Political and Communications Internship

  • America Votes
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Jul 13, 2018
Intern Other

Job Description

Organization Overview

America Votes is the coordination hub of the progressive community. We lead collaborative efforts among a diverse coalition of more than 400 state and national partner organizations to advance progressive policies, win elections, and protect every American’s right to vote. Our organization works nationally and in more than 20 states to provide a range of services to our partners, including strategic planning, advocacy and electoral campaign coordination, data tools and targeting services, and on-the-ground leadership in key states.


Commitment to Racial Equity

America Votes is committed to advancing racial equity through organizational systems and policies that are consistently tested, evaluated and updated. Some organizational priorities include:

  • Building reflective and equitable state and national networks and partnerships.
  • Increasing engagement of state-based groups building power in communities of color in the planning process.
  • Expanding our Emerging Leaders program, designed to support organizations led by and working in communities of color as they emerge into the c4 space.

We see our commitment to racial equity as an integral part of success. Applicants are encouraged to reflect on how they see themselves contributing to our work on advancing racial equity.


For more information about America Votes, visit our website at www.americavotes.org.



Interns at America Votes in Washington, DC get an inside look at how our coalition operates year-round and connect with some of the most influential issue organizations in the country. Our interns have the opportunity to work with both our national and state teams while learning new skills and getting a taste of different areas of work, including field, communications and other projects. We also offer more than the typical “9-to-6” experience with occasional opportunities outside the office, including trainings, events with our partners and evening outings with staff.

America Votes is always looking to recruit smart, motivated individuals who can adapt quickly in a fast-paced organization. Internships are offered year-round, and we ask that interns be able to work at least 20 hours per week. We happily offer college credit and a stipend for daily transportation expenses. 


Position Description

As a leading progressive organization, America Votes is committed to help mentor the rising stars of the progressive movement. Interns for America Votes will be heavily involved with the day-to-day operations and will learn who America Votes is and how we operate. Our goal is to recruit smart, hardworking interns that will be able to manage in a small, fast paced organization.



  • Researching election laws at both the state and national level
  • Tracking major electoral races
  • Working on various state-based projects on voting rights and election laws
  • Using sound news judgement to keep up with America Votes and our partners in the news
  • Creating content for and managing America Votes’ various social media platforms
  • Developing social media campaigns and graphics for America Votes projects and initiatives
  • Drafting and editing press releases, media advisories, media briefing and other communications products
  • Researching including legislation, press targets and various other assignments
  • Copy editing and formatting internal and external products

In addition to learning new skills and concepts you will get to see how America Votes and other progressive organizations operate both nationally and at the state level. America Votes interns will have the opportunity to network and meet interns from our partner organizations throughout the program! The America Votes Internship Program promises to provide you with more than just the normal “9 a.m. – 6 p.m.” experience.



Washington, D.C.