Organizing Intern

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Northampton, MA

RepresentUs is seeking qualified candidates for an Organizing Internship in our Northampton, MA office. Organizing Interns work as part of a team to engage grassroots activists across the country and develop our nationwide volunteer-led chapters. As an Organizing Intern, you’ll work one-on-one with our volunteers, helping mobilize members of a nationwide grassroots movement to fix America’s broken political system. You’ll gain valuable experience working with a successful and rapidly growing national nonprofit to support grassroots advocacy efforts.

This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours. Must commit to working a minimum of 20 hours per week, with preference given to candidates able to work 30-40 hours per week.

About You

  • You’re outgoing and enjoy talking with people in person and over the phone
  • You’re collaborative and self-directed; you work well as part of a team, and on your own
  • You’re patient and detail-oriented – you can follow our phone-banking systems to a T!
  • You’re passionate – you care about grassroots activism and anti-corruption reform
  • You’re able to effectively prioritize tasks, be flexible when curveballs arise, and take initiative when needed

What you’ll be doing

  • Tracking volunteer metrics using Nationbuilder, ActionKit, and Excel
  • Helping to draft campaign materials and create web pages
  • Participating in and helping to facilitate weekly call nights
  • Utilizing Listfixer calling and Relay texting for volunteer recruitment and event outreach
  • Collaborating with other members of the Organizing team as well as members of the Political and Communications teams as needed

Internship dates

  • The internship will run February 10 – May 1, 2020.
  • Applications are due no later than December 20, 2019​.

How to apply

Please be sure to attach all requested materials. Due to the volume of applications, incomplete applications will not be considered.

Personal Statement / Letter of Interest
Tell us about yourself and why you are applying to the RepresentUs internship program. Please craft and attach a detailed 1-2 page statement describing the following:

  • How did you hear about RepresentUs and this internship program?
  • Why should we hire you?
  • Why do you want to work at RepresentUs?
  • What special skills do you bring to the table?
  • What social issues are you most passionate about, and how do they connect to the mission of RepresentUs?
  • What are you hoping to get out of the internship? (What skills are you looking to acquire? What are you hoping to learn?)

Resume
List and briefly describe:

  • Past work, internship, or volunteer experiences. Name the organizations where you worked and the dates of employment. Also include a short description of your work.
  • Any other training, academic, extracurricular, or study abroad experiences that may be relevant to your application.
  • Your relevant skills and interests. This may include: research skills, writing ability, film/video proficiency, political involvement, graphic design, experience with specific software, etc.

Recent Writing Sample
Please provide a recent writing sample that exemplifies your voice and style and gives us a sense of your ability as a writer. This may be in any format that you believe may be relevant to the internship, for example a research paper, an essay for class, an op-ed, a press release, creative writing, etc. Material on politics or current events is a plus, but not required. We suggest no more than 5 pages.

 

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