Fundraising Internship


Responsibilities

  • Assist in organizing activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations or other gifts for First Ask

  • Research and write grant requests, fundraising emails, and other promotional materials

  • Assist with fundraiser and event prep


Experience

  • Strong writing and communication skills

  • Fundraising experience not necessary

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite a plus


Organizing & LEAP Internship


Responsibilities

  • Work with Directors to create curriculum, timeline, job description and expectations for LEAP

  • Use organizing tactics to find volunteers in each state and district to be LEAP advocates

  • Lead weekly calls/webinars and monthly trainings for LEAP participants

  • Conduct outreach to leads in states for names of volunteers/candidates

  • Assist with additional responsibilities as needed

  • Conduct research about qualities in successful officeholders

  • Research election filing requirements for each office

  • Research recent special elections and elections of first-time women candidates


Experience

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience training groups

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple timelines at once

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite a plus

  • Ability to synthesize information into concise summaries

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Organizing experience desirable but not required


Communications Internship


Responisbilities

  • Assist in creating messaging for both First Ask and our candidates

  • Read drafts of anything Directors post

  • Research issue areas and successful ways candidates have navigated issues, events, etc

  • Cultivate press contacts/pitching First Ask stories

  • Press clips

  • Research new potential partners and help create pitches for that partnership

  • Research women in the news in competitive districts to run for office

  • Assist with additional responsibilities as needed


Experience

  • Self-starter on projects

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Press experience desirable but not required

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite a plus


Social Media Internship 


Responsibilities

  • Create and post original content on Facebook and Twitter

  • Responsible for generating followers and social media presence

  • Assist in creation of blog upkeep and medium posts

  • Upkeep on the website (candidate features, load blog posts, mentions, etc)

  • Draft emails (fundraising, partners, candidate, etc)

  • Read drafts of anything Directors post

  • Assist with additional responsibilities as needed


Experience

  • Experience on Twitter, Facebook, and other mediums

  • Excellent written skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite a plus


Expectations and Benefits of the First Ask Internship

  • Learn the ins and outs of campaigns, community organizing, and grassroots organizations.

  • Participate in weekly all-staff calls to discuss goals, news, etc

  • Connect to people that work in your field at different organizations

  • Attend events through and for First Ask (fundraisers, partner events, etc)

  • Weekly 1:1 with a Co-Director

  • Weekly lunch/coffee with a woman that excels in her field to learn about that field


To apply please send Resume, two references and start date to info@firstask.org.

Minimum 10hr/week commitment.

 

Students may receive course credit for internship. Staff will work with the school/advisor on achieving desired learning outcomes and completing all necessary paperwork.