EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Their grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. They recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since their founding in 1985, they have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office.
EMILY’s List interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. EMILY’s List offers full-time internships in nine departments. Every intern leaves EMILY’s List ready for life on the campaign trail after attending a full-day intensive training that will equip them with skills for beginning a career in campaigns.
Duties may include:
- Working with the communications department to create and maintain press lists;•
- Sustaining communication with Friends of EMILY monthly donors and tracking donor requests;
- Working closely with departments on event logistics and planning;
- Participating in weekly digital team content brainstorms;
- Helping design branded email marketing graphics to raise money for EMILY’s List and our endorsed candidates;
- Organizing and maintaining candidate information files;
- Assist with check processing procedures in order to meet FEC compliance requirements;
- Preparing candidate and opponent background research memos;
- Researching voting rules, regulations and timelines in key states.
We seek candidates with the ability to make good judgment and maintain confidentiality. An interest in electing pro-choice Democratic women required.
The ideal candidate must be:
- Incredibly organized;
- Able to work both independently and on a team;
- Able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment and;
- Show strong attention to detail.
- Strong written and oral communication skills are required.
Spring 2018 applications are now open. The deadline to submit is Friday, Nov 3rd. Applications will be reviewed after the indicated deadline. No calls, please. All internships are located in Washington, DC. EMILY’s List pays a stipend of up to $150 per month for Fall/Spring interns to offset travel and meal expenses associated with the internship. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required for all internships.
Learn more and apply at: http://www.emilyslist.org/internship.
Richard Madaleno for Governor
The Madaleno for Maryland campaign is currently looking for interns and fellows to join our team. This will be a great opportunity for students to become civically engaged, learn how a campaign works and master cutting-edge targeting and political data techniques as part of the most exciting campaign of the cycle.
The campaign is looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to learn the nuts and bolts of how a campaign works and help elect the next Governor of Maryland! Hours are flexible with a small requirement, and the campaign team is a lot of fun. No previous campaign experience necessary. When you walk out the door at the end of your internship you will know how to run a local field program, and have met a lot of new friends.
To apply for an internship or fellowship with the Madaleno for Maryland campaign, or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please fill out this form or email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Madaleno for Maryland campaign is an equal, opportunity employer.
Democratic Party of Virginia
Interns with the Virginia Coordinated Campaign will work to elect Ralph Northam, Justin
Fairfax, Mark Herring and House of Delegate candidates across the Commonwealth. Interns
will gain hands-on experience working in one of the most competitive swing states in the
country. With elections every year in Virginia, interns will gain critical skills and knowledge to
guide their studies or job prospects in the future.
Interns will have the opportunity to work in one of the following departments:
● Strong interest in electing and supporting Democrats in Virginia
● Knowledge of Google platform
● Willingness to learn
● Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
● Strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and good sense of humor
● Ability to manage multiple priorities and work well independently and as part of a team
Represently is looking for politically savvy individuals with a knack for technology to join our
team for the fall of 2017.
Mostly, we’re looking for someone who doesn’t want a job that comes with a description. We
want someone who looks for a mission to accomplish, rather than tasks to be completed.
What is the mission?
Represently provides a platform for people to cause the changes they want to see in
government. Represently connects impassioned citizen advocates to one another and groups
that amplify their message to lawmakers.
The ideal candidate knows how the relationships between these parties work and is eager to
think about how technology can be used to improve them. You are someone who recognizes
that everyone - not just those with whom you agree - deserves to be heard and to have
influence in the political process.
Founded by GW students and seeded in the 2016 New Venture Competition, Represently is a
young, tenacious, and high impact company dedicated to making a difference.
Responsibilities may include:
● Leveraging Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media channels to amplify a
message to a broad audience.
● Crafting partisan or non-partisan summaries of bills, legislations, and political issues in
● Organizing events such as Hackathons or product promotions.
