Friday, July 25, 2014

Organizing for Washington Campaign Internships

A special project of the John Kennedy and Harry Truman funds, Organizing for Washington is a grassroots organization dedicated to increasing voter turnout in support of candidates for state and local office in the November 2014 elections. OFW will equip volunteers with the tools and training necessary to build relationships with voters in their neighborhoods.

Organizing for Washington is currently seeking Campaign Interns.  This position is intended for individuals with a strong desire to positively impact the future of Washington state through concentrated, goal-driven voter contact and outreach activities. Interns must be able to sustain a friendly, customer-service oriented attitude towards volunteers, be a proficient multi-taskers, demonstrate leadership qualities, and be willing to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, people-oriented work environment.

Specific duties of the position include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting Field Organizers in the recruitment and retention of a volunteer workforce, both over the phone and in-person
  • Participating in daily voter contact activities such as phonebanking and door-to-door canvassing
  • Collecting, organizing and data-entering all materials related to voter contact activities
  • Ability to work with local partners to find resources in the community and a willingness to ask for help from others
  • Comfort working in online computer environments, and a basic proficiency in Word and Excel
Individuals applying for this position must be able to commit to 15 – 20 hours per week of campaign activity. If interested please contact Chris Esh at or 206-946-2756 When applying, please attach current resume.