Communications Intern (Remote, Part-time)

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Washington, DC

Published 28 days ago

December 21, 2020

Part-time • Up to 15 hours per week • Starts Feb. 1, 2021, Ends May 1, 2021 • Competitive Pay ($25/hour) • Work from Anywhere in the Continental U.S. 

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Application deadline: Dec 22, 2020 7pm ET

MoveOn is a diverse and vibrant community of millions of people working together to create progressive change in America. We are an innovative campaigning organization that supports people throughout the country to take action through driving impactful campaigns that influence the behavior of people and institutions, the outcomes of elections, and expand the realities of what’s possible. We organize to challenge entrenched power, while pursuing economic, racial, and social justice and a vision of a country in which everyone can thrive.

In this role, you will support our communications team on MoveOn’s advocacy campaigns and electoral work. You will assist with media relations, social media, and creative/video production work. No day is the same and your projects will range from research, to drafting materials, to identifying and creating content, to sharing your strategic perspective and participating as an active member of our communications team.

As a MoveOn intern, you’ll never get anyone coffee (except yourself). Your work will be substantive. We are a small and nimble team so everyone’s work is vital; the work that you do will be an important part of how we elevate MoveOn members’ voices, communication around our core campaigns, and influence the national political narrative.


  • Follow and track news coverage related to our priority campaigns, and find compelling content that we could elevate on various channels;
  • Assist with social media campaigns and create social content to distribute to allies;
  • Assist with press work and create content for distribution to journalists (press releases, pitches, statements, talking points, messaging, op-eds, video scripts, and other materials);
  • Assist with compiling and tracking of social media hits and press clips mentioning MoveOn and featuring MoveOn’s spokespeople;
  • Assist with projects from our Creative Lab, including videos and digital campaigns, and our Culture team; 
  • Be an active member of MoveOn’s communications team, contributing to cross-team projects in a variety of ways;
  • Occasionally facilitate and take notes at meetings;
  • Have the opportunity to engage in MoveOn’s work in other exciting ways.

A successful candidate will ...

  • Experience with and/or interest in activism, advocacy, organizing, or politics; previous experience of a minimum 1 or more roles (min 3 months) in this area (including “job”, community activism, campus role, and/or volunteer work).
  • Experience with and/or interest in communications work (could include digital organizing, social media, press relations, video production, journalism, student, etc.); previous experience of a minimum of 1 or more roles (min 3 months) in this area. 
  • Strong writing skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling, and adherence to a style guide, and ability to produce content fast;
  • Have a strong equity analysis and willingness to have courageous conversations about privilege and oppression with individuals at different stages of learning.
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Willing to self-reflect, learn, grow, and stretch themselves.

Required skills and experience

  • Excellent research abilities and investigative spirit—the ability to figure out where to find needed information and organize it to advance the purpose for which it is requested;
  • Familiarity with the American political process and media ecosystem. Knowledge of and experience with progressive advocacy organizations, election campaigns, movements for racial, social, and economic justice, media outlets, and communications theory and practice are all of an added benefit;
  • Desire to work hard, to learn, to collaborate with others, and to have fun;
  • Regular Eastern time zone morning availability is desired but not required; hours are negotiable and flexible.

Reports to: Director of Media Relations & Communications Management

Location: Position may be based anywhere in the continental United States. May require occasional travel.  

Classification, Salary, and Benefits: Part-time (up to 15 hours per week), $25 per hour, and $175 monthly toward cost of cell phone, internet, and office expenses; home office subsidy also provided. Civic Action and Political Action provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Part-time • Up to 15 hours per week • Starts Feb. 1, 2021, Ends May 1, 2021 • Competitive Pay ($25/hour) • Work from Anywhere in the Continental U.S. 

Apply here:

Application deadline: Dec 22, 2020 7pm ET

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