Action by action, day by day, group by group, Indivisibles are remaking our democracy.
Indivisible is a movement of thousands of group leaders and more than a million members taking regular, iterative, and increasingly complex actions to elect local champions, and fight for progressive policies.
The Director's Intern will be placed within Indivisible’s Political Department, which is responsible for providing strategic advice and guidance to the movement on the 2020 elections, and will have a chance to work across teams with the communications, organizing, data, and policy teams. The goal of the political team's work is to support the Indivisible movement to elect progressives to the US House, Senate, and Presidency. In addition to this grassroots work, the team engages in a limited amount of programming on the Independent Expenditure side, including running direct mail, digital ads, and other paid media programs.
The Political team is one of the smaller teams at Indivisible, with six members. Responsibilities include vetting candidates for national endorsement, crafting 2020 strategy and priorities, and working with comms and organizing to get progressives elected.
Indivisible seeks an intern who can assist with researching key 2020 issues; drafting both public-facing and internal explainers and memos; scheduling meetings for senior political team staff with partners; and candidate vetting.
2020 Intern Reflection:
As an intern on the political team, my job is to support its members as they chart Indivisible's broad and overarching electoral strategy for the upcoming election. This includes everything from researching obscure state election laws to calling every local election official in North Dakota, from summarizing news clips to picking apart the latest polls. In other words, it's a huge variety of tasks — there's always something new, and it's a blast.
Office culture is incredibly welcoming — pretty much everyone in the organization is just a slack message away, and is happy to talk about their work, my work, or anything in between. All in all, it's a wonderful organization to be a part of (I only wish I could be there in person!).
-Connor Chung '23
2018 Intern Reflection:
Working at Indivisible has allowed me to see just how much power there is in grassroots organizing. Indivisible is right at the center of the resistance on all fronts. It's still difficult to wrap my head around the fact that there are at least two independent indivisible groups in every single congressional district in the country. I've been able to directly observe and assist the fight on ending family separation at the border and flipping the senate. This year, Indivisible is starting its first ever electoral endorsements program for the midterm elections. I've been able to work on exciting elections all throughout the summer. From vetting candidates that are up for a potential national endorsement, to analyzing turnout trends as primary elections happen, the work feels tangible and substantive. Besides the great work that Indivisible does, their staff have singlehandedly transformed the internship from a good one to a great one. Indivisible has made me feel supported, appreciated, and at home. This is truly an introduction to grassroots organizing that is worth your summer.
-David Hernandez '20