Civic Nation

Civic Nation is seeking an intern to support the work of one if its 5 culture changing initiatives. This is a fantastic opportunity to spend a summer in DC and  gain advocacy, mobilization, communication, and administrative experience within a mission-driven organization.

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Civic Nation believes that empowering people to take action can change culture. We address key social issues – access to education, gender equality, civic engagement and dismantling hate/discrimination – and keep them at the forefront of dialogue and policy. Rather than approach these issues only with the intent to change policy, we are building grassroots movements to change the world—from the ground up.

Through organizing, engagement and public awareness we work with public and private partners to inspire, educate and activate people around the issues that are important to our country. Our initiatives empower people to be agents of change in their own lives. We inspire with culturally relevant content that captures attention and sparks action. We educate by providing direct access to information, tools and resources. We activate by helping communities organize by supplying toolkits, campaign materials and digital tools.

INITIATIVES

ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge –supports and recognizes colleges and universities working to improve civic learning, political engagement, and voter participation rates. It encourages colleges and universities to help students form habits of active and informed citizenship, as well as institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs—making them a defining feature of campus life. More than 550 campuses across 48 states and the District of Columbia participate.

Creative Alliancedevelops kickass, high-impact creative campaigns that turn great ideas into action and engagement. This group of creative and communication experts, platforms, brands, designers, producers, and influencers donate their time and talent to amplify Civic Nation campaigns. Please note that this internship is based in New York city.

It's On Us - empowers students to raise awareness about sexual assault and prevent it from happening on campus by engaging young men and changing the culture. Grounded in peer-to-peer organizing and educational programs, It’s On Us aims to: 1) make sexual assault prevention a men’s issue; 2) equip students to be active bystanders, understand consent, and support survivors; and 3) develop their skills as organizers and advocates for culture change.

The United State of Women - convenes, connects, and amplifies voices for those who see that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive. By amplifying the work of organizations and individuals; and by providing tools, access and connections that help women see and step into their power to break down the barriers that hold women back, is in the fight for full gender equity and at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality.

#VoteTogether – increases voter participation by making it fun and celebratory. At thousands of nonpartisan events hosted at and near polling places across the country, #VoteTogether partners bring together families, friends, and neighbors in a celebration of civic engagement and the act of voting.

 

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

Washington, D.C.