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Internship: Organizing Specialist

Date posted: 06/06/12
Contact Annie Bauccio, Co-Founder, Educate Our State
Employer Name: Educate Our State
Location: Flexible/Work from home
Duration: Summer
Deadline: ASAP
Field: Non-Profit/Philanthropy
Hours: 30-40 Hours Per Week
Who should apply? Both Undergrad and Graduate Students

Statewide educational nonprofit, Educate Our State, seeks a student intern interested in grassroots organizing, K-12 education and public policy, with a creative flair and general passion for public education, to join its team for the summer. 

The intern will concentrate efforts on social marketing and general outreach to gain advocates for the cause. This work will be completed almost entirely online, although intern may be asked to meet with current or potential supporters. The Intern will be wholly responsible for planning and executing all efforts in concert with our board of directors.

This internship will offer a substantial opportunity to learn grassroots organizing techniques, while applying knowledge learned in the intern’s home institution course work. The intern will work closely with the organization’s Field Operations team who are working to grow the organization through regional leadership. No office space will be provided, but position will offer significant contact with our dynamic board of directors. 

Specific tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Reach out to supporters in target areas to find contacts to host Town Halls/House Meetings. 
  • Plan and implement outreach strategies to gain supporters. 
  • Initial follow-up with new followers, obtaining basic information about potential volunteers. 
  • Help set up time for Field Operations team to meet potential volunteers. 
  • Work with our online platform, Nation Builder (training available) and field volunteer sign-ups. 
  • Organize current supporter data by district/area for more effective tracking.
Skills & Abilities:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to

The Summer Internship is restricted to people who are currently active, matriculating students in an accredited program who are preferably on summer break, and who are eligible to work in the US. 

All students must provide their own computer and work-space, housing and transportation. All students must be positive, professional self-starters, who are able to complete tasks given in a reasonable amount of time. Students must have excellent written, grammatical and verbal skills, and be able to work in online platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, You Tube) with ease. Experience in grassroots organizing and non-profits a plus. Excellent skills in Word and Excel required.

The ideal candidate will be extremely organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, friendly over the phone (or in iChat or video conference), as well as willing and able to learn new online platforms.

Opportunity to participate in conference calls with statewide leaders of Education Policy Reform efforts will be available. Students should be available for the entire summer.

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