Organization: Beyond the Bomb
Location: Washington, D.C.
Timeframe: Fall Semester 2019
Beyond the Bomb is looking for a dependable, enthusiastic intern to provide outreach, campaigning, and administrative support in our Washington, DC office. This is a semester internship with the opportunity for extension.
In this position, you’ll report to the Executive Director, Partnerships Manager, or National Field Organizer on a variety of projects for our campaign to prevent nuclear war. This role is ideal for a curious self-starter who can adapt quickly to changing circumstances and shifting priorities. You will bring to the table prior volunteering or activist experience, high attention to detail, and strong communication skills. This is a terrific opportunity for paid hands-on experience at the intersection of foreign policy, advocacy and culture shift.
The campaign intern will be responsible for a selection of the following key activities:
- Field Organizing: Support our field staff in organizing and resourcing our volunteers to take our campaign to the streets. Help with phonebanking, candidate bird dogging, creating materials, and other activities as needed.
- Campaign Strategy: Powermap targets & stakeholders by researching their personal, electoral, legislative and political backgrounds. Research target districts, states, and ballot initiatives. And, collect helpful research and insights from various allies & resources.
- Content Development: Draft clear, concise and engaging content for the Beyond the Bomb blog that translates complex nuclear weapons issues into engaging narratives to help us build our movement (it’s ok, you don’t have to be an issue expert to do this)
- Special Projects: Sometimes cool opportunities to mobilize a big crowd or raise a lot of money cross our desks. We’ll need your help to make it all happen.
- Records Management: Update and maintain database/information systems, utilize CRM, track communications.
- Admin/Logistics: Provide ongoing administrative support, including scheduling, travel arrangements, and event planning.
- Have an academic background in international affairs, sociology, communications, or a related field;
- Are intellectually curious by nature and have a knack for solving puzzles;
- Are highly organized and occasionally (OK, frequently) described by your peers as “a tiny bit obsessive” about details;
- Can communicate clearly and aren’t afraid to ask questions;
- Can multitask like a boss and keep cool under pressure;
- Aren’t spiritually crushed by data entry and phone banking;
- Are ready to turn out to all sorts of progressive rallies, marches, sit-ins, vigils, press conferences, etc., with sunscreen, signs, and your yelling voice,
- Don’t necessarily know what powermapping or bird dogging are, but are ready to learn, and
- Are willing to sit back seat middle if necessary and carry at least 35-pound buckets of campaign chum.
Bonus! Do you have other skills that we should know about? Here are a few things we think are great but not required:
- Familiarity with WordPress and/or Action Network;
- Phone banking Ninja
- Spanish language proficiency; and, finally,
- Moon walk with panache.
We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive movement and recognize that’s impossible without first building a diverse and inclusive team. We welcome applications from all, and especially encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, refugees and LGBTQ people to apply.
We can’t wait to hear from you!
Beyond the Bomb is building a nationwide movement with a scrappy team that consistently punches above its weight. That means every hire we make has to be outstanding. If that’s you, please send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to email@example.com with “I’m Ready to SMASH The Nuclear System” in the subject line.
**CANDIDATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT REBECCA IN THE BERRY CAREER INSTITUTE PRIOR TO APPLYING IN ORDER TO POLISH YOUR APPLICATION MATERIALS AND DISCUSS FUNDING.
- Full-time position with humane, but occasionally intense hours, including some evenings and weekends;
- Earnest, talented, compassionate colleagues to dig in with and learn from; and
- Free, endless, high-octane cold brew coffee.