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Communications and Network Internship, Spring 2020


We are looking for a smart, creative, and enthusiastic full-time intern to work with our Communications & Network team. In addition to supporting the organization’s outreach, network, and branding strategies, our work includes enhancing the influence of our grantees and program-related efforts among target audiences.

Interns are an integral part of our team and work on a variety of tasks critical to our communications strategy. Our Spring 2020 Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in brainstorming and strategizing sessions for communication and network products
  • Monitor, log, and analyze trends in organizational and grantee press coverage to build press lists and manage our database of national and state reporters
  • Collaborate with the team to plan and execute logistics for events and conferences, including communicating with participants, performing quality checks for event materials before distribution, and supporting other event work as needed
  • Research, fact check, and collect data for various products and presentations
  • Provide support for the Communications & Network team’s administrative needs, including scheduling meetings, product design and execution, and similar projects
  • Write and distribute a weekly update for the organization including status of ongoing projects and highlighting upcoming events


  • Deep passion for strengthening American democracy

  • Candidates must be a college graduate or graduate student with an interest in, and knowledge of, the intersection of public policy, national politics, and journalism/media

  • Work full time (35-40 hours per week)

  • Enthusiastic, thirsty to learn, proactive, willing to try new things, and eager for feedback

  • Proficient proofreader, exceptional attention to detail

  • Excellent organizational, project planning, and time management skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as with others in a collaborative, team environment

  • Professional in verbal and written communications, able to exercise good judgment

  • Willingness to work with leaders, advocates, and media from across the political spectrum


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample (less than 1000 words). Please submit writing sample in the same PDF as resume. No calls please.

Democracy Fund offers a paid internship program in an inclusive environment that gives students and recent graduates the unique opportunity to make important professional contributions to our work. For the Spring 2020 term, the pay rate is $21/hour for undergraduate interns and $25/hour for graduate level interns. Democracy Fund is committed to a diverse workplace, seeking voices and expertise from people from across the political spectrum. Our board, staff, advisors, and grantees include Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. Democracy Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, where we encourage candidates of all ages, color, ethnic background, country of origin, race, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, and gender identity to apply.

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