Students for Justice (SFJ) is a paid, remote internship program for college students that was founded in May 2020 to train the future leaders of the fight for voting rights while getting out the vote in communities of color and on college campuses in the South. Its interns are recruited primarily from HBCUs in the South and over 90% identify as people of color. SFJ has offered 449 paid internships thus far. Our focus for the fall 2023 session will be on state and local elections in Virginia and in 2024, SFJ interns will work on voter outreach in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia and South Carolina. Learn More About Students for Justice
SFJ has two equal goals. First, it accomplishes significant voter outreach and has a real impact on important elections. On average, each of our interns reaches 13,000 potential voters through postcarding, phone banking, text banking, and social media -- and we have reached over 6 million potential voters since the internship was founded. Second, SFJ provides a paid educational experience for college students that teaches political organizing, digital media, and leadership skills through hands-on experience and workshops. SFJ boosts interns’ careers, creates a network of politically aware students across the South, and turns interns into ambassadors for democracy on their campuses and in their communities. Our mission is to empower our youth to strengthen our democracy.