Internships

Internships

Opportunities for Summer 2018


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Summer Campaign Fellow's Program
State Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester) is running for reelection. His progressive vision focuses on advancing the local communities by fighting for affordable healthcare, $15 minimum wage, paid family medical leave, and increased local aid to the schools and communities of the 5th Middlesex County. The Campaign Fellows program aims to give a diverse group of students an inside look at how a modern political campaign works. This campaign seeks independently-thinking fellows who have interest or experience in social media, voter contact, office support, video production, or anyone who is looking to get involved in the political process. Fellows are expected to commit a minimum of 12 hours a week. Fellowships are unpaid, but can be taken for credit under the direction of the fellow’s academic supervisor. See the application for more details >

Governor Campaign Fellowship
Bob Massie is running for MA Governor to bring the progressive leadership we should expect from a state like Massachusetts - leadership for 100% renewable energy, single-payer health care, increased wages and benefits, 21st-century transportation, and tuition free college. Leadership to protect and expand the rights of people of color, women, the LGBTQ+ community, and immigrants. Campaign fellows will be placed in relation to their current skills, experience, and interests, and will receive corresponding training. The fellowship can be part time or full time to accommodate fellows' needs. All fellows working 15+ hours/ week will receive a monthly stipend, to be determined based on the work they are doing and the time they put in. Fellows will either participate in the fellowship in a location close to their home (if a MA resident) or be placed in volunteer housing by the campaign, based on the needs of the campaign and fellows' needs and preferences. No previous campaign experience is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the first round of applications for leadership positions closing on May 1, 2018. Apply here >

Campaign work with the Fund for the Public Interest
The Fund for the Public Interest is a national non-profit organization that works to build support for social change organizations across the country. They run campaigns for the USPIRG and Environment America. This summer we will be in over 30 cities, working and lobbying to help win environmental and social justice campaigns. Currently, they have paid positions open on our campaign staff in each of our locations. As a member of our staff, you will fundraise, build membership for our partner groups, educating and activating citizens on pressing issues. You will also have the opportunity to organize press conferences and build coalitions with other non-profit organizations. Learn more and apply here >

Opportunities for Spring 2018

Internship Middle East Institute
Middle East Instutite is looking for interns for young people who are interested in the Middle East. Interns in the Publications Department acquire a broad knowledge of current Middle East scholarship and current events, while also learning about in-house publishing and the daily management of The Middle East Journal. Interns in the Development Department share responsibility for identifying potential individual, foundation, and corporate donors, and cultivating MEI’s existing relationships. Interns in the Programs Department conduct research and produce backgrounders on potential event topics, promote and run MEI’s policy events and conferences, liaise with the policy community, and monitor the press. There are also opportunities for advanced students—particularly those highly proficient in Arabic—to work as Research Assistants for our scholars. If interested, please send them an email or visit their website.

PIRG Campus Organizers Job
PIRG Campus Action works to organize, amplify, and empower students as we tackle the issues that shape our future, and they are hiring for full-time positions as Campus Organizers. PIRG Campus Action engage and mobilize hundreds of students on issues ranging from tackling climate change and getting big money out of politics to organizing voter registration drives and increasing recycling on campus. They work with students to decide the strategies and tactics they’ll use to run campaigns that promote clean energy, public health, a stronger democracy and more. They are hiring for positions in California, Massachusetts, Oregon, New Jersey, North Carolina and a few other states. Apply here >

Let America Vote Fellowship
Let America Vote, Jason Kander's new grassroots organization to protect voting rights, is looking for students who want to learn how a first-class political operation functions and who are interested in a greater time commitment. Fellows benefit from the organization's Field Organizer Training Program where they'll learn about grassroots organizing from a team of experts, preparing them to be even more effective in their roles within the organization. This program prepares students for future success on advocacy, political campaigns, and other modes of valuable civic engagement. To apply for the fellowship program, visit www.letamericavote.org/intern, call the organization at (571) 336-2643, or email them at intern@letamericavote.org.

The Scholars Strategy Network will also be hiring for a number of key positions in the beginning of the year:

Fellowships
2018-2020 Postdoctoral Fellow
Research and Policy Fellow

Internships
Social Media and Website Intern

Full-Time Positions
Content Manager
Executive Assistant and Office Manager
Development Assistant
Federal Policy Manager
Assistant Director of Civic Engagement


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