Community Organizing Internship

Academic Credits


Hours per week

9-12 hours per week



Application Deadline


Start Date


End Date



United States


About the Alliance: The Alliance for Gun Responsibility works to end the gun violence crisis in our community and to promote a culture of gun ownership that balances rights with responsibilities. Through collaboration with experts, civic leaders, and citizens, we work to find evidenced-based solutions. We create innovative policy, advocate for changes in laws, and promote community education to reduce gun violence.

Our Vision: A community safe from the devastating consequences of gun violence.

Gun responsibility has become a national priority since the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility has been a major driver of change in Washington State and around the nation. In just a few short years, we’ve accomplished the following:

  • Leading a statewide coalition of citizens and supporters to pass Initiative 1491, creating Extreme Risk Protection Orders that save lives and prevent tragedies, and Initiative 594, the first ballot initiative to close the background check loophole for gun sales
  • Helping to protect Seattle’s landmark tax on firearm and ammunition sales, which funds critical programs and tools which support the welfare of the people of Seattle
  • Advocating for, and protecting, stronger gun laws in the Legislature, including Extreme Risk Protection Orders, Child Access Prevention, and Suicide Prevention
  • Funding critical research into the causes and consequences of firearm death and injury
  • Conducting public education campaigns which inform the public on the importance of gun responsibility

Gun violence is preventable – if we work together to prevent it. The Alliance for Gun Responsibility provides paths to take action that saves lives.

Community Organizing Internship

About: Community Organizing Internships occur between the legislative session and electoral campaign season. This period focuses primarily on local and regional advocacy throughout the state. The Statewide Chapter Program relies heavily on grassroots mobilization, coordination, and recruitment. Interns will gain real life organizing experience through working with volunteers, chapter team members, and community allies to activate for legislative and community strategies to prevent gun violence within Washington. Interns will work closely with the organizing staff to strengthen community support for gun violence prevention while implementing a comprehensive plan to deliver tangible political victories. Ideal candidates are critical thinkers who thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should be invested in gun violence prevention efforts and motivated to learn about legislative processes and effective organizing tactics.

If approved by your institution, this internship can count as course credit! Interns will be expected to contribute 9-12 hours per week from March 28th - June 8th (10 weeks). Weekly hours are negotiable for high school applicants. Schedules are flexible, but may vary week to week based upon organizing events or opportunities. Interns should expect to work at least two evening shifts per week (in Seattle) and two weekend shifts per month (location varies per event). Transportation to events outside of Seattle will be provided.


  • Activate members, partnering organizations, and a grassroots network to develop chapter teams
  • Participate in and execute statewide organizing efforts
  • Recruit and manage volunteers
  • Manage volunteer lists and databases
  • Operate phone banks and outreach events, outside of typical business hours
  • Facilitate, support, and supervise chapter activities and projects

To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to Interviews will be scheduled as applications are received until positions are filled. The application deadline is March 25th, however priority will be given to applications received before March 15th.  

Our organization is an equal-opportunity employer and seeks to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds. We are committed to fostering and supporting workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, valued, and supported. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQA community are strongly encouraged to apply.

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