Postions

Political Intern

Each semester and in the summer, NALP hosts Political Interns to join our programs team. Interns are responsible for assisting in planning trainings nationally, conducting political and electoral background research, recruiting community leaders to run for office, and supporting NALP in alumni development. Internships also include administrative tasks that relate to larger substantive projects.

The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States, as well as the fundamental elements of running a local campaign for public office. Interns will work with NALP’s President and senior staff, and will have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NALP’s work that align with his or her interests.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct political and electoral background research on target states
  • Assist in identifying and recruiting community leaders nationwide to run for local office
  • Attend events with NALP staff; and/or represent NALP at local conferences and forums
  • Follow up with NALP event speakers, panelists, guests, etc.
  • Assist with logistics coordination
  • Keep track of events, tasks and follow up
  • Organize NALP program documents
  • Provide ongoing support to the program team
  • Other activities, as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge on the different levels of government
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Interpersonal skills, including the ability to make calls to a wide variety of people, from donors to local representatives, with comfort and confidence;
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings;
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time;
  • Demonstrated interest in immigrant rights and immigration
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership.

Preferred

  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Dropbox, and Nationbuilder
  • Prior event planning experience

Benefits

While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. A $500 transportation stipend can be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs (will be disbursed at the end of the internship).

Time Commitment

A minimum of 15 weeks and 15 hours per week is required. Occasional evenings and weekends required. We are looking for someone to start immediately. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9am-5pm, Mon-Friday).

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and a resume to [email protected]

 

Social Media Intern

Each semester and in the summer, NALP hosts a Social Media intern with excellent writing skills and an ability to multi-task to join our team.  The candidate should have a strong knowledge and proficiency of various social media platforms.  The Social Media intern will be responsible for working with the Communications Director to oversee NALP’s Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts and come up with original content to keep each medium current.  Interns will follow topical immigrant/immigration related news to assist with creating social media copy.  

The internship will provide insight into immigrant electoral politics in the United States. Interns will work with senior staff, and will have opportunities to participate in other aspects of NALP’s work that align with his or her interests.  

Responsibilities

  • Follow news stories on immigration policy and immigrant candidates for office;
  • Engage NALP alumni via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Monitor performance indicators such as impressions, clicks
  • Brainstorm and create social media campaigns
  • Attend events with NALP staff;
  • Provide ongoing support to the program team;
  • Curate content for social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram
  • Help with social media pre-strategy research
  • Research new trends in the social world and bring fresh ideas to the team
  • Monitor current social campaigns and suggest revisions when necessary 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Familiarity with Twitter, Hootsuite/Tweetdeck, Facebook, Instagram and Flickr
  • Self-starter who happily takes initiative on individual projects, but also works well in cooperative decision-making settings;
  • Strong organizational/multi-tasking skills, detail oriented, and an ability to meet deadlines on time;
  • Demonstrated interest in immigration;
  • Passionate about improving minority representation in all tiers of U.S. leadership.
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Dropbox;

Benefits

While this is an unpaid internship, class credit may be arranged with your college or university. As an intern, you will gain the experience and skills necessary for working in the non-profit industry. In addition to program coordination, you will also learn about immigrant civic engagement and electoral politics, and you will have an opportunity to participate in other aspects of our work. A small stipend can also be arranged to help cover transportation and other costs.

Time Commitment

A minimum of 15 weeks and 15 hours per week is required. Occasional evenings and weekends may required during an event. Scheduling is flexible based on applicant’s availability. The majority of internship activities will take place at our office in New York City during office hours (9am-5pm, Mon-Friday).

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and a resume to [email protected]