Crimson Goes Blue

Location
Boston, MA / Cambridge, MA
Industries
Elected Officials

Crimson Goes Blue

 

LOCATION: Cambridge, MA, USA

FORMAT: Our office is able to host a REMOTE intern. We anticipate that the intern will work remotely but would welcome periodic in-person meetings and collaboration for an intern who is living near or in Cambridge or Somerville. 

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

TIME ZONE: Eastern

INDUSTRY: Elected Officials

ABOUT US: Crimson Goes Blue’s mission is to harness the talents, passion and resources of the Harvard alumni community to forge a more just American democracy. Founded in 2019 by Harvard alumni to take back the White House and flip the Senate for Democrats, we foster high-impact political engagement among the Harvard-Radcliffe community to elect Democratic candidates, defend voting rights and promote election integrity.

WIth just a few months until the deeply consequential 2024 elections we seek interns interested in Democratic politics, organizing, and communication to support our members’ high-impact electoral engagement. Since our founding, diverse interns have been integral to our development and have been given substantive opportunities for organizing, leadership and project management that reflects our ethos and ambitious growth plans. The work includes both long-term projects and efforts that respond day-to-day to the changing political environment.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES & PROJECTS: Projects and focus will depend on the interests and talents of our applicants and the priorities of our strategic plan for 2024 but may include:

  • Assist our Action Team leaders to mobilize members for virtual and in-person work in battleground states.
  • Serve on the team leading CGB’s effort to raise $2 million in funding for Democratic candidates in close races and grassroots groups through the engagement of our members and their networks.
  • Communication: Design social media posts and nurture our social media presence on Facebook, LinkedIN and potentially Instagram.
  • Event Planning: assist with the production of community-building events. Planning and production support for regular events we organize for our members.
  • Writing and laying out our newsletter.
  • Database management and analysis.
     

SPECIALIZED SKILLS:

  • Social Media Management & Marketing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency with social media
  • Capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ideal candidates are very organized, pay great attention to detail, and are capable of responding to a fast-paced ever-changing political landscape.
  • Project and team organizing and database experience is a plus.

WORK ENVIORMNMENT: We are an entrepreneurial highly collaborative, fast paced environment. Interns have been integral to our growth and success and are given significant responsibilities. We actively mentor each of our interns and have helped them to network, develop leadership and management skills and secure exciting professional opportunities. 

EQUIPMENT & SOFTWARE:

  • Access to high-speed Wi-Fi
  • Personal laptop
  • Smart Phone
  • Microsoft (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

    NOTE: Crimson Goes Blue can host two Director's Interns in 2024.


    2023 Intern

    If you are looking for a high-impact, high-reward internship, then congratulations — you’ve found it! Throughout my more than six months with Crimson Goes Blue, I had the privilege of working closely with passionate, motivated Democrats to make a real difference in crucial swing states across the nation. From coordinating voter registration drives to phone banking with fellow Crimson Goes Blue members, I truly felt like I was able to make an impact, while making invaluable connections with powerful Harvard alumni who were deeply integrated into the Democratic grassroots community. I was always excited to start my work day at Crimson Goes Blue — from attending meetings with Representative Jaime Raskin to meeting with some of the over 2000 members in the CGB community, every day presented its own unique highlights and challenges. If you want to make a real difference in our political landscape, and help meaningfully organize the Harvard Democratic base for the 2024 elections, then you need to get involved with Crimson Goes Blue. 

    ~ Sally Edwards, Harvard ‘26