FALL 2018 GOTV INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
This unpaid 5-week Get Out The Vote Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for hardworking, passionate, future leaders to gain hands-on exposure to county party politics, strengthen their understanding of the political process, and prepare for political opportunities. GOTV Interns will play a vital role in our direct voter contact outreach programs by participating in grassroots efforts, such as phone banks and block walks.
GOTV Interns will learn how to effectively manage data and field operations, in addition to cultivating volunteers. They will:
Recruit and train volunteers for our GOTV efforts
Phone bank and assist in coordinating phone banks and canvassing
Maintain databases, lists, and calendar (i.e. NGP, VAN, volunteer lists and events)
- Get our message out to members and the general public via social media
- Assist with the promotion of events
Help with tasks in other areas as needed
An interest in politics and identify as a Democrat or Progressive
Quick to learn & keen attention to detail
Basic technological proficiency (Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Spreadsheet, etc)
Aptitude for creative thinking and output
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Commitment to maintaining office standards of confidentiality and discretion
Some familiarity with the workings of government and issues in Harris County politics
Flexible schedule & ability to work at least 20 hours a week Monday - Saturday (possibly Sunday), in the HCDP HQ office at 4619 Lyons Avenue, Houston TX 77020.
HOW TO APPLY:
The Harris County Democratic Party is now accepting applications for the GOTV Internship Program. All applicants are required to submit the following:
Current copy of your resume
Please apply by Friday, September 28, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. CST to be considered by CLICKING THE LINK BELOW. Upon completion of the program, interns will be provided with a letter of recommendation for future endeavors. Internship Orientation: Wednesday, October 3, 2018.
The Harris County Democratic Party is an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to recruit, hire, train, promote and administer any and all personnel actions without regard to sex, race, age, color, creed, national origin, religion, economic status, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity or expression, ethnic identity or physical disability, or any other legally protected basis. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.