End Citizens United and Let America Vote

Job Opportunities

End Citizens United and Let America Vote is an equal opportunity employer. Women, People of Color, LGBTQ+ and people of all religious affiliations are encouraged to apply.

 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN JOINING THE END CITIZENS UNITED TEAM!

PLEASE SEE OUR AVAILABLE OPENINGS BELOW AND SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO [email protected]

 

Deputy Research Director

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports To: Research Director

Job Summary: The Deputy Research Director, in partnership with the Research Director, will be in charge of research to support ECU/LAV’s endorsements and endorsed candidates at both the federal and state level. The Deputy Research Director will assist with endorsement research, rapid response research, opposition research, and research focused on highlighting our broken campaign finance system.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct background research on candidates seeking ECU/LAV’s endorsement
  • Develop opposition research in priority races
  • Generate research to support ECU/LAV’s endorsed campaigns, including rapid response research
  • Work on projects to highlight the negative effects of unlimited and undisclosed spending in elections, including research on super PACs, corporate PACs, and dark money groups
  • Other issue focused research as needed, including assisting the Research Director in completing quick-turnaround projects and fact-checking

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years’ experience doing political research
  • Must be proficient in writing narrative research documents
  • Strong interest in stopping big money in politics, protecting voting rights and helping elect democracy reform champions

Additional skills desired:

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge
  • Familiarity working with federal and state campaign finance data

The starting salary range for this position is $70,000 to $75,000 and comes with a competitive benefits package. The position will begin in January 2022. To apply, please email resume, three professional references, and cover letter to [email protected], subject line: “Deputy Research Director.” Please submit all materials in one PDF or document. No calls, please.

Job Location: Washington, DC. No option for permanent remote work

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all positions are currently working remotely and travel is suspended. This position will be required to work in-office when our offices reopen, which is currently anticipated to be in early 2022. We anticipate utilizing a hybrid in-office/work from home schedule. Additionally, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated to work in the office and participate in travel and other work related events.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Compliance Assistant

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Senior Compliance Director

Job Summary: The Compliance Assistant is an entry-level member of staff at End Citizens United/Let America Vote and is responsible for supporting the Compliance department.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Pick up mail and log contributions for safe harbor purposes
  • Prepare daily deposits for ECU and related entities and distribute timely deposit logs to key staff. Obtain proper approvals/review for deposits
  • Under direction of Deputy Compliance and Operations Director review contributions for compliance issues, including Employer/Occupation information requests and other donor correspondence — including passport requests and passport receipt tracking
  • Maintain calendar of state and federal filing deadlines across all organizations; track registration information for state committees under ECU Non-Federal
  • Ensure NGP Van data is clean and donor records are de-duplicated- manage de-dupe file in coordination with Deputy Compliance and Operations Director
  • Clean and format excel data files for import
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: The Compliance Assistant should be a self-starter with an interest in financial management, FEC reporting, and state campaign finance reporting. Proven experience with Microsoft Excel required.

Advanced Skills Desired:NGP/EveryAction, prior campaign or PAC, and/or financial management/bookkeeping experience preferred.

The hiring salary for this position is $42,000 and comes with a competitive salary and benefits package. To apply, email resume and cover letter as one file to [email protected], subject line “Compliance Assistant.” Please indicate in your email where you viewed the posting. No calls, please.

Job Location: Washington, DC. No option for permanent remote work.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all positions are currently working remotely and travel is suspended. This position will be required to work in-office when our offices reopen, which is currently anticipated to be in early 2022. We anticipate utilizing a hybrid in-office/work from home schedule. Additionally, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated to work in the office and participate in travel and other work related events.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Spring Communications Intern

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Communications Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Compile daily press clips on top voting rights and campaign finance news
  • Closely monitor media for news relevant to ECU // LAV’s work
  • Draft and edit press releases
  • Manage and compile press lists
  • Write weekly report of communications activity
  • Other duties as assigned

Interns will also benefit from the Intern Educational Program, which aims to educate interns on Democratic politics and anti-corruption and voting rights legislation and advocacy while providing unique opportunities to hone their professional skills. This program includes presentations with top Democratic professionals, tutorials on networking best practices, and discussions on themes within the democracy reform movement. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to interact with and receive professional guidance from many members of the ECU/LAV staff, and will gain strong experience in progressive campaigning.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner under time-sensitive deadlines
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Understanding of political media landscape in Washington and on campaigns
  • Strong research skills
  • A willingness to learn and interest in political communications
  • Passion for electing Democratic candidates committed to getting big money out of politics and protecting the freedom to vote

Time Expectations:

  • Interns will be required to work 20-25 hours per week

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 page writing sample as one file titled “Full Name – Communications Internship Application” to [email protected] with the subject line: Communications Internship. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with flexible start and end dates and an expectation of 20-25 hours/week for the spring semester. This internship is fully remote, and applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2021.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Spring Finance/Compliance Intern

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Finance Assistant

Position Summary: End Citizens United and Let America Vote seek a highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated individual for a Spring Semester Finance and Compliance Internship.

The Finance/Compliance Intern will assist a small, collaborative team with responsibilities including donor outreach, research, FEC compliance regulations, and administrative support. The intern will be a vital part of the team as we navigate a Democratic trifecta poised to pass legislation for systemic change in our democracy. Interns will have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills directly from campaign finance professionals while also being involved in a high-quality intern development program.

Requirements: Previous experience in electoral politics is preferred, but not required. Applicants should have a background in political science or finance, database experience (NGP/VAN or ActBlue preferred), and a commitment to End Citizens United and Let America Vote’s mission.

