media or to expand their understanding and capacity in an existing New Media department.
Cost and Details
The cost of New Media BootCamp is $1,300, and includes meals and hotel while in Washington, DC. All participants are required to stay in the provided hotel space. Travel costs are the responsibility of the participant.
Scholarships are available for many applicants. Scholarship awards will be determined based on a number of factors, and may include all expenses (including travel), full tuition waver, or partial tuition waver. Scholarship applications can be submitted as part of the overall application process, and award determinations will be made during the acceptance process.