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.

Interning with The People

The People is a completely remote team, so the Redistricting Project Intern must be a driven self-starter, 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 internship program offers professional development opportunities, as well as skill buildingThis 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.

The Role

The people is helping connect individuals and organizations focused on the 2021-2022 redistricting process. The redistricting project internship will focus on assisting in the development and management of this project.  The intern will work directly with our Executive Director and will work to connect volunteers into assisting with the project as well. The intern will learn a lot about the redistricting process and what actions people can take to make sure their voice is heard throughout it. This role will involve refining education tools/resources and testing their ease of use.

The People is a proudly 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. 


  • Working with our Executive Director on our redistricting volunteer strategy and management
  • Designing and developing content for our online redistricting action hub 
  • Coordinating organizations, volunteers, and related stakeholders on redistricting related activities 
  • Special projects to include research, compiling data, and preparation of summary reports 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years old and authorized to work in the US
  • High School diploma or equivalent. College students preferred with strong preference for students currently pursuing or who have obtained a degree in Liberal Arts, Communications, Political Science or a closely related field
  • Verbal  and Written Communication Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • Computer Literacy and experience with Google Suite, Microsoft Office. Experience with databases such as NeonCRM a plus. Familiarity with Zoom
  • Organizational and Project Management Skills
  • Willingness to work collaboratively and with diverse stakeholders 

Work 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 outside of regular working hours
  • This internship is offered for 2-3 month term, with the opportunity to extend into the summer semester

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter highlighting any experience in community organizing, volunteer work, or skill related work or past projects/papers to



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