MainStream Coalition Engagement Intern

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Position Overview

The engagement intern will have three primary responsibilities:

Walk the Vote – MainStream’s annual walk is a fundraiser-friendraiser to raise awareness about the importance of being an informed and engaged voter and to build the community of activists.

  • Work with staff and the Walk the Vote Committee to coordinate logistics; recruit, support and follow-up with team captains; and provide general administrative and technical support.
  • Research and solicit event sponsors. Work with teams to ensure our fundraising goals are met.
  • Develop a social media plan for the event across multiple platforms, utilizing compelling stories, video, and other best practices.
  • Develop and implement strategies to expand the current base and engage new and diverse constituencies.

Social Media

  • Develop a social media plan that expands on current activities.
  • Monitor online engagement and provide technical support and information to those in our network.
  • Expand current presence across additional platforms.
  • Develop and implement a strategy to engage new networks.
  • Ensure content aligns with brand and position statements
  • Assist with production of creative content, including copy, images and video, for social media and digital channels.

Candidate Research

  • Conduct outreach to candidates.
  • Research candidate position statements, review candidate surveys and track information.

Other duties as assigned

Successful candidate will have:

  • Understanding and commitment to the mission of the MainStream Coalition.
  • Knowledge of Kansas political dynamics. Able to engage politically in a nonpartisan framework.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Solid organization skills; detail-oriented, ability to meet deadlines
  • Able to work within a team environment but with limited direct day-to-day supervision.
  • Creative, results-oriented, self-starting, and willing to learn.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred, but not required


This internship can be as short as 4 months and as long as 10 months.
$10/hour, 20 hours/week

Application Process

Submit a letter of interest, resume, three professional references and a writing sample.

Attn. Brandi Fisher, Executive Director


Applicants will be reviewed beginning Feb 26, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled.

MainStream Coalition is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.

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