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Paid Field Organizing Intern (Coordinated)

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

United States
Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2024
Job Description: Paid Field Organizing Intern

Reports to: Regional Organizing Director

Salary: $15/hour with 10 or 20 hrs per week, paid semi-monthly

Location: Wisconsin

Start date: Summer 2024

Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive

The Opportunity: A Paid Internship will provide individuals with opportunities for meaningful hands-on experiences working on projects and being part of a team while contributing to the larger goals of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. You will help build local grassroots teams that will then engage in direct voter contact, volunteer recruitment and volunteer retention. This includes learning the political process and preparing for future political opportunities whether you choose a political career or volunteer path. Lastly, it's also a great way to grow connections and memories.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work to build local grassroots volunteer teams that will then engage in direct and relational voter contact, volunteer recruitment, and retention
  • Participate in volunteer outreach by calling potential Democratic volunteers.
  • Create a strong inclusive progressive presence in communities within your assigned turf including a relentlessly visible campaign both online and throughout social networks.
  • Assist in relational programming

Qualifications (Required):

  • Growth Mindset - Able to take and implement feedback
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented - Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done
  • Cultural Competency - Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work
  • Desire to fight for Democratic values and candidates.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; attention to detail
  • Willingness to collaborate within a team and effectively solve problems as they arise

Qualifications (Preferred):

  • Intermediate experience with GoogleSheets, GoogleDrive and Microsoft Suite
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits: Great benefits including; Talkspace virtual therapy, intern events to promote career development, career-building sessions, Employee Assistance Programs, flexible schedule, and a free monthly subscription to Calm.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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