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Communications Intern

Washington, DC
Posted 5 months ago



Position: Communications Intern
Length of Position: August 2019 – December 2019  
Pay Salary: $15 an hour (30 hours a week)  

Email resume and cover letter to jobs@democracyinitiative.org

The Democracy Initiative, a dynamic network of 72 organizations, representing 45 million members, is seeking a talented Communications Intern to join our team. Working under the supervision of the Communications Strategist, the Communications Intern will assist with message development and implementation, social media engagement, and online mobilizations for our diverse issue partners. This is a paid internship.

Core work includes but is not limited to:   

  • Conducting research and writing for blog posts, email blasts, and social media  
  • Digital Campaigning by creating, planning, and sharing online actions  
  • Compiling content for the DI’s Weekly Update on legislation and actions (state and national)  
  • Providing technical support to partner groups communications

Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Interested in voting rights, money in politics, gerrymandering and democracy  
  • Experience with social media management and crafting serial content for social media  
  • Organized, as well as excellent writing and editing skills  
  • Creative, flexible and a problem solver  
  • Independent focused and self-motivated with the willingness to flexible hours (possibly including nights and weekends)  
  • Strong communication, administrative skills 
  • Expert in graphic designs and infographics 
  • Experience with Microsoft office suite and online tools  
  • Familiar with html coding and web designing
  • Bilingual desired but not required  
  • Visual design skills desired 


Launched in 2013, the Democracy Initiative works towards a bright future in which all Americans participate fully and freely in the democratic process. We believe that the voice of every citizen should be heard and counted, so all of us have an equal say in a democracy that is of, by, and for the people. Our endorsing organizations pursue a diverse range of progressive goals, including civil rights, workers’ rights, women’s rights, and climate justice, but we know that success in any of these areas depends on reforming our democracy.  

The Democracy Initiative is an equality opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, height, weight, or marital status in employment.  

Please send a cover letter highlighting what democracy means to you, a writing sample (max 4 pages) and resume to jobs@democracyinitiative.org.  

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