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End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s 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 Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.
Reports to: Deputy Director of State and Local Campaigns
Position summary: This intern will be a vital member of ECU/LAV’s State and Local team, whose work focuses on supporting non-federal races across the country. This election cycle (2021-2022), our program is focused on Attorney General and Secretary of State races in battleground states as well as state legislative races.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, tracking campaigns through compiling daily news clips, drafting memorandums on candidates, and providing administrative support to the State and Local Campaigns department.
Interns will also benefit from the Intern Educational Program, which aims to educate interns on Democratic politics and democracy reform while providing unique opportunities to hone their professional skills. This program includes presentations with top Democratic professionals, tutorials on networking best practices, and discussions on themes within the democracy reform movement. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to interact with and receive professional guidance from many members of the ECU/LAV staff, and will gain strong experience in progressive campaigning.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
- Prospective interns should have a strong interest in taking on big money in politics and protecting the right to vote
- A willingness to learn, especially about state and local campaigns and races
- Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
- Candidates with a basic understanding of how race, class, and other identity markers intersect with our work in advocacy and electoral campaigns will be prioritized
To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as one PDF titled “Full Name – State and Local” to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: State and Local Internship. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with flexible start and end dates and an expectation of 15-20 hours/week for the spring semester. This internship is fully remote, and applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2021.
Our selection process for this position will consist of a writing test, a video interview, and a reference check.
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.