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Annie's List, Political/Finance/Communication Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 8973

Wed, December 31, 2014

Explore this position and apply via your BTT Gateway account, Job ID 8973

Annie’s List works to recruit, train, support and elect viable progressive Democratic women candidates who are dedicated to protecting the health, safety and financial security of Texas women and their families. By electing more progressive Democratic women and changing the face of power in Texas politics, Annie’s List aims to advance a progressive agenda. Since 2003, Annie’s List has helped elect 22 women to office and made over $3 million in contributions to our endorsed campaigns. This Annie’s List internship opportunity has three tracks. 

Political interns will learn what it takes to recruit and train candidates for future office. They will: 
• Assist in recruiting attendees for candidate trainings 
• Reach out to local elected officials and progressive allies on behalf of Annie's List 
• Learn software pertinent to progressive campaigns (NGP & VAN) 
• Conduct political research 
• Aide Communications and Finance as needed 

Communication interns will learn how a political organization generates a following and communicates with it. They will: 
• Assist in tracking press relevant to Annie’s List candidates and issues 
• Compile mentions in the press regarding Annie’s List 
• Help maintain and grow social media presence of Annie’s List 
• Write summaries of experiences to be shared with Annie’s List followers via Twitter, Facebook, and email 
• Aide Finance and Political as needed 

Finance interns will learn how to generate money for an organization the size of Annie’s List. They will: 
• Maintain database and spreadsheets 
• Gain proficiency in pertinent political fundraising software (NGP) 
• Create event materials as well as prepare mailings and solicitations 
• Conduct donor research and communicate with Annie’s List donors 
• Aide Political and Communications as needed 

All interns will assist with Annie’s List Fall events, including luncheons, receptions and trainings, as well as have the unique experience of working in politics during an election year. 

Overall Requirements: 
• An open schedule 
• Strong interest in promoting Democratic women to political power 
• Microsoft Office knowledge 
• Google Drive familiarity 
• Quick to learn

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