Community Outreach and Political Internship
Washington Environmental Council - Seattle WA

Internship Category: Paid

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  • Responsibilities

    • Recruit, train and mobilize activists to take action with the campaign through direct voter contact (phone banking and doorbelling)
    • Conduct civic engagement activities including Get Out the Vote and voter education
    • Build enthusiasm and support for an equitable, comprehensive, statewide climate and clean energy ballot measure campaign
    • Coordinate volunteer opportunities and outreach events with targeted audiences
    • Engage volunteers from existing member lists and implement innovative outreach techniques to grow our activist base
    • Maintain and organize data in various databases including Salesforce and the Voter Activation Network
    • Other tasks to support WCV’s political field activities and WEC’s issue advocacy campaigns and coalitions

    Desired Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills by phone and in person
    • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
    • Comfort with Microsoft office applications, web searches, email and computers
    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
    • Enjoys talking on the phone, can shrug off cold responses easily while maintaining a professional and considerate demeanor
    • Positive attitude and has fun while working efficiently
    • Discretion and integrity to work with and maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information
    • A passion for civic engagement, voting rights, politics, or social change

    Desirable Skills

    • Bilingual abilities
    • Interest in Washington state environmental policy and politics
    • Experience in a multiracial setting

    Responsibilities

    • Recruit, train and mobilize activists to take action with the campaign through direct voter contact (phone banking and doorbelling)
    • Conduct civic engagement activities including Get Out the Vote and voter education
    • Build enthusiasm and support for an equitable, comprehensive, statewide climate and clean energy ballot measure campaign
    • Coordinate volunteer opportunities and outreach events with targeted audiences
    • Engage volunteers from existing member lists and implement innovative outreach techniques to grow our activist base
    • Maintain and organize data in various databases including Salesforce and the Voter Activation Network
    • Other tasks to support WCV’s political field activities and WEC’s issue advocacy campaigns and coalitions

    Desired Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills by phone and in person
    • Ability to work well individually and as part of a team
    • Comfort with Microsoft office applications, web searches, email and computers
    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
    • Enjoys talking on the phone, can shrug off cold responses easily while maintaining a professional and considerate demeanor
    • Positive attitude and has fun while working efficiently
    • Discretion and integrity to work with and maintain confidentiality of sensitive personal information
    • A passion for civic engagement, voting rights, politics, or social change

    Desirable Skills

    • Bilingual abilities
    • Interest in Washington state environmental policy and politics
    • Experience in a multiracial setting

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