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 anger over corruption and gridlock into a powerful political force that will deliver lasting, structural reforms. We are a hard-working, mission-driven organization based in Northampton, MA.

// Jobs

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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 Mobile, Alabama to Bellingham, Washington. Our work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC’s TODAY Show, CBS Sunday Morning, 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

Organizing / Campaigner Intern

The organizing intern will work on the many facets of an advocacy organization such as: organizing, research and lobbying.

Essential Functions may include:

  • Grassroots organizing efforts
  • Volunteer recruitment and coaching
  • Marketing/branding, social media and external affairs coordination
  • Database tracking
  • Investigative research, helping to expose corruption in our political system
  • Developing campaign materials.
  • In addition to supporting our programmatic efforts, daily tasks will include some administrative and operational support

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Detail orientated
  • Resourceful
  • A passion for good government
  • The desire to gain a hands-on understanding about the democracy reform movements taking place in our country

To Apply:

Send the following to internship@represent.us with the subject line “Grassroots Organizing 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?
  • Respond to a recent news article in less than 250 words (please include the article)

Additional Information:

  • Travel stipends are available on a case-by-case basis, depending on financial need.
  • Arrangements can be made with educational institutions for work/study stipends or course credit.  
  • The internship requires an initial time commitment of 10 hours / week through the end of the semester (daily schedule is flexible and can be adjusted based on course load). Potential for more hours, an extended internship term, and promotion to a paid position are all available depending on performance.  
  • 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!

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