About the Role: Civics Team Intern
The Civics Team Intern (CTI) supports Blue Haven Civics, which invests in the foundations of American democracy, including strengthening youth civic engagement, reducing corruption in politics, and making our tax system more equitable. We believe that the next generation must be empowered and supported to create fairer markets, ensure more effective governance, and advance progressive policies. Organizations we support include Higher Ground Labs, Issue One, and the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance.
The CTI is a remote internship that can be either part-time or full-time. If part-time, interns must be able to commit 15–20 hours a week. If full-time, interns must be able to commit 35–40 hours per week. Interns will join the team for 12–13 weeks (interns may have their Spring Break off) and will be compensated at $18 – 20 an hour based on experience.
Throughout the internship, BHC will operate under the following learning objectives:
- Introduce interns to how philanthropy and impact investing can advance progressive political issues.
- Train interns how to prepare Congressional-quality briefings and research materials.
- Empower interns to understand the importance of civics education and the youth’s vote.
- Provide interns an opportunity to see beyond our private family office, including non-profit spaces and political campaigns.
- Foster an independent spirit in interns by granting them ownership over their work and accomplishments.
- Teach interns the necessary hard and soft skills to succeed in our profession.
Responsibilities of the CTI include, but are not limited to:
- Drafting research memoranda and visual presentations on items of interest and providing general project support across the portfolio of civic engagement activities.
- Preparing the Principal for meetings, speaking engagements, and other events through written materials and verbal briefings.
- Attending events of interest to BHI and providing written insights on these meetings.
- Creating, organizing, and managing a folder for briefings, memos, and memoranda.
- Providing flexible project support to BHI’s other teams: Ventures, Initiatives, and Operations.
The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:
- Demonstrated long-term enthusiasm about voting and civic engagement, social justice, progressive politics and policy, or youth leadership.
- Detail-oriented approach to all tasks, large and small.
- Well-organized and proactive.
- Able to manage multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills, or a willingness to learn.
- Ability to independently and creatively conduct research, or a willingness to learn.
- 0 – 2 years of work experience. Experience in organizing, politics, government, philanthropy, or consulting is welcome but not required.
We believe that university degrees are not accessible to everyone. Therefore, this role does not require a university education. At Blue Haven Initiative, we believe that generating social impact starts with diverse teams and partners. This means cultivating an equitable workplace that encourages collaboration and creativity, and we actively recruit and empower people who represent the diverse next generation of leadership. Applicants will never be disqualified nor discriminated against by race, class, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran or disability status, criminal history, or educational attainment.
Please apply through our external application. Due to bandwidth, we will not be able to consider any applications submitted elsewhere. The priority deadline for applications is 11:59 PM ET on November 8. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
To ensure you are properly considered for this internship, please indicate whether you wish to apply for a full-time or part-time position in your application. Additionally, to help us facilitate an inclusive, bias-blind recruitment process, please remove the following from your resume and application materials:
- Your name and contact information (including from the file name)
- Name and location of education institutions
- Personal hobbies and interests
You can find an example of a blind resume here. You do not need to reformat your resume. You may leave your degree, field of study (e.g., B.A. Economics), and extracurricular activities so long as you remove references to the school’s name and location. Limit your resumé to one page.
Please consider answering the Equal Opportunity Employment questions below to help us track and improve the inclusivity of our recruitment process. Answering the survey is entirely voluntary, and whether you respond will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you share will be maintained in a confidential file not accessible to the hiring team.
If you have any questions about Blue Haven or the Civics Spring Internship position, we encourage you to reach out to Beza Zenebe at firstname.lastname@example.org.