Political Intern

Washington D.C.
Apr 05, 2021
May 05, 2021
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying
Position Type

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is dedicated to fixing and strengthening our democracy by ending the flow of unlimited and undisclosed money in politics and protecting and expanding the right to vote. We take a full and comprehensive approach to rectifying the severe consequences the Citizens United and Shelby v. Holder decisions have had on our elections: enacting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Citizens United decision, supporting comprehensive legislation like the For the People Act that reforms our campaign finance laws to curb the influence of Big Money flowing into our elections and expands and protects voting rights, and confirming federal judges and Supreme Court Justices who will uphold the sacred right to vote for all Americans and who believe political donations do not equate to political free speech.

Reports to: Political Coordinator 

Position summary: Responsibilities will include tracking campaigns, drafting memorandums on candidates, and providing administrative support to the Political department. Prospective interns should have a strong interest in taking on big money in politics and protecting the right to vote, be highly organized, and have a good attention to detail. Previous electoral experience is preferred, but not required.

This internship will require participation in the ECU/LAV Intern Educational Program, which will educate interns on Democratic politics and the issue of reform while providing unique opportunities to hone professional development skills. The program includes presentations with top Democratic professionals, tutorials on networking best practices, and discussions on themes within the reform movement. Additionally, this internship will provide the opportunity to interact with and receive professional guidance from all members of ECU to help interns gain strong experience in progressive campaigning. 

**Due to the coronavirus, this will be a fully remote internship. Applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The position is a full time opportunity.**

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to jobs@endcitizensunited.org with “Political Internship” in the subject line if interested. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. Interns will be paid $15/hr. Applications will be accepted until April 16, 2021. Position start and end dates are flexible, but the expected internship length is 10-14 weeks. End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an equal opportunity employer and will comply with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination in employment. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.

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