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Civic Program Instructors

Gain vital skills, build lasting relationships, and inspire and empower young people nationwide!

 

You’re someone who loves history, government, and the political process, who has a profound interest in working with young people in our nation’s capital. You’re dedicated to serving others and looking to gain or refine skills in education, nonprofit work, or the realms of politics and policy. Apply today to become a Close Up Civic Program Instructor and embark on a fascinating experience of engaging youth in the political process, breaking down the barriers of polarization, and nurturing your own career and talents.

We have 20 openings for our 2023 class of Civic Program Instructors.

  • Dates: The contract term runs from January 27-June 23, 2023.
  • Eligibility: This is a full-time position that is open to applicants who have graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.
  • Salary and Benefits: Civic Program Instructors receive a competitive salary and full benefits, including medical, dental, and vision insurance.
  • Application Process: Applications are now open, requiring a resume and short responses to several questions. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis through January 13, 2023, so apply as soon as possible!
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The Civic Program Instructor Experience

As a Civic Program Instructor, you’ll join a tightly knit team that works together to serve young people of all backgrounds in experiential, multi-day civic education programs in Washington, DC.

You’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Lead weekly civic education programs for diverse students from public and private schools, rural and urban communities, and all 50 states and U.S. territories.
  • Guide a group of approximately 25 students through each program, leading them in discussions, deliberations, simulations of government processes, and study visits to monuments, museums, and government institutions.
  • Facilitate meetings between students and elected officials, policy experts, and nonprofit leaders.
  • Get to know Washington, DC, like the back of your hand, with opportunities to travel to New York City, Philadelphia, Williamsburg, Gettysburg, and other historical cities as well.

Not graduating from college until spring 2023? Apply to become a Close Up Civic Fellow instead!

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