WE’RE HIRING – POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS INTERN!
Alliance for a Better Minnesota (ABM) is seeking a Political Communications Intern for the fall of 2023.
If you want to build your work experience in press and media engagement, writing, and progressive politics, this internship is for you!
ABM is one of Minnesota’s most influential political communications groups and is held up as a national model for other state organizations. ABM is a nonprofit organization that serves the state’s progressive community as a communications hub. We aggressively hold elected officials and organizations accountable, driving narratives to expose the truth about who is looking out for Minnesotans. And we engage with and educate Minnesotans about the effects of specific policies, elected officials, and organizations on their quality of life using innovative, cutting-edge media techniques.
We work closely with national and state allied groups to develop, coordinate, and share the most effective messages using the best channels with attention to the effects of policy decisions on the lives of Minnesotans. Our legal entities include a 501(c)4, 501(c)3, federal PAC, and state PAC.
About the role
This internship will work closely with the Communications Director and in all aspects of the communications department, including briefing staff on daily news; learning the ins and outs of compiling and maintaining press lists; researching and writing engaging content for ABM’s website, social media, and progressive partners.
This is a hybrid position but will require occasional travel in and around Minnesota and to the office.
- Brainstorm and pitch content ideas that reflect ABM’s strategic goals
- Draft weekly content for ABM’s blog and social media
- Work with the communications department to create and maintain press lists
- Research news outlets, reporters, podcasts, and other media sources
- Provide communications support for other departments and ABM’s partners
If you have some but not all the qualifications, consider applying anyway!
- Strong communication and writing skills
- Ability to work well with a variety of people
- Strong commitment to equity and inclusion
- Self-starter with excellent time management
- Commitment to progressive issues and values
- Ability to travel in and around Minnesota and to the office occasionally (essential locations are accessible via public transportation)
The political communications intern will be paid $15 per hour. The internship can also be taken for academic credit (depending on school requirements).
The internship will run from mid-September through December, depending on the semester schedule. The hours are flexible and will be arranged in coordination with the Communications Director and the intern’s schedule; however, interns will be expected to work between 10-15 hours per week.
Submit a cover letter, and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, August 24th, at midnight.
ABM is deeply committed to social, racial, gender, and economic justice. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and unemployed individuals to apply.