LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA
INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots
ABOUT US: Civic Nation serves as a mobilization hub at the intersection of creative communications, community organizing, narrative and culture change strategies, and high-level stakeholder engagement. At Civic Nation we house some of the most innovative campaigns organizing for progress across the country. We also partner with some of the country’s most influential voices, brands, organizations, and institutions and bring together a collection of leading talent with deep expertise in their individual issue area and a collective passion for civic engagement.
The United State of Women (USOW), an initiative of Civic Nation, is dedicated to convening, connecting, and amplifying voices in the fight for full gender equity. We are a community for all women, gender nonconforming people, and allies who believe in full gender equity and want to work collectively to achieve it. We strive to build and strengthen coalitions at all levels, connect partners with new audiences in order to enact meaningful change, and create a more intersectional, united #StateOfWomen.
Born out of the Obama Administration’s White House Council on Women and Girls, USOW holds a unique position within the gender equity movement. We sit at an uncommon intersection of politics, community engagement, culture change, and leadership development. Since 2016, we’ve served as a go-to platform for partners, stakeholders, and our community to address issues facing women and other marginalized genders.
RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: The United State of Women is seeking an intern to support their small but mighty team on a variety of programs projects, including providing direct support to the USOW Ambassador program, and assisting in planning events and digital activations. Interns serve as an integral part of the USOW team, and therefore candidates should be comfortable pitching ideas, moving them forward, and contributing substantial work to projects. Interns will also have the opportunity to contribute their writing to USOW’s blog and media channels. The ideal candidate will be passionate about women’s empowerment, enjoy keeping up with the news, and be a detail-oriented self-starter.
- Support the management of USOW’s Ambassador Program, which may include compiling resources, drafting emails, maintaining databases, conducting research, and developing new resources for the program.
- Assist in cultivation and onboarding of new organizational partners as well as supporting current relationships.
- Work with the USOW Programs team to write fundraising communications and grassroots fundraising data management.
- Gather updates, create weekly agenda, and assist in disseminating follow-up notes for biweekly organizational partner calls.
- Actively participate in all relevant USOW (internal and partner) meetings.
- Assist in the planning and execution of virtual events and digital campaigns.
- Provide logistical support including occasional scheduling for senior staff, materials management, and notetaking
- Additional responsibilities as assigned.
REMOTE WORK ENVIRONMENT: Our office has daily check-ins and check-outs to ensure our team is consistently connecting in a remote environment. We utilize slack and Google Hangout for rapid communication and "face-to-face" conversations. Across all Civic Nation initiatives, brown bag lunches, mentor opportunities, and virtual happy hours are coordinated for professional development and networking.
TIME ZONE: ET
WORKING HOURS: There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.
EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Web Camera
2020 Intern Description
At Civic Nation, I have been working with The United State of Women as a program and fundraising intern. Civic Nation is an advocacy and grassroots focussed organization so every single day my responsibilities vary from responding to emails to sponsors and speakers; creating programs curricula such as zoom panels and summits, and crafting fundraising materials. The United State of Women is a small-sized, female only, female-led team which provides a very unique experience for internships. In my opinion, this structure leads to a more tight-knit team with supervisors that understand your problems better. I’ve learned a lot of skills applicable to working in government and understanding how nonprofit groups function which I think has been really meaningful and useful to my career later on.
-Sharon Tang '23
2018 Intern Description
Working on Civic Nation’s #VoteTogether initiative is an exciting experience where I get to see a campaign built from the ground up. #VoteTogether aims to put the fun back in voting by planning hundreds of voting celebrations around the country. These celebrations take place at polling locations and are open to everyone–voters and nonvoters alike. In addition to bringing communities together and creating positive voting experiences, our analysis shows that celebrations like these are a cost-effective way to increase voter participation.
-Teddy Landis '20