ONE DC is seeking creative and dynamic individuals with a genuine interest in getting on-the-ground experience with community organizing around economic & racial justice issues, as well as a strong desire to learn, grow, and contribute to social change and community-building campaigns.
We are currently seeking interns to support our on-going campaigns and administrative work.
Organizing Intern Responsibilities
- Help recruit and develop relationships with ONE DC members by conducting outreach via phone banking, one-on-one visits, and neighborhood door-knocking throughout the District.
- Help develop leadership capacity of ONE DC members
- Research economic and racial justice issues and legislation related to the Black Workers’ Center, Right to Income, Right to Housing, or People's Platform campaigns.
- Attend staff meetings and strategizing sessions
- Assist with facilitation and planning of ONE DC organizational and campaign events and popular education workshops
- Track organizing and outreach efforts through data entry into Nation Builder contact database.
- Help develop and/or edit outreach materials such as flyers, email blasts, and social media posts
Administrative Intern Responsibilities
- Update ONE DC database (Nation Builder) to track membership, donations, and attendance at events.
- Import spreadsheets from events and campaign meetings
- Apply appropriate tags for individuals and organizations based on campaign interest, location, method of signup, email list, etc.
- Merge duplicate memberships
- Enter donation & paid membership information
- Assist with communications through social media, email blasts, and website updates
- Help edit email blasts and monthly e-newsletter
- Edit & publish website, Facebook, Twitter posts
- Attend ONE DC staff meetings and take notes or facilitate as needed
- Attend & help facilitate ONE DC events & campaign meetings as needed
- Assist with outreach for organizing, meetings, and events
- Phone banking
- Outreach Days
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
- Demonstrated interest in direct, grassroots organizing, base building, and membership development.
- Strong computer and internet research skills
- Ability to build unity and motivate others to action
- Skilled at working as a part of a team
- Flexible hours and ability to work some evenings & weekends.
- Knowledge of Washington, DC issues and organizations
- Spanish or Amharic language proficiency a plus
- Knowledge of social justice issues surrounding race, class, gender, & sexuality.
- High level of empathy, curiosity, and autonomy
- Eye for detail
- Desire to deepen a political analysis and learn about the history of social movements
- A reflective professional practice and active commitment to self-critique
- Willingness to engage in honest, constructive, mindful, and compassionate reciprocal critique of work with teams and other staff
- Knowledge of Nation Builder a plus
- Develop organizing skills and learn about methods, strategies, and challenges
- Learn ONE DC history and organizing strategy
- Learn DC organizing history and present economic and racial issues faced by DC residents, such as displacement and unemployment, and current movements to effect change
- Develop communication skills
- Learn about DC housing and employment policy issues and other community organizations in DC
- Gain Nation Builder skills
- Approximately 10-15 hours per week in office and in the community. Ability to work some evenings and weekends for campaign events, meetings, and outreach as needed.
- We cannot provide stipends at this time, but will work with your school, university, or program to provide course credit or verify community service hours.
- Native Washingtonians and/or DC residents given strong preference.
- People of color, women, LGBTQ and bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
- To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and cover letter.