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An excellent place to learn political organizing skills and gain experience. Many people got their start working with the Fund or other Public Interest Network organizations. There are multiple training's per year that entry level and experienced staff have the opportunity to attend.
Trained every single day for about 30 minutes on a strict regimen that is designed by directors to influence the outlook on goals for season.
Job trainings are generally rushed because there is always a lot to do when you work for The Fund. Trainers are generally great, trainings are fun and allow you to meet other likeminded individuals from around the country, and the high level staff often go out of their way to get to know you personally. Downside is these are long days of training and you're expected to go out and socialize basically every night afterwards. Locations for trainings are generally in Boston, MA or in Denver, CO (the two main hubs for The Fund), but there are occasionally regional trainings at other locations.
The Fund has great job training where they'll usually pay to fly you to it if you've been working there three or more months. It's hands on and there's tons of practice and feedback. They training is really fun too. They also work to keep you brushed up on skills a every few months in between trainings.
The training is wonderful- you start in an existing field office and get hand on training, then there are classroom trainings throughout the year.
It was highly variable. Some people got more training, and some got less. It all depends on how much the directors like you.
Given some very basic job training and are expected to perform immediately. There are short training sessions after the fact that give you almost no useful information.
Yes, they train well for canvassing.
Training was the only good part about this job.