What stands in the way of any president launching a nuclear first strike?


But we can do something about that. 

Learn more about No First Use and then apply here to be a fellow! Details on fellowship below.

BombSquad 2019 Fellows

For the class of 2019, we’re seeking female-identifying college students in 6 locations who can commit to 4 hours a week for four months. In return, we offer a $1,000 stipend, a tablet to work with and keep, a travel stipend to Washington, DC in October, and a network of support. You’ll get one-on-one coaching and a diverse support system of other fellows and organizers. Interested in joining the fight against nuclear weapons? Apply here.

2019 Locations

  • Chicago, IL
  • St. Louis, MO
  • New Mexico
  • Texas
  • Iowa
  • Pennsylvania

Women of color, LGBTQ+, Indigenous women and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

Fellows are required to be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the Fall 2019 semester.

Who Are We?

Beyond the Bomb is a people-powered campaign intent on mobilizing grassroots efforts to end nuclear weapons use. Driven by a vision of a planet that has moved Beyond the Bomb, we aim to elevate the voices of affected individuals and marginalized people groups, and foster the diverse communication necessary to achieve this vision.

Through equal parts grassroots mobilization and legislative advocacy, we bring the conversation from the upper echelons of academia to the streets, where everyday citizens can fight for a more peaceful world through policies of denuclearization and nonproliferation.

Who Are You?

You’re a college student who wants to make the world a better place, isn’t afraid to get into the trenches, and is passionate about peace.

We’re seeking paid fellows to make a 4 month commitment to take to the streets and get answers from Presidential candidates and their local representatives. Will they fight for our future and pledge to support No First Use? Along the way you’ll learn all about the nuclear weapons system, from legislation to intersectional looks at the ways nuclear weapons have been harming us for decades. Get paid for your time, visit DC in November, and build key skills to become a stronger activist.

In Four Months You’ll…

  • Bird dog Presidential candidates and elected officials to get them on the record about No First Use.
  • Write letters to the editor and a blog post about your work and experience.
  • Build power on your campus by tabling and petitioning, and start a BombSquad hub.
  • Join us in DC in November for our annual conference, SquadLab
  • Brainstorm with other fellows during bi-weekly strategy calls and learn how the nuclear system intersects with other social justice issues.

What’s on the Application?


  • Resume
  • Essay Questions

Essay Questions: 500 word maximum per essay. We want to get a sense of your personality and what you’re passionate about!

  • What aspects of the fellowship get you the most excited? Do you have any reservations?
  • Why are you interested in political activism?
  • What does intersectionality mean to you?
  • Tell us a little about yourself and your background.
  • Which Lizzo song best describes you and why?


  • Cover Letter
  • Letter of Recommendation (Maximum of one.)
  • Links to writing
  • Transcript

Apply to be a fellow here!

Applications close August 16th.