Political Internship – Fall 2017

People For the American Way is a nationwide advocacy organization that mobilizes its members and activists to fight for public policies that reflect the values of freedom, fairness, and equal opportunity; to champion constitutional protections and civil rights. People For the American Way Foundation conducts research, legal, and education work on behalf of First Amendment freedoms and democratic values; monitors, exposes, and challenges the Religious Right movement and its political allies; and identifies, trains, and supports the next generation of progressive leaders.

PFAW’s Political Department focuses on political advocacy efforts and voter education. The Political Department’s Latinos Vote! program builds on our proven record of producing paid and earned media campaigns to hold Republicans accountable for their anti-immigrant, anti-Latino policies and rhetoric. The Political Intern will mainly support the Latinos Vote! program. The Next Up Victory Fund program helps young progressives win state and local offices across the country. The Political Fellow will primarily support the Latinos Vote!  Program and the Next Up Victory Fund.


  • Conduct research on elections and candidates
  • Create and manage excel documents
  • Draft outreach materials
  • Manage social media
  • Provide administrative support
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Computer proficiency including experience using online research tools and MSOffice
  • Excellent organizational and writing skills
  • Great attention to detail
  • A commitment to People For issues
  • Spanish language skills a plus

Internships are unpaid, though academic credit may be available. We provide interns working six hours per day with an $8 per day per diem to help defray transportation costs to and from the People For office; some restrictions apply.

To apply, send resume and references to hr@pfaw.org with “Political Intern” in the subject line. PLEASE INCLUDE IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING: what date you could start the internship, what date it would need to end, and how many days and hours per week you could devote to the internship (for example: I can begin the internship August 25 and go through December 15. I am available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm for the internship).

People For the American Way is an equal opportunity employer.