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  • Communications interns will be a vital part of the Atheist Candidates Project by facilitating networking of candidates with professionals, volunteers, and elected officials.
    Their responsibilities will include:
    • Managing email communications
    • Keeping an orderly record of signups via atheistcandidates.com
    • Serving as a liaison between candidates, elected officials, volunteers, and professionals
    • Drafting form emails and autoresponders
    • Responding to messages, comments, and posts on social media pages.
    The Ideal candidate:
    • Is in a field of study that is writing intensive (English, communications, journalism, political science, etc) [Not Required]
    • Is a skilled writer
    • Completes work with minimal supervision
    • Is open to constructive criticism
    • Is willing to suggest alternatives when they believe there is a better way to accomplish a task
    • Views their internship as a learning opportunity
    • Understands the difference between framing and priming
    • Is interested in building equitable government representation of the religiously unaffiliated
    • Has a growth mindset
  • Regardless of online presence, traditional media still plays an important role in American politics. The ability to reach traditional media outlets with a candidate’s message is a necessary part of creating cultural change and normalizing atheism in politics.
    Responsibilities include:
    • Building and maintaining press lists for the project and candidates
    • Drafting press releases
    • Assisting with development of media narratives, including effective framing
    • Assisting with development of earned media opportunities
    The idea candidate:
    • Is in a field of study that is writing and media intensive (communications, journalism, political science, etc) [Not Required]
    • Is a skilled writer
    • Completes work with minimal supervision
    • Is open to constructive criticism
    • Is willing to suggest alternatives when they believe there is a better way to accomplish a task
    • Views their internship as a learning opportunity
    • Understands messaging strategies (framing, priming, etc)
    • Is interested in building equitable government representation of the religiously unaffiliated
    • Has a growth mindset
  • As a primarily web-based project, the Atheist Candidates Project is dependent on social media to connect with prospective participants. Our social media intern would be a key part of developing and implementing effective social media and viral marketing strategies for the project and several candidates.
    Their responsibilities will include:
    • Maintaining a consistent online presence by scheduling relevant content posts
    • Assisting in the development of effective social media strategies for the project and for candidates
    • Analyzing social media data to refine targeted marketing
    • Collection and maintenance of social media scrape data for email and telephone marketing leads
    The Ideal candidate:
    • Is in a field of study with a writing or marketing emphasis (English, communication, business, political science, journalism, etc) [Not Required]
    • Is a skilled writer
    • Completes work with minimal supervision
    • Is open to constructive criticism
    • Is willing to suggest alternatives when they believe there is a better way to accomplish a task
    • Views their internship as a learning opportunity
    • Is interested in building equitable government representation of the religiously unaffiliated
    • Has a growth mindset
    • Has moderate skill with social media platforms
    • Able to read and interpret trend and social behavior data
    • Has a basic understanding of Photoshop or similar design software
  • In the age of big data, the candidates and campaigns that have the best scientific approach to politics typically have the upper hand. We able, the Atheist Candidates Project is looking to provide research and strategy support to candidates across the country.
    Intern responsibilities include:
    • Analyzing voter data to compile high efficacy call and walk lists (We will teach you)
    • Analyzing social media scrape data to aid in development of targeted marketing
    • Collaborating with field interns on your assigned region on implementing voter contact strategies
    • Travel (Travel is optional. Inability to travel will not impact consideration for internship. Transportation and housing will be provided.)
    The Ideal Candidate:
    • Is studying political science or a related science field (psychology, sociology, marketing, business) [Not Required]
    • Can read and interpret social behavioral data
    • Completes work with minimal supervision
    • Is open to constructive criticism
    • Is willing to suggest alternatives when they believe there is a better way to accomplish a task
    • Views their internship as a learning opportunity
    • Understands political messaging strategies (framing, priming, etc)
    • Is interested in building equitable government representation of the religiously unaffiliated
    • Has a growth mindset
  • [Locations: Phoenix, AZ; Knoxville, TN; Dallas, TX; College Station, TX; Other Cities Coming Soon]

    Part of running a successful campaign is implementation of an effective ground strategy. Field interns will be training for a future in field organizing, arguably the most important part of any campaign.
    Responsibilities will include:
    • Reviewing voter data provided by research interns to ensure it fits the campaign’s needs
    • Updating voter contact data gathered by volunteers
    • Capturing photos of volunteers and candidates in the field for social media use
    • Managing assigned volunteers and recruiting new volunteers at events
    • Working with research interns on implementation of ground strategies for your candidate(s)
    • Travel (Travel is optional. Inability to travel will not impact consideration for internship. Transportation and housing will be provided.)
    The Ideal Candidate:
    • Is studying political science or a related field (psychology, sociology, business, management, public administration, social work, etc.) [Not Required]
    • Completes work with minimal supervision
    • Is good with people
    • Has experience with student government, student club administration, or any other managerial experience.
    • Is open to constructive criticism
    • Is willing to suggest alternatives when they believe there is a better way to accomplish a task
    • Views their internship as a learning opportunity
    • Is interested in building equitable government representation of the religiously unaffiliated
    • Has a growth mindset

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