Internships

Summer: July 1- August 15th and Fall: Sept. 15th- Nov. 15th

High School seniors, undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply.

Executive Office Assistant

The Executive Office Assistant is responsible for accepting and acting on all invitations, seeking out potential events, and putting together the candidate’s schedule.

S/he collects information about events from other team members and makes sure that the candidate is briefed prior to every event and given accurate directions and contact information. S/he also ensures that candidate call time and voter contact time remain top priority.

The intern will manage business-related tasks for the candidate and the team. These activities include creating reports, organizing travel and accommodation, taking meeting minutes, and other organizational tasks. To execute this role properly, the intern should have a detailed understanding of the full Microsoft Office suite and of Google Products. S/he must be extremely quick at problem-solving, meticulous with details, pleasant on the phone, and able to say “no” when necessary.

Other responsibilities include:

  • preparing reports, memos, invoices, letters, and other documents;

  • answering phones and either routing calls to the correct person or taking messages;

  • handling basic bookkeeping tasks;

  • filing and retrieving records, documents, and reports;

  • researching and conducting data to prepare documents for review and presentation by boards of directors, committees, and executives;

  • helping prepare for meetings;

  • accurately recording minutes from meetings;

  • greeting visitors and deciding if they should be able to meet with campaign staff;

  • using various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software;

  • reading and analyzing incoming emails, submissions, and distributing them as needed;

  • making travel arrangements for campaign staff;

  • performing office duties that include ordering supplies and managing a records database;

  • opening, sorting, and distributing incoming faxes, emails, and other correspondence;

  • providing general administrative support.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to info@coribush.org.  


Campaign Office Aide

The campaign seeks Office Aides to each cover one 4-hour shift per day at the campaign headquarters.

Shifts are:

8am-12pm,

12pm-4pm,

and 4pm-8pm.

Responsibilities include:

  • calling to confirm volunteer phone banking and canvassing shifts;

  • printing and preparing canvas packets;

  • performing errands such as picking up supply and catering orders;

  • restocking and organizing campaign materials;  

  • light administrative work (e.g. research and data entry, emailing supporters, and assisting campaign staff);

  • covering reception desk as needed;

  • and helping to coordinate events.

The intern must have reliable transportation and his/her own laptop and cell phone. S/he must show keen attention to detail and be familiar with the Google suite of products. Tech savviness with design experience is a plus.

The campaign will provide training.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to info@coribush.org.  



Grassroots Campaign Canvasser


This intern will speak with supporters throughout St. Louis via door-to-door canvassing, educating them on Cori Bush for Congress. S/he must consistently show up on time for all weekly shifts, including four evenings a week plus one 4-hour day of work on weekends.

Qualifications:

• good communication and interpersonal skills

• ability to memorize a short script and adjust as needed to suit the audience

• ability to meet a reasonable, predetermined quota of door knocks per shift

• ability to walk for long periods of time (breaks are provided every 1.5 hours and as needed)

• punctuality (shifts have pre-set start times)

• a positive attitude, orientation to detail, high self-motivation and organization

• ability to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

• support for the mission and philosophy of progressive politics

• previous canvassing experience (e.g. doors, phones, or both in either a paid or unpaid capacity) is preferred but not required


Hours:

• four 4-hour weeknight shifts from 4:30pm-8:30pm on Mon-Thurs for door-knocking

• one 4-hour weekend shift from 12pm-4pm on Saturday for door-knocking and canvassing


Other shifts will occasionally be available for the intern and the campaign to schedule in advance.


To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to info@coribush.org.  


Tech Intern

Responsibilities include:

  • assisting with the timely and strategic acquisition of voter information and other key datasets (e.g. early vote data and polling places);

  • working with the rest of the Campaign Tech team to develop regular reporting, communication, and process improvements;

  • ad-hoc tasks, including but not limited to analyzing early vote trends and voter contact results;

  • researching, understanding, and developing systems (e.g. texting software, social media bots, phone banking software, and other critical campaign tools);

  • collaborating with other departments to develop training curriculum;

  • Managing the website’s chat function.

The intern might also have familiarity with and interest in one or more of the following topics:

  • VAN/Votebuilder, Reach, Relay and other campaign texting tools;

  • social media fundraising and outreach tools (bonus points for administrative experience);

  • campaign data management relating to field campaigns, including volunteering (bonus points for electoral campaign experience);

  • and/or databases and data management using Microsoft Excel, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, or similar systems.

    The intern must be able to be in the office on a daily basis for 4-hour shifts, as well as to be available on call and by appointment. S/he must attend weekly campaign meetings.

    To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to info@coribush.org.