Internships

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Internships

The Centrist Project is looking for talented, game-changing problem solvers from around the country to join our team in one of four available roles.

Fall 2017 internships will run from September to December and will be based in Denver, CO or can be organized remotely at your college or university. Some travel opportunities may arise. We are hiring both full-time and part time applicants, and stipends may be available for qualified full time applicants. To apply, please submit a resume and short writing sample as PDFs to tyler@centristproject.org with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Minimum Qualifications for all positions:

  • Hard-working

  • Enthusiastic

  • Detail orientated

  • Resourceful

  • Creative and outside-the-box thinking

  • Willingness to inject new ideas, not just execute old ones

  • A strong desire to transform a broken political system

 

Political Associate

Essential functions may include:

  • Support our state based program to elect independents in Colorado, Maine and a few other key states

  • Identify and evaluate potential candidates; assist in outreach to candidates

  • Help facilitate meetings and events between potential candidates, TCP staff, donors etc.

  • Conduct state level policy research

  • Help build state level campaign infrastructure

 

Communications Associate

Essential Functions may include:

  • Build the TCP Brand, including A/B testing of  tones, words and phrases

  • Draft posts for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

  • Op-Ed and press release writing and/or editing

  • Develop relationships with key media reporters and stakeholder

 

Finance Associate

Essential Functions may include:

  • Identify potential donors

  • Develop and track strategies for donor research

  • Draft grant applications and ensure commitments to grants we have been awarded

  • Maintain relationships with our key partners

  • Assist in hosting events / meetings for potential donors and partners

  • Daily tasks will include some administrative and operational support

 

Web Development Associate

Essential Functions may include:

  • Develop personal profile infrastructure on the backend of our nationbuilder hosted website

  • Assist in maintenance of website

  • Assist leadership team in technology operations

  • Streamline backend processing of new volunteers, donors and candidates

  • Daily tasks will include some administrative and operational support