South Carolina Campaign Intern

Status: Part-time & Full-time Available

Location: South Carolina:Greenville, Columbia, Charleston South Carolina

Start Date: Rolling

Application Deadline: Rolling

 

Bernie 2020 Internship Program

The Bernie 2020 Internship Program is designed to give substantial real-life exposure to campaign politics on a national level. We’re not just fighting to get Sen. Sanders elected, we’re fighting to ensure our political system works for everyone.

 

What are the benefits of the Bernie 2020 Internship Program?

  • An opportunity to work day to day with campaign staff who are passionate about advancing progressive policy

  • Receive first hand experience with the ins and outs of how presidential campaigns are run and how they function

  • Strengthen your understanding of the political process and prepare for future political opportunities

  • Cultivate meaningful skills while forming lasting connections

 

Essential Duties and Learning Objectives:

Interns will work in all departments, including: political, policy, organizing, technology, operations, scheduling, digital, and more. They will assist with department-specific work related to increasing the capacity of teams though challenging and fulfilling project-related tasks. Generally, no more than 25% of an intern’s time will be spent on administrative tasks.   



Specific Duties will include, but be limited to:

 

  • Organizing meetings and events

  • Managing databases

  • Researching  transport and accommodation

  • Order office supplies

  • preparing letters, presentations and reports

  • delegating tasks to volunteers

  • using a range of software packages, like Gsuite

  • attending meetings with senior management

  • Answer and direct phone calls

  • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports

  • Develop and maintain a filing system

  • Update and maintain office policies and procedures, in accordance with National Operations

  • Maintain contact lists

  • Submit and reconcile expense reports

  • Provide general support to visitors

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Interns can expect to learn:

  • Critical thinking skills,

  • Research and Data management skills

  • Writing skills,

  • Workplace communication and decorum,

  • An understanding of the skills and knowledge needed for professional success,

  • An understanding of how political campaigns operate,

  • And more.

 

Qualifications:

Who are we looking for?

  • Hardworking, motivated, passionate future leaders interested in gaining experience and involvement in politics.

  • Students majoring in policy, politics, government, or other relevant coursework, in addition to those majoring in all other courses of study; however, non-students are encouraged to apply.

  • Those who have immediate availability and the capacity to intern for at least 20-40 hours per work

  • Those who can be available for evening or weekend work, and those who can be able during normal business hours

Hours:

20-40 hours/week

Compensation:

Stipend equivalent to $15/hour

Application Deadline: Rolling

 

To Apply:

Please visit https://boards.greenhouse.io/bernie2020 to complete the application and submit your resume and cover letter.

 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

 

This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:

 

  • Building policies, procedures and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;

  • Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;

  • Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all  people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;

  • Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership;

  • Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;

  • Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and

  • Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

 

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