Get Engaged Get out the Vote

2016 Election season brings with it volunteer and internship opportunities with student organizations and local campaigns.  Bard Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) partners with the non-partisan, student-led Election@Bard to provide accurate candidate information, register voters and get out the vote.  

All local campaigns were asked to provide the Center for Civic Engagement volunteer and internship information.  The following those opportunities. Do not see your candidate listed?  Contact Erin Cannan or Jon Becker at or

Election@Bard, a student-led, non-partisan grassroots organization, is looking for student volunteers to make the 2016 voter engagement at Bard the highest on record.  Dutchess County is in the midst of several close elections with serious implications for our political future. These races include a presidential race which has proven to be one of the most controversial in history, a congressional race which has received national attention, and a state senate race in one of the few battleground districts with the power to decide who sets the agenda in New York state politics for the next two years. Cannot sit by and watch decisions be made for you? Contact Election@Bard co-head Connor Boehme at
Possibility for paid internships beginning January 2017. 

Citizen Action
Citizen Action of New York is a grassroots membership organization taking on big issues that are at the center of transforming society with a chapter located in Kingston, NY.  Students can volunteer, intern or train with this local organization.  

Presidential Candidate Field Offices and Volunteer Information:
Hillary Clinton, Democrat: 
Closest field office: Fairfield, CT 
Contact: Tommy H (Organizing captain) - (860) 560-1775
General Volunteer form: 

Gary Johnson, Libertarian:
Volunteer form:

Donald Trump, Republican:
Volunteer Info:

Jill Stein, Green:
Volunteer form:

Congressional District 19
John Faso Campaign, Republican:
Contact: Marc Coviello, Regional Coordinator,

Zephyr Teachout, Democrat:
Digital Communications Intern
Join the Zephyr Teachout campaign’s team by assisting with responsibilities including media monitoring, event scheduling and research, and online communications. 
Bard’s Career Development College Central link here:
Campaign Finance Intern
Real hands on experience on a competitive campaign learning about the field of campaign finance
Contact: Josh Weil,

Volunteer Opportunities
Contact: Robert Kilcrease,
Phone banking every Wednesday in Kingston from 5:30-8:30 PM
Knock on doors: meet in Kingston every Sunday at 1:00 pm at 635 Broadway, Kingston

Women with Zephyr: 
Follow on Facebook, host or attend a coffee group discussion, data entry at Zephyr’s HQ in Kingston, write a letter, check out the website:

State Senate District 41
Sue Serino Campaign, Republican (Incumbent):
Contact: Lydia Biskup, Director of District Operations,

Terry Gipson Campaign, Democrat:
Contact: Field Director Tyler Hogan at, or call 845-452-2012
Rolling applications but prefer applicants prior to Friday, September 16th.

The Terry Gipson for New York State Senate Campaign is proud to announce Internship Openings for Bard Students. Interns are an important and vital part of any grassroots campaign, and we are looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals from now through November 8th.

The duties of this internship will involve canvassing door-to-door, phone banking, attending events and cavassing with Terry, volunteer recruitment and voter registration drives. Interns selected will be scheduled to accommodate and respect each individual student's unique class itinerary. To apply, please write us to express your interest in this position and tell us a little bit about yourself to our.