Hiring: Political Outreach & Engagement Intern

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Title: Political Outreach & Engagement Intern

Location: Fully Remote

Reports To: Communications & Advocacy Manager

Salary Range: Unpaid, University Credit and Networking Opportunities. 15-20 hours/week.

To Apply: To apply, please submit a resume and 2 professional or academic references to Kaitlyn Kline Voz at kkline@voiceforrefuge.org. Apply by May 6, 2022.

Overview:

The Political Outreach & Engagement Intern will take the lead on developing relationships with candidates on behalf of the organization while developing toolkits and resources, educational content, and profiles of key states for the organization in the upcoming election.

Internship start and end dates are flexible, but will start no earlier than May 9th, 2022 and end no later than August 31st, 2022 with the option to continue in the Fall internship program.

Duties:

This intern will assist with creating educational materials related to Campaign storytelling, Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and building a volunteer base for the organization. Interns will be asked to research state and national refugee-related campaigns to generate backgrounders, work with leaders to generate resources for community members, and draft action asks for grassroots volunteers and supporters to make measurable change in campaigns of endorsed candidates. 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 Communications Intern to generate relevant political content for social media and email campaigns.

Professional Qualifications:

Quality candidates will have:

  • A demonstrated strength in research. Must be able to quickly and accurately obtain information and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively.
  • Ability to build relationships with community and State leaders, engaging respectfully and consistently to create positive rapport. 
  • Understanding of voter education and engagement efforts used by political campaigns and organizations to get out the vote. 
  • Sound knowledge of the political process, current political dynamics, and preferably, familiarity with refugee and immigration policies.
  • Experience with political campaigns of any size or with a 501(c)4 organization is a plus.

 

Intern requirements:

  • A commitment to refugee success and protection is a must.
  • Must be a current student enrolled in university, but any grade level and area of study is welcome to apply given a demonstrated ability to assist the organization in this role.
  • Interns must be able to commit 15-20 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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