Executive and Development Internship

(Fall 2021, Remote)

Executive and Development Internship (Fall 2021, Remote)


As the largest, most diverse generation in our country’s history, young people have more power than ever to decide our future. It’s Rock the Vote’s mission to ensure they exercise that power by participating in the democratic process – and we need your help! We are a 501(c)(3) organization based out of Washington, DC that is committed to voting rights and equal access for each American at the ballot box.

Rock the Vote is seeking an Executive and Development Intern for Fall 2021. This position will be a supporting member(s) of Rock the Vote’s executive team. The Executive and Development Intern will be reporting to the Vice President of Finance and Operations. The location for this role is flexible and will be remote during the pandemic.

We are seeking a diverse applicant pool with experience/interest in any of the following areas:

  • Fundraising and development 
  • Research and public policy
  • Scheduling and office management
  • Civic engagement and partnerships
  • Campaigns and elections


The Executive and Development Intern’s responsibilities will be developed based on their experience, interests, and organizational need, and may include any combination of the following:

  • Supporting the president and executive team’s administrative and organizational goals; 
  • Researching and writing summaries of other teams activities, requests, and recommendations;
  • Collaborating with the development team to help develop narratives that demonstrate organizational and programmatic impact and opportunities;
  • Drafting and editing scheduled donor emails and updates;
  • Attending and reporting on virtual hearings, webinars, and briefings; 
  • Managing constituency and partner communications, including fielding questions about donor requests, registration and election deadlines and processes;
  • Additional duties as needed.


Our ideal candidate is a top performer who brings high levels of energy and enthusiasm, works well independently and with diverse teams, and has a demonstrated ability to take initiative and lead projects. Qualifications should include:

  • Strong research and organization skills 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite; particularly, Excel or Sheets;
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills;
  • Leadership and achievement in academic, professional, extracurricular, or volunteer settings;
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse team members and communities;
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, fast learner, and can multitask;
  • Good humored, independent, and flexible (creativity helps too!);
  • An affinity for youth civic engagement;
  • Passionate about Rock the Vote’s mission and goals.

In your application, please make a special note if you have experience with:

  • Fundraising and/or development;
  • Scheduling and/or constituent communication;
  • Copywriting;
  • Developing and/or setting up new projects and programs;

Hours and Compensation:

Interns will work up to 30 hours per week and will be paid Washington, DC’s hourly minimum wage ($15.20/hour at the time of this listing).

How to Apply:

Please email jobs@rockthevote.org with a cover letter, resume, 2-3 references, and responses to the questions below. Please include “Executive and Development 2021 Intern” in the subject line.

Questions for Intern Applicants:

  1. What issues are you most passionate about?
  1. Please list your top 3 relevant experiences connected to leadership, civic engagement, voting rights, and/or nonprofit work.
  1. Tell us the story of voting in your first election. Haven’t voted yet? Tell us what you’re looking forward to when you vote for the first time.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of the organization will be considered applicants and receive responses from Rock the Vote. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Rock the Vote is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and students from low-income and working-class backgrounds to apply.