Role: Delaware Democracy Intern (2 Positions)
Location: Delaware Hybrid
Start Date: March 1, 2024-May 15, 2024
Reports to: Delaware Executive Director
Details: This is a part-time internship (10 hours/week), starting Friday, March 1st and ending Wednesday, May 15th
Essential functions: Common Cause (DE) is seeking two Democracy Interns to work on the frontlines of our democracy to assist with voter engagement, recruitment efforts, and organizing communities across Delaware. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about the inner workings of elections and volunteer management. This is a chance to learn and grow at a non-partisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy.
Skills you will build and work you will be involved in
- Help recruit volunteers for Election Protection program later in the year, including at in-person events
- Assist the Executive Director with organizing and networking
- Run tech for Zoom meetings and webinars for member recruitment and voter education
- Assist with live membership events, if any
You will be a good fit for this internship if you have:
- A passion for learning about elections, government affairs, and the legislative process
- A desire and an ability to work in a non-partisan manner
- A willingness to build your organizational skills and attention to detail
- A willingness to build your writing and listening skills
- A willingness to learn new skills
- Familiarity with Zoom technology
- Ability to work well with others
Compensation: $1,785 for the 10.5 weeks paid in 5 equal twice monthly payments on the 15th and last day of the month.
Classification: This position is classified as temporary and therefore not included in the union-represented collective bargaining unit.
To Apply: Please complete the application here by Friday, January 12, 2024. Note that you will be asked for your resume and a cover letter. If you are moved forward in the process, additional details about the interview process will be shared with you by the hiring team.
Common Cause is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applicants of any race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, income class, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status, or marital status, as well as applicants who have been previously incarcerated.
About Common Cause
Common Cause (501(c)(4)) and Common Cause Education Fund (501(c)(3)) are nonpartisan, nonprofit grassroots affiliate organizations dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Washington, DC, Common Cause has more than 1.5 million members (about the population of New Hampshire) and supporters living in every Congressional district in the United States, and offices in 30 states around the country.