Political Intern (Winter/Spring)

  • $15.00/hour
  • Progressive Turnout Project Seeks Political Intern (Winter/Spring)
    Downtown Chicago, IL
    $15/Hour, Part-Time

    Position Summary:
    Progressive Turnout Project (PTP) seeks politically astute and research savvy individuals for a part-time political internship at our downtown Chicago headquarters. Political interns will support efforts to engage with elected officials and candidates regarding PTP's targeted citizen engagement and voter mobilization efforts across the country. This will include maintaining candidate records, facilitating outreach, and helping produce and review political materials. Political interns will have the opportunity to attend political events and gain valuable insight into the field of progressive politics.

    The ideal candidate will have a passion for progressive politics and an interest in creating change through political action ahead of the critical 2020 presidential election. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Applications will be considered in the order that they are received.

    This is a part-time position based in Chicago, Illinois. There are no formal education requirements for this position.

    Responsibilities:
    • Maintain elected official and candidate records
    • Facilitate political outreach
    • Assist with production and review of political materials
    • Follow legislative and political trends to create reports for PTP's senior staff
    • Other duties as needed and as time permits

    Required Qualifications:
    • Passion for progressive politics
    • Interest in creating change through political action

    Preferred Qualifications (Not Required for Role):
    • Familiarity with Google products including search, Gmail, Calendar, and Drive
    • Political volunteer experience knocking doors, making phone calls, or sending text messages to voters

    Compensation
    • $15/hour
    • Transportation stipend

    About PTP 
    Progressive Turnout Project is a grassroots-funded political action committee with a single mission: get Democrats to the polls. PTP designs, tests, and executes specialized voter-turnout programs targeting inconsistent Democratic voters in the most competitive districts across the country. Since its inception in 2015, the organization raised more than $26 million with a supporter base of over 3 million, and invested in voter-turnout programs in 130 congressional races.

    Progressive Turnout Project is committed to building a staff that reflects the diverse communities that make up our country and the progressive movement. PTP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is PTP’s policy to recruit, hire, train, promote, and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to age, color, creed, disability, economic status, ethnic identity, gender identity, national origin race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veterans status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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