Internship Opportunities

at Rock the Vote

Job Description

Interns involved at Rock the Vote can expect to take on various projects across all program areas, most of which include: fundraising, volunteer engagement, branding and event promotion, new media and digital strategy, operations management, and voting rights awareness.


  • Working with our volunteers across the country to coordinate voter registration and get-out-the-vote efforts at concerts, music festivals, and other various events.
  • Supporting state and local outreach efforts for our Democracy Class program.
  • Researching corporate and foundation fundraising opportunities.
  • Drafting reports and other materials for donors and key partners.
  • Assisting with Rock the Vote’s social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, and Instagram.
  • Drafting media lists, fact sheets, and press kit materials.
  • Researching and compiling daily news clips and tracking state voting legislation.
  • Representing Rock the Vote at various conferences, briefings, coalition meetings, and events
  • Creating blog content about Rock the Vote updates, events, and youth related political issues

A competitive candidate for the position will have:

  • Experience in a non-profit and/or political landscape.
  • An ability to work very closely with other members of the team and also to. manage your own work independently.
  • An affinity for politics, particularly youth civic engagement.
  • A little flexibility and a sense of humor.

This internship is unpaid and based in Washington, DC.

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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Rock the Vote is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Intern with Rock the Vote

About Rock the Vote

Founded over two decades ago in response to a wave of attacks on freedom of speech and artistic expression, Rock the Vote quickly established itself as the premier organization representing the intersection of young people, politics, and popular culture.

Whether it's Madonna wrapping herself in the flag for the first Rock the Vote PSA , or Darren Criss launching a Democracy Class event, Rock the Vote works with artists who really believe in and promote our mission.  Furthermore, since its inception, Rock the Vote has run innovative and successful voter registration and education efforts.

Our campaigns build on best practices from our 20-year history, and expand our impact and reach, especially amongst young Black, Hispanic, and Native American voters. In November of 2012, nearly 23 million young people ages 18-29 cast a ballot—many for the first time. The opportunity to keep young people engaged and build on this momentum is one that cannot be passed up, which is why Rock the Vote launched their largest midterm election campaign in 2014. We are dedicated to fueling the creation of a more engaged and diverse citizenry that is actively involved in determining their own futures.

With a clear direction and an engaged - and growing - youth constituency, this is a great time to work at Rock the Vote. We are eager and excited to work with young leaders and talent like you who are interested in this work