Campaigns Intern

Title: Campaigns Intern
Department: Campaigns
Status: Non-exempt
Reports to: Youth Digital Campaigns Manager
Location: Flexible (the intern may choose whether to work remotely and/or from an LCV office)
Duration: 12 Weeks: January – April 2024 (start and end dates flexible)
Schedule and Compensation: 20 hours per week, $17.00 per hour

General Description:

LCV believes our earth is worth fighting for because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. To ensure those rights are protected, we help people use their power to shape policy, hold politicians and polluters accountable, and influence elections.

For more than 50 years, LCV has grown into a potent political force for protecting our planet and everyone who inhabits it. We have built a powerful national movement with 30 state affiliates, and grassroots and community organizing programs across the country.

LCV is seeking a Campaigns Intern who will support the Youth Digital Campaigns Manager and other members of the Campaigns team in creating digital content, planning virtual events, and devising strategies to activate and mobilize LCV’s volunteer base, especially youth activists. The Campaigns department directs LCV’s federal electoral and issue advocacy campaign efforts. The Campaigns Internship provides a comprehensive understanding of all elements involved in running large-scale climate organizing programs across the country and how to build a powerful activist base that advocates for environmental justice and democracy. 

Special projects include planning and supporting a national virtual volunteer event, drafting written materials for organizing efforts including scripts and issue talking points, researching strategies for converting LCV members into active volunteers and moving them up the ladder of engagement, bolstering LCV’s presence and credibility in Youth Climate Movements by working with partners and creating content that appeals to younger audiences, and more. The Campaigns Intern will join a Spring 2024 internship cohort that will have access to development opportunities including a Capstone project, informational interviews with staff, and organization-wide training and discussions. 

Intern Will Gain Experience in:

  • Researching and creating organizing plans; learning how to develop a program with an emphasis on recruiting young people to take action on climate and mobilizing a volunteer base.
  • Sharpening professional writing skills through creating program reports, talking points, letters to the editor, letters to decision makers, blogs, memos and work plans.
  • Using hard organizing skills and training others on digital organizing skills.
  • Basics of campaign data and how organizing programs utilize data every day to inform program planning, strategy and other decisionmaking.
  • Further understanding the political process, both locally and nationally, and the role of organizing in broader issue advocacy goals.
  • Digital organizing tools such as Mobilize, VAN (EveryAction), Impactive, and Canva.
  • Incorporating LCV’s values of racial justice and equity into all components of research, writing, content creation, and strategy.


  • Skills: Highly organized; strong attention to detail; excellent written and oral communications skills; strong research skills; exhibits solid judgment; critical thinking skills; able to work independently and as a team; able to handle multiple tasks; self-starter; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite. Experience with organizing or campaigns is a bonus but not required. 
  • Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Commitment to environmental protection and mission of LCV. 
  • Working Conditions: Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCV requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

LCV offers sick leave, paid holidays, and voting leave to interns.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to with “Campaigns Intern” in the subject line by December 10, 2023. No phone calls please. 

LCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCV is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact