Spring 2016 Internship

  • Jan 21, 2016
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Spring 2016 Communications and Development Internship

If you are enthusiastic about the advancement of women in politics, then this is the internship for you! At Emerge, you will be an important member of a national network that is transforming the face of American politics.

Who We Are

Emerge America is a candidate training program for Democratic women. The essential step for Democratic women who want to run for public office—Emerge is the only in-depth, seven-month training program that inspires women to run and gives them the tools to win. Currently operating in fourteen states, our mission is to increase the number of Democratic women in all levels of public office. 52% of our alumnae run for office or are appointed; 70% of the women who’ve run, have won. For more information about Emerge America, visit us online at www.emergeamerica.org.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a self-motivated intern(s) to play an integral role with fundraising, event planning and communications. This internship is unpaid, but Emerge America will cover the cost of travel and lunch on your days in the office.



  • Learn to use NGPVAN (Democratic campaign database) and related fundraising tools
  • Support event planning, including salons or lunches
  • Support donor outreach and cultivation
  • Conduct prospect research


  • Help manage website content and updates
  • Develop and implement social media initiatives
  • Help with mass mailings via e-mail and traditional mail
  • Manage press lists and provide PR support
  • Filing and administrative work as needed

This position will require a commitment of 10 to 15 hours each week (at least one full day in the office, preferably two). Dates/hours can be flexible to accommodate a class schedule and we are happy to work with your school to help you earn college credit.



  • Passionate about the advancement of women in politics
  • 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 inluding Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn


How to Apply:

Email contact@emergeamerica.org with a brief introduction, cover letter, and resume.



Emerge America is conveniently located above the Montgomery BART Station at:

44 Montgomery Street, Suite 2310

San Francisco, CA 94104