Intern with Strong Future Maryland

Strong Future Maryland seeks interns who are passionate about creating lasting change for the people of Maryland. We offer two types of internships, both of which empower Marylanders to achieve concrete victories building power for a just, equitable recovery. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a visionary, progressive organization, and have the gratification of being part of the solution for our state and our future, then please read on!

We regard mentorship as a foundational value for the organization. Where possible, we aim to tailor assignments to an intern’s interests. We prioritize educating and exposing students to new experiences. Furthermore, we provide partnership in exploring future professional opportunities in the advocacy profession.

Strong Future Maryland is a racial justice and equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity in all facets of the organization’s work. Persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, immigrants, formerly incarcerated, and LGBTQ persons are strongly encouraged to apply.

Who We Are 

Strong Future Maryland, founded in 2020 by President Obama’s Education Secretary John B. King Jr., seeks to help Maryland recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 crisis, the related economic downturn, and the centuries old crisis of systemic racism in an equitable and sustainable way. The organization works to advance bold, progressive policy changes to address systemic inequality and promote a sustainable, just, and prosperous economic future for all Marylanders. 

 

Digital Strategies & Community Engagement Intern

 Responsibilities:

  • Support the Outreach Strategist in the creation of powerful digital campaigns by drafting inspiring emails and campaign actions to supporters and designing and curating content for social media
  • Assist in the development of informative webinars with content that makes audience come alive
  • Monitor social media trends and ally organizations to inform strategy and address issues important to our community  
  • Create high-quality images, graphics, animated gifs, and short videos 
  • Deepen relationships with community organizations by identifying and supporting volunteer opportunities and learning the priorities of the communities
  • Work to identify, build relationships with, and match constituents interested in advocating on behalf of specific issues with opportunities to lift up their voices

 Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social, racial and economic justice
  • Ability to write persuasively 
  • Proficiency in social media platforms
  • Ability to build relationships of trust and mutual respect – must feel comfortable participating in meetings and interviews by phone or Zoom
  • Bonus points for experience with design and video tools 
  • Access to a reliable source of internet  

Details: 

  • This is a telework position, supervised by the Outreach Strategist 
  • Flexible work hours: Must be available at least 8 hours/week with some daytime availability
  • Interns not matched through an existing program will be provided a stipend through Strong Future Maryland based on the hours committed and the duration of the internship

To Apply: Email alice@strongfuturemd.org with your name and “Digital Strategies & Community Engagement Intern” in the subject title, along with: (1) a resume (2) a cover letter detailing your interest in this position (3) and two writing and/or social media samples  

 

Legislative Session Policy Intern

Responsibilities:

  • Support the advancement of progressive public policies in Maryland
  • Conduct research on important issues and write policy memos detailing your findings
  • Draft testimony on bills the organization is taking a position on
  • Attend hearings (remotely) and take notes to brief the organization’s leaders on major points of interest during the hearing
  • Draft fact sheets, issue briefs, and other materials for advocacy efforts
  • Participate in meetings with other advocates and with legislators

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to social, racial and economic justice
  • Must be available at least 10 hours a week, during the legislative session (mid-January to mid-April)
  • Interest in progressive public policy, advocacy, and lobbying
  • Strong writing and research skills
  • Access to a reliable source of internet 

Details: 

  • This is a telework position, supervised by the organization’s Executive Director
  • Interns not matched through an existing program will be provided a stipend through Strong Future Maryland based on the hours committed and the duration of the internship
  • Must be available to work at least 10 hours per week and have some daytime availability on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (the days the MD General Assembly holds most of its hearings)
  • This is a telework position

To Apply:  Email alice@strongfuturemd.org with your name and “Legislative Session Policy Intern” in the subject title, along with: (1) a resume (2) a cover letter detailing your interest in this position (3) and two writing samples