Welcome to the coolest internship experience. Ever. Besides getting substantial work experience, PowerPAC+ Political Media interns get access to special events like fundraisers and conferences, and the opportunity to create and produce multimedia projects.
Past interns have interviewed and/or attended events with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, Congressman Mark Takano, Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, Center for Community Change Action Executive Director Deepak Bhargava, Nevada Assemblywoman Lucy Flores, and Stockton City Councilmember Michael Tubbs. Visit our blog and YouTube channel to see work of past interns.
The chance to learn valuable skills and work for progressive change
$1,500 stipend available
Fun working environment with a staff of rockin' progressive professionals
The chance to blog like it’s your job (because it might be)
Internship Job Description:
PowerPAC+ is looking for Political Media interns who are obsessed with politics, social justice and race. This role will be pivotal in contributing to the digital content we produce and how we connect with our growing online audience.
So who’s a good fit? Someone who is eager, ambitious, creative, internet-savvy, and curious. Someone who is comfortable owning projects and is an active content consumer on multiple digital platforms. This internship is for someone who likes to be challenged.
Interns will work in an office setting with our experienced political team on the following but are not limited to:
Multimedia Creator: Create, film and edit video projects, serve as production assistant for Political Intelligence segments, scheduling and pre-interviewing guests, assist in live-stream or videotaping interviews or events, transcribe interviews.
Report and Share What Matters: Pitch and write for the Political Intelligence blog and create social media sharing photos and language for content promotion.
Offer Insights and Research: Monitor and thoroughly understand new trends and topics in digital communications, progressive policies and electoral politics.
College student and/or college graduate interested in politics and media; previous campaign experience preferred
Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Google docs, iMovie, Finalcut Pro or other video editing software
Adobe Photoshop experience a plus
Excellent verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to multitask independently
Strong attention to detail and timing as well as excellence in execution
Proven editing, research and analytical skills
Ability to work and contribute in a highly collaborative, team environment
What the Interns are Saying:
We asked interns what the high points of their internships were, and this is what they said:
- Working the PowerPAC+'s Race Will Win the Race National Conference in Washington, D.C. and interviewing progressive elected officials who I admire and "geek" out over
- Taking a selfie with Cory Booker
- Representing the organization on a #BlackLivesMatter Freedom ride to Ferguson, Missouri (Watch the final video here.)
- The opportunity to pitch, shoot and edit content for the PowerPAC+ audience
Here’s one intern’s story:
"No licking envelopes or fetching coffee here! As a Political Media Intern with PowerPAC+, I had the opportunity to be directly involved in content planning and production from my first day. I wrote blog posts, designed social media memes, aided in video production, and assisted in creating content for a range of social media platforms – all in ten weeks. On top of that, I worked with a creative, passionate team – not to mention the fact that the candidates we support are truly inspiring and awesome! If you want to be part of a movement for progressive change while learning about many aspects of the fast-paced world of political media, PowerPAC+ can give you that opportunity." -Sophie Rane, Summer and Fall 2014 Intern
How to Apply
Eligibility: All undergraduate and masters-level students as well as recent graduates are eligible to apply. Must have a strong interest in politics or media with relevant coursework or equivalent work experience.
Application Process: To apply, please submit the materials below:
1) Cover Letter and Resume
2) Writing Sample of approximately 3 pages (your own words, unedited)
3) 2-3 Edited Sample Videos (preferred but not required)
May 15: recommended deadline for Summer applications.
August 15: recommended deadline for Fall applications
January 30: recommended deadline for Spring applications
Summer: June – August; 35 hours/week
Fall: September – December; 16 hours/week
Spring: January – May; 16 hours/week
Please send completed application materials to Aimee Allison via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ATTN: Aimee Allison, Senior Vice President
268 Bush Street, Unit 4409
San Francisco, CA 94104