Hiring: Campaigns & Elections Internship

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Title: Campaigns & Elections Internship

Location: Fully Remote

Reports To: Communications & Advocacy Manager

Salary Range: Unpaid, University Credit and Networking Opportunities. 10-15 hours/week.

To Apply: Internship start and end dates are flexible, but will end no earlier than November 8, 2022, (the General election) with the option to continue in the Winter/Spring internship program. To apply for the Campaigns & Elections Internship, please submit a resume (as a PDF). Email your resume to Kaitlyn Kline Voz at kkline@voiceforrefuge.org to apply. Don’t meet every requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Voice for Refuge, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workspace. So, if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with the job description, we encourage you to still apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or others.

Overview:

The Campaigns & Elections Interns will develop creative election education and advocacy tools, build relationships with the campaigns of endorsed candidates, and provide resources and support to campaigns critical to Voice for Refuge’s mission. Interns will also have the opportunity to research state and national refugee related policies to generate policy one-pagers and backgrounders, work with refugee leaders to generate toolkits for community members wanting to run for office, and draft action asks for grassroots volunteers and supporters to make measurable change in campaigns. All interns will also be asked to keep up-to-date on political news at the state and national level to assist the organization in releasing timely and relevant responses.

 

Interns will report to the Communications and Advocacy Manager, meeting virtually, 1:1 on a weekly basis and joining weekly team calls. They will also liaise with the Director Policy and Advocacy to provide research assistance and draft responses to breaking refugee related news as it arises, and they will coordinate with the Digital Advocacy & Communications Intern to generate relevant political content for social media and email campaigns.

Duties:

  • Ability to build positive relationships and rapport with diverse teams;
  • Familiarity with political campaigns and policy research;
  • Sound knowledge of the political process, current political dynamics, and preferably, familiarity with refugee and immigration policies;
  • Ability to convert policy talking points to educational materials for a wider audience through email and social media;
  • Experience leading meetings, trainings, and virtual events is a plus;
  • Experience with political campaigns of any size or with a 501(c)4 organization is a plus, including experience with GOTV, field plans, phonebanking, and/or volunteer recruitment; 
  • Willingness to learn new softwares, skills, and tactics. 

Professional Qualifications:

  • A commitment to refugee success and protection is a must.
  • Individuals with lived experience as a part of an impacted community are encouraged to apply;
  • Willingness to help endorsed candidates and campaigns find success in both partisan and nonpartisan races;
  • Additionally helpful if the student is based in NC, MI, PA, TN, TX, GA, OR, CO, FL, UT, OH, or VA, but not essential;
  • Must be a current student enrolled in university, but any grade level or area of study is welcome to apply given a demonstrated ability to assist the organization in this role;
  • Interns must be able to commit 10-15 hours a week in this role.
Voice for Refuge is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status

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