Careers

Careers

Help us challenge the undue influence of well-financed special interests over American politics and government. Join our team as we seek to transform our nation’s smoldering outrage over corruption, gridlock, and bailouts into a powerful political force that will deliver lasting, structural reforms. We are a hard-working, mission-driven organization based in Florence, MA.

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// Internships

Calling all passionate individuals ready to take on corruption in our government.Represent.Us is seeking talented undergraduate students who feel passionate about addressing the undue influence of money in U.S. politics. This internship program will allow students to gain a deep understanding the democracy reform movements taking place in our country right now.

We are currently offering summer, fall and spring semester internship opportunities at our Northampton office (Five Colleges area; accessible by PVTA). We are committed to making sure the experience here is challenging, informative and educational. We are happy to work with colleges or universities so interns may earn credit for work done in our office. Full-time summer internships include a modest stipend.

Our organization is growing fast after a big Election Day victory on November 4, 2014, and we need your help. We have nearly half a million supporters, and local chapters from New York City to Bellingham, Washington. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC’s TODAY Show, and hundreds of other national and local media outlets. Take a moment to check out the position openings now, then send your resume and cover letter to internship@represent.us. Some positions have additional application requirements; instructions can be found at the end of each position description.

At this time, all intern work is performed out of our Northampton office and we do not offer a telecommuting option. If you are interested in getting involved remotely as a volunteer, don’t hesitate to reach out!

Development Intern

This internship will teach you the basics of donor engagement, fundraising, and stewardship for a fast-paced national organization.

Essential Functions:

  • Mailing information and writing thank you cards to donors
  • Compiling statistics to help us evaluate our cultivation and stewardship programs
  • Communicating with donors
  • Updating donor information
  • Entering data into constituent relationship management database
  • Researching donor prospects

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with office software such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs, as well as the ability to learn new software quickly and adeptly, including constituent relationship management databases
  • Ability to perform detail-oriented tasks
  • Ability to manage time effectively and adjust to new challenges
  • Comfort with speaking to members over the phone
  • A passion for the mission of Represent.Us

To Apply:

Send the following to internship@represent.us (Use the subject line: “Development Intern”):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter — Why should we hire you? Why do you want to work here? What special skills do you bring to the table?
  • Two references with contact information

Graphic Design Intern

The graphic design intern will communicate the problem of corruption, and our plan to fix it, through compelling visuals in a variety of media.

Essential Functions:

  • Designing graphics for social media, web sites and print collateral.
  • Researching news stories and/or elections data.
  • Distilling complex ideas into simple concepts; short copywriting.
  • Creating work consistent with established brand and style guides.
  • Working independently on tasks, but also collaborating and responding to criticism with a small team.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Skilled with Adobe Creative Suite, especially Photoshop or Illustrator
  • Experience creating graphics for web pages or social media platforms
  • Video editing experience a plus
  • Familiarity with WordPress, HTML, and CSS preferred

To Apply:

Send the following to internship@represent.us (Use the subject line: “Graphics Design Intern”):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter — Why should we hire you? Why do you want to work here? What special skills do you bring to the table?
  • Three graphics samples that exemplify your work (at least one featuring your layout or typographic skill)

Social Media Intern

The social media intern will play a direct role in the day-to-day work of the communications team for our national campaign.

Your work may include:

  • Implementing our digital media strategy across a variety of social networks including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Reddit, and Brigade
  • Social media administration and community management
  • Managing strategic partnerships, audience development, and content distribution
  • Building and analyzing analytics reports using industry standard social listening software
  • Developing and refining targeted online advertising campaigns
  • Content creation and curation for our digital media platforms
  • Assisting with campaign emails for our 250,000+ membership list
  • Coordinating with our campaign team to support our grassroots organizing efforts

Minimum Qualifications

We’re looking for applicants who have:

  • Strong writing skills
  • A knack for social media and maintain an active presence on multiple platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, etc.)
  • A passion for politics and current events
  • Proficiency with office software such as Microsoft Office and Google Docs, as well as a basic knowledge of HTML (Javascript a plus — No heavy programming). Experience with Google Analytics or similar tools also a plus, but not required.
  • The ability to learn quickly, manage time effectively, and adjust to new challenges on the fly

How do I apply?

Send the following to internship@represent.us (Use the subject line: “Social media intern”):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter — Why should we hire you? Why do you want to work here? What special skills do you bring to the table?
  • 3 Recent Writing Samples — No need to write anything new. These can be anything from blog posts to old class papers, as long as you provide us with a body of work that gives us a sense of your ability as a writer (material on politics or current events a plus, but not required)
  • 3 Social media samples — Links to 3 of your posts on social media. These can be either personal posts, or posts authored for a school club or previous job / internship, as long as it provides a sense of your voice on social media. Examples might include (but are not limited to):
    • A witty Tweet that you’re particularly proud of
    • A Facebook page you admin or post content to
    • An in-depth Tumblr post or Reddit comment
    • A video you’ve posted to YouTube or Vimeo

Web Development Intern

The web development intern develops new functionality for our website and other online properties and works to integrate 3rd party APIs, social media tools, and other resources to ensure a stable, secure, and scalable technical infrastructure.

Essential Functions:

  • Work closely with our Web Developer to design, develop, and maintain our online properties and custom applications
  • Collaborate with our design and content teams to build prototypes, respond to feedback, and iterate quickly
  • Quickly and effectively fix bugs in a wide variety of properties and features
  • Follow development guidelines and structures present in each of our various projects
  • Enjoy the best office environment in the valley

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with building themes, plugins or other features in PHP for WordPress (or any other CMS)
  • Able to learn new technology and tasks quickly and completely
  • Fluent in Javascript (backend Node.js experience is a plus)
  • Experience and comfort with CSS
  • Comfort using Unix command line-only tools
  • Comfort with distributed version control systems (Git)
  • Experience with any SQL variant is a plus

To Apply:

Send the following to internship@represent.us (Use the subject line: “Web Development Intern”):

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter — Why should we hire you? Why do you want to work here? What special skills do you bring to the table?
  • Code examples that demonstrate your proficiency in either PHP or JavaScript