Travel Seattle and the surrounding areas; keep our communities informed about the ongoing war on women; work for a well-established social justice organization and toward a purpose greater than yourself.
For this job you must:
Be passionate about a woman's right to choose
Be comfortable in the presence of excited dogs and enjoy being outdoors
Be willing to be very silly in the company of a caring team of social justice workers
Be free 1:30-10 pm Monday-Friday.
We offer both health insurance and dental coverage
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington – Reproductive Freedom Fellow
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is seeking a reproductive freedom fellow with a commitment to reproductive rights and justice to assist with all aspects of our electoral work in the 2014 campaign cycle. The Reproductive Freedom interns will play a key role in shaping our campaign messaging strategy.
About NARAL Pro-Choice Washington:
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is a fast-paced advocacy organization whose mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. We work closely with policymakers, advocates, and our always expanding base of members.
· Opposition Research:
o Tracking of opposition campaign schedules
o Attending campaign events as required
o Monitoring and recording all radio, television, and web-based media appearances
· Supporter Research:
o Research and compile background materials to support campaign efforts
o Organizing and maintaining audio and video files, creating transcripts of footage
o Working with senior staff to fulfill research needs and goals, including assisting in rapid response efforts and for other duties as assigned
· Organizing Work:
o Assist with volunteer recruitment for voter registration, phone banks, doorbelling and other election related activities
o Assist and prepare materials for phone banks, bird-dogging, and other election related activities
o Perform voter registration collection outside high traffic areas
o Help publicize election related volunteer activities through flyers, community calendars in newspapers and ally organizations
o Assist in maintaining an upto datevolunteer and member database
Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail, and sound political instincts. He or she must also have the ability to work independently, meet tight deadlines, and balance multiple projects at once. Some technical savvy preferred. We will work to secure credit for college credit if applicable. This is an excellent opportunity to learn important research skills necessary for working in electoral politics.
We are looking for individuals who can commit to at least 15 hours per week in June-August (start and end dates are negotiable).
Position Duration: 3 months, or one academic quarter
Hours: Minimum of 3 hours per week, flexible schedule
Using the media to effectively communicate with the public is one of NARAL Pro-Choice Washington’s most important activities. The Communications Intern will assist with all elements of NARAL’s communications work including curating material for social media, maintaining an active online presence, writing press releases, drafting letters to the editor, and drafting content for our blog A Few Choice Words.
Track local and national media and compile news summaries
Assist with Message & Content Development: Help draft action alerts, website copy, blogs, fundraising appeals, and other creative materials
Engage our target audience using social media platforms
Draft press releases, talking points, fact sheets and other media materials
Strong personal commitment to a woman’s right to choose
Social media savvy (i.e.: familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, etc..)
Proficient with Microsoft Office (previous experience with database software a plus)
Previous experience with or study of communications, journalism, or political campaigns a plus
Compensation: This position is unpaid. NARAL Pro-Choice Washington will help secure academic credit when applicable.
NARAL Pro-Choice Washington does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, gender, gender identity, degree of physical ability, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, economic means, or educational status.
Please email a resume and cover letter to Megan Burbank at email@example.com.