Intern with us!

We're looking for INTERNS!

Join us for a remote internship this spring!

In this crucial moment we are mobilizing thousands of people across the Hudson Valley to demand healthcare for all and housing justice in New York, and to get three progressive women elected to the New York State Senate.

Our spring interns will have an important role to play in mobilizing people around progressive state-level campaigns for Healthcare For All, Housing Justice, Immigration Justice, and Energy Justice! 

We will continue to build the sustainable organization we need to win big fights.  From making hundreds of thousands of phone calls and recruiting hundreds of volunteers, to managing the data and raising the money to make all this work possible — there are many roles to play in building the political power we need to win transformative change!

 

Interns will get to learn fundamental skills of organizing for change and be a critical part of one of the fastest-growing organizations in the Hudson Valley.

Timeline:

November 16 — Application Opens

January 24 — Application Due

January 23 — Info Sessions and Confirmation Calls Begin

February 13— Intern Orientation

Week of February 15 — Internship Starts

Last Week of April/First Week of May — Internship Ends

Explore our intern positions below!

Background: Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson is rapidly growing and this rapid growth relies heavily on our grassroots fundraising. Our grassroots fundraising program builds power by raising funds for and bringing thousands of people into our work. It is built by a dedicated core team of fundraising interns and volunteers.

Shifts4 hours per week — 2 hour meeting, 2 hours independent work. 

You may end up working more than this in peak recruitment season, you will have to answer emails/texts when you may not have been planning to “work.”

LocationRemote

Primary tasks

    • Recruitment
        • Preparing to recruit volunteers to the fundraising team – readings, practicing, etc.
        • Tracking outreach to people you know, setting up meetings, etc
    • Management
        • Managing the volunteers you recruited to the fundraising team during the winter fundraising drive
    • Fundraising
        • Mapping out your own personal networks and asking them to donate 

Key skills/capacities developed:

    • Building stronger analysis of NLMH’s work, including fundraising strategy & landscape
    • Recruiting volunteers, including talking about NLMH, making strong “organizing asks”
    • Managing volunteers, including developing capacity to communicate assertively and delegate tasks
    • Self-management, including developing systems to manage your own work and many moving pieces.
    • Fundraising

Good for people interested in:

    • Community organizing
    • Fundraising / development

Background: We are a part of a number of state level campaigns, including for Healthcare for All, Housing for All, Immigration Justice, and Energy Justice. To win these progressive statewide policies we need to gather popular support for these campaigns in order to pressure electeds in Albany to support this legislation. As the legislative session begins during the spring semester and extends into June, we will be making hundreds of thousands of phone calls to talk to community members about these crucial campaigns.

Shifts4 hours per week — Two 2 hour phonebanking shifts per week

If you are interested in making a bigger time commitment (6+ hrs/week) there will be added responsibilities in the realm of volunteer recruitment

LocationRemote

Primary tasks

    • Calling community members to build support and mobilize them around our campaigns for Healthcare, Housing, Immigration Justice, and Energy Justice

    • Plugging in supportive community members who are interested in phonebanking for progressive campaigns

    • Organizing your own personal networks to volunteer

    • If making bigger time commitment: 
      • Supporting in the recruitment of volunteers from our base of contacts

Key skills/capacities developed:

    • Phonebanking, including talking to the community about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members
    • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including Thrutalk and peer-to-peer texting programs
    • Understanding the political process and issue campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, stratefy and tactics used in issue campaigns at the state level
    • If making bigger time commitment:
      • Volunteer Recruitment: you will be responsible for reaching out to folks from our contact base to talk to them about volunteer opportunities

Good for people interested in

      • Community organizing
      • Campaign work

Background: Office work is a critical part of making the organization function effectively. We couldn’t do our work well without a strong administrative foundation.

Shifts: One (or more) 4 hour block per week

LocationRemote

Primary tasks

    • Data entry
    • Managing donor & volunteer databases
    • Processing voter registration forms
    • Miscellaneous tasks as needed

Key skills/capacities developed:

    • Flexibility
    • Attention to detail, you will practice attention to detail in your own work as well as helping fellow interns with quality control
    • Self-management, including ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks
    • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including EveryAction (CRMs), Google Drive, etc
    • Relational Organizing, organizing your own networks to take action for progressive issue campaigns in NY.
    • Learning about the backend work of organizing, it’s an opportunity to learn about the work that makes effective organizing possible

Good for people interested in

    • Administrative / operations work
    • Fundraising / development work

Spring program faqs

Our internship for the spring semester will be remote. You’re welcome to apply to our internship. 

Some schools may offer academic credit and we are happy to support you in that — check with your school!

No! We welcome people with all levels of experience. You will receive training in your respective area, so we are looking for anyone who is excited and committed to working with Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson to fight for change!

Interested in a internship?