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Communications Intern - When We All Vote

Civic Nation is currently seeking interns for its When We All Vote initiative on the Communications team. The intern, reporting to the Communications Director, will provide communications and social media content support during the 2022 midterm election season.

When We All Vote, a nonpartisan initiative of Civic Nation, is on a mission to change the culture around voting and to increase participation in each and every election by helping to close the race and age gap. Created by Michelle Obama, When We All Vote brings together individuals, institutions, brands, and organizations to advance civic education and awareness by empowering all eligible voters to take action not just through voting but by advocating for their rights.
In 2020, When We All Vote ran a robust digital organizing campaign through content, messaging, and events reaching more than 100 million people in an effort to educate them about the voting process, and get them registered and ready to vote. The organization led in voter education, registration, and volunteer engagement, and as a result, 512,000 people started or completed the voter registration process, and nearly 500 media, corporate, and nonprofit partners joined its efforts.
Michelle Obama launched When We All Vote in 2018 and is joined in this effort by fellow Co-Chairs Tom Hanks, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Janelle Monáe, Chris Paul, Faith Hill, Selena Gomez, Liza Koshy, Megan Rapinoe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kerry Washington, and Rita Wilson.

Civic Nation serves as a mobilization hub at the intersection of creative communications, community organizing, narrative and culture change strategies, and high-level stakeholder engagement. At Civic Nation we house some of the most innovative campaigns organizing for progress across the country including It’s On Us, Made to Save, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, End Rape on Campus, The United State of Women, and When We All Vote, Co-chaired by Michelle Obama. 

Civic Nation also partners with some of the country’s most influential voices, brands, organizations, and institutions, and brings together a collection of leading talent with deep expertise in their individual issue area and a collective passion for civic engagement. 

This position requires strong writing and creative skills along with a strong knowledge of social media content creation, video editing, and platforms such as TikTok. Interns will be encouraged to explore different verticals within the communications team and pursue projects that align with their interests and goals outside of day-to-day work. Successful candidates will have a positive and professional attitude, be a self-starter, have strong attention to detail, and have the ability to multitask. This is an exciting position for someone who is a digital native and is seeking a way to use their skills to make real change. 

  • Be a recent high school graduate or currently enrolled in college or university. 
  • A passion for civic engagement and social justice.
  • Understanding of digital media.
  • Experience writing social media or other digital content.
  • Experience working with multimedia for digital platforms (photo, video, or graphic).

  • Excellent analytical, writing, and communication skills.
  • Basic video editing skills. 
  • Ability to take initiative constructively and professionally.
  • Ability to work with diverse communities and individuals with varying perspectives.
  • Deep dedication to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

The Fall internship program will commence on August 29, 2022 and end on December 2, 2022. This position pays $16.10 an hour and is remote. The hourly rate may be adjusted to comply with state and local minimum wage requirements. Interns are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours per week. Dates and hours are flexible.

Civic Nation is committed to protecting our employees and our communities from COVID-19. Toward that goal, and in consideration of guidance released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and a variety of public health authorities and professional organizations, Civic Nation has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its employees.

All employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment at Civic Nation unless an exemption or deferral has been approved. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they get their second dose of a messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine, such as Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna, or two weeks after a single dose of the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

New employees must be fully vaccinated before their start date unless an exemption due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice is granted.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume at this link. Applications will be accepted until August 12, 2022. The cover letter should be concise, compelling, and include why you would like to be an intern for Civic Nation.

At Civic Nation, diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly aligned with the fundamental belief that people are inherently capable but often lack opportunity. We know that a diverse workforce allows us to see problems in more nuanced ways, creating the thought leadership needed to fulfill our mission and reach our goals. Civic Nation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply.