Intern with us!

We're looking for Fall INTERNS!

Join us for an internship this fall!

In this crucial moment we are mobilizing thousands of people across the Hudson Valley to put working class champions in office and fight for a New York that works for all of us.

Our fall interns will have an important role to play in mobilizing people around progressive electoral and issue campaigns!

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:

July 26 – Application Opens

August 15 – Application Closes (Certain roles are limited and acceptances are on a rolling basis — applying earlier increases your chances of being considered for your top priority role!)

August 16 to September 3 – Info Sessions & Confirmation Calls

September 4 – Intern Orientation

Week of September 6 – Interns start!

Beginning of December – Interns finish!

Explore our intern positions below!

Background

    • We are working on local and state level issue campaigns related to housing justice. To win these progressive statewide policies we need to make calls to our community members to gather popular support for these campaigns in order to pressure elected officials to pass the legislation. Additionally, we will endorse a number of local progressive candidates for the 2021 General Elections in November who we will make calls for to help them win their elections.

Time Commitment:

    • 4 hrs/week (two 2 hr shifts per week)
      • Shifts typically take place in the evenings on weekdays or on weekends
    • One 15/20 minute check in every other week

LocationRemote

Responsibilities

    • Deep Canvassing, calling community members to build support and mobilize them around our progressive campaigns (issue and electoral). Plugging in supportive community members who are also interested in phonebanking for progressive campaigns.
    • Voter Engagement Phonebanking, calling constituents about local elections
    • Relational Recruitment, talking to your friends/family/peers about the campaigns and seeing if they would like to make a call to a legislator and/or join you for a deep canvassing shift

Key skills/capacities developed:

    • Understanding the political process and issue campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, strategy and tactics used in issue and electoral campaigns at the local and state level
    • Phonebanking, talking to the community about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members
    • Deep Canvassing, learning to connect with community members on the phone, encourage them to share their experiences, ask them elicitive questions, and gauge their support of campaigns
    • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including Thrutalk and peer-to-peer texting programs
    • Relational Organizing, organizing your own networks to take action for progressive issue and electoral campaigns in NY

Good for people interested in

    • Volunteer Recruitment
    • Community Outreach
    • Electoral/Issue Campaigns

Background:

  • We are working on local and state level issue campaigns related to housing justice. To win these progressive statewide policies we need to make calls to our community members to gather popular support for these campaigns in order to pressure electeds to pass the legislation. Additionally, we will endorse a number of local progressive candidates for the 2021 General Elections in November who we will make calls for to help them win their elections.

Shifts/time: 

  • One 4 hr shift each week
    • Shifts typically take place in the evenings on weekdays or on weekends
  • One 15/20 minute check in every other week

Location:

  • Newburgh Office, Kingston Office, or Poughkeepsie Office

It is not required for you to have transportation to the offices

Primary tasks: 

  • Canvassing/door-knocking community members to build support and mobilize them around our progressive campaigns (issue and electoral)
  • Plugging in supportive community members who are also interested in phonebanking for progressive campaigns
  • Organizing your own personal networks to volunteer

Key skills/capacities developed:

  • Doorknocking/Street Canvassing, talking to the community about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members at the door or on the street
  • Deep Canvassing, learning to connect with community members on the phone, encourage them to share their experiences, ask them elicitive questions, and gauge their support of campaigns
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including MiniVan
  • Understanding the political process and issue campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, strategy and tactics used in issue and electoral campaigns at the local and state level
  • Relational Organizing, organizing your own networks to take action for progressive issue and electoral campaigns in NY

Good for people interested in:

  • Community organizing
  • Campaign work 

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 and bringing thousands of people into contact with our work. It is built by a dedicated core team of fundraising interns and volunteers.

Shifts/time: 

    • 4 hour weekly commitment — 2 hr meeting, 2 hrs independent work

Location:

    • Remote/In-Person, depending on your location

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 have a large team of community engagement interns each semester. We need dedicated leaders to help manage our CE interns and develop their deep canvassing skills. Coaches play an important role in supporting the management of the community engagement program by having check ins with interns, supporting shift facilitation, supporting volunteer training, etc. 

