Political Internship – Spring & Summer 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.

ACTIVITIES:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

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 to hr@pfaw.org with “Political Intern” in the subject line.
People For the American Way is an equal opportunity employer.