● Cold-emailing members of the political community and forming/maintaining relationships
● Writing blogs and marketing materials to be published on our website and elsewhere.
● Following the news to identify hot-button political issues.
● Learning a new skill and using it right away.
Ways to stand out:
● You’ve spent time working on the Hill, for a state lawmaker, or for an advocacy group or
● You’ve been active in academic or extracurricular activities that have prepared you for a
undefined, involved role like this one.
● You have an interest in startups and the process of designing and building technology
● You’re a growth hacker.
● You have proven writing and communication skills - you are equally able to write a think
piece about how technology can improve politics as you are able to write tweets about a
topic you just learned about.
● You can convince us that you stand out for a reason we haven’t outlined.
Interested ? Email us a copy of your resume (include a link or two to your online social presence)
and a cover letter outlining why you want to get involved to email@example.com. We look
forward to hearing from you, and we will fill the role as soon as the right candidate applies.
Earlier candidates necessarily receive preference as a result.
Want to Learn More? Check out our website https://represently.com/ and our blog
http://blog.represently.com/ or email us if you have any questions!
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-at large)
Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester from Delaware is currently looking for interns for the Fall semester. Although all internships in all offices are unpaid, students gain invaluable work experience. The hours are flexible to accommodate students' hectic course schedules, but generally run 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. when Congress is in session, and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when not in session.
In Washington, DC, interns' responsibilities will vary. They will be asked to answer phones, run errands, research legislation for the Member and legislative staff, attend hearings and briefings, and answer constituent letters on various issues before the House. As a result, interns learn about the legislative process and the many other functions of a congressional office.
In the District office, interns may be asked to do a variety of things, including day-to-day office work such as answering phones, writing letters and assisting with media clips. In addition, interns may be assigned to assist in various constituent case work or work on District-based projects of importance.
You can find more information and apply here. Applications are due August 25th.
Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking a Press Intern for the fall semester in his Washington, D.C. office, starting in early- to mid-August. The Press Intern will work closely with the communications team to track daily news coverage and produce content to be shared across social media platforms as part of a robust and creative digital strategy. Experience with video shooting and editing, graphic design and/or writing for social media is strongly recommended. Applicants must work well within a team, formulate and execute original ideas and have a working knowledge of new media.
Please send resume and samples of multimedia work to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a paid, full-time position. Although there currently no posted deadline, we advise you to contact the office and confirm that the Senator is still accepting applications.
Drug Policy Alliance (DPA)
The Drug Policy Alliance's Office of National Affairs is still taking applications for Fall 2017 Interns! If you're interested in cutting edge drug policy, harm reduction, criminal justice reform, and racial justice, apply to be a Legislative Affairs Intern! Our interns gain research, writing, lobbying, and policy experience.
FYI- The Drug Policy Alliance is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, immigration status, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation, or any other status protected by applicable law. All are welcome to apply!
Women, people of color, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in hiring people who have been adversely affected by the war on drugs.
For more information, please contact Queen Adesuyi at email@example.com
America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community. We lead 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. Our organization works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to our partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states. For more information about America Votes, visit our website at www.americavotes.org.
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.
- Researching election laws at both the state and national level
- Tracking major electoral races
- Working on various state-based projects on voting rights and election laws
- Using sound news judgement to keep up with America Votes and our partners in the news
- Creating content for and managing America Votes’ various social media platforms
- Developing social media campaigns and graphics for America Votes projects and initiatives
- Drafting and editing press releases, media advisories, media briefing and other communications products
- 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! The America Votes Internship Program promises to provide you with more than just the normal “9 a.m. – 6 p.m.” experience. You will have the opportunity to:
NETWORK WITH OUR PARTNERS’ INTERNS
PARTICIPATE IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE OFFICE
All applicants who are interested in the internship at America Votes need to submit resume, cover letter and references addressed to Caitlin Opperman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are ongoing. If accepted into the America Votes Internship Program, you will be asked to work 20 hours a week between the hours 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The internship has a stipend. College credit available if applicable. More information is available at https://americavotes.org/internships/.
