Campaign School

Successful Races Start Here 

Annie’s List Campaign School prepares campaign staff and volunteers to bring the strategy and  skills needed to run successful races in Texas. Our experienced political strategists and trainers provide the skills and tools that will yield great returns. You’ll leave with a 360 degree perspective for all things campaign management: from field strategy to campaign finance and reporting, to effectively communicating your candidate’s messages.

Alumnae from Campaign School have gone on to manage political campaigns, work for progressive political organizations (including Annie’s List), have careers in the Texas Legislature, and more. The skills and experience gained from this program – as well as the connections established – prepare you for success in politics and beyond.

You will come away with the knowledge to:

  • Develop and implement field strategies  
  • Fundraise and adhere to compliance regulations
  • Develop leadership
  • Effectively communicate campaign messages
  • Work with Democratic allies and quality vendors
  • Improve campaign management

Campaign School is four intense and rewarding days of learning. It is a great foundation for your career in electoral politics. Not only will you have access to campaign experts, you will meet like-minded progressive, passionate  women seeking to make Texas a better place.

In early 2018 we will start recruiting the next class of Campaign School to support candidates in the 2018 election cycle. General applications will be available in Spring 2018.

Upcoming Campaign School: June 2018 (details to be announced).

Campaign School Fellowship

Campaign School applicants interested in being placed as full time staffers on a competitive race in 2018 are also invited to apply to be a Campaign School Fellow. Six fellows will be embedded in the campaigns of Annie’s List-endorsed candidates across the state to fill roles including field organizing, finance (fundraising), and/or communications. The fellowship program will run from June 14, 2018 through Nov. 9, 2018.

Campaign School Fellowship Job Description
Campaign School Fellowship Application

Annie’s List is looking for the best and brightest to join us for the 2018 election cycle as Campaign School Fellows. To apply to be placed on a campaign:

  • Start by reviewing the full job description to better understand the expectations and qualifications for this program.
  • Send a cover letter, resume and completed application to Ana Harris ([email protected]) by March 9, 2018.
  • We will conduct interviews with top candidates and make selections for the program by mid-April.

Call 512-481-8100 or email [email protected] for more information about the program.