Fall 2019 Political and Campaigns Intern

 
 

This position is based in our Washington, D.C office.

The Role:

Campaigns and progressive organizations are at the center of everything we do at MobilizeAmerica. With our list of partners growing by the day, we’re looking for a results-driven people person to help us manage those relationships, deliver an unparalleled experience to our customers, and maximize the number of volunteers they are able to recruit through the platform.

You’ll work hand-in-hand with every part of our organization to ensure that our partners are best equipped to recruit thousands of volunteers using the MobilizeAmerica events platform. By the end of your time here you’ll have gained valuable exposure to Democratic campaigns, grassroots groups, and progressive organizations. You’ll also develop project management and communications skills that come from working in a fast-paced environment with many stakeholders.

 What you’ll do:

  • Ensure that partner campaigns and organizations have a thorough understanding on how to use the MA platform for staff and volunteers and feel empowered to use the platform independently

  • Produce training materials (both written and video) on how the platform works and how to best use it to maximally improve campaign operations

  • Advise campaign managers, field directors, and digital directors on best practices for volunteer recruitment, via online and offline sources

  • Collect and synthesize feedback and requests from campaigns as they interact with the MA platform

  • Follow political news and develop takeaways for MobilizeAmerica’s targeting and operations

Who you are:

  • An enthusiastic team-player currently enrolled in a degree-conferring program

  • An excellent verbal and written communicator

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs (both word processing and spreadsheets)

  • Excited to dive into data to find and present actionable insights

  • Familiar with political communication and/or organizing

  • Passionate about growing the progressive movement and electing Democratic candidates

  • Bonus points for:

    • Experience on a political campaign in organizing or digital

    • Exposure to peer-to-peer SMS platforms, including GroundGame, Hustle, or Relay

    • Exposure to software-as-a-service organizations and business models

    • Proficiency in NGP VAN

Logistics:

  • Based in our Washington, D.C. office

  • 8-12 weeks

  • Flexible start and end dates

Who we are: 

MobilizeAmerica is a platform that connects individuals, grassroots groups, and national progressive organizations with the most impactful volunteer-led electoral actions to elect Democrats. Our mobile app and event scheduling platform allow anyone to find high impact campaign events near them, and allows hard working candidates to know help is coming. 

Our platform allows volunteers and Democratic political campaigns to connect. Volunteers can locate the highest-impact actions, and campaigns can manage and automate their interactions with volunteers.

This midterm season, we proved the model works. Over 85% of Democratic House flips were campaigns powered by the Mobilize platform. We have now taken our coalition to the next level, partnering with more than 50 organizations such as the DNC, DCCC, Swing Left, Flippable, the NDRC, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, and Indivisible.


Join us!

To apply, send us your resume or LinkedIn to jobs@mobilizeamerica.io, with the subject line Fall Political and Campaigns Internship, and include a few words about why you’re the right fit, and what excites you about the role.

We are committed to building a workplace that reflects the diversity of volunteers across America that we exist to serve. We especially encourage women, people of color, and others who are underrepresented in the tech industry to apply.