Political and Communications Internship
Washington, DC 
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Job Description
Organization Overview

America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community, leading collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections and protect every American's right to vote. America Votes works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.


America Votes is committed to developing long-term roadmaps and setting critical goals for states. With an eye on redistricting and the consequences of extreme conservative gerrymanders, these efforts are essential to building progressive power in the states, session-by-session and election-by-election.


America Votes and its partner organizations are at the heart of the progressive movement's effort to win elections and create change. In 2020, the America Votes coalition deployed their largest-ever voter engagement and mobilization effort to reach millions of voters in states. For more information about America Votes, visit www.americavotes.org.


Commitment to Racial Equity

America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity through organizational systems and policies that are consistently tested, evaluated and updated. Some organizational priorities include:


  • Building reflective and equitable state and national networks and partnerships.
  • Increasing engagement of state-based groups building power in communities of color in the planning process.
  • Expanding the Community Power Builders program, designed to support organizations led by and working in communities of color as they emerge into the 501(c)(4) space.

America Votes sees its commitment to racial equity as an integral part of its success. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how they see themselves contributing to America Votes' work on advancing racial equity.


Position Description

Interns at America Votes get an inside look at how our coalition operates year-round and connect with some of the most influential issue organizations in the country. Our interns have the opportunity to work with both our national and state teams while learning new skills and getting a taste of different areas of work, including field, communications and other projects. We also offer more than the typical "9-to-6" experience with occasional opportunities outside the office, including trainings, events with our partners and virtual networking with staff.


America Votes is always looking to recruit smart, motivated individuals who can adapt quickly in a fast-paced organization. We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2022 interns and ask that interns are able to work a minimum of 15 hours and not exceeding 30 hours a week. Interns are compensated with $16.10 per hour and we are happy to work with you in securing college credit through your academic institution.

As a leading progressive organization, America Votes is committed to help mentor the rising stars of the progressive movement. Interns for America Votes will be heavily involved with the day-to-day operations and will learn who America Votes is and how we operate. Our goal is to recruit smart, hardworking interns that will be able to manage in a small, fast paced organization.

This posting will remain open until the position is filled and applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Location

The Fall 2022 internship program will be conducted virtually but interns will be expected to work East Coast hours. Interns are required to have regular access to a personal computer, with reliable internet access and a webcam, for the duration of the internship due to the virtual nature.


Responsibilities
  • Creating content for and managing America Votes' various social media platforms
  • Developing social media campaigns and graphics for America Votes projects and initiatives
  • Researching election laws at both the state and national level
  • Tracking voting legislation and other pertinent election administration issues
  • Tracking electoral races at the federal and state level
  • Working on various state-based projects on voting rights and election laws
  • Using sound news judgment to keep up with America Votes and our partners in the news
  • Researching, including legislation, press targets and various other assignments
  • Copy editing and formatting internal and external products

In addition to learning new skills and concepts you will get to see how America Votes and other progressive organizations operate both nationally and at the state level. America Votes interns will have the opportunity to network and meet interns from our partner organizations throughout the program!


If accepted into the America Votes Internship Program, you will be asked to work a minimum of 15 hours a week between the hours of 9 a.m. - 6 p.m ET. Please indicate in your cover letter your availability from early September through December 2022.

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and this application form will remain open until all slots have been filled.


America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Position No Longer Available
Position Summary
Company
America Votes
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Type
Full Time
Period of Employment
Open
Type of Compensation
Paid
College Credits Earned
No
Tuition Assistance
No
Required Student Status
Open
Preferred Majors
Other
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