To Apply: Media Internship

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting any experience in grassroots audio editing, graphic design, social media posting, research,

or skill-related work or past projects/papers to

Applications open April 10 and will close May 8th, 2020

The Organization

The People is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, focused on bringing Americans together to find common ground around nonpartisan policy reforms. Our organization embraces diversity and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The People’s mission is to entrust, organize, and empower the people of the United States to create a government that is responsive and accountable to all of its people and to the principles upon which it was founded.

The current COVID-19 health crisis has ramifications for all aspects of our civil society–from the economy to our schools to our very democracy itself. We believe it is more important than ever for Americans to find ways to connect across all partisan, economic and social divisions to continue this vital work.

About the Role:

The Media Intern will have the opportunity to lead a special project focused on raising the voices of voters across America and our work at The People. This project will include a campaign that combines our web presence, social media & People Podcast. 

The Media intern reports to the Program Managers for The People. The intern’s tasks will include audio editing, historical research/fact-checking, social media research, graphic design work, content development, and conducting general administrative support. The Programs department exists to create, cultivate, distribute The People’s story and efforts to create a more responsible government for and by the people

The People is a remote team, so the applicant for the Media internship must be a driven self-starter and able to work successfully with minimal virtual oversight. The remote nature of the organization and our national network also requires flexibility to adjust and develop new policies and procedures based on best practices and the needs of the team. The Intern will get experience interacting with all other departments of the organization, and get vital experience in really understanding what it takes to build and sustain an organization.


  • Assist in the development of the people podcast
  • Conduct research and post on social media and content creation for website 
  • Research and prepare background on individuals and quotes
  • Opportunity to build your portfolio with published work


  • Research, audio & graphic editing, writing and proof-reading skills
  • Written and verbal communication
  • Working with diverse groups 
  • Dependable, reliable, honest & trustworthy
  • Self-motivated, flexible team player with a positive attitude, demonstrate the ability to multi-task and the ability to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Must learn quickly, thrive in an environment with competing demands and quickly changing priorities, and be able to thrive in an environment where team members are given general direction and expected to figure out the details 
  • Working with diverse groups 
  • Dependable, reliable, honest & trustworthy


  • Must be 18 years or older and authorized to work in the United States
  • High School Diploma or equivalent Required 
  • College Students Prefered. Strongly preferred: someone currently pursuing or who has obtained a degree in Liberal Arts, Music, Graphic design Communications, Political Science or a closely related field.
  • Past experience with Adobe, Canva, any Quality Audio program (Logic, Garageband, Ableton, Etc) are a plus


  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • “Hands-on” ownership of projects, building experience in project management
  • Potential opportunity after the internship to join The People staff as a Program assistant. This internship is not stipended; however, there is the potential for academic credit.

Working Schedule:

  • Flexible schedule with the ability to work evenings and weekends as needed to fill approximately 10-15 hours/week, with exact days and times to be determined according to your school schedule. May be required to participate in volunteer calls, which are typically one evening a month for about 2 hours. 
  • All job duties may be done from home, but weekly digital meetings with the Program Manager will be required via Zoom.
  • This Internship is offered for a 3-4 month term, with the opportunity to extend into the fall semester


Our Contacts

2681 Cecil Street, Chicago, IL 60606



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