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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY: ORGANIZING CORPS 2020

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PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is listed for reference only. The deadline to apply has passed.

This is a paid internship opportunity from outside the Rockefeller Center.

Position Type: Internship - paid

Location: Multiple U.S. cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit, Fayetteville (NC), Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Milwaukee, Orlando, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and Tampa

Sector: Government

Start Date: Summer 2019 – June 10, 2019 to August 2, 2019

Wage or benefits: Paid

Corps members can earn $4,000 gaining valuable career skills in leadership, project management and communication while experiencing the exciting and rewarding field of campaigns.

Time Commitment: Up to 40 hours per week for 8 weeks

Desired Class Year: Open to college juniors and seniors expecting to complete school by June 2020

Desired Major or Interest: Open to all majors

Application Deadline: April 8, 2019

Organization website: http://www.organizingcorps2020.com

Brief Description of the organization:

The summer 2019 corps experience will give young people the skills and tools to organize their community and – importantly – get a great first job working for the Democratic presidential nominee and fighting to win across the country in 2020.

The program kicks off with a five-day national training led by campaign veterans where corps members will learn key skills in field and digital organizing, and data analytics. For the remaining 7 weeks, corps members will, with the help of a coach, return to their home communities and work with their local Democratic party to turn the training into on the ground learning through action – organizing neighborhoods and registering voters. In the process, corps members will build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last beyond 2020.

Brief Description of the Intern’s role or key qualifications:

This summer you will learn and use the skills of campaign organizing: register voters, recruit volunteers, set-up a campaign office, host a house party, organize your community, and use the newest data and digital tools to maximize your efforts. In the process, you will develop career skills in leadership, project management and communication, and build a powerful network of like-minded peers and mentors from across the country that will last you well beyond 2020.

The corps is designed for current juniors and those expecting to complete school by June 2020. Additionally, Organizing Corps 2020 applicants should meet the below requirements:

  • Ability to commit to the full 8-weeks experience June 10, 2019–August 2, 2019
  • Ability to commit approximately 35 hours a week from Tuesday-Saturday 11AM-6PM with some Sundays
  • Will be 18 years of age on or before the first day of the program on June 10, 2019
  • Be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Have fluency in spoken and written English
  • Reside in and/or have housing in the 11 cities where Organizing Corps is training
  • Be excited about the prospect of working on a presidential campaign (approximately June-November 2020)

See https://www.organizingcorps2020.com/faq/#1 for more details.

How to apply:

Apply here: www.organizingcorps2020.com.

The application is straightforward: share a resume, two responses about yourself, and three references! The deadline for priority consideration is Monday, March 18, 2019. The regular decision deadline is Monday, April 8, 2019. Corps members will be admitted on a rolling basis and are encouraged to apply as early as possible. People of color, people with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ candidates are encouraged to apply.

This is a paid internship from outside the Rockefeller Center. Such opportunities are posted in an effort to help students find a leave-term internship experience in public policy or a social sciences related area. Such postings do not constitute an endorsement by the Center of the political objectives of any one person or organization.

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