Paid Internship

Arizona Advocacy Foundation, with partner Arizona Advocacy Network,
is currently offering three paid internship opportunities for the Spring 2017 Semester.

Apply by January 31st. 

 

Why Should You Intern for AZ Advocacy?

  • Paid stipend ($500 for the semester)
  • Earn college credit*
  • Build resume with career related work experience
  • Develop communication and marketing skills with traditional and earned media
  • Acquire skills in advocacy, event planning, fundraising, public policy, and volunteer coordinating
  • Participate in educational webinars and in-person leadership trainings
  • Design and implement a wide range of projects
  • Learn about election law and campaign finance
  • Gain references and networking opportunities from working with like-minded students, elected officials, the press, community leaders, and with other nonprofit organizations 

*Each college and university has different requirements for accepting internships for college credit. At ASU and U of A, these requirements are even different for each academic department. We will work directly with you and the colleges to take advantage of all the opportunities available, earning up to 6 college credit hours for the internship. Remember internship credit is regular academic credit and regular university tuition rates, fees, and deadlines apply. 

 

What are the qualifications to be an intern?

An internship with Arizona Advocacy requires hard work, attention to detail, and initiative. Qualified applicants will have strong communication and writing skills. Being familiar with Microsoft Office (Excel and Word) and social media (Facebook and Twitter) is a plus. You will need to dedicate a minimum of ten hours a week and attend a weekly staff meeting (or arrange for a weekly conference call), but hours are flexible with your class schedules. You must be currently enrolled in a two or four-year accredited institution. When representing AZ Advocacy, always have a professional appearance and interact respectfully with others, both in-person and with online communication. Most of all, our interns should be committed to the mission of Arizona Advocacy and be interested in clean elections, fair courts, and voters’ rights.

If you have a special expertise, such as graphic design or non-profit management, our staff is happy to work with you to tailor the internship to your individual skills.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Coordinate volunteers on campus and organize student club
  • Develop and post social media content
  • Draft press releases, opinion pieces, and organizational literature
  • Help to expand membership and a grassroots donor base
  • Host tables at their college campus or local community events
  • Promote regular meetings, fundraisers, issue forums, and other events
  • Track legislative bills during session
  • Update blog and calendar event content on website
  • Work with staff on event planning, organizing press conferences, and research projects

 

How to Apply? 

Please email a cover letter and your resume to alison@azadvocacy.org.