Organization Overview

Aim Higher Now works to advance the values that have made North Carolina great—access to the best public schools and universities, investments in public infrastructure, and equal rights and opportunity for all. We communicate directly with North Carolinians in their communities through data-driven, targeted field and digital programs.

Position Description

Aim Higher Now is seeking highly motivated candidates to serve as Field Interns in Wake (Raleigh), Mecklenburg (Charlotte), Pitt (Greenville) and Cumberland (Fayetteville) Counties. Field Interns will focus on voter registration and issue advocacy campaigns and will also work to build and strengthen the long-term progressive infrastructure in the state. Field Interns will report to a Field Organizer and will be responsible for implementing a portion of the field plan, recruiting, training and managing volunteers, and will be held accountable to quantitative and qualitative field metrics.

The Aim Higher Now internship program will last from three months to one year (depending on the applicant’s availability and interest) and interns will be paid a stipend of $750 a month. Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 10 hours a week to the program.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Recruiting, training, and managing volunteers who will participate in voter registration, phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, and community events such as house parties and town hall meetings.
  • Engaging in direct voter contact through canvasses, voter registration, phone banks and events.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of leadership and activist trainings.

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidates will already live in the communities in which they are applying.
  • Supporter housing is not available.
  • Candidates must have a knowledge of and strong commitment to progressive causes, and an interest in pursuing similar career opportunities in the future.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, experience meeting deadlines, and the ability to manage many tasks simultaneously.
  • Candidates must have strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and access to a vehicle is required.
  • Willingness to commit a minimum of 10 hours per week to the program, including some weekend and evening hours, is required.

To apply, please email a copy of your resume and a cover letter with two references to Human Resources at info@aimhighernownc.com. Please include NC Field Internship in the subject line.

Aim Higher Now is an equal opportunity employer.

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