Thank you for your interest in an internship with Alex Shoor for San Jose City Council District 6. 

Description:

Because we are a grassroots campaign, this is an unpaid internship. We can sign off on community service hours for school and provide references in the future. 

Responsibilities for each intern will vary with a goal of a mutually beneficial experience - opportunities for interns to learn about the campaign and develop skills, and and assistance to the campaign. Ideally, roles of each intern will evolve over time as they take on more responsibility or fill in occasional gaps where needed.

Required Responsibilities for All Interns:
- Canvassing at least one shift per week. Each shift is about 50 doors.
- Commit to at least one of the responsibilities listed in the priority section below
- Optional commitment to additional responsibilities on either list
- Occasional administrative or other small tasks (stapling flyers to lit, tracking volunteers, etc.)
- Maintain communication with the Campaign Manager (Elysa)

Possible Responsibilities for Interns: A question on this survey will ask which of these you are interested in.

Priority
- Training new canvassers
- Phone Banking & training new phone bankers
- Volunteer Recruitment
- Fundraising
Additional
- Research
- Writing & Editing
- Data Entry / Clean Up
- IT Assistance
- Event Planning
- Other (share your ideas!)
*We do not need help with social media

Interns are expected to commit through Election Day, March 5 with a follow up conversation after March 6.

If you are unable to make the full commitments but want to volunteer on the campaign, we encourage you to fill out the survey anyway and/or sign up via alexshoor.com/volunteer

 

Application

Please answer each question in the survey below. It is ok if your answer changes later on - we will be clear on what is a hard commitment vs a soft commitment during the onboarding process and throughout the internship. 

The application process includes this quick survey, a casual chat with the Campaign Manager (Elysa) about responsibilities and a plan, and a confirmation email summarizing that discussion. 

Question #7 asks for a link to a PDF of a resume. This is optional for high school students and required for college students or non students.

Question #9 is Which three pillars within the 6 priorities are your favorite? (150ish words max). You can find Alex's 6 priorities, each of which have multiple pillars, at alexshoor.com/priorities.

There are 10 questions total

 

Interns will share a Google account for emails, Drive, and Google Voice. 

If you have any questions, please contact Elysa Gurman at [email protected]

Intern Application Survey
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