||Democracy for America (DFA) is looking for creative, motivated young people who want to get involved in progressive politics. Interns are key members of the DFA team, working directly with staff to play a substantive role in their department. You may find yourself researching current issues, coordinating progressive events, contacting VIP donors, or conducting a wide variety of other important business. The hands-on experience you gain at DFA will be invaluable wherever your education and career take you.
Political: Political interns help convert online activism into real political change. Together with the Political Department staff, interns help develop plans to elect progressive public officials, and tackle some of the biggest issues facing the country today. In addition to researching, selecting, and working with the next generation of progressive politicians, political interns communicate with DFA members across the country about the issues that matter most to them.
Training: DFA Training interns help to focus, network, and train grassroots activists and DFA leaders through our nationwide Campaign Academies, Action Summits, and Night School. These trainings will help to mobilize our over one million members by teaching them about online organizing, fundraising, voter contact, and much more. This position will provide logistical support for the coordination of these trainings and mobilize members through blog posts, local emails, and direct voter contact.
Fundraising: Fundraising interns connect with DFA members through social media, online presentation, phone calls, and other tools in order to make DFA?s work possible. Interns are responsible for determining current and prospective donors? giving capacity and interests, maintaining communication with VIP donors, and tracking the performance of DFA?s fundraisers. Interns are also responsible for creating, executing, and completing individual projects. This is a great opportunity to learn the heart and soul of any political campaign or advocacy organization --the money, where it comes from, and how it is raised. The ideal applicant is detail-oriented, well-organized, and has a great sense humor.
Communications: Communications interns help with research, writing, editing, media tracking, and e- mail correspondence to get DFA into the news.
Using a variety of outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, they help spread the word about DFA, as well as helping to keep our members across the country up to date on our issues and campaigns.
Technology: Tech interns could be given a wide variety of different projects and responsibilities depending on the individual?s existing skill set and interests. Examples of possible projects include using graphic design for a new ?microsite? website, using HTML/CSS skills for new web pages, or using Ruby on Rails skills to build new web features. All tasks require you to work quickly and independently.
To apply for a Democracy for America internship, please send a cover letter and resume to Operations Manager Emma Interlandi at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, please tell us with which department you would like to intern, which session (fall, spring, summer), and whether you are applying for a full or part-time internship.