Legislative & Lobbying Intern

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Move to Amend
Posted: October 10 2016
Company Location: Sacramento, CA
Application Deadline: November 18, 2016
Position: Part-time, Paid
Timeframe: 01/30/17 — 07/14/17

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Move to Amend is the the national campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend Democracy. We are mobilizing a movement to amend the US Constitution to establish that corporations are not people and that financial contributions to political campaigns are not free speech.

We are seeking bright, energetic folks to join our team as interns this spring and fall. Interns can either work out of the office space in Sacramento, CA, or telecommute from anywhere in the United States.


Move to Amend is seeking a legislative & lobbying intern to assist with state and national legislative support and lobbying projects. You will engage in activities including researching and tracking state and federal legislation; assisting with public relations by compiling information for Move to Amend's website, database, and grant proposals; attending hearings and briefings; and writing blog posts, summaries and memorandums. Interns are expected to remain informed on current legislative affairs and daily news events.


- On-site internship: Up to $500 travel reimbursement to get to Sacramento. Also includes room & board in Sacramento, CA + $50/month for incidentals.
- Telecommute internship: $300/month stipend to cover internship costs and supplies. Must have computer, phone and high speed internet access.

Hours: Part time, 25-35 hours per week for on-site interns, open to less hours for the right person (telecommute option only).

Location: Sacramento, CA OR Telecommute


For information on the application process, please visit http://movetoamend.org/internships and follow the instructions under the subsection titled "Application Process". DO NOT SIMPLY CLICK "APPLY" THROUGH THE INTERNSHIPS.COM INTERFACE BELOW. INCORRECTLY SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Thank you!


- Quickly learn about the issues on which we work and the positions we take on them, as well as the range of communications tactics we employ.
- Draft and edit a wide variety of written content, including briefing papers, reports, fact sheets, web page and email blast text, and other educational and lobbying materials.
- Use our online advocacy and email software, as well as our website content management system and our organizing database.
- Responding to information requests from Capitol Hill or State Legislators, the news media, and national organizations; developing ; and aiding issue advocacy campaigns, coalition building and media strategies.
- Providing research support on pending legislative issues. Search for and review original documents (e.g. on-line databases, Library of Congress resources, and documents from governmental and non-governmental agencies) as appropriate to fulfill research requests.
- Produce content for Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites.
- Support and learn from the National Staff and Political Organizing Committee
- Review incoming communications. Direct requests to the appropriate parties. Respond to public inquiries as required.
- Assist in the graphic design of print or Web-based material.
- Perform other functions as needed.


- Be a superb writer who communicates in a precise, concise, accessible and persuasive manner (will be asked to submit writing samples).
- Have strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, Web applications, Google Docs, experience with Adobe design software a plus).
- Work hard and stay on task.
- Pay attention to detail.
- Excel whether working individually or in teams.
- Work well with people - strong interpersonal skills.
- Take responsibility for assignments and meet deadlines.
- Flourish in an environment that is highly transparent and collaborative.
- Possesses political savvy, and be knowledgeable about and interested in politics, policy, advocacy, and social movements.
- Consume various types of media and be familiar with current events.
- Work well in a fast-paced environment.
- Have a strong passion for Move to Amend and the issues we address

Preferred but not required:

- Experience in a similar position
- Working knowledge of Drupal, Basecamp, CiviCRM, Salsa, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/InDesign
- An operating vehicle

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