Electoral Organizing Internship (General Election)
Electoral Organizing Internships occur during the 2019 midterm election season. This period focuses primarily on bolstering progressive voter turnout for key elections throughout the state. The electoral action plan relies heavily on grassroots mobilization, coordination, and recruitment. Interns will gain real life organizing experience through working with volunteers, chapter team members, and community allies to elect gun safety champions and activate for legislative strategies to prevent gun violence within Washington. Interns will work closely with the organizing staff to strengthen community support for gun violence prevention while implementing a comprehensive plan to deliver tangible political victories. Ideal candidates are critical thinkers who thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should be invested in gun violence prevention efforts and motivated to learn about legislative processes, elections, and effective organizing tactics.
If approved by your institution, this internship can count as course credit! Interns will be expected to contribute 9-12 hours per week from September 5th – November 28th. Weekly hours are negotiable for high school applicants. Schedules are flexible, but may vary week to week based upon organizing events or opportunities. Interns should expect to work at least two evening shifts per month and one weekend shift per week.
- Activate members, partnering organizations, and a grassroots network to turnout voters
- Participate in and execute statewide direct voter contact efforts
- Recruit and manage volunteers
- Manage volunteer lists and databases
- Operate phone banks, canvasses, and outreach events, outside of typical business hours
- Facilitate, support, and supervise chapter activities and projects
Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received until positions are filled. The application deadline is September 3rd, however priority will be given to applications received before August 31st.
Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, valued, and supported. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQIA community are strongly encouraged to apply.