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 resist the GOPs agenda, elect local champions, and fight for progressive policies.
The Director's Intern will be placed within Indivisible’s Policy Department, which is often asked to conduct rapid-response analyses of complicated policy issues, and then coordinate with the communications, organizing, and political teams. The goal of the team's work is to provide Indivisible groups with all of the resources they need to effectively pressure their Members of Congress on issues that matter to them. In addition to this grassroots advocacy, the team engages in a limited amount of direct advocacy by participating in Hill visits, sending vote recommendations to key offices, and other activities.
The Policy team is structured like a Congressional office, where each staff member is expected to handle a portfolio of issues. Responsibilities include coordinating with Hill offices, other external partners, and Indivisible staff to ensure that our asks are strategic and timely.
Indivisible seeks an intern who can assist with researching issues that are moving on the Hill; drafting both public-facing and internal explainers and memos; scheduling meetings for senior Policy team staff with partners; and helping connect our advocacy with upcoming 2020 research and planning.
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