INTERNSHIP: Fundraising/Executive Support Intern

UPDATE: As of 3/31/2016, we are no longer accepting applications for this position. Thank you for your interest.

Democracy Works is an authority in civic technology. We believe voting should fit the way we live. To that end, we build technology for both voters and election administrators that simplifies the process and ensures that no voter should ever have to miss an election.

TurboVote, our first service, helps voters get registered, stay registered, and cast a ballot in every election, from municipal to national — and we’ll even mail forms with an addressed, stamped envelope for the local election office. Our government service, Ballot Scout helps local election administrators track absentee ballots as they travel through the mail, providing transparency in the vote-by-mail process. We also work with the Pew Charitable Trusts and Google to ensure that the Voting Information Project’s data is up-to-date and ready from one election to the next.

These services are the work of 20 employees, distributed across four states. We are a growing company and the executive director needs administrative help with fundraising efforts to continue organizational growth.

As an assistant, you’ll:

  • enter and maintain information about donors in, our client relationship management tool,
  • research donors and organizations that may be interested in our work,
  • help the executive director with follow-up emailing from conferences, etc., and
  • assist the executive director in ghostwriting op-eds and blog posts.

You are:

  • organized,
  • detail-oriented, and
  • an excellent communicator, who can write warm and conversational emails without sounding too informal.

This internship is located in Brooklyn, includes a stipend, and runs from early June to mid-August, 2016. Candidates should email a resume and cover letter, addressed to Seth, at with the subject line “Will intern for democracy” to begin the application process. In your email, be sure to reference that you’re applying for the Fundraising/Executive Support Intern listing. 

We are inspired by the idea of building an awesome and truly diverse team, so we strongly encourage applicants of all races, colors, political party associations, religions (or lack thereof), national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, ages, abilities, and branches of military service.