The internship application process for summer interns will be posted by March 15, 2017.
At the Massachusetts Democratic Party, our staff encourages interns to take on lead roles in many ongoing projects, offering interns the opportunity to see projects through from start to finish. Interns will further their research skills to hold Governor Charlie Baker’s Administration accountable for his decisions as well as assist in the implementation of the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Caucuses and help with planning the 2017 Massachusetts Democratic Convention.
In addition to special projects, interns will have the opportunity to learn about administrative tasks that keep an office running. Administrative tasks may include answering the phones, maintaining our voter and fundraising databases, putting together relevant news briefings, and managing office mail, voicemail, and email.
Interns will perform tasks such as:
- Compiling of daily press clips for staff
- Assisting with social media management and implementation
- Performing donor research
- Maintaining of the Party databases, including donor information
- Assisting with drafting fundraising communications
- Assisting with planning and executing fundraising events
Interns will have an opportunity to:
- Learn the ins and outs of a year-round political organization, specifically the structure of the Democratic Party on a local, state and federal level
- Develop essential skills to establishing a career in Democratic politics through the use of VoteBuilder and other key Democratic organizing tools that ultimately make our ground game more effective and enable us to collect and analyze data efficiently
- Build a network among activists and community leaders
- Strengthen interpersonal and communications skills
- Inform the organization’s messaging and fundraising strategy through research
- Contribute toward communications that reach a readership of over 25k by email, 16k people by Twitter posts, and 10k people by Facebook
- Enable staff to quickly capitalize on important issues and events
- Establish a foundation of fundraising skills, including evaluating donor potential, planning and executing events, and expanding a grassroots donor program
- Gain an understanding of statewide fundraising strategy
We are looking for interns with the following skills and qualities:
- Strong interpersonal skills, including speaking on the phone
- Strong research skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Willingness to take initiative
- Attention to detail
- Ability to work independently
Interns are expected to commit to a minimum of 10 hours per week for 12 weeks.