Pima County Democratic Party - PAID & Unpaid positions

Sponsor Organization

Pima County Democratic Party

Description

The Pima County Democratic Party (PCDP) is the local branch of one of the oldest existing Political Parties in the world. As Democrats in Pima County, we are proud of a uniquely successful history. Of all the counties in Arizona, the PCDP is known for its grassroots organizational skills and its incredible ability to rally support and wage winning campaigns. In short, we work hard to elect Democrats at all levels of government in the state of Arizona.

Internship Available

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

Deadlines

Students looking to receive credit for their PCDP internship should apply at least TWO weeks before the University deadline to apply for internship credit.

Internship Description: PAID & Unpaid

The Pima Democratic Party is looking for dedicated students with a passion for local politics to intern with us this fall. Here at PCDP, our mission is to support and elect local Democratic leaders who will work to enact our platform and will represent the people of Pima County in the state and federal legislatures. Join us as we set up the stage for the 2022 elections, and see the inner workings of the Pima Democratic Party, local government, and political office first hand!

Two available PAID positions: Fundraising Fellowship, Communications Fellowship

Each position will require working 20 hours per week. All four positions are paid. If you choose to apply for more than one position, you must submit separate cover letters for each position.


Fundraising Fellowship (2 Available)
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Checking in and out with the Director at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Assist the Director with planning and recruiting for fundraising events.
  • Minimum 5 hours required every week of fundraising call time.
  • Manage fundraising stewardship (i.e. Thank you cards, checking in with donors, etc).
  • Assist the Director with designing and sending targeted fundraising email series using fundraising database software such as NGP.
  • Assist the Director with the general fundraising plan for the first and second fiscal quarters.
  • Attend any relevant finance committee meetings.

PREFERRED

  • Previous experience with fundraising database software such as NGP.
  • Previous fundraising experience.
  • Local Tucson knowledge.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered to vote as a Democrat in Pima County.
  • ○ Exception: Pima residents authorized to work in the US who are not US citizens. Must demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Democratic party.
  • Able to be in the office during shifts.

This is a paid internship. Please submit a resume and cover letter to director@pimadems.org by
Wednesday, January 12th to be considered for the position.

Communications Fellowship
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Checking in and out with the Director at the beginning and end of each shift.
  • Attending communications team meetings. Working directly with PCDP Corresponding Secretary to ensure that all communications projects are on track.
  • Assist the Director with planning weekly, biweekly, and monthly newsletters directed at targeted audiences.
  • ○ Also assist with creating email series for first-time subscribers.
  • ○ All emails will be sent using NGP7/NGP8.
  • Assist the Director with general communications planning and strategizing.
  • Periodically updating the PCDP website.
  • Using PCDP Website Manager’s Graphics Guidance to create images that promote various events and campaigns.

PREFERRED

  • Previous experience with political communications.
  • Previous experience with the NGP data system (either the 7 or 8 version).
  • Local Tucson knowledge.
  • Spanish-speaking

REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered to vote as a Democrat in Pima County.
  • ○ Exception: Pima residents authorized to work in the US who are not US citizens. Must demonstrate a commitment to the values of the Democratic party.
  • Exceptional organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Able to be in the office during shifts.

This is a paid internship. Please submit a resume and cover letter to director@pimadems.org by
Wednesday, January 12th to be considered for the position.

Three available unpaid positions: Operations Intern, Field Intern, and Social Media Intern

1. Operations Intern (minimum 10 hours per week)

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Checking in and out with the Operations Coordinator at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Know all office policies and procedures regarding the office phone, technology, petitions, and visitors to the office
  • Use knowledge of office policies and procedures to manage volunteers helping in the office
  • Monitor office supplies and alert the Director about gaps in inventory
  • Keep the office clean and organized
  • Organize clean up events to maintain the building (e.g. pulling weeds in the backyard)
  • Assist the Operations Coordinator with volunteer recruitment, scheduling, and confirmation
  • Use the voter database to schedule and track office volunteer shifts
  • Assist staff as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a student residing in Pima County (you do not need to be a US citizen)
  • If you will be 18 on or before the next election, you must be registered to vote as a Democrats
  • Genuine interest in local politics and/or volunteer management
  • Able to be in the office building during volunteer shift

2. Field Intern (minimum 10 hours per week)

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Minimum 5 hours required every week of volunteer recruitment call time
  • Checking in and out with the Operations Coordinator at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Plan and recruit for events to make calls, register voters, and canvass neighborhoods
  • Able to train and launch volunteers at events
  • Use the voter database to schedule and track active volunteer shifts
  • Alert the Operations Coordinator if more supplies are needed for events
  • Stay up to date on events that provide opportunities for PCDP exposure and fieldwork
  • Assist staff as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a student residing in Pima County (you do not need to be a US citizen)
  • If you will be 18 on or before the next election, you must be registered to vote as a Democrat
  • Genuine interest in local politics and/or managing political campaigns
  • Able to be in the office building at least 5 hours per week

3. Social Media Intern (minimum 8 hours per week)

DAILY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Checking in and out with the Operations Coordinator at the beginning and end of each shift
  • Create and share content for social media platforms with PCDP communications team
  • Attend PCDP communications meetings
  • Help PCDP communications team plan and launch TikTok content
  • Stay up to date on events that provide opportunities for PCDP social media exposure
  • Attend PCDP events to take photos for social media
  • Assist PCDP communications team as needed

REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a student residing in Pima County (you do not need to be a US citizen)
  • If you will be 18 on or before the next election, you must be registered to vote as a Democrat
  • Genuine interest in local politics and/or creating social media content for political campaigns
  • You can complete this internship virtually if needed

Purpose of the Internship:

The internship provides a view into the world of government and political campaigns and will expose the intern to different careers in the political realm. Interns will learn skills related to:

  • Campaign-specific technology
  • Event planning
  • Communications

And much, much more

How to apply

Please email a resume and cover letter to  opscoordinator@pimadems.org to apply. Please address the position that interests you in your cover letter.