Thursday, September 18, 2014

Internship Announcement- NARAL Pro-Choice Washington

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is seeking a reproductive freedom fellow with a commitment to reproductive rights and justice to assist with all aspects of our electoral work in the 2014 campaign cycle. The Reproductive Freedom interns will play a key role in shaping our campaign messaging strategy.

About NARAL Pro-Choice Washington:
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is a fast-paced advocacy organization whose mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. We work closely with policymakers, advocates, and our always expanding base of members.

·  Opposition Research:
o Tracking of opposition campaign schedules
o Attending campaign events as required
o Monitoring and recording radio, television, and web-based media appearances
·  Supporter Research:
o Research and compile background materials to support campaign efforts
o Organizing and maintaining audio and video files, creating transcripts of footage
o Working with senior staff to fulfill research needs and goals, including assisting in rapid response efforts and for other duties as assigned
·  Organizing Work:
o Assist with volunteer recruitment for phone banks, doorbelling and other election related activities
o Assist and prepare materials for phone banks, bird-dogging, and other election related activities
o Help publicize election related volunteer activities through flyers, community calendars in newspapers and ally organizations
o Assist with recruitment on the UW campus through tabling and attending club meetings
o Assist in maintaining an up to date volunteer and member database

Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. Some technical savvy preferred. This is an excellent opportunity to learn important research skills necessary for working in electoral politics. 

We are looking for individuals who can commit to at least 15 hours per week in September-December (start and end dates are negotiable). The schedule can be flexible, including evenings and weekends.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship with a $100 per month stipend to offset travel costs. We will work to secure credit for college credit if applicable.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Eileen Pollet at