NetGen America

ABOUT

NextGen works to protect the fundamental rights of every American. Since our founding as NextGen Climate in 2013, we’ve worked to fight climate change by advancing the transition to a clean energy economy. We’ve supported candidates who support climate action. We’ve fought to halt the Keystone XL pipeline and registered more than 1 million voters nationwide. Now, the same values that drive our work on climate are under unprecedented attack from all directions. We’re proud to step up the fight for immigrant rights, affordable health care, prosperity, and equality.

DETAILS

Location

Tampa, FL

Industry

Politics

Website

NextGen America

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Timeframe

Fall 2018

Application Deadline

August 31, 2018

Pay

$1,000/semester

Hour Commitment

16-20 hours/wk.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

NextGen Rising Fellows will organize on or off of their campuses, and gain skills and experience to build a strong foundation in electoral organizing. NextGen Rising Fellows will spend 15-20 hours per week working with the NextGen Rising team on turning young people out for the election:

  • Hands-on campaign skills such as door knocking, phone banking, text banking and more
  • Collecting voter registration and commitments to vote
  • Conduct direct voter contact in their communities
  • On-the-job training by directly working on an electoral campaign
  • Directly motivate young people to vote in elections
  • Some opportunity to pressure existing elected officials and hold them accountable for their policies and votes
  • Building out local organizational capacity on-campus and off-campus (depending on where you’re located)

Fellows will be required to attend at a minimum:

  • Daily to weekly campaign calls with in-state staff
  • Once-a-week national all staff calls
  • In state training during the week, and sometimes on weekends, with other fellows
  • One-on-one daily to weekly meetings with direct supervisor

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Strong appetite for grassroots organizing
    • Passionate about social change
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Flexible working hours
    • Driven by a strong work ethic
    • Act with high integrity and character
    • Previous campaign experience is plus
    • Experience using voter databases like VAN is a plus

    INTERESTED IN THIS INTERNSHIP?

    E-mail info@lakelandintern.com to get connected.