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March 8, 2018

National Internship Program

Emgage Foundation National Internship Program

Are you a student looking to get involved in social justice issues, encouraging people to vote, or keeping our doors open to vulnerable refugees? Are you concerned about the marginalization of minorities in our country and growth of hate groups and want to help?

Emgage Foundation is a 501(C)(3) national civic-education and engagement organization that implements an ecosystem of programs to develop the capacity of Muslim voters to ensure that their narrative is part of the American story. Our programs include civic educational events such as issue forums and town halls, voter initiatives including Get Out The Vote (GOTV) drives, and specific programs for the youth in order to mentor and support the next generation of leaders.

We are currently seeking motivated individuals to join our national team in Washington, D.C. The ideal candidate is independent, detail-oriented, and passionate about civic engagement and political empowerment. Interns will be exposed to the inner workings of our national office, which serves as the policy and operational nervecenter for our five state chapters, and learn about effective issue advocacy and community mobilization. Interns will also benefit from various networking and professional development opportunities that they will be exposed to during their tenure.

Requirements/Qualifications:

 

  • BA degree or currently enrolled in school
  • Critical writing and research skills
  • Strategic social media manager
  • Knowledge of basic Microsoft software
  • A can-do attitude and ability to multitask
  • Ability to work 20 hours per week, including remotely
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Graphic design skills a plus
  • General wordpress design knowledge is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Media monitoring
    • Draft and track professional, relevant content across Facebook and twitter
    • Create content to populate social media calendar and schedule content on hootsuite.
    • Track mentions of Emgage in the media
    • Track, organize, and share relevant stories and online resources with staff
  • Monitor and research ongoing legislation
    • Send internal updates/memos to staff on new cosponsors, upcoming hearings
  • Update and maintain events database
  • Participate in voter registration and GOTV events
  • Provide note taking and agenda development support
  • Draft informational memos on breaking developments and policy issues
  • Accompany staff to official meetings
  • Provide events planning and implementation support
  • Support the planning of annual Washington Policy Summit

Duration: Internships are for four months and can be renewed indefinitely based on performance and need.

Compensation: A small monthly stipend is provided based on work and/or educational experience.

To Apply:

  • Email aahmed@emgageusa.org
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample
  • 2-3 References
  • Application Deadline: Rolling basis

Emgage Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Emgage Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of our employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.