Indivisible

Indivisible

***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 6 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:

- Examples of coding projects on GitHub

LOCATION: Washington D.C.

Our office is able to host a REMOTE intern.

TIME ZONE: We are distributed through the eastern, central, and mountain time zones

WORKING HOURS: The intern needs to keep the same business hours as our office.

INDUSTRY: Advocacy/Grassroots

ABOUT US: We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election. We’re working to build a democracy that reflects a broad, multiracial “we the people,” one that works for all of us and is sustained by all of us. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it. Our analytics and engineering team is focused on doing rigorous analysis and building robust tools to support the rest of the organization in reaching these goals.

RESPONSIBILITES AND PROJECTS:

The data engineering intern will learn about the data and tools behind modern political and advocacy campaigns. Working with the senior data engineer, the intern will be responsible for one or several Python and SQL projects that develop Indivisible’s political technology infrastructure in preparation for the 2022 midterm election. The intern will get to meet with leaders in other departments to plan and develop these projects. Potential projects include:

  • - Connecting voter contact data from different sources so that we send more accurate lists to our volunteers.
  • - Pull real time data from Facebook and other social media sites to measure the effectiveness of our political ads.
  • - Sync donation data between our different platforms.
  • - Create a script that tags “likely volunteers” for our organizers.

SKILLS: 

  • - To qualify, a candidate should be effective at communicating the limits and capabilities of technology in a non-technical way. The candidate should be organized and capable of planning a project and following a timeline. The ideal candidate is passionate about politics, issues, and campaigns, but specific knowledge or experience is not required.
  • - This is a technical position, so the candidate should have some experience in these skills: - Familiarity with Python or a similar scripting language (Ruby, JavaScript, etc) - Familiarity with SQL and database basics - Experience with using Git or other version control in a collaborative development environment (in an internship, classroom, etc) - (Optional) Some knowledge or experience using a Web API to send or receive data
  • - Coding & Programming

EQUIPMENT: Access to high-speed Wi-Fi, Personal laptop, Web Camera

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about building an inclusive democracy and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.


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

Washington, D.C.