***FINALIST APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: All applicants are required to submit a resume (one page), statement of interest (one page), and two references by the application deadline on Sunday, February 7 at 11:59pm ET. If selected as a finalist, applicants to this host organization may be required to submit the following additional materials directly to the host organization after the application deadline:
- Writing Sample
- A slide deck you built
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots
ABOUT US: The Civic Alliance is a nonpartisan business coalition that strengthens our democracy by supporting safe, accessible and trusted elections and inspiring every American to participate in shaping our country's future.
Founded by the CAA Foundation and Democracy Works and managed by Meteorite, the Civic Alliance cultivates a community of companies united by a shared belief that an active democracy is good for business, and an engaged business community is good for democracy.
With its valuable tools, resources, events and partnership opportunities, the Civic Alliance helps its more than 1,000 member companies engage employees and consumers as active participants in civic life.
RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: This position will play a critical role in developing content for member companies including toolkits, social media posts, and newsletters. Further, you will help us develop the strategy for engaging representatives of our member companies in our annual virtual summit, helping to plan and execute the dynamic virtual event. You'll have exposure to our full team as well as many member companies, including several Fortune 500 brands, as we support their nonpartisan civic programs.
- Graphic Design
- Social Media Management & Marketing
- Strong writing and research skills
- Please be familiar (or ready to be familiar!) with Slack, Zoom, Google Drive/Docs, and be comfortable building decks.
REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Our team is fully remote -- so you'll fit right in! We make active use of Zoom, Slack and Google Drive, which enable real time collaboration. You'll be invited to our regular team meetings and have a weekly 1:1 with your team lead -- and we'll set up individual meetings with each member of our team throughout the internship so you can get to know everyone.
TIME ZONE: PT
PT or MT is preferable, but we are open to ET or CT
EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:
Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Smart Phone, Web Camera, Microsoft Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)
2020 Intern Reflection:
I've been working on digital communications for Civic Alliance, including sending out our weekly member newsletters, with updates on election news and member spotlights, reaching out to companies to join the Civic Alliance, and setting things up such as our Civic Mentorship Program, in which companies that have experience building and implementing civic initiatives at their companies mentor those who are just getting started. We also recently had a virtual member summit, so I spent a great deal of time planning, organizing, and send out reminders around that.
Something I've found really valuable during this experience is setting up 1-on-1 time to talk with the members on my team. Without setting an agenda or anything, just chatting about their work, their experiences, and just getting to know them better. They all have had really valuable advice for me, and it's been interesting to learn more about what they do. And just generally, it's been fun to be able to meet new people, even in quarantine. I would advise anyone to take this approach. It's been great!
-Michelle Zhang '21