End Citizens United/Let America Vote Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn the Citizens United decision, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.
Reports to: National Organizing Manager
Position Summary: End Citizens United//Let America Vote is looking for a qualified intern to virtually join our organizing team. Our organizing department is responsible for recruiting, mobilizing, and empowering our volunteers to perform direct voter contact in order to build grassroot support for our legislative priorities and our diverse slate of endorsed candidates.
This Organizing Intern should be adaptable and excited about the power of community building. It is our goal that the Organizing Intern will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of advocacy and political grassroots organizing. This internship is ideal for anyone interested in future campaign work or community organizing!
Assist in drafting scripts for texting, phone banking, etc.
Assist in the creation of volunteer training presentations, toolkits and additional materials
Eventual independent facilitation of virtual volunteer trainings, phonebanks, text banks, etc.
Interact with grassroots volunteers to provide messaging guidance, technical support, and important updates via Slack, email listserv, etc.
Assist in creating, launching, and leading trainings for texting and phonebanking campaigns across multiple platforms
Maintain and update data on volunteers and voter contacts
Assist in recruiting volunteers through phone banking and texting
Enthusiastic participation on text banks and phone banks
Availability in their schedule to work evenings to help run volunteer events, phonebanks, etc.
Passion for organizing, empowering volunteers, and the broader work of ECU/LAV
Team-oriented, with the ability to effectively manage non-tech-savvy volunteers
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to take direction and multi-task
Ability to rapidly change direction upon shifting priorities
Familiarity with texting platforms (Hustle, Spoke), phone banking platforms (ThruTalk, COS, CallHub), and other organizing platforms a plus
Interns will also benefit from the ECU/LAV Intern Educational Program, which will educate interns on Democratic politics, provide opportunities to hone professional development skills and gain strong experience in progressive campaigning. The program includes opportunities to interact with and receive guidance from the highest staff members and other top Democratic professionals, panels on post-graduation opportunities, and discussions on themes within the reform movement.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter as one PDF titled “Full Name – Organizing” to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Organizing Internship. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with a start date in early to mid January and a flexible end date. Interns are expected to work 15-25 hours/week, ideally in 4-5 blocks through the Spring semester. This internship is remote, applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2021.
End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.
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