Let America Vote
Jason Kander started Let America Vote to fight back against proposals across the country that make it harder for eligible voters to exercise their constitutional right to cast a ballot. Whether it’s extreme identification requirements, questionable purges of voter rolls, voter intimidation, new and extreme voter registration processes, or anything that makes voting harder, Let America Vote will be there to lead the way against it. Through grassroots organizing, Let America Vote will play a crucial role among the existing network of organizations fighting for voting rights.
Extreme voter suppression laws that disproportionately impact people based on their race or ethnicity, gender, age, or income have started popping up all over the country. If we don’t fight back, more and more Americans will become disenfranchised.
We are currently looking for bright, energetic individuals who want to join our ground game effort in this fight. You will learn the nuts and bolts of how a professional campaign operation is run, help elect some great candidates, and be a critical grassroots advocate for protecting our constitutional right to vote!
Hours are completely flexible with a small requirement, and our team at Let America Vote is a lot of fun. No experience necessary. You will walk out the door at the end of the internship knowing how to run a local field program, as well as having met some really great friends.
Please fill out the application here and a staff member will be in contact with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (571) 336-2643, or email us at email@example.com.
Emerge America is an organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women running for office on the local, state, and federal levels. We currently have affiliates in 22 states that have trained over 2,500 women, and are in the process of expanding to New York, Ohio, Mississippi, Texas, and Georgia. We have over 240 women on the ballot for 2017 and 2018, and have been selected as one of the first organizations to benefit from Onward Together, Hillary Clinton’s new political entity.
Emerge America and our affiliates are dedicated to increasing the number of Democratic women from diverse backgrounds in public office, and are looking for motivated interns who share that goal. If you have students in your chapter of College Dems who are enthusiastic about the advancement of women in politics, then we encourage you to share this internship posting with them. At Emerge, they will have the opportunity to be an important member of a national network that is rapidly transforming the face of American politics.
Emerge America is seeking self-motivated current students to play an integral role working with the Finance Director. While working with us, they will take charge on donor research initiatives, maintain our national databases, and hone professional skills through both sponsored events and daily office life. We are looking for a commitment to at least 20 hours per week between late August and December 2017, with flexible scheduling. Additionally, we are willing to work with your university to help students earn college credit for their internship. Our Capitol Hill office provides convenient access to the heart of DC and is located right next to Capitol South Metro Station. Prospective interns may apply by submitting a letter of interest and a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Student Name—Finance Fall Internship” in the subject line.
Women in Government
Women In Government, a non-profit, non-partisan organization in Washington, D.C., that conducts educational seminars for women state legislators and manages several public policy initiatives, has an opening for a paid intern position in our Washington, DC office.
Women In Government is a national 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources to address and resolve complex public policy issues.
The Intern will work in our Washington, D.C. office near Metro Center.
- The position is available for Fall 2017 session with the possibility of extension
- The position requires a time commitment of up to 20 hours per week, with flexibility within Monday-Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm time frame.
- Candidates must be enrolled in an undergraduate-level program and have exceptional writing, communication and computer skills, and willingness to work as a team member
- Assist the Legislator Outreach department in recruiting legislators for state and nationwide events via phone calls, emails, and direct mail
- Provide briefing and conference support as needed including but not limited to: creating contact lists, preparing meeting materials, and verifying attendance
- Opportunities for policy writing, particularly Did You Know? interviews of women legislators
Submit a resume and cover letter via email to Maura LaGue, email@example.com. **NO CALLS, PLEASE**
Women In Government recognizes the value of a work force made up of highly skilled people from a variety of backgrounds.
