Political and Communications Spring InternshipAmerica Votes Website
America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community, leading 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. America Votes works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.
America Votes is committed to developing long-term roadmaps and setting critical goals for states. With an eye on redistricting and the consequences of extreme conservative gerrymanders, these efforts are essential to building progressive power in the states, session-by-session and election-by-election.
America Votes and its partner organizations are at the heart of the progressive movement’s effort to win elections and create change. In 2020, the America Votes coalition deployed their largest-ever voter engagement and mobilization effort to reach millions of voters in states. For more information about America Votes, visit www.americavotes.org.
Racial Equity Statement
As a leader of collaborative efforts to mobilize voters, protect voting rights, and win elections, America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity within our organization and across our coalition. We acknowledge the systematic racism that permeates all facets of our society, beginning with the foundational right to vote. America Votes is also engaging with an understanding of the ways gender, sexuality and other forms of oppression intersect with race and how those relationships impact inequities faced by our staff, our partners, and the communities that we engage in our work. America Votes strives to model our commitment to racial equity through our internal and external operations, programs, and partnerships. We acknowledge the inequitable structures that continue to exist and are moving forward with a sustained commitment in time, resources and people to challenge structural racism and work towards creating a reflective organization and democracy.
Interns at America Votes in Washington, DC get an inside look at how our coalition operates year-round and connect with some of the most influential issue organizations in the country. Our interns have the opportunity to work with both our national and state teams while learning new skills and getting a taste of different areas of work, including field, communications and other projects. We also offer more than the typical “9-to-6” experience with occasional opportunities outside the office, including trainings, events with our partners and virtual networking with staff.
America Votes is always looking to recruit smart, motivated individuals who can adapt quickly in a fast-paced organization. We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2024 interns and ask that interns be able to work at least 15 hours per week. Interns are compensated with $17 per hour and we are happy to work with you in securing college credit through your academic institution.
This posting will remain open until the position is filled and applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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.
The Fall 2023 internship program will be conducted virtually, but interns will be expected to work East Coast hours. Interns are required to have regular access to a personal computer, with reliable internet access and a webcam for the duration of the internship due to the virtual nature.
Researching election laws at both the state and national level
Tracking voting legislation and other pertinent election administration issues. el
Tracking electoral races at the federal and state level
Working on various state-based projects on voting rights and election laws
Using sound news judgment 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
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!
All applicants who are interested in the internship at America Votes need to submit their resume, cover letter and references addressed to Emerson Morrow via the application form. Applications are being accepted for Spring 2024. Please indicate in your cover letter your availability from January through May 2024. If accepted into the America Votes Internship Program, you will be asked to work a minimum of 15 hours a week between the hours of 9 a.m. – 6 p.m ET.
Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis and this application form will remain open until all slots have been filled.
America Votes is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace. America Votes does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under local, state or federal law. People of color, LGBTQ candidates, individuals with disabilities, and neurodivergent individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.