Students for Justice (SFJ) is a paid internship program that was developed in 2020 to engage college students in the struggle to fight systemic voter suppression in the United States and to turn out the vote. While it was created in response to the twin challenges of a pandemic and a national election, SFJ has developed a model that continues to be powerfully relevant. SFJ brings young people, many of them first-generation college students, together from all around the country in a virtual program, offering them a meaningful, educational, paid work experience. Most interns’ work focuses on expanding the electorate through voter outreach targeting communities of color in voter suppression states and youth 18-24 nationally, in part through intern-designed social media campaigns. In a pioneering collaboration with DemLabs, SFJ also places interns with grassroots nonprofit organizations engaged in voter empowerment to help them adopt efficient technological tools. SFJ is an initiative of the Center for Common Ground, a Virginia-based 501(c)(3). Your donation is tax-deductible.