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FALL 2023

Paid Internships for Fall 2023: 

Political Organizer 

Remote; 8-12 hours/week; $15/hour;

Sept. 8-Nov. 9, 2023; flexible schedule.  

Learn how to get out the vote and defend democracy!  Students for Justice is a remote internship for college students interested in helping communities of color have their say on the issues of today - such as voting rights, climate change, and reproductive rights - by voting.  Our focus for fall 2023 is on Virginia’s state and local elections.  What happens in Virginia this year has major implications for the well-being of people living in Virginia and for the 2024 presidential race as well. Join us!


To apply, you must be enrolled as an undergraduate for the fall semester in a college located in Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, or Washington, D.C, and must be 18 by September 8, 2023.  


Interns will recruit, train, and supervise volunteers to work at getting out the vote via postcards, phone banking, and text banking.   Students for Justice will supply all the postcards, stamps, etc., and will train interns in volunteer management. 


Interns will work in teams to create social media campaigns aimed at increasing youth voter registration and turnout.  They will be taught political messaging skills by a marketing strategy professional and will be supervised by an intern team manager.  


While learning skills, interns will benefit from a series of educational guest lectures on issues relating to politics. Each intern will also receive one-on-one mentoring from an experienced professional who has volunteered their time.


This internship is remote and compatible with other responsibilities.  Intern team meetings and interns’ meetings with their mentors are scheduled by the individuals involved. All other work is self-scheduled. Presentations are recorded for later viewing by interns who aren’t able to attend in real-time. The internship lasts nine weeks, pays $15/hour, and requires 8-12 hours/week. 


Skills gained: 

  • Political organizing and voter outreach skills, including phone banking, text banking, and voter registration 

  • Leadership and management skills, including the recruitment, supervision, motivation, and coordination of volunteers 

  • Political marketing skills involving the creation, implementation, and assessment of political social media campaigns 


How to apply:  Complete this Google form and upload your resume and an unofficial transcript to the form.  Acceptance to the program will be on a rolling basis until the program is full. Questions?  Reach out to us at   


About us:  Students for Justice is an initiative of the Center for Common Ground, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Our mission is to empower our youth to strengthen our democracy.   

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