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Civic Action Internship, Summer 2020

Summer 2020: Civic Action Intern

Reports to: Senior Manager, Civic Technology

About Internships at DoSomething:

  • Each intern is managed by one person, but supports their department with various initiatives that enable us to bolster DoSomething’s mission.
  • The internship runs in two parts: June 2 - August 7, 2020 (10 weeks total). 
  • This internship requires 32 hours/week and is paid $15/hour.

​​​​​​​Please know that given the current COVID-19 pandemic developments, there is a chance that this internship will be remote.

Applications close on April 15th at 5:00 PM ET. This is a firm deadline.

For more about our internship program, please see our internships page.

About our Civic Action Internship:

The Civic Action team at DoSomething is engaging young people every single day, especially for every election and for every major legislative moment, to make their voices heard. In 2018, we registered nearly 120,000 new voters and in 2020 we’re aiming to exponentially increase the number of young people we reach with our voter engagement. You’ll be joining a small and scrappy team dedicated to getting the highest youth voter turnout ever in 2020.

What You’ll Do:

  • Research voter engagement opportunities, potential partnerships, and activations for the organization’s 2020 Civic Action strategy.
  • Writing campaign content, including ballot guides, voter registration “how-to’s”, and more.
  • Running voter registration events and liaising with the 300+ DoSomething voter captains across the country to ensure successful voter registration drives.
  • Pinch-hitting across different teams (messaging, marketing, editorial, campaigns, product) as needed
  • Administrative work as necessary.

What You'll Learn:

  • What it takes to engage young people in civic action, with a special focus on underrepresented groups.
  • How voter engagement work operates cross-channel: paid media/digital advertising, messaging (SMS/email), campaigns, on-the-ground, etc.
  • Project management, partnership, and digital engagement skills.

What You’ve Got: 

  • A solution-oriented, can-do attitude -- we’re going up against institutional barriers that disenfranchise young people.
  • Ability to get into the weeds of a problem, but also zoom out and understand the big picture.
  • Strong research and prioritization skills.
  • Previous experience with political or issue-based campaigns preferred, but not required.

How to Apply:

  • Please attach your resume and a cover letter. 
    • Cover letter should convey why you’re interested in being our Civic Action intern for the summer of 2020
    • Cover letter should be no longer than 200 words, in your professional speaking voice. No boring cover letters!]


  • Give us an example of a time you had many projects going on at once, and tell us how you prioritized/kept everything organized? 

Please, no calls.


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Who are we?

  • is one of the largest organizations in the world focused on young people and social change. DoSomething Strategic is the consulting arm of Our 6 million+ members take action, online and offline, to better their communities by participating in one of our 250+ cause campaigns.

How and why we collect data from you.

  • We collect and retain data that is included in your job application. This includes your full name, contact information, and any personal information disclosed in your resume, cover letter, and other supplemental application materials.
  • Data is collected for evaluation criteria when seeking employment at DoSomething
  • We will only use your data for what was originally intended -- for purposes of seeking and gaining employment at DoSomething. Your data will not be “recycled” for marketing emails or to sell to third parties.

How long do we retain this data?

  • DoSomething will retain candidate profiles for 3 years.
  • Annually on August 1, candidate profiles from 3+ years prior will be entirely deleted from our system.

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