Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Equality California Organizing Internships

Equality California welcomes interns during Summer 2009. This is a great opportunity to experience the inner workings of a major political campaign, and to make a difference for the LGBT community through your day-to-day work.

Specifically in Summer 2009, interns will get hands on experience working on an exciting and historic statewide campaign and will be on the front lines of kicking off one of the largest and most advanced field campaigns in the country.

*Job Description:*

Organizing interns will advance Equality California’s grassroots campaign to win marriage equality in California. Each organizer will work with local volunteers and coalition partners to demonstrate support of full equality for the LGBT community.

Interns support the work of Equality California volunteers and coalition partners, including assistance recruiting volunteers, managing lists, organizing field activities, and responding to the needs of activists. Organizers will support Equality California’s canvassing and volunteer recruitment goals and will have opportunities to connect to persuadable voters in one-on-one conversations.

In addition, organizing interns will assist Equality California’s Field Staff as needed with research, database management, and other necessary tasks.

All organizers will receive trainings on an on-going basis as well as opportunities to hear from leaders in the fight for equal marriage rights . Interns will have the opportunity to work closely with Equality California staff and to take on independent projects.

Equality seeks interns who understand and support our mission, are hard-working, are able to successfully complete projects, and are comfortable using computers. Top-notch communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment required. Prior campaigns experience or volunteer coordination a plus.

Time requirements are flexible and range from 15 to 40 hours with some evening and weekends.

This internship is an excellent opportunity to build political, non-profit and community organizing skills.


Summer 2009 internships begin in June and finish at the end of August. Dates are flexible.

We encourage interns to arrange course credit from their school if possible.

Internships are available at the Equality office’s in Los Angles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. There are also opportunities to work in the offices of coalition partners throughout the state.

To apply:

E-mail your resume and cover letter to Amy Mello at

Deadline for Summer applications: Rolling

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