Overview

When We All Vote (WWAV) is seeking an intern to join its Communications team to support efforts to close the race and age gap in voter participation. This is a paid position ($15/hour), beginning on August 17 and continuing through November 13, located in Washington, DC. Due to current circumstances, this internship may be remote. Successful candidates will have a positive and professional attitude and an open-minded approach to operating within a dynamic organization.

 

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

When We All Vote is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization that is on a mission to increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.

Launched in 2018 by co-chairs Michelle Obama, Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monae, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, and Tim McGraw, When We All Vote is changing the culture around voting using a data-driven and multifaceted approach to increase participation in elections.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Communications Intern will support staff members by performing a variety of duties. Projects range from assisting staff with research and proposal writing, media monitoring and other projects to support the communications and digital efforts. Duties include:

● Assisting in the development of campaign materials such as press releases, toolkits, and emails.
● Supporting key campaign moments and rollouts.
● Assisting with logistics and volunteer outreach for events and conferences.
● Monitoring relevant news and media on various topics.
● Document and data management.
● Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

● Current undergraduate student, preferably a rising third or fourth year.
● Availability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week.
● Interest in journalism and popular culture preferred.
● Interest and/or experience in digital and traditional communications is highly preferred especially as it relates to pop culture and voting.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Strong attention to detail, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as well, and multitask.
● Ability to work with diverse individuals and communities with varying perspectives.
● A passion for civic engagement, especially voter registration, turnout, and voting rights issues.

 

TO APPLY

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to careers@whenweallvote.org with the subject line Communications Intern – Fall. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and include why you would like to work for When We All Vote. For best consideration applications should be submitted by June 30, 2020.

When We All Vote is an equal opportunity employer and it is When We All Votes’ policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis.