Digital Intern

Washington, D.C.

Join Our Team of Rock Stars

Overview:

As the largest, most diverse generation in our country’s history, young people have more power than ever to decide our future. It’s Rock the Vote’s mission to ensure they exercise that power by participating in the democratic process – and we need your help! We are a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Washington, DC that is committed to voting rights and equal access for each American at the ballot box.

Rock the Vote is seeking a smart, energetic, passionate, and enthusiastic candidate to join our Washington, DC office as a Digital Media Intern for summer 2017. This is a paid position.

Responsibilities:

  • Drafting press releases, statements, emails, fact sheets, and press kit materials;
  • Researching and compiling daily news clips;
  • Blogging about Rock the Vote updates, events, and youth-related political issues;
  • Assisting with social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube;
  • Creating skins for our voter registration tool and graphics for our social media channels, campaigns, and marketing materials;
  • Creating descriptive and creative ads to improve our SEO;
  • Inventorying Rock the Vote’s art assets to maximize content creation and distribution;
  • Assisting to develop creative activations for Rock the Vote’s campaigns and events;
  • Representing Rock the Vote at various briefings, coalition meetings, and events;
  • Managing constituency communications, including fielding questions about registration and election deadlines and processes;
  • Additional duties as needed.

Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate is a top performer who brings high levels of energy and enthusiasm, works well independently and with diverse teams, and has a demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead projects. Qualifications should include:

  • Strong critical thinking skills;
  • Self-starter who can collaborate actively with other team members;
  • Demonstrated leadership and achievement in academic, professional, extracurricular, or volunteer settings;
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse team members and communities;
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, fast learner, and can multi-task;
  • Good humored, independent, and flexible (creativity helps too!);
  • An affinity for digital media and youth civic engagement;
  • Passionate about Rock the Vote’s mission and goals.

In your application, please make a special note if you have experience with:

  • Social media;
  • Journalism, communications, and/or public relations;
  • Graphic design;
  • Videography/photography and/or film editing;
  • HTML, CSS, SEO, JavaScript, PHP, Bootstrap, Photoshop, or UI/UX Design.

Hours and Compensation:

The Digital Media Intern will be expected to work approximately 30 hours per week, and will be paid Washington, DC’s hourly minimum wage. The internship is a 10-week program that will run from the beginning of June through mid-August 2017.

How to Apply:

Please email jobs@rockthevote.com with a cover letter, resume, 2-3 references, and responses to the questions below. If there are any writing samples you would like to include, you may attach them to your application. Please include “Summer 2017 Digital Media Intern” in the subject line.

Questions for Digital Media Intern Applicants:

  1. What issues are you most passionate about?
  2. Please list your top 3 relevant experiences connected to digital media, nonprofit work, civic engagement, and/or voting rights.
  3. Tell us the story of voting in your first election. Haven’t voted yet? Tell us what you’re looking forward to when you vote for the first time.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from Rock the Vote.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Rock the Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and students from low-income and working class backgrounds to apply.