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Spring & Summer Interns

Run for America, a New York City based bipartisan candidate recruitment and public impact training organization, is excited to be searching for Spring and Summer 2017 Interns!

Our interns play a critical role within the RFA team, and have the opportunity to take on responsibilities comparable to those of our full-time employees. An ideal candidate will have the skills and experience outlined below, and will be a strong fit for the RFA culture. We are currently offering spring and summer semester internship opportunities. We are committed to making sure the experience here is challenging, informative and educational. Our program is project-based, and interns will work both as individuals and as members of a highly collaborative team. Tasks assigned to interns, or teams of interns, may vary in kind and scope but will align with their skills and interests. In the past, interns have worked on critical projects related to the assessment of political opportunity in districts across the country, candidate recruitment, fundraising, research, operations, communications, and project execution. 

RFA Culture - RFA team members are:

  • Highly adaptable and do well in a startup environment of constant change
  • Proactive team players with an innate desire to learn
  • Honest, resourceful, mission driven, outgoing and relationship focused
  • Seeking leadership opportunities and excel with both delegation and collaboration


  • Providing support for fundraising, including donor research, tracking and communications
  • Assisting with contact database creation and management
  • Coordinating marketing, branding, social media and external affairs
  • Recruiting volunteers
  • Developing campaign materials
  • Tracking RFA media mentions and maintaining the media contact database
  • Providing support for content creation and dissemination
  • Supporting time sensitive research requests with regards to RFA day-to-day activities
  • Leading or assisting with ad hoc projects and administrative tasks

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Undergraduate student or recent graduate, with a familiarity of the U.S. government and a desire to fix a broken system!
  • Strong attention to detail and thorough follow through
  • Advanced writing, editing, research, and creative thinking skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills; Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), as well as social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Specialized skills such as graphic design or web development are highly valued

Spring internships are not paid, but we are able to work with your institution to get school credit. Summer internships include a stipend, are full-time and will take place over the course of 10 weeks during Summer 2017, specific dates are flexible. All positions are located in New York City and are not eligible for remote work. 

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