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APPLY FOR
2024

Paid Internships for Fall 2024: 

Political Organizer 

Remote; 6-12 hours/week; $15/hour; flexible schedule.  

Fall session: September 9-November 8, 2024

JOIN SVJ AND HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE MOST IMPORTANT ELECTION OF OUR LIFETIME!

Learn how to get out the vote and defend democracy!  Students for Voting Justice (formerly known as Students for Justice) is a remote, paid internship for college students.  SVJ will be getting out the vote in Georgia and North Carolina, two states where Black and youth voter turnout will have an outsized impact on the outcome of the presidential election.

 

To apply, you must currently be enrolled as an undergraduate in a college located in North Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, or Washington, D.C., and you must be 18 or over by the start of the session.  

 

As a political organizer intern, you will recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to work at getting out the vote by handwriting and decorating informative postcards.   Students for Voting Justice (SVJ) will supply all the postcards, stamps, etc., and will train interns in volunteer management. 

 

Interns will make phone calls to potential voters with important information about voting rules.  SVJ will provide phone bank training.

  

Interns will work in teams to create social media campaigns aimed at increasing youth voter registration and turnout.  You will be taught political messaging skills by a marketing strategy professional and will be supervised by an intern team manager.  

 

Interns will benefit from a series of educational guest lectures on issues relating to politics and receive one-on-one mentoring by an experienced professional.

 

The internship is remote and flexible, so will fit easily with other responsibilities.  Intern team meetings and interns’ meetings with their mentors are scheduled by the individuals involved. All other work is self-scheduled. Presentations are recorded for later viewing by interns who aren’t able to attend in real-time. 

 

The internship lasts nine weeks, pays $15/hour, and will take approximately 6-12 hours of your time per week. 

 

Skills gained: 

  • Political organizing and voter outreach skills, including volunteer management, phone banking, and voter registration 

  • Digital marketing skills involving the creation, implementation, and assessment of political social media campaigns 

 

Skills learned during the internship will strengthen resumes and may be applied to future goals of interns, whether or not they are political.

How to apply:   Complete this Google Form application, including uploading your resume and an unofficial transcript to the form.   Acceptance to the program will be on a rolling basis until the program is full. Questions?  Reach out to us at directors@studentsforvotingjustice.org.   

 

About us:  Students for Voting Justice is an initiative of the Center for Common Ground, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower our youth to strengthen our democracy.   

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