Intern with us!

We're looking for INTERNS!

Join us for a remote internship this fall!

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 fall interns will have an important role to play in ensuring we win key seats in three right senate races in November so we can continue to push progressive legislation at the state level!

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:

August 7 — Application Opens

September 6 — Application Due

August 24 to September 7 — Interviews 

September 12 — Orientation 

September 14 — Internship Starts

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: Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson has endorsed 3 progressive candidates in key swing districts across the Hudson Valley for New York State Senate. This electoral work is part of the strategy for winning progressive statewide legislation like Healthcare for All, Housing Justice, and more. As the election is coming up in November, we will be making hundreds of thousands of phone calls to identify, persuade, and mobilize voters to win these critical races.

Shifts4 hours per week — Two 2 hour phonebanking shifts per week, ending after the election in November 2020

If you are interested in making a bigger time commitment (6+ hrs/week) there will be added responsibilities.

LocationRemote

Primary tasks

    • Calling voters to mobilize them in voting for our endorsed candidates
    • Plugging in supportive voters who are interested in phonebanking for our endorsed candidates
    • If making bigger time commitment: 
      • Supporting in the training and management of volunteers during phonebanking shifts

Key skills/capacities developed:

    • Phonebanking, including Voter Identification and Persuasion, Get Out The Vote & recruiting potential volunteers and members
    • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including Thrutalk and peer-to-peer texting programs
    • Understanding the political process and electoral campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, identifying and persuading potential supports or more targeted Get Out The Vote
    • If making bigger time commitment:
      • Facilitation and training: as an intern, you may be responsible for training and guiding new volunteers through the semester

Good for people interested in

      • Community organizing
      • Electoral / 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
    • 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

Fall program faqs

Our internship for the fall 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 the semester?