Interns have unique opportunities to interact directly with and receive professional guidance from all members of the organization and will gain experience in grassroots fundraising, compliance regulations, and progressive campaigning. Interns will also have opportunities to learn about and get involved in other departments within End Citizens United and Let America Vote.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as one PDF titled “Full Name – Finance” to [email protected] with the subject line: Finance Internship. This internship is remote, with the option to be in-person part time at our DC Navy Yard office. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with flexible start/end dates and an expectation of 15-20 hours/week for the spring semester. The deadline to apply is November 28th, 2021.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Spring Political Intern

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Political Assistant

Position Summary: This intern will be a vital member of ECU/LAV’s Political team, whose work focuses on supporting federal races across the country. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, tracking campaigns, drafting memorandums on candidates, and providing administrative support to the Political Department.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Prospective interns should have a strong interest in taking on big money in politics and protecting the right to vote
  • A willingness to learn and collaborate with team members
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Candidates with a basic understanding of how race, class, and other identity markers intersect with our work in advocacy and electoral campaigns will be prioritized
  • Previous electoral experience is preferred, but not required

Interns will also benefit from the ECU/LAV Intern Educational Program, which will educate interns on Democratic politics and the issue of reform while providing unique opportunities to hone professional development skills. The program includes presentations with top Democratic professionals, tutorials on networking best practices, and discussions on themes within the reform movement. Additionally, this internship will provide the opportunity to interact with and receive professional guidance from all members of ECU to help interns gain strong experience in progressive campaigning.

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as one PDF titled “Full Name – Political” to [email protected] with the subject line: Political Internship. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with flexible start/end dates and an expectation of 20-25 hours/week for the spring semester. This internship is remote, with the option to be in-person part time at our DC Navy Yard office. Applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2021.

Our selection process for this position will consist of a writing test, a video interview, and a reference check.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Spring State & Local Intern

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: Deputy Director of State & Local Campaigns

Position Summary: This intern will be a vital member of ECU/LAV’s State and Local team, whose work focuses on supporting non-federal races across the country. This election cycle (2021-2022), our program is focused on Attorney General and Secretary of State races in battleground states as well as state legislative races.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, tracking campaigns through compiling daily news clips, drafting memorandums on candidates, and providing administrative support to the State and Local Campaigns department.

Interns will also benefit from the Intern Educational Program, which aims to educate interns on Democratic politics and democracy reform while providing unique opportunities to hone their professional skills. This program includes presentations with top Democratic professionals, tutorials on networking best practices, and discussions on themes within the democracy reform movement. Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to interact with and receive professional guidance from many members of the ECU/LAV staff, and will gain strong experience in progressive campaigning.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:

  • Prospective interns should have a strong interest in taking on big money in politics and protecting the right to vote
  • A willingness to learn, especially about state and local campaigns and races
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
  • Candidates with a basic understanding of how race, class, and other identity markers intersect with our work in advocacy and electoral campaigns will be prioritized

To Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample as one PDF titled “Full Name – State and Local” to [email protected] with the subject line: State and Local Internship. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with flexible start and end dates and an expectation of 15-20 hours/week for the spring semester. This internship is fully remote, and applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2021.

Our selection process for this position will consist of a writing test, a video interview, and a reference check.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

 

Spring Organizing Intern

End Citizens United/Let America Vote’s Mission: To fix our democracy by getting big money out of politics and protecting the right to vote. We will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. We will work in partnership with these champions to overturn Citizens United, end the unlimited and undisclosed money in politics, and protect and expand the right to vote.

Reports to: National Organizing Manager

Position Summary: End Citizens United//Let America Vote is looking for a qualified intern to virtually join our organizing team. Our organizing department is responsible for recruiting, mobilizing, and empowering our volunteers to perform direct voter contact in order to build grassroot support for our legislative priorities and our diverse slate of endorsed candidates.

This Organizing Intern should be adaptable and excited about the power of community building. It is our goal that the Organizing Intern will gain hands-on experience in various aspects of advocacy and political grassroots organizing. This internship is ideal for anyone interested in future campaign work or community organizing!

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in drafting scripts for texting, phone banking, etc.
  • Assist in the creation of volunteer training presentations, toolkits and additional materials
  • Eventual independent facilitation of virtual volunteer trainings, phonebanks, text banks, etc.
  • Interact with grassroots volunteers to provide messaging guidance, technical support, and important updates via Slack, email listserv, etc.
  • Assist in creating, launching, and leading trainings for texting and phonebanking campaigns across multiple platforms
  • Maintain and update data on volunteers and voter contacts
  • Assist in recruiting volunteers through phone banking and texting
  • Enthusiastic participation on text banks and phone banks

Requirements:

  • Availability in their schedule to work evenings to help run volunteer events, phonebanks, etc.
  • Passion for organizing, empowering volunteers, and the broader work of ECU/LAV
  • Team-oriented, with the ability to effectively manage non-tech-savvy volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to take direction and multi-task
  • Ability to rapidly change direction upon shifting priorities
  • Familiarity with texting platforms (Hustle, Spoke), phone banking platforms (ThruTalk, COS, CallHub), and other organizing platforms a plus

Interns will also benefit from the ECU/LAV Intern Educational Program, which will educate interns on Democratic politics, provide opportunities to hone professional development skills and gain strong experience in progressive campaigning. The program includes opportunities to interact with and receive guidance from the highest staff members and other top Democratic professionals, panels on post-graduation opportunities, and discussions on themes within the reform movement.

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter as one PDF titled “Full Name – Organizing” to [email protected] with the subject line: Organizing Internship. Please indicate in your cover letter where you viewed this posting. This is a paid position of $15.50/hour with a start date in early to mid January and a flexible end date. Interns are expected to work 15-25 hours/week, ideally in 4-5 blocks through the Spring semester. This internship is remote, applicants from all locations are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is November 28, 2021.

End Citizens United/Let America Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.