Move to Amend is the national campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend Democracy. We are mobilizing a movement to amend the US Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and that financial contributions to political campaigns are not free speech.
We are seeking bright, energetic folks to join our team as interns this spring and fall. Interns telecommute from their home/school.
Move to Amend is seeking a Communications Intern to assist with a range of communications projects. You will engage in activities including generating media coverage, sending email alerts to activists, responding to inquiries, writing persuasive blog posts and op-eds, participating in online social networks, and developing communications and campaign strategies.
Communications Intern Responsibilities:
Quickly learn about the issues on which we work and the positions we take on them, as well as the range of communications tactics we employ.
Draft and edit a wide variety of written content, including e-action alerts, fact sheets, news releases, blog posts, web page text, op-eds, letters to newspaper editors, memoranda, and magazine articles.
Build and update media contact lists and pitch stories to reporters.
Track media coverage.
Use our online advocacy and email software, as well as our website content management system and our media contact database.
Produce content for Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
Produce multimedia content, including videos and photos.
Attend, facilitate, and help with logistics for various events and meetings.
Review incoming communications. Direct requests to the appropriate parties. Respond to public inquiries as required.
Assist in the graphic design of print or Web-based material
Research prospective media or speaking opportunities.
Perform other functions as needed.
Requirements for Move to Amend Interns:
Be a superb writer who communicates in a precise, concise, accessible and persuasive manner (will be asked to submit writing samples).
Have strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Web applications, Google Docs, experience with Adobe design software a plus).
Work hard and stay on task.
Pay attention to detail.
Excel whether working individually or in teams.
Work well with people - strong interpersonal skills.
Take responsibility for assignments and meet deadlines.
Flourish in an environment that is highly transparent and collaborative.
Possesses political savvy, and be knowledgeable about and interested in politics, policy, advocacy, and social movements.
Consume various types of media and be familiar with current events.
Work well in a fast-paced environment.
Have a strong passion for Move to Amend and the issues we address
Preferred but not required:
Experience in a similar position
Working knowledge of CiviCRM, Vocus, Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign, Teamwork
Dates and Details for 2018 Fall Term:
Deadline for Applications: May 25th
Internship Dates: July 16th - December 20th (23 weeks)
$300/month stipend (telecommute interns) to cover internship costs and supplies. Must have computer, phone and high speed internet access.
Part time, 25-35 hours per week
Send the following documents to Jessica Munger, jessica@MoveToAmend.org
by May 25th, 2018.
Please attach all items as ONE pdf document in this order, max 5 pages total:
Application form and questions (Follow link to view Google document -- download to edit)
Formal Cover Letter
If you have any questions contact email@example.com
or call (916) 318-8040. Incomplete applications will not be considered!