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Legislative & Lobbying Intern (Deadline to Apply: May 25th) Posted May 09
Move to Amend , Sacramento, CA (Telecommute)
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 work out of the Move to Amend office in Sacramento, CA OR telecommute from your home/school.

Legislative & Lobbying Intern:
Move to Amend is seeking a legislative & lobbying intern to assist with state and national legislative support and lobbying projects. You will engage in activities including researching and tracking state and federal legislation; assisting with public relations by compiling information for Move to Amend's website, database, and grant proposals; attending hearings and briefings; and writing blog posts, summaries and memorandums. Interns are expected to remain informed on current legislative affairs and daily news events.

Legislative & Lobbying 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 briefing papers, reports, fact sheets, web page and email blast text, and other educational and lobbying materials.
Use our online advocacy and email software, as well as our website content management system and our organizing database.
Responding to information requests from Capitol Hill or State Legislators, the news media, and national organizations; developing ; and aiding issue advocacy campaigns, coalition building and media strategies.
Providing research support on pending legislative issues. Search for and review original documents (e.g. on-line databases, Library of Congress resources, and documents from governmental and non-governmental agencies) as appropriate to fulfill research requests.
Produce content for Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
Support and learn from the National Staff and Political Organizing Committee
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.
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

Application Process:
Send the following documents to Jessica Munger, 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 or call (916) 318-8040. Incomplete applications will not be considered!