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Intern in Communications, Organizing, Law & Research, Legislative, or Development Sectors Posted Apr 27
Move to Amend , Sacramento, CA
Move to Amend is seeking interns to fill support roles in a variety of categories. We have internships specializing in Communications, Organizing, Law & Research, Development, and Legislative sectors. Please visit our website for more details:

Deadline for Applications: Friday, May 19, 2017
Internship Dates: July 17-December 20 (23 weeks)

General 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.
Support Move to Amend barnstorming tours, including outreach, logistics and creating materials.
Produce content for Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
Assist, support and participate with the National Staff during monthly conference calls with local affiliates, and other activities as needed and directed.
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.
Conduct research.
Perform other functions as needed.

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 Drupal, Teamwork, CiviCRM, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign
An operating vehicle (if onsite)