Political Outreach Intern @ Sierra Club

Application Info

Political Outreach Intern


Duration: 10 hours/week, 4 months - $15 per hour

Context: The organizing intern will implement voter contact components of the Minnesota Sierra Club’s 2020 electoral program. The intern will support the work of staff and volunteers and be supported to develop their own skills and expertise as an organizer.

Scope: This position assists in voter education and Get Out the Vote efforts during the 2020 election and supporting the North Star Chapter’s Sierra Votes volunteer team.

Job Activities:*

  1. Coordinate electoral volunteer activities, to include phone banks and text banks.
  2. Coordinate and support volunteer recruitment and training
  3. Administrative support and data entry
  4. Other duties as assigned

*Work and volunteer activities will be conducted online and virtually until the Sierra Club determines that it is safe to resume in-person events and re-open our St. Paul office.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Interest in the electoral process; prior experience with political campaigns helpful but not required
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in data management (will be using Salesforce and VAN)
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Availability to work some evenings and weekends

This is a category 99 non-exempt position.

Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program.

Sierra Club values the expertise and talents of foreign nationals. Sierra Club sponsors both nonimmigrant and immigrant visas when certain criteria are met, based on immigration laws and organizational needs. Such sponsorship is at the discretion of the Department Head and Sierra Club Human Resources in consultation with the employee’s manager. The Sierra Club cannot guarantee the approval of a visa petition.

The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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Twin Cities, MN, USA




2020-06-24 00:00