Communications Intern (Coordinated)


Job Title: Communications Intern (Coordinated) 
Reports to: Regional Press Program Director (Coordinated)
Salary: $15/hour, 10 – 20 hours/week
Location: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Wausau, La Crosse, or Eau Claire are preferred (Please note: Employment with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin requires residence or willingness to relocate to the state of Wisconsin.)
Start date: Summer 2024
Application Deadline: July 1, 2024 (Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Deadlines may be shortened or extended as necessary. There is no guarantee this posting will remain open until the deadline or be closed on the deadline. This is a suggested timeframe based on organization needs.)

About The Democratic Party of Wisconsin: WisDems is nationally recognized as one of the country’s highest-performing and most pivotal political organizations. During the 2024 cycle, WisDems will drive massive programs to defend the Democratic majority in the United States Senate by re-electing Senator Tammy Baldwin, to re-elect President Biden for a second term, elect progressive candidates up and down the ballot, and work to build volunteer-led coalitions for the long term. WisDems’ work is grounded in inclusion, respect, and empowerment across race, gender, other dimensions of identity, and the rural/suburban/urban divide. Our work continues year-round, collaborating with partners to build a movement that delivers meaningful change for all Wisconsinites. We seek outstanding applicants who share our values and vision to join the team, help win elections, and build a future where everyone can thrive.

The Opportunity: As a press intern, you will support the Wisconsin Democratic Coordinated Campaign communications team’s day-to-day operations, including by monitoring local media for major news of the day, putting together regular press clips, supporting the execution of press events, drafting press materials including press releases and newsletters, and organizing press and statement lists.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Put together clips (this will occasionally require early morning work).
  • Monitor and track breaking news and noteworthy developments in the presidential campaign or in Wisconsin local news.
  • Support the organization and execution of press events, including pitch calls and set up/take down of the event.
  • Draft communications materials such as newsletters, advisories, press releases, and other items as needed.
  • Support the communications team’s organization, including by keeping press, story, and statement lists updated.
  • On year requirements include working outside of normal work hours; including canvassing and other election-preparation as necessary.
Qualifications (Required):  
  • Growth Mindset – Able to take and implement feedback.
  • Relentlessly Goal-Oriented – Enjoys working toward and achieving ambitious goals. Keeps calm in stressful situations. Has the capacity and willingness to roll up their sleeves and getting the work done.
  • Clear, Precise, and Inclusive Communication – Proven track record of producing quality written communications while being keenly aware of addressing diverse audiences.
  • Effective Team Player – Ability to collaborate with colleagues to produce quality communications materials.
  • Cultural Competency – Able to build authentic relationships across lines of difference, such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, ability, gender identity, citizenship status, or other identities. Understands how to take an inclusive lens into all aspects of work.
  • Interest in politics and communications.
Qualifications (Preferred):  
  • Access to reliable transportation and willingness to travel frequently.

Benefits: Great benefits including; Talkspace virtual therapy, intern events to promote career development, career-building sessions, Employee Assistance Programs, flexible schedule, and a free monthly subscription to Calm.

Equity and Inclusion: The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has a vision for a deeply inclusive  and diverse party organization, membership, and electorate. In order to be successful at the  Democratic Party of Wisconsin candidates must have the cultural competence to successfully  work with a diverse array of constituency groups. We especially strongly encourage applicants  with close ties to Black, Indigenous, AAPI, Latinx, Muslim, non-English-speaking, disability, and LGBTQIA+ communities. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Note on COVID-19: Candidates will be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, except where prohibited by law. Fully vaccinated includes receiving any booster shots recommended by the CDC or other public health authorities within the timeframe recommended. Reasonable accommodations due to disability, medical condition, or bona fide religious belief will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.