Emerge is fundamentally changing the face of politics in this country by breaking down barriers, opening doors, and creating pathways for Democratic women to get involved in politics. We recruit and train women to run for office, with a special focus on women of the New American Majority: Black, Brown and Indigenous women and women of color, as well as LGBTQ+, young, and unmarried women. Do you want to gain hands-on experience executing best-in-class training for women running up and down the ballot and supporting new pilot programs around advanced candidates and judicial elections and appointments?
Emerge is seeking a Political Intern to support efforts of recruiting and training women to run for office. This individual will help with recruitment and outreach for programs, aid with logistics and execution for our continuing education series, advanced candidate trainings and judicial elections and appointments curriculum. The Political Intern will support the team with research as needed.
The Political Internship position is an hourly position capped at 20 hours per week and reports to the Political Director. The position is virtual and can be based anywhere in the United States.
Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. Since 2002, Emerge has trained 5,000 Democratic women to run for office and there are more than 1,000 Emerge alums currently in elected office.
Our Core Values:
We are seeking candidates who are passionate about building a pipeline of women to run for office. The ideal candidate will be attentive to detail, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and be open to learning. While experience in a similar role in the political or advocacy sector is not required, a commitment to the advancement of Democratic women in politics is.
More specifically, you will have or be most or all of the following:
At Emerge, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the political power we seek to build. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system.
The salary for this position is $18 per hour for a max of 20 hours per week. The position will be a short-term role for 16 weeks.
Please send a resume and cover letter with the email subject “Winter 2022 Political Intern” to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your cover letter, include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your interest in women in politics. Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.