Fall Internships Are Now Open!

  • Jul 17, 2019
  • Rachel Feder

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Top 4 Reasons to Join the Emerge Team:
Emerge recruits, trains and provides a powerful network for Democratic women interested in running for office. Emerge is the only in-depth, six-month training program that inspires women to run and gives them the tools to win. We have affiliates across the country and our mission is to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office. We’re a great team to join. Here’s why:

  1. Hands-on experience. This is not a ‘pick up my coffee’ kind of internship. You will get the chance to play an integral role within our teams: development, communications, organization, affiliates, alumnae and political. You will gain an understanding of the democratic platform, have the opportunity to learn strategies for getting women to run for office and win and have exposure to a wide network of politically engaged individuals.
  2. We want you to thrive. At Emerge you will be an important member of a national network that is transforming the face of American politics. You will receive mentorship and training that will help you to hone your ability to build a diverse and robust network. You will have the opportunity to participate in political events such as fundraisers and discussions and to learn industry skills.
  3. Hours are flexible. We ask our Emerge fall interns commit at least 12 hours per week. Internship applicants must be current students.
  4. This is a paid internship. Stipends range between $1,000-$2000. More info will be given during the interview process.

The Affiliate intern will:
(Washington, DC)

  • Work with the alumnae director to track and manage alumnae information, candidates, elections and appointments
  • Assist the affiliate manager with large-scale event management, including the all-staff conference
  • NGP assistance for states as needed
  • Assist with new state staff onboarding

*Experience with NGP is a plus

The Communications intern will:
(Washington, DC)

  • Assist in writing letters to the editors, op-eds and press releases for distribution to media
  • Help manage website content and updates
  • Design social media graphics and help with managing an editorial calendar
  • Help manage social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Develop and implement social media initiatives/campaigns
  • Conduct extensive research for media purposes, creating briefings and writing marketing materials
  • Prepare communications materials (talking points, etc.)
  • Manage press lists

* Knowledge of Canva and/or Adobe Suite is a plus

The Political intern will:
(Washington, DC)

  • Support data collection for political mapping and coordinate information regarding targeting and strategic recruitment
  • Assist with managing partner lists and partner engagement
  • Assist with logistics around Emerge political events, meetings and trainings
  • Help the Expansion Director and Political Manager with reports to developing affiliates
  • Help with youth/millennial engagement projects
  • Organize and update the national and local political event calendars
  • Represent Emerge at political events and meetings, as needed
  • Provide political support to Emerge state affiliates, as needed
  • Utilize NGP to manage databases

*Experience with NGP and campaign experience is a plus

The Training and Curriculum intern will:
(Washington, DC)

  • Support the Training and Curriculum Director in the day-to-day political operations
  • Support operational and logistical needs for National Boot Camps, “Step Forward” trainings and others as they may arise
  • Support recruitment and application efforts for training programs
  • Research and consolidate best practices in electoral campaigns and elections
  • Draft curriculum and training materials around field, fundraising, communications, etc.
  • Provide training support to Emerge state affiliates, as needed

*Experience with education or curriculum creation is a plus

The Development intern will:
San Francisco, CA)

  • Be enthusiastic about political fundraising
  • Assist with research projects
  • Maintain our donor database
  • Assist with drafting thank you letters and acknowledgments
  • Aid staff with the planning of fundraising events, as well as attending events alongside the team

The Operations intern will:
San Francisco, CA)

  • Help with the day-to-day needs of the office
  • Maintain and order supplies
  • Assist with research and information gathering for various projects
  • Perform a variety of data collection and analysis assignments
  • Assist with monthly financial reports

* High-level strategic thinking and strong analytical skills a plus

Qualities you should possess:

  • Passion for the advancement of women in politics
  • Eagerness to participate in and learn the ins and outs of a political organization
  • Be a proactive problem solver
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong research skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects consecutively
  • A willingness to learn

Preferred experience:

  • Comfortable with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Familiar with general office operations
  • Professional and clear communication skills
  • Comfortable speaking over the phone
  • Familiar with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and/or LinkedIn
  • Comfortable with technology

Does this sound like you? If so, apply here.

Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the women whose 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.


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