Political Intern

RepresentUs is seeking qualified candidates for a Political Internship in our Northampton, MA office. As a Political Intern, you’ll have your finger on the pulse of the democracy reform movement around the country. You’ll work with the Political and Policy teams to develop our network of relationships with nationwide, state, and local partners with a goal of enacting meaningful reform, and you’ll gain valuable experience working with a successful national nonprofit to support the rapidly growing Anti-Corruption movement.

About RepresentUs

RepresentUs is the nation’s largest grassroots anti-corruption campaign, headquartered in Northampton, MA with additional offices in San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC, and New York, NY. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial legislative victories that are defending our Republic and fixing America’s corrupt political system.

But what it means for you, potential coworker, is that you feel what we feel when you wake up every day: a strong sense of purpose that binds you to the spirit of this nation, and an overwhelming sense that you should do something about it. And you want to work with people who feel the same.

RepresentUs is a carefully curated mix of seasoned political campaigners, policy wonks, advertising experts, designers, and engineers. We’re not a startup, but we’ve got startup DNA: we’re nimble, constantly learning and iterating, and know when it’s time to celebrate a Wednesday afternoon with root beer floats. We constantly push ourselves to push the envelope – to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

We’re looking for enthusiastic new minds to help us grow, move faster, and achieve more. We believe our political system should reflect the varied voices of our nation, and so should our team. People of color, women, people with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, and non-binary folks are strongly encouraged to apply.

In 2018 alone, we passed 23 anti-corruption measures, making it the biggest year of democracy reform in American history.

Come win with us!

About Our Internships

We offer fall-semester, spring-semester, and summer internships at our headquarters in Northampton, Massachusetts, often with opportunities to stay on at the organization. We’re always on the lookout for talented interns who are passionate about fixing America’s corrupt political system. With RepresentUs, you’ll be part of a hardworking, fun, and innovative team that values your skills and creative input.

Our interns gain hands-on experience and an in-depth understanding of the rapidly growing anti-corruption movement. We’re committed to making sure your internship is educational, challenging, and informative, and we’re happy to coordinate with your college or university so you can receive academic credit for your work. Interns are paid at an hourly rate.

About You

  • You’re collaborative and self-directed; you work well as part of a team, and on your own
  • You’re passionate – you care about relationship building and anti-corruption reform
  • You’re flexible and fearless in the face of rapidly changing tasks and priorities
  • You’re patient and detail-oriented – you can follow the systems in place, while looking for ways to improve them
  • You’re outgoing and enjoy talking with people in person and over the phone

What you’ll be doing

  • Facilitating meetings between the Political team and partners across the country, as well as with other departments across the organization
  • Conducting research on political campaigns across the country (including policy, viability, and stakeholders)
  • Managing relationships with stakeholders in NationBuilder
  • Collaborating with Organizing, Policy, Digital, and other teams on special projects
  • Tracking relevant campaigns and legislation
  • Taking meeting notes, copyediting materials, and doing data entry

Internship dates

  • The internship will run June 3 – August 23, 2019​.
  • Applications are due no later than May 1, 2019​.

To apply

Send a completed copy of the Summer 2019 Internship Application (PDF) to internships@represent.us with the subject line “Summer 2019 Intern​”, making sure to fill out both pages and attach all requested materials. Due to the volume of applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Thank you for your interest in RepresentUs and our internship program!