Political Intern

Website RepresentUs

About RepresentUs

RepresentUs is the nation’s leading right-left anti-corruption organization. We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to secure crucial 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 we push ourselves to push the envelope—to ignore “industry standards” and set a new standard.

Democracy is for all, and at RepresentUs, so is our workplace. That’s why we’re an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to evolving our staff and board to reflect the full diversity of America and the communities we aim to serve. As we seek the best of the best to join our ranks, we welcome applications from all walks of life (including but not limited to BIPOC/people of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ candidates) because we know that our democracy-building work has greater impact when we center diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideologies. Once on the team, we encourage our teammates to bring their whole selves to work. We’re continually working to increase our cultural awareness, strengthen our approach to equity, and foster a climate of inclusion in all that we do. We invite you to belong with us! Read our statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion here.

We have passed 124 Anti-Corruption Acts and Resolutions in cities & states across the country (and counting!) Come win with us!

About the Role

RepresentUs is seeking qualified candidates for a remote Political Internship. The intern must be available at least 20 hours a week. This is a remote position open to residents of the following states: California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C.
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 team to enact meaningful reform, and you’ll gain valuable experience working with a successful national nonprofit to support the rapidly growing anti-corruption movement.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Facilitating meetings between the Political team and partners across the country, as well as within the department and organization
  • Taking meeting notes
  • Conducting research on political campaigns, relevant policies, and the reform landscape across the country
  • Tracking campaigns, legislation, and relevant media clips
  • Copyediting materials and doing data entry
    Writing op-eds and materials for coalition engagement

Skills, Experience, & Interests

  • Ability to be collaborative and self-directed; you work well as part of a team, and on your own
  • Skilled at relationship-building
  • Flexibility in the face of rapidly changing tasks and priorities
  • A detail-oriented and patient team member who can follow the systems in place, while looking for ways to improve them
  • A belief in uniting people across the political spectrum to pass nonpartisan anti-corruption reforms

About Our Internships

We offer fall-semester, spring-semester, and summer internships, 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. Fall 2021 interns will be paid at $15.00/hour.

Internship dates

The internship will run from Wednesday, September 15 to Friday, December 17, 2021.
Applications are due no later than August 30, 2021.

Physical Requirements

RepresentUs is committed to supporting employees of varying abilities and to providing reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to thrive at RepresentUs.
The requirements of this role, related to its physical demands, described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
All employees must be able to operate a computer and use a cell phone. For roles that include frequent business travel expectations, we can discuss reasonable alternatives to travel in some instances. Most roles also require communicating with key external stakeholders of the organization in person, via the telephone, or via email. Applicants with questions about accommodations may request to speak with our ADA liaison, Ellie Collinson (ada@represent.us).

Essential Functions of the role include:

Working from a computer for long periods of time;
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may also frequently be required to communicate using the telephone, email, and in person with stakeholders.
This position has less than 10% overnight travel expectations and is eligible for flexible work hour arrangements.