Vermont Campaign Intern
Start Date: January 6th, 2020
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?
- Learn how to advocate on behalf of a campaign and organize support
- 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 & primaries 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.
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.
Who are we looking for?
- Hardworking, motivated, passionate future leaders interested in gaining experience and involvement in Democratic 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 are comfortable & professional when speaking with others about the campaign on the phone and in person
- Those who have immediate availability and the capacity to intern for at least 40 hours per work
- Those who can be available for evening or weekend work, and those who can be able during normal business hours
Full-Time employees are eligible for benefits, including health care, vision, and dental insurance; sick leave, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and more.
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.