Political Department Intern

Job Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/25/2020 10:54 AM)



Job Title: Political Department Intern (3 Positions Available) Full-Time and Part-Time

Location:  Washington, DC (HQ)


DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:  March 2020 through February 2021


Organization Overview:


The 2 million members united in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are at the forefront of a movement to build power for working people and empower all workers to form unions, no matter what job they do. SEIU members are from every walk of life, every political party, every background, every faith. They come from communities with their own stories and strengths, and that makes the Union all the more powerful because there’s strength in numbers. SEIU members work across the healthcare spectrum providing high quality care and services. They are the workers who keep our nation’s airports running and make sure landmark buildings are clean and secure. They provide essential public services and give a foundation of learning to our youngest and brightest. SEIU members believe in and are fighting for a Just Society where all workers are valued and all people respected—no matter where they come from or what color they are; where all families and communities can thrive; and where we leave a better and more equitable world for generations to come. 




Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the nation's fastest growing labor organization representing more than 2 million workers, is seeking full-time interns in the Washington, D.C. office’s Political Department.


SEIU’s Political Department works with local union political leaders and SEIU members to enhance SEIU’s local, state and national political work.  The Political Department provides support to local unions and our members on political targeting, campaign giving, political research and analysis, financial and accounting management, PAC giving, recruitment of member volunteers, database and technology management, and training and field campaign operations.


This internship offers the opportunity to interact with various functions of the Political Department. 


Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services, and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, and uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers benefit from today’s global economy.

Primary Responsibilities: 
Political Department interns assist SEIU Political Department staff through a number of functions, including coordinating program logistics, political research, preparation of reports and other documentation, administrative duties, compiling training and field reports, drafting internal and external communications, and other duties as necessary.


Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Graduation from high school and currently enrolled in an academic program.
  • Interest in labor and progressive politics.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Work well both in groups and individually.
  • Take instruction well.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent phone demeanor.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Pay great attention to detail.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Effective oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Handle multiple assignments in a timely manner.
  • Analyze data and make sound, logical conclusions.


Political Department interns will work in SEIU’s Political Department in Washington, D.C, and will receive a stipend. Full-time interns will work a maximum of 35 hours per week; part-time academic year interns will work a minimum of 20 hours per week.


How to Apply:  Submit your resume, a brief writing sample, and work availability (days of the week, hours) to the Human Resources Department via the iCIMS application posting.


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