This spring, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is seeking passionate and dedicated interns interested in learning about the Massachusetts political process on a statewide level.
This past election we proved how key grassroots organizing is to winning elections, and this internship is a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of how the Democratic Party works with elected officials and Democrats in all types of offices and positions across Massachusetts.
We are seeking interns interested in learning about political outreach, communications, fieldwork, and fundraising. Our staff encourages interns to take leading roles in many ongoing projects and offers interns the opportunity to a foot in the door of Massachusetts’s politics.
Massachusetts Democratic Party interns are crucial to the success of the Party in many respects. While some tasks are daily administrative ones, interns are also asked to take on a significant amount of responsibility and to take ownership of various special projects.
Intern projects include press/media tracking of current events, clip compiling for staff, drafting of press releases, social media, newsletters, and mass email blasts to our supporter lists. Other tasks include researching candidates and writing biographies and issue stances. Other tasks include fundraising, event organization, and fundraising communications. Interns are also asked to answer the phones, keep the office organized, maintain our paper and electronic databases, and manage our general office inboxes of mail and email. These tasks are crucial to office operations. Interns are expected to approach their administrative tasks with the same enthusiasm and professionalism as their more exciting projects. Interns are often the first point of contact for someone reaching out to the office, and thus must maintain a professional report in both internal and external communication, whether it is on the in person, on the phone or in electronic communication.
Writing, reading, researching, attention to detail, interpersonal skills, and ability to take direction and work in a team and independently are integral to a successful internship.
We are asking for a commitment of 12 hours a week minimum. Please send a resume and cover letter that expresses why you are interested in working for the Massachusetts Democratic Party to Sarah Baughman. The deadline to apply is December 1st, but we will be interviewing and accepting positions on a rolling basis.