Fall 2018 Internship

  • EMILY's List
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jul 11, 2018
Intern Public Policy Communications Marketing Communications Compliance Event Planning

Job Description

Internship Opportunities 

EMILY’s List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILY’s List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILY’s List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to help more women run and win at the local, state, and national levels.  

Principal Responsibilities


EMILY’s List interns have the opportunity to do substantive work, while gaining in-depth experience in the political sector. EMILY’s List offers part- or full-time internships in nine departments. Every intern leaves EMILY’s List ready for life on the campaign trail after attending a full-day intensive training that will equip them with skills for beginning a career in campaigns.

Duties may include

  • Working with the communications department to create and maintain press lists;
  • Sustaining communication with Friends of EMILY monthly donors and tracking donor requests;
  • Working closely with departments on event logistics and planning;
  • Participating in weekly digital team content brainstorms;
  • Helping design branded email marketing graphics to raise money for EMILY’s List and our endorsed candidates;
  • Organizing and maintaining candidate information files;
  • Assist with check processing procedures in order to meet FEC compliance requirements;
  • Preparing candidate and opponent background research memos;
  • Researching voting rules, regulations and timelines in key states.




The ideal candidate must be incredibly organized; able to work both independently and on a team; able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks in a deadline-driven environment; and show strong attention to detail. Strong written and oral communication skills are required.  We seek candidates with the ability to make good judgment and maintain confidentiality.  An interest in electing pro-choice Democratic women required.


Learn more and apply at: http://www.emilyslist.org/internship.


Fall 2018 applications are now open. The deadline to submit is July 22, 2018. Applications will be reviewed after the indicated deadline. No calls, please.  All internships are located in Washington, DC.  EMILY’s List pays a stipend of up to $300 per month dependent on schedule to offset travel and meal expenses associated with the internship. A minimum commitment of 10 weeks is required for all internships. 


EMILY’s List prohibits discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


up to $300/month