Iowa Student Intern

Status: Part-time & Full-time Available

Location: Iowa

Start Date: Rolling

Application Deadline: Rolling

 

Bernie 2020 Internship Program

Bernie 2020 is offering paid internships to students who are enrolled full-time in Iowa-based Universities. The internship combines the activities of both the traditional Field and Political Departments of an electoral campaign. Students will act as representatives of the campaign and conduct campaign activities on campus. Activities include: conducting direct voter outreach, preparing and delivering presentations to campus groups and organizations, and helping to organize campus-wide events in conjunction with other Bernie 2020 staff. 

 

Interns will learn how to: 

  • Conduct meaningful and persuasive political conversations with voters
  • Deliver captivating speeches around the vision and policies of the Bernie 2020 campaign
  • Analyze and communicate the effectiveness of political policies
  • Persuade individuals to get engaged in the political process
  • Effectively communicate and educate voters about the Iowa Caucus
  • Create short, innovative presentations for student groups on campus
  • Activate individuals to take action on the political issues they care most about
  • Build professional relationships with student groups and organizations
  • Run effective voter-outreach activities and programs
  • Help with event management as needed
  • Participate in bi-weekly trainings to learn key principles of persuasion and campaigning

 

Requirements:

  • 10 - 15 hours of work each week with a minimum of two shifts per week
  • Must be a student at an Iowa school
  • Report to campaign staff on a weekly basis
  • Students majoring in policy, politics, government or other relevant coursework, in addition to those majoring in all other courses of study.

 

Expectations:

  • Be passionate and committed to the vision of Bernie 2020
  • Be responsible, mature, hardworking, and motivated
  • Present oneself in a professional manner
  • Follow the direction of campaign staff and your sponsor
  • Arrive on time for campaign-related activities
  • Treat the position like you would any other employment opportunity

 

Details:

  • Work with a professor in your University to gain sponsorship in order to gain credit
  • The campaign will be responsible for overseeing your weekly work plan
  • Must apply with a cover letter and resume
  • Pay is $15/hour 

 

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.

 

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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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