About the Role: Civics Team Intern
The Civics Team Intern (CTI) supports Blue Haven Civics, which invests in the foundations of American democracy, including strengthening youth civic engagement and reducing corruption in politics. We believe that the next generation must be empowered and supported to create fairer markets, ensure more effective governance, and advance progressive policies. Organizations we support include Higher Ground Labs, Issue One, and the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance.
The CTI is a remote internship compensated at $18 – 20 an hour based on experience.
Applicants must be able to commit 40 hours a week for 10 weeks. Responsibilities of the CTI include, but are not limited to:
- Drafting research memoranda on items of interest and providing general project support across the portfolio of civic engagement activities.
- Preparing the Principal for meetings, speaking engagements, and other events through written materials and verbal briefings.
- Attending events of interest to BHI and providing written insight on these meetings.
- Creating, organizing, and managing a folder for briefings, memos, and memoranda.
- Providing flexible project support to BHI’s other teams: Ventures, Initiatives, and Operations.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Demonstrated long-term enthusiasm about voting and civic engagement, social justice, progressive politics and policy, or youth leadership.
- Detail-oriented approach to all tasks, large and small.
- Well-organized and proactive.
- Able to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, or a willingness to learn.
- Ability to independently and creatively conduct research, or a willingness to learn.
- 0 – 2 years of work experience. Experience in organizing, politics, government, philanthropy, or consulting is welcome but not required.
We believe that university degrees are not accessible to everyone. Therefore, this role does not require a university education. At Blue Haven Initiative, we believe that generating social impact starts with diverse teams and partners. This means cultivating an equitable workplace that encourages collaboration and creativity, and we actively recruit and empower people who represent the diverse next generation of leadership. Applicants will never be disqualified nor discriminated against by race, class, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, criminal history, or educational attainment.
Please apply below via our application form hosted by Greenhouse. The priority deadline for applications is June 6 at 11:59 PM EST. We will continue to accept and review applications past the deadline until the position is filled. To facilitate an inclusive, bias-blind recruitment process, please remove the following from your resume and application materials:
- Your name and contact information (including from the file name)
- School name references (high school, undergraduate, graduate)
- Personal hobbies and interests
You can find an example of a blind resume here. You do not need to reformat your resume, and you may leave your degree and field of study (e.g., B.A. Economics).