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Now Hiring: Paid Campus Interns with NHYD!

 The New Hampshire Young Democrats seek highly motivated full and part-time college students to for a paid 10-week campus organizing internship. Applications are due September 18, 2019.

Overview

Year-round organizing on college campuses is critical in the swing state of New Hampshire, with its first-in-the-nation presidential primary. 

 

The goal of the New Hampshire Young Democrats’ (NHYD) campus internship is to develop student leaders and support College Democrat clubs on campuses across the state. NHYD aims to help College Democrat chapters execute efficiently and grow rapidly, engaging interns and the broader campus to build youth power, resilience and preparedness across New Hampshire in preparation for the fall 2020 presidential election. 

Vision

Campus chapter growth is critical to winning in November 2020. NHYD envisions a variety of actions and events from interns and campus chapters including but not limited to candidate events, panel discussions, workshops and trainings, advocacy field trips to the State House, and active tabling presence on campus. The execution of these actions and events is dependent on effective, consistent, and structured weekly meetings and the delegation of roles and responsibilities between interns and College Democrat chapters. The Fall 2019 semester will allow interns to implement experimental and innovative organizing ideas while working toward ambitions qualitative and quantitative metrics as we ramp up toward 2020.

Goals

Interns will be trained in:

  • Public speaking and media messaging to spread visibility and credibility of young leaders

  • Serving as trained facilitators for their college chapter and campus

Developing comfort with & accountability to campaign organizing metrics

Interns will be empowered to:

  • Develop and implement innovative ideas to engage their campus communities

  • Advance youth issue platforms of college affordability, voting rights, and clean energy, among others

Interns will be expected to:

  • Work with NHYD State Organizing Director to agree upon weekly, biweekly, and/or monthly goals to measure progress & growth

  • Serve as the primary contact between the NHYD and the respective College Democrats chapter

Training and Development
Successful campus interns will serve as trained, educational leaders within their chapter by spring 2020. Interns will be trained on the following practices with the goal of serving as trainers themselves to build organizing capacity in fellow students

  • Tabling & events 

  • Clipboarding

  • 1:1 meetings

  • Effective meeting facilitation

  • Debriefing 

  • Welcoming follow-up & retention of new members/volunteers

  • Structured event & volunteer recruitment, including flake rate ratio

  • Digital organizing and media communications 

  • Public Speaking/Messaging 

  • General organizing education: direct voter contact, turnout, issue advocacy

  • Data entry & software

Qualifications:

  • Able to work 5 hours per week 

  • Enthusiastic about grassroots organizing, political engagement, and recruiting new
    students to get involved - experience is helpful but not required

  • Passionate about progressive & Democratic values 

  • Eager to learn new skills & share them with peers 

  • A strong work ethic 

  • Attention to detail 

  • Able to give & receive feedback 

  • Committed to active membership with the College Democrats club on your campus

 

This is a 5-hour-per-week, 10-week position based on interns' home campus location.

How to Apply

Please send your resume and a brief personal statement to Molly Biron (she/her) at mbiron@nhdp.org. Your personal statement should be no more than 200 words and address the optional question: “What inspires you to take political action now?” 

stipend

 $500 (October-December, flexible start/end dates)

application deadline

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Background

The New Hampshire Young Democrats is a statewide grassroots organization and are in an unprecedented time of energy and participation of young people in the democratic process. Since 2016, the New Hampshire Young Democrats have grown from 400 to over 7,000 members; hosted over 120 events; organized 5 college campuses and 10 high schools, and helped elect almost 100 Young Democrats to state and local office. 

 

The New Hampshire Young Democrats are an official chapter of Young Democrats of America (YDA). The mission of NHYD is to help young Democrats seeking office, advocate for progressive issues, and train the next generation of progressive leaders. Founded in 1932, YDA is the largest partisan, youth-led political organization in America. 

 

A strong campus intern will ensure that NHYD and college Democrat chapters across the state accomplish the tasks essential to influencing the passage of bills that support issues important to young people and students, recruiting and engaging volunteers, and running a sustainable and successful campus organization. We look forward to your application and the opportunity to work with you! 


 

Equal employment opportunity and having a diverse staff are fundamental principles at NHYD, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law. Women and Persons of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.