Work with us!

Work with us!

 

About Us

Blue Future is a youth-led civic engagement startup focused on organizing young people around progressive electoral campaigns. We’re on a mission to continuously engage, mobilize, and connect young people to progressive electoral campaigns, equipping them with the resources, tools, skills, and network to be effective volunteers, organizers, and public servants.

We believe young people have a responsibility to help elect candidates who will stand up for the values of the next generation, including bold action on climate change, racial justice, gun violence prevention, criminal justice reform, public + higher education, voting rights, equality and LGBTQ rights, women’s health, and health care for all.  

Young people helped make history in 2018 by electing the most progressive, diverse Congress in recent history. Blue Future helped elect 17 new Democrats to Congress and we know that investing in youth organizing is part of the winning strategy for the Democratic Party. In 2020, young people can and will play a key role in electing a Democratic president to usher in the most progressive era in modern American history. Change is coming, are you ready?

Learn more: http://ourbluefuture.us/

Executive Intern

After running a successful youth electoral engagement program in 2018, Blue Future is excited to host our second Executive Intern in the Fall of 2019. The Executive Intern will be trained on all major components of running a political startup. They will assist in developing and sustaining our network of students around the country, building up our social media assets to reach more young activists, assisting our team as we grow our small dollar email program, and much, much more! 

The Executive Intern will have flexibility in how they approach the work and have the unique opportunity to shape the goals, strategy, and achievements of a cutting-edge civic engagement start up. 

Responsibilities

  • Social Media organizing and content creation, on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. This task will be assisted by other part-time interns working remotely
  • Supporting, tracking, and following up with student leaders to expand Blue Future’s network across the country, with a focus on Virginia and the South ahead of the 2019 state legislative elections 
  • Coordinate weekly staff meetings with the rest of the team 
  • Developing a monthly resource guide for Blue Future’s student network 
  • Working with Executive Director to write pieces for Blue Future’s Young People Lead Blog 
  • Professional development and leadership readings from the Harvard Business Review and the Stanford Social Innovation Review 
  • Additional projects as they come up, including testing new ideas to expand Blue Future’s impact

Reports to Executive Director

5 tips for success

  1. Share with us your ideas for engaging youth in progressive politics! We are extremely open to hearing what you think will turn out the next generation of leaders!
  2. The environment is fast-paced and susceptible to change. That being said, an open mind is important for success!
  3. It isn’t hard to organize—if you take it granule by granule, brick by brick. 
  4. The measure of a good organizer is the amount of attention she pays to the most minute details. 
  5. If there’s something to be done… do it now!

Hours Per Week

We’re flexible but ideally we’d like you to work at least 20-40 hours per week, for at least a 10 week commitment. We will gladly accommodate any academic requirements.

Location

Our office is located in Washington, D.C.

Start Date

Immediately or mid-August 2019

End Date

December 2019

Stipend

Blue Future can offer stipends between $100-$1,000 per month, dependent on schedule to offset expenses associated with the internship. Compensation will be discussed in the interview process.

To Apply

Please submit your resumé and a brief cover letter (no more than one page) to hello@ourbluefuture.us. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. In the email, please put “Executive Intern Application” in the subject line, a short statement indicating your interest in the position, and your attached resume.

We strongly encourage people of color, immigrants, women, transgender and non-binary people, and people with disabilities to apply. Blue Future is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to join our team. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, AIDS/HIV status, genetic testing info, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition or political activities or affiliations.