About 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 is a nonpartisan organization, and as such is looking for candidates who are able to work directly and respectfully with people from across the political spectrum without bias. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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, And various video projects.

The People is a completely remote team, so the Media Intern must be a driven self-starter, able to work successfully with minimal virtual oversight. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills, audio editing, historical research/fact-checking, social media research, videotaping, website development, graphic design work, content development, and conducting general administrative support. The Programs department exists to create, cultivate, and distribute The People’s story and efforts to create a more responsible government for and by the people. The remote nature of the organization and our national network also requires flexibility.

This is an UNPAID internship. Please indicate in your cover letter if you intend to use this internship as a requirement for credit for your college/university.


  • Act in a non-partisan way?
  • 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


  • Self-starter 
  • Research, audio & graphic editing, writing and proof-reading skills
  • Develop video editing 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: Currently pursuing or who has obtained a degree in Liberal Arts, Music, Marketing, Videography, Mass media, Graphic design Communications, Political Science or a closely related field.
  • Past experience with Adobe, Graphic design programs, Audio programs (Logic, Garageband, Ableton, Etc), WordPress, Google G-Suit, Social Media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)


  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • “Hands-on” ownership of projects, building experience in project management
  • This internship is not stipended; however, there is the potential for academic credit.

Working Schedule:

  • Minimum of 10 hrs/week with a flexible schedule
  • The internship program will begin September 8th, 2020, and run through December 4th, 2020.
  • If desired by the candidate, Internship may be extended on a case by case basis

To Apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting any experience in policy research, developing a user friendly guide and accompanying workbook or any skill related work or past projects/papers to info@thepeople.org by 08/01/2020 at 5 pm (Eastern).


Our Contacts

2681 Cecil Street, Chicago, IL 60606




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