MWPC INTERNSHIPS

An internship with the MWPC provides an excellent opportunity to see the women’s political movement in action, while at the same time allowing for the exploration of the different aspects of public service and a non-profit organization. We are looking for energetic candidates to assist in all aspects of the organization.
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MWPC INTERNSHIPS

We make every effort to tailor internships to best suit the student’s strengths and needs. Internships are unpaid, but students may receive academic credit. Interns must set and stick to a regular work schedule with a minimum 10 hours per week.

Applicants should possess:

  • Strong research  and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as needed
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Sense of responsibility and commitment to MWPC’s mission
  • A great sense of humor!​

Fall 2020 Internship

Timeline: September – December
Priority Deadline: July 25th

INTERN ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Intern roles are provided to guide the course of the internship program and tether intern responsibilities to our core mission. These responsibilities and outcomes may vary and overlap depending on circumstances and are not meant to limit the scope of MWPC’s internships in any way. Interns should be prepared to take on duties and may receive outcomes from each role listed. The program may include group outings and projects outside of scope of interest.

Below are the different intern roles available at MWPC. Click the links below to jump down to that section, or download the complete PDF to save or print out.

Media & Communications

Min. 10 hour per week | Capacity: 4 interns

Responsibilities: Design graphics, event invitations and other media, draft social media posts with a focus on online engagement. Create and push out events via social media. Draft emails for MWPC and candidates, campaign materials for supported candidates, and press releases for MWPC as needed. Create content and maintain MWPC blog. Other responsibilities will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Outcomes: Intern(s) will learn to use social media as an engagement tool, write with candidate voice or using organizational message, and create attractive and consistent media. Intern(s) will gain skills utilizing email communication tools, and the ability to write in various styles ranging from informal blog content to press release format. Intern(s) will gain an understanding of effective political advocacy and non-profit organizational structure.

Research & Data Management

Min. 10 hour per week | Capacity: 2 interns

Responsibilities: Take responsibility for timely and accurate data entry as needed. Intern(s) will research upcoming legislation, major fundraising donors, award nominees, and conduct candidate and field research. Intern(s) will research venues and vendors for MWPC events, and provide technical and logistical support at events. They will use historical data to provide clear information on trends across the Commonwealth. Other responsibilities will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Outcomes: Intern(s) will develop organization and tracking skills, and learn to manage competing priorities in an office setting. Intern(s) will develop the basic research skills as related to fundraising and candidate endorsements. Intern(s) will develop the ability to conduct research and utilize various media sources. Intern(s) will learn to assist in planning and executing a variety of events ranging in size, formality, and purpose. Intern(s) will gain an understanding of effective political advocacy and non-profit organizational structure.

Organizing & Outreach

Min. 10 hour per week | Capacity: 4 interns

Responsibilities: Provide candidate support during election seasons, including: recruiting volunteers and voter outreach. Participate in outreach to candidates to facilitate endorsement process; attend endorsement interviews and take notes. Provide support for key MWPC events. Other responsibilities will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Outcomes: Intern(s) will learn about each aspect of campaigning. Intern(s) will gain an understanding of effective political advocacy and non-profit organizational structure, and learn to facilitate a PAC endorsement process. Intern(s) will gain valuable event planning and facilitating skills. Intern(s) will learn basic volunteer management skills.

Regional Committee Support Intern (Remote)

Min. 10 hour per week | 4 Region Capacity: 1 Intern Each Reigon

Responsibilities: Provide support to the MWPC Regional Committees: Berkshire Committee, North Shore Committee, South Shore Committee, and Worcester Committee. Provide regional committee candidate support during election seasons, including: recruiting volunteers and voter outreach. Participate in outreach to candidates to facilitate endorsement process; attend endorsement interviews and take notes. Provide support for key MWPC regional committee events. Other responsibilities will be assigned on an as-needed basis.

Outcomes: Intern(s) will learn about each aspect of campaigning. Intern(s) will gain an understanding of effective political advocacy and non-profit organizational structure, and learn to facilitate a PAC endorsement process. Intern(s) will gain valuable event planning and facilitating skills. Intern(s) will learn basic volunteer management skills.

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

Internship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, fill out our application form and submit your resume. We will contact you within three to four weeks before the internship timeline. For additional questions please contact our Program Manager at Aynur@mwpc.org.