Position Summary: Electoral organizing interns work to assemble the community to elect and protect pro-equality elected officials. An internship at MassEquality allows individuals to gain experience with the inner workings of a successful political non-profit while making a difference in the LGBTQ community.
Internship Description: The MassEquality Electoral Interns will work to engage MassEquality members in meaningful volunteer work relevant to supporting pro-equality candidates in the electoral process. The Electoral Interns will also help analyze and implement winning strategies and tactics for various electoral campaigns. This is a great opportunity to experience the inner workings of a major social justice organization and to make a difference for LGBTQ community through your day-to-day work.
Interns will learn skills that will enable them to:
Recruit, train, and coach a team of capable volunteers to participate in phone banks, canvasses, and other volunteer actions
Research opposition and apply electoral strategy and tactics in an effective manner
Develop and analyze electoral programming for an advocacy organization
Employ the most effective canvassing, electoral management, volunteer coordination, get-out-the vote and messaging tactics
Requirements: Qualified applicants should be passionate about social justice, hardworking, and have excellent time management and communication skills. Prior campaign experience or volunteer coordination is not necessary. However, experience working with issues of social justice and change in any capacity is a plus. A strong desire and openness to learning new skills is a must.
How to Apply: We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 internships on a rolling basis. Timelines for yearlong internships are discussed on an individual basis. Time commitments range from 10-30 hours per week. Please inform us of your availability in your cover letter.
Please email a resume and cover letter to Becca Glenn at email@example.com.
MassEquality is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, and transgender people are encouraged to apply.