Spring 2019 Political Internship

  • Nov 1, 2018
  • Rachel Feder

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 and the Emerge affiliates share one mission: To increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training, and providing a powerful network. Our vision: To change the face of power, politics, and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all Americans.

Emerge America currently has affiliates in 25 states that have trained over 3,000 Democratic women across the country. Emerge is the only in-depth, six-month training program that inspires women to run and gives them the tools to win. In the November 2016 election, 150 of the 213 Emerge alumnae on the ballot won—a more than 70% win-rate. For more information about Emerge America, visit us online at www.emergeamerica.org.

The Opportunity

We are seeking a self-motivated intern to play an integral role working with the Political Team on trainings, strategic recruitment, and partner engagement. Our intern must be able to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week from January 2019 to May 2019. Our office is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

This internship is paid and applicants must be current students. 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.


  • Support the Political Department in the day-to-day political operations
  • Support the Project Manager in 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 America political events, meetings, and trainings
  • Organize and update the national and local political event calendars
  • Represent Emerge America at political events and meetings, as needed
  • Provide political support to Emerge America state affiliates, as needed


  • 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 including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

How to Apply:

Complete this form and attach all necessary documents by COB on November 30, 2018.

Emerge America strives to reflect the diverse communities that we serve. Applicants who contribute to this diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.