Congress Watch Online Organizing Internship
Congress Watch, a division of Public Citizen, is seeking new interns for the Fall/Winter 2014 academic session. We are also pre-accepting interns for the Spring 2015 session. Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with more than 300,000 members and supporters. The Congress Watch division engages in public education, grassroots organizing and advocacy before the Congress and administrative agencies on money in politics, open government, corporate accountability, financial regulation, health and safety, and access to justice.
This internship provides students hands-on experience of what it takes to build and sustain online campaigns while promoting reforms to challenge corporate corruption in Congress and amplify the people’s voice in our government and legal system.
We seek a well-informed intern for the fall, spring, and summer semesters with flexibility regarding start and end dates. Interns are required to work a minimum of 15 hours a week (the schedule is flexible). While this is an unpaid position, you can get academic credit for your work if your school permits.
Interns will have a varied and interesting range of assignments. Key components of the job are:
- Writing blog posts and other communications pieces intended for grassroots audiences.
- Raising awareness about current issue campaign priorities using social media tools and conducting outreach to activists.
- Providing administrative support, including compiling daily clips, building and maintaining web pages, performing data entry and other tasks as assigned.
Demonstrated online communications experience and previous public interest work preferred. Familiarity with HTML, social media and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Access) preferred.
Self-starter with a can-do attitude and commitment to standing up to corporate power.
Submit current cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: Susan Harley, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in the subject line of your email which internship you are applying for Ex. CW-Online Organizing Fall 2014 (or 2015) Internship. No phone calls please.