ALL IN Challenge, Civic Nation

Location
Washington, D.C.
Industries
Advocacy / Grassroots

ALL IN Challenge, Civic Nation

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

FORMAT: Our office is able to host a REMOTE intern. There will be an office in DC that local interns can work from.

TIME ZONE: Eastern

WORKING HOURS: There is flexibility regarding which hours the intern works.

INDUSTRY: Advocacy / Grassroots

ABOUT US: Civic Nation is currently seeking interns for its ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge initiative. The interns, reporting to one of the team’s leaders, will provide administrative, programmatic, and campus support. The interns will support the work connected to ALL IN’s communities of practice cohorts and efforts to institutionalize full student voter participation on ALL IN campuses. Overall, this is an exciting position for individuals passionate about closing existing gaps in voting based on age and race and are detail-oriented team players. 

OVERVIEW OF THE ALL IN CHALLENGE
An initiative of Civic Nation, the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) supports and recognizes colleges and universities across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, working to improve nonpartisan civic learning, political engagement, and student voter participation. ALL IN recruits and encourages higher education institutions to help students form habits of active and informed democratic participation and institutionalize democratic engagement activities and programs—making them a defining feature of campus life. ALL IN strives to close existing gaps in voting based on age and race, as college students are generally younger and more racially diverse than the broader electorate.

ABOUT CIVIC NATION
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 including It’s On Us, Made to Save, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape on Campus, The United State of Women, We the Action, and When We All Vote, Co-chaired by Michelle Obama. 

Civic Nation also partners with some of the country’s most influential voices, brands, organizations, and institutions, and brings together a collection of leading talent with deep expertise in their individual issue area and a collective passion for civic engagement. 
 

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: 

YOUR IMPACT
The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Programmatic support (e.g., support for our state, athletic, and cohort-based programs)
  • Database and list management
  • Campus outreach
  • Webinars support
  • Research
  • Writing
  • Social Media Content Development
  • Simple Graphic Design
  • Other Duties as Assigned

    YOUR EXPERIENCE 
    Successful candidates will:
  • Be in the process of earning a college degree (associate or baccalaureate).
  • Have a personal commitment to democratic engagement.
  • Be passionate about fostering culture change on college campuses.
  • Have been involved with civic engagement activities on their campus.
  • Have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Display strong attention to detail.
  • Be a self-starter, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and driven to take the initiative and complete tasks on deadline.
  • Be able to work as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Lead with integrity and equity.

    YOUR COMPETENCIES 
    Successful candidates will have:
  • Proficiency in Google Suite, including Google Calendar, Google Docs, and Google Sheets.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Values community building, organizing, and relationships built on trust.
  • A strong ability to listen, understand, connect, earn the trust of, and collaborate with employees at all levels of the organization.
  • Comfort in a rapidly changing environment and demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities at any given time. 
  • An understanding of higher education, civic learning, and democratic engagement.
     

SPECIALIZED SKILLS: While the skills we selected above are preferred, they are not required to be selected for this role.  

  • Writing
  • Programmatic Support

WORK ENVIRONMENT: At Civic Nation, diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly aligned with the fundamental belief that people are inherently capable but often lack opportunity. We know that a diverse workforce allows us to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to fulfill our mission and reach our goals. Civic Nation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE: 

  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Personal Laptop

 


2021 Intern Description

Working as a program intern at the United of Women, I have had the incredible opportunity of doing work that is both meaningful for the larger movement of gender equity and rewarding for personal and career growth. At USOW, no matter how small or large the work is, I know that my work is making a difference. For example, this summer, I've been working heavily on the Child Tax Credit campaign to help especially young mothers of color get signed up for the credit, which could help cut childhood poverty in half. I've done everything from researching about the CTC for FAQ pages and briefing materials to curating a list of organizations in 12 states to partner with for CTC outreach. What I also love about the internship is that every day is a new day - nonprofit work is fast-paced so there are days that are absolutely crammed with meetings and deadlines but other days when you can sit back and do some reflection. In the end, I fell in love with the grassroots organizing and ever-changing nature of nonprofit work. In addition, I end everyday knowing that my work is valued by the small, but mighty team of women at USOW. Because it is a smaller team, I got to know all of the team members and learn from them constantly, including communications and networking skills. I am so grateful for my supervisor and the rest of the team for fostering such a supportive, empowering environment that made it so easy for me to constantly want to do better work for USOW every day.

- June Park

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