Human Rights Watch
The Human Rights Watch (“HRW”) is seeking undergraduate or graduate student interns for the fall 2017 semester in the Washington, D.C. office. The students will intern closely with the staff in their division. There are currently offerings available in multiple divisions:
- Americas Division Intern
- Business and Human Rights Intern
- US Program Undergraduate Intern
- Middle East and North Africa Division Intern
This is an unpaid internship. Applicants who are offered an internship, but who are not US permanent residents, US citizens, or in possession of a valid student visa, must apply for a J-1 visa through a sponsoring organization. This process can take several weeks and applicants will have to incur their own costs.
To apply, please visit https://careers.hrw.org/opportunities/. Applications are due September 1st, 2017.
Center for American Progress
Eligibility: All high school, undergraduate, master's level, Ph.D., and J.D. students are eligible to apply. People are also eligible if they are a veteran or a recent college graduate within six months of graduation.
During the fall, winter, and spring, part-time students are accepted, but interns must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. International students must be able to provide documentation that shows they are allowed to work in the United States.
Application process: In order to be considered for an internship with American Progress, please submit the following:
- Internship application (https://www.americanprogress.org/internships/)
- Cover letter and resume
- Writing sample of approximately three pages
- College or university transcript
- Recommendation letter(s) (optional)
The following positions are available: Development/Strategic Planning Internship, Economic Policy Internship, Energy and Environment Internship, Executive Internship, External Affairs Internship, Faith and Progressive Policy Internship, Generation Progress Internship, Guns and Crime Internship, Immigration Policy Internship, Legal Progress Internship, LGBT Issues Internship, National Security and International Policy Internship, Poverty to Prosperity Program Internship, Press Internship, Race Policy/Progress 2050 Internship, Spanish Language/Ethnic Media Internship, ThinkProgress Internship, Video Internship, War Room Internship, Web Technology Developer Internship, and Women’s Health and Rights Internship.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from American Progress.
Fall internships occur from September to December, and are currently being accepted on a rolling basis. Starting dates are flexible.
Email your application packet to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive a confirmation email when your internship packet is received.
Before emailing your materials please put your name and the term for which you are applying in the subject line. Ex.: John Doe—Summer 2017.
Albright Stonebridge Group
Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG) is a global business strategy and commercial diplomacy firm with a commitment to excellence, integrity, and discretion. We work with our clients to assess markets, manage risk, and realize new opportunities. We have a proven track record of helping solve commercial, political, and regulatory challenges in countries around the world.
ASG offers perspectives honed at the highest levels of government, business, and the social sector, and insights informed by an unparalleled 180+ member worldwide team that has advised clients in more than 110 countries. ASG goes beyond opening doors, working alongside our clients to develop and implement tailored strategies.
ASG is seeking interns for the fall 2017 semester with knowledge of China, the Middle East and North Africa, Latin America, East Asia and Pacific, South Asia, Africa, Europe, Health and Life Sciences, Business Development, Communications and Marketing, and Operations.
Tasks will vary for individual intern positions, but all interns are asked to contribute in a number of ways. This includes, but is not limited to the following tasks:
- In-depth research and analysis on key people, companies, institutions, and issues of interest to the firm.
- Drafting briefing memos, talking points, background materials, and press releases.
- Assisting with administrative tasks as they arise, including, but not limited to: editing of documents; answering phones; staffing reception desk.
- Performing other duties as assigned.
Interns will have the opportunity to work on a diverse portfolio of activities that should expose them to the foreign and domestic policy decision-making processes and interplay between governments, NGOs, businesses, and civil society.
- Undergraduate level interns will be, at a minimum, a rising junior or senior.
- Graduate level interns are currently pursuing a graduate level degree or have recently completed a graduate level program.
- Must be a team player.
- Ability to prioritize work and shift priorities on short notice.
- Experience and ability to work independently.
TIMELINE OF INTERNSHIP:
ASG is seeking interns to start September 6, 2017 and continue through December 15, 2017.
ASG will accept applications on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. The intern will be provided with a stipend. Please click here to apply.