Policy & Politics Internship (Part-Time)

Policy & Politics Internship

Washington Bus

The Washington Bus engages young people all across the state, empowers them through training, support, and hands-on work, and uses the power of our generation to drive policy and political wins. The Washington Bus is currently accepting applications for Spring and Fall quarter interns. We seek individuals that are interested in politics, committed to social justice, and excited about engaging with young people across Washington State.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist program team in compiling field and outreach resources.
  • Assist with small and large scale field events with field team, Bus staff, and volunteers.
  • In coordination with the field team arrange canvassing, phone banking, and campaign activities.
  • Help program staff with volunteer recruitment, retention, and training.
  • Assist with voter registration efforts and quarterly campaign priorities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Past interns have lobbied legislators for increased, equitable access to voting systems, organized door-belling efforts across the state, registered thousands of people to vote, and engaged young (and old) Washingtonians about issues crucial to young people such as marriage equality, increased funding for public transit, and mandatory criminal background checks on gun purchases.

Qualifications:

  • Creative problem solver and solutions oriented.
  • Independent work style & proactive communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines, come to work on time, and reliably show up to meetings.
  • Have a great sense of humor, relatable, and ability to celebrate successes.
  • High level of follow through on your work.
Time Commitment: Internships are paid, part-time positions. This is a 8 to 10 week program, and interns should be able to work an average of 15 hours per week. Interns receive a stipend of $625.

Spring Quarter: April – June: Outreach. Presentations. Making new friends.

Fall Quarter: September – November: General Election. Candidate support. Issue support. Phone Banks. Doorbells. Trick or Vote. Victory parties.

To Apply: 

The online application can be accessed HERE! Applications are received on a rolling basis and will be reviewed as they are received. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Field and Outreach Coordinator, Lily Clifton at Lily@washingtonbus.org or by telephone at (206) 325-1889.