Paid Digital Intern (Coordinated)


Job Description: Paid Digital Intern (Coordinated)
Reports to: Deputy Digital Director, Mobilization (Coordinated)
Salary: $15/hour, 10 or 20 hrs per week 
Location: Madison or Milwaukee, WI
Start date: Summer 2024
Application Deadline: July 30, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to elect Kamala Harris for President, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a Digital Intern, you will join the Coordinated Campaign’s digital team as we work to reach voters across the internet. As a part-time intern, you will gain hands-on experience running social media platforms, designing digital content for distribution, and building relationships within our influencer program. This experience will prepare you for a career in politics, marketing, digital consulting, and beyond!

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Draft and schedule content for Campaign social media channels.
  • Design digital assets in support of campaign events and partners.
  • Work with a network of local influencers to share election-related content.
  • Engage digital communities of supporters to generate excitement and distribute content.
  • Occasionally attend on-the-ground campaign events to record content for digital distribution.
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary.

Qualifications (Required): 

  • Growth Mindset – Able to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to work long hours during peak season, rolling up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
  • Attend to Detail – Able to manage multiple projects and priorities without compromising. our high standards for accuracy, design, and grammar.
  • Team Player – Willingness to collaborate within a team and effectively solve problems as they arise.
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills – Able to carefully handle relationships with coworkers and external partners.
  • Democratic Mindset – Desire to fight for Democratic values and candidates. 

Qualifications (Preferred): 

  • Experience designing a social media strategy for a public-facing account.
  • Graphic design and video editing experience.

Benefits: Great benefits including; Talkspace virtual therapy, intern events to promote career development, career-building sessions, Employee Assistance Programs, flexible schedule, and a free monthly subscription to Calm.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive  and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the  Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully  work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants  with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.