If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work on a political campaign where your contributions matter, look no further. The Committee to Elect Dana Bullister is looking for interns to join our campaign.
Dana is a young progressive politician, a long-time Cambridge renter, and award-winning data scientist. She will bring a truly underrepresented perspective to Cambridge’s City Council. Dana is committed to listening to people’s concerns, using these insights to fuel change where it is most needed.
Endorsed by the Sunrise Movement, she is excited to use her unique skills to fight for evidence-based policies on affordable housing, climate justice, and equitable public safety for the benefit of Cambridge residents. Learn more about Dana here!
Dana is a Wellesley graduate from the class of 2012. She has also done extensive research with MIT and has obtained her Master’s degree from Northeastern in 2021. Our campaign is rooted in innovation at all levels, as captured by our slogan: “data-driven, people-powered.” Students are at the forefront of innovation and intellect, and our campaign firmly believes in the value of your perspectives.
The primary responsibility of the intern is to recruit volunteers weekly, and those volunteers would aid in our door-knocking efforts. Door-knocking, referred to as “canvassing” by campaigns, is an essential part of the election process and a highly effective campaign strategy.
Ideally, we are looking for someone with the capacity to work 8-10 hours per week. 4 of those hours must be in-person in Cambridge. These 4 hours will be dedicated to canvassing, broken up into 2-hour time slots twice per week. The remaining 4-6 hours will be dedicated to recruiting canvassing volunteers from their respective universities.
Additionally, the intern can be placed within a department if they are interested in developing their professional skills in that area (eg; communications/social media, field/data, web design, policy development, etc.)
Responsibilities will include:
- Recruiting 3-5 canvassing volunteers per week;
- Canvassing twice a week;
- Developing recruitment strategies;
- Organizing transportation for the recruited canvassing volunteers (MBTA, car, etc);
- Managing relationships with volunteers;
- Reporting volunteer information to field director;
- Contributing efforts within their department of choice (optional).
- Interest in politics & campaigning;
- Strong communication skills;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Leadership & dedication.
- This is an unpaid internship, with the opportunity to receive college credit.
To apply, send a brief introduction and an attachment of your resume to email@example.com. If you are yet to begin your professional career, and do not have a resume, we encourage you to still reach out to the email address provided and explain why you are interested and what you think you can bring to the table. All applications will be considered on a first-come first-serve basis. Start date: ASAP.
If you want to be involved, but cannot commit to the 8-10 hour requirement, feel free to register to volunteer (when your schedule allows) by filling out this form: tinyurl.com/3nbfesu2.