Shifts/Time: 

  • 5-6 hrs/week: 1 two hour shift per week, 1 one hour meeting per week, 1 hour of check ins per week, one 15/20 minute check in every week

Location:

  • Newburgh Office, Kingston Office, Poughkeepsie Office or Remote, depending on location

Primary tasks:

  • Canvassing (phonebanking/doorknocking) community members to build support and mobilize them around our progressive campaigns (issue and electoral)
  • Checking in with a team of interns biweekly
  • Attending a 1 hr coach meeting weekly
  • Facilitating phonebank/doorknocking shifts 
  • Potentially, training volunteers who join your shifts

Key skills/capacities developed:

  • Doorknocking/Street Canvassing, talking to the community about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members at the door or on the street
  • Deep Canvassing, learning to connect with community members on the phone, encourage them to share their experiences, ask them elicitive questions, and gauge their support of campaigns
  • Management, checking in with fellow interns to help them develop goals, answer questions, to help them develop community engagement skills
  • Facilitation, gain experience facilitating intern/volunteer shifts
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including MiniVan
  • Understanding the political process and issue campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, strategy and tactics used in issue and electoral campaigns at the local and state level
  • Relational Organizing, organizing your own networks to take action for progressive issue and electoral campaigns in NY

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience with community engagement

Good for people interested in:

    • Community organizing
    • Campaign work 
    • Management / Leadership

*Note: We have a limited number of placements for communications interns

Background:

  • Strong communications is critical to expanding our grassroots movement. Communications interns will play an important role in supporting and growing our organization’s communications and digital department from the ground up by working across a variety of projects, including social media, press outreach, digital platform management, and content creation.

Shifts/time: 

  • 4 hrs/week

Location:

  • Remote

Primary tasks: 

  • Maintaining and updating our press list
  • Weekly media clips
  • Media summaries
  • Press outreach and pitching
  • Developing social media content

Key skills/capacities developed:

    •  
  • PR & media pitching and relationship building
  • Social media and digital outreach strategies
  • Content creation and curation
  • Knowledge of local politics

Good for people interested in:

    • Administrative / operations work
    • Communications work

*Note: We have a limited number of placements for Lead Communications Interns

Background:

    • Strong communications is critical to expanding our grassroots movement. Lead communications interns will play a core role in building Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson’s comms and digital department from the ground up. They will work closely with the Communications Director on projects across the department, ranging from social media management, email marketing, and press relations, while also expanding the department’s overall capacity by managing Communications interns. 

Shifts/time: 

  • 8 hrs/week

Location:

  • Remote

Primary tasks: 

  • Manage Communications Interns
  • Updating our website
  • Working on PR and Media
  • Creating social media content
  • Drafting mass emails
  • If relevant, graphic design/photo/video work

Key skills/capacities developed:

  • Management, managing fellow interns to complete recurring tasks
  • Strategic communications and digital skills
  • PR & media relations skills
  • Messaging and narrative skills
  • Social media content management, including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
  • Knowledge of digital platforms, including WordPress

Good for people interested in:

  • Administrative / operations work
  • Communications work

Background:

  • Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson has a large existing student base to mobilize. There are also thousands of students at local schools in the Hudson Valley that we hope to connect with our work! Campus outreach teams will work to engage and expand our student base.

Shifts/time: 

  • One 4 hr shift each week

Location:

Vassar Campus or Marist Campus or SUNY New Paltz Campus or Remote

Primary tasks: 

  • If in person, Canvassing students to build support and mobilize them around our progressive campaigns (issue and electoral)
  • If remote, phonebanking our existing student base to build support and mobilize them around our progressive campaigns (issue and electoral)
  • Plugging in supportive student who are also interested in phonebanking/canvassing for progressive campaigns
  • Organizing your own personal networks to volunteer
  • Holding events for students to introduce them to and engage them with our work
  • Recruiting students to our fundraising team

Key skills/capacities developed:

  • Campus Canvassing, talking to students on campus about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members
  • Phonebanking, calling students to talk to them about our campaigns, recruiting potential volunteers and members
  • Familiarity with digital organizing tools, including Spoke, Thrutalk, Mailmerge, Airtable
  • Recruitment, reaching out to folks from our student contact base to talk to them about volunteer opportunities, bringing new folks into our work and student base
  • Understanding the political process and issue campaigns, receive first hand experience moving through the political process, strategy and tactics used in issue and electoral campaigns at the local and state level
  • Relational Organizing, organizing your own networks to take action for progressive issue and electoral campaigns in NY

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with NLMH as either an intern or fundraising team member in the past

Good for people interested in:

  • Student organizing
  • Recruitment

Fall program faqs

Our internship has some remote options. 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!

This internship is open to high school students, college students, and non